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Feed manufacturing refers to the process of producing animal feed from raw agricultural products. Fodder produced by manufacturing is formulated to meet specific animal nutrition requirements for different species of animals at different life stages. Nigeria is blessed with a vast range of feed resources such as grains, oilseeds and agro-industrial by-products which could be used in the formulation of food quality livestock feed. The quality of the prepared feed ultimately depends on the quality of the material such as the grain or grass used; the raw material should be of very good quality.

The rapid success and expansion of the livestock industry, therefore, depends on the availability of good quality, quantity, and cheap compounded feeds. This is particularly true of the intensive livestock enterprises – poultry, pigs, and rabbits, whose performance depends mainly on the use concentrate and balanced compounded feeds. Animal feed production has suddenly become a child of necessity as the result of having so many thriving livestock farms in Nigeria with a huge amount of money exchanging hands on a regular basis. People are bagging money right from their homes producing bags of livestock feed day in day out!

The business is highly flexible; you can chose to start small-scale, medium scale, or large-scale production. With the right knowledge of where you want to specialize in, spend some time to learn about the nutritional needs. For example, the combination for chicken feeds is different from that of catfish. With as low as N30,000 to N50,000 you can start this business.

Livestock farmers both big and small scale, all have one thing in mind and that is providing their customers with healthy and fat animals and this makes them your first target customers. Embarking on aggressive marketing by giving sample feeding to farmers. Open market also is a good place to get customers looks for animal feeds.

Due to the continent’s rapidly growing population and rising disposable incomes, the demand for meat products like beef, pork, poultry, and fish are growing really fast. You as a feed producer can make as much as possible from the sales of your feed. Averagely 1 kg of poultry feeds sels for N400, this multiplied by the numbers of kg you sell each day is the level of your profit.

Animal feed production business can be done by anybody, as long as you can devote time and resources to the business.

Livestock farming in Nigeria is attracting much investor and this gives rise to feed production boom, one top secret to feeding production business is that it enjoys low competition because people are concentrating more in farming because of what they are making from that alone. As a result of the huge demand for animal feed, nearly one million tonnes of compound animal feed is produced in the country every year.

Your business can grow big as premier feed mills. The company is one of the top feed producers in Nigeria. Premier Feed Mills started operation in 1968 in Sapele, Delta state with a small, manual 5 metric tons/h facility to manufacture animal feed on a commercial level. Over the next 15 years, Premier Feed Mills grew to become one of the leading animal feed producers in Nigeria. In 1983, the company extended the capacity to 15,000 tons/ monthly.

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