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Business plans for chicken farming

To secure a government loan you will need a sound business plan. The plan should include everything you wish to achieve, and by when you wish to achieve it. The poultry business plan should have cash projections, cost of feed, wages and a list of your strengths and weaknesses (SWAT analysis) It must also have details like who you plan to sell to, and for how much. The business plan should include a marketing plan, which includes branding and company colours.

I have many requests for help with plans - and mostly people are just too lazy to find out the facts for themselves. While asking someone else to do your plan may seem like an easy way out, it is a recipe for disaster. You need to be intimately involved in your plan. Finding prices on equipment, the selling price of eggs and chicken, costs of water etc. will help you formulate your own unique plan - and will ensure that you think everything through.

Here is a simple poultry farm business plan template you can use to help get started to start a chicken farming business.

 

 

BUSINESS PLAN

OF

YOUR COMPANY NAME

Reg. No. XXXXXXXX

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  Physical address

 

 

 

 

  Postal address

 

 

 

 

Email address

Fax number

Phone numbers

Bankers details

 

 

 

: YOUR LOCATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Pages

 

  1. Executive Summary                                                                               
  2. Objectives                                                                                           
  3. Mission                                                                                                
  4. Key to success                                                                                     
  5. Management team                                                                                
  6. Company summary                                                                              
  7. Company history                                                                                               
  8. Company ownership                                                                              
  9. Products
  10. Production process
  11. Choice of location 
  12. Marketing
  13. Competition and buying patterns
  14. Strategy and implementation
  15. The business model
  16. Financial management 
  17. Monitoring and evaluation
  18. Cash flow projections
  19. SWOT analysis
  20. Approval and acceptance                                                                      

 

  1. 1. Executive Summary

 

Brief description of the business and products

 

 

  1. 2. Objectives.

 

List your objectives – what you plan to achieve.

 

  1. 3. Mission.

 

A mission statement – what you would like to be and a brief statement about how you see yourself

 

  1. 4. Key to Success

 

What makes you special and what will be your advantages and keys to success.

 

  1. 5. Management Team

 

Who is involved in the business – who are the directors and partners and who will be managing the farm and various aspects like production, accounting, marketing and sales.

 

  1. 6. Company Summary

 

What you do and what you plan to do?

 

  1. 7. Company History

 

A bit about your business – where you are, who you are, how long have you been trading, are you registered – what organizations do you belong to?

 

 

 

  1. 8. Company Ownership

 

YOUR COMPANY NAME is a co-operative owned by directors. The YOUR COMPANY NAME - who owns the business.

 

 

 

 

  1. 9. Products

 

What are you selling – eggs, meat, free range or organic – list everything

 

10. Eggs Production Process or broiler production process.

The YOUR COMPANY NAME xxxxx enter a description of the type of farming you plan to do and the processes involved.

 

Facts and Figures

ENTER all the projects and how you plan to make money

Packaging and labeling of products (branding can be included)

 

Storage and refrigeration of eggs and poultry products

Describe how you plan to store and keep your products before they get to market

Transport

Describe how you will get you poultry products to market

 

11. Business location

Explain the choice of your location – how big the farm is and why it is a good location – think about where your customers are and who you can sell to in your area.

 

 

12. Marketing

How you will market your product – where you might advertise and your unique angle that will make your chickens or eggs sell better than the opposition – it may include that your products are free range or organic

 

 

Marketing through resellers

Will you sell to middlemen or resellers – who are they and what margins will they make – will your products still be competitive?

 

Marketing costs and pricing

How much will your products cost and how much will the marketing and branding cost? What price can you get for your eggs or chickens and how much money will you make?

Market Analysis Summary

 

Summarize the above information into a brief description – be to the point and pretend you are selling your business and have to persuade some one.

 

Marketing Strategy

 

How will you market you products? Outline plans and strategies that you have considered.

 

Sales Strategy

 

Who will you sell to and why will they buy from you – do you plan to sell to shops and supermarkets and/or directly to the public?

 

13. Competition

 

Who are the competition – what are they selling to and who are their customers. How much do they charge? Think about – Price, Availability and Ability to deliver consistently on long-term contracts.

 

14. Strategy and Implementation Summary

Summarize the above briefly and to the point.

 

 

15. The business model

Talk about how you will manage your farm – what checks and balance you will have in place. Think about:
- Rearing, Housing, Equipment, Feed , Labor, Vaccinations, other expenses like electricity, water etc..

16. Financial Management

Talk about the accounting processes, how you will manage your money and who your bankers are.

(a) Financial Planning

How you plan to raise and spend the money – short term, medium term, long term

(b) Financial Control

Who is you accountant – what qualifications and what controls you will have in place to measure production, sales and costs.

(c) Financial Decision-making

Who is responsible, how you will authorize spending, how you will monitor your budgets?

(d) Financial resources required

 

How much money do you need? What will you spending it on – thinks housing, land, equipment, feed, etc. What money or assets are you putting in and what other share holders are there – how much money do you need now and in the future.

 

17. Monitoring and Evaluation.

Evaluating employees and their input, evaluating cost and sales – think about:

-          Job expectations

-          Performance

-          Steps for improving performance

-          Rewards for good performance

 

 

 

18. Cash Flow Projections

This will have to be more detailed – all of your costs should be shown – don’t forget to show how much you are spending on chickens, layers, day old chicks, medication, breakages, mortalities, chicken egg boxes, labeling, advertising, transport etc.

 

 

2012

2013

2014

Sales

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Administration

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Chicken food

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Stipends

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Maintenance and repairs

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Transportation

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Electricity, Gas and Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Net surplus/Loss

x

x

x

 

 

Projected Statement of Financial Position

 

2012

2013

2014

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalent

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members contributions

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Retained earnings

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payables

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

Short-term liabilities

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

x

x

x

 

 

19. SWOT Analysis

 

Strengths:

  • LIST YOUR STRENGHTS
     

Weaknesses:

  • LIST YOUR WEAKNESSES

 

Opportunities:

  • LIST YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

 

Threats:

  • LIST THREATS TO YOUR BUSINESS

 

 

20. Approval and Acceptance.

 

This business plan was approved and accepted by members of

YOUR COMPANY NAME and the names of your partners or co-operative

At a special general meeting held on ________________________________

Chairperson                                                                                         Secretary

 

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NAME                                                                                  Name

Need a poultry business plan? Business plan for chicken farms can ge very involved - especially if you have several houses of different ages. The month end does not match when you gat paid - but your expenses are running contiually. You need to plan for a poultry business, you need to look ahead and make sure you can cover your operational costs while the birds are growing, don't just think you can start a chicken farm and it will all work out - there will be hidden costs, disease and a plethora of other things. We can help you figure out these challenges while you are still planning - this will allow you to concentrate on raising funds and setting up your business. This simple poultry farm business plan template you can be use to get started with a poultry farm or a chicken farm loan or applictaion for a government grant. I suggest you start at the beginning - starting a poultry farm. You may want to hire a consultant, or get advice on your business plan - cash flow, income statements etc. can be a real hassle if you have not done them before - send us a comment and let's see if we can help - or post on the forum - plenty of willing helpers there.

Comments   

ezekiel
+5 #18 ezekiel 2013-10-02 11:57
I want sample of a business plan for poultry farming business.
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moshe
0 #17 moshe 2013-07-19 02:42
thanks it was helpful
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Ema
0 #16 Ema 2013-03-21 10:33
thanks for the information. your site has proved to be quite useful
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Thapelo Phaswane
0 #15 Thapelo Phaswane 2013-01-23 09:39
i just need training on broilerchickens
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Boski
+6 #14 Boski 2012-11-14 15:17
Good day,I would like to start a full-scale farming project/farm which has a hatchery,layers , broilers,free-r ange chickens,abartt oir,coldstorage and product packaging.I have extensive knowledge about the industry and only lack finance to start and the clients/market to supply.I have land with water(canal) and no electricity which I can use.I would employ about 120 people(45men and 75women).Can you help.
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mathews maluleke
+12 #13 mathews maluleke 2012-11-07 15:07
i want to start chicken farming, do i need co-operation to get financial assistance? i wnt to to the whole process, from production of chicks, selling meat,eggs and aldo, i know how to register, i wanna know how to get financial assistance.
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sheng
0 #12 sheng 2012-10-16 02:52
uhhmm...tnx for information..an d it will helps this in my project proposal :-)
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Dan Mashiyane
+1 #11 Dan Mashiyane 2012-09-28 20:15
Hi Sir\ Madam
Please help me, how can I get government grants?
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Sandya
0 #10 Sandya 2012-08-29 20:17
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mr collins
+13 #9 mr collins 2012-07-23 12:17
my name is zolani, living in Midrand Johannesburg. I am very interested in chicken farming. may I be adviced of the farm which can supply me.
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ray
0 #8 ray 2012-07-07 08:32
thanks for educate the world
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dhheeraj rane
+2 #7 dhheeraj rane 2012-06-04 12:51
I want detailed informatio about poultry faming. I live ina maharashtraa in kokan region. Ihave my own land. pls guide me to open poultry farming business
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Lipson
+2 #6 Lipson 2012-05-19 12:12
it is helping.we are to start broiler farming. Must I register first to make a business plan or even if not yet register can I do that?
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Patrick M, Commodore
0 #5 Patrick M, Commodore 2012-05-04 22:14
I am fresh from school, and i don't want to waist much time, I need to enter into poultry farming to the greatest height. how will i get huge number of day old chicks of free range broilers brand for my set up, within two weeks from the day you receive this mail . Thanks
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Adelite
+3 #4 Adelite 2012-04-26 15:52
Thanks the information provided was very useful
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Chicken Man
-3 #3 Chicken Man 2012-04-26 04:12
do you want to do free range chickens, organic chickens or factory farming? DO you want to produce eggs or broilers?
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Mrs EM Baholo
+3 #2 Mrs EM Baholo 2012-04-25 12:19
Im very greatful that I have learned about the busiss plan for poulty farming. I am very interested in the production of the eggs, may I be adviced of the farm which can supply me with the hens which are ready to lay the eggs in South Africa!
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Mr M H Zondo
+1 #1 Mr M H Zondo 2012-04-17 13:38
thanks 4 the information obout the business plan 4 chicken farm
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