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How to establish a livestock feed mill

Published on 6 January, 2008, Last updated at 03:07 GMT

Written by Olumakinde Oni

Animal protein consumption in Nigeria is becoming very critical. An average person is expected to consume at least 500g proteins of animal sources per day but our per capita consumption in Nigeria is less than 70g.

This is far from being normal. To reverse this trend, there is the need for more investments in animal feed production. This proposal is out to achieve this objective.

It has been said that the realization of human potentials (both mentally and physically) is a function of the quality of the food intake. Promotion of investment in the areas of animal protein production is therefore seen as way of improving the mental and physical capacity of Nigerians.

It can also be argued that the productivity of any person in life is also a function of the level of this mental development, while mental development, is a function of food intake. In this regard, the project is seen as contributing directly or indirectly to increased productivity.

Truth is, 50 percent of the cost of producing proteins of animal sources can be attributed to animal feeds. Investment in animal feedstuff preparation will therefore contribute greatly to the development of animal protein supply in the country.

The viability of any project is a function of raw materials availability, market potentials and management. Raw materials for animal feeds ingredients are abound in Nigeria. These include among others: oyster shells, bone meal, maize, soya cake, groundnut cake, palm kernel cake and a host of others. Market for animal feeds is also limitless.

Animal feeds requirement in Nigeria (both low and high) nutritional planes are not less than 4 million metric tones. Not only this animals feed stuff can be exported for a good price. In this regard, anything that is produced is automatically consumed. The requirement in terms of manpower is not demanding.

This is because the production process involved in the preparation of feedstuff is very simple. The project can easily be managed by middle level manpower.

The profitability of the project is not in doubt, substantial returns on investment are guaranteed.

In view of the above, this project is strongly recommended to serious minded investors who are desirous of capitalizing on viable investment opening and at the same time contributing positively to Nigeria's economic development by creating real investments, job opportunities and more food to feed Nigerians.

Technical information

The feeds ingredients in mind are bone meal, oyster shells soya cake and cassava meals, maize, wheat offal's groundnut cake, etc. Their preparation involves installation of simple machines and the materials are subsequently processed to be sold to Poultry farmers. Investors can go further down by compounding the feeds, which are sold directly to animal farms such as poultry farms, turkey farms, pig farms, cattle farms and sheep and goat farms and fish farms.

To establish the project, the first step is the preparation of comprehensive feasibility report showing technical and financial details of the project. This is followed by procurement of appropriate site and machines. On installation of machines, appropriate personnel are recruited. This is followed by procurement of raw materials for onward processing.

Serious minded investors can be guided accordingly on request.


The plant has capacity of producing 5 tonnes per day of animal feeds. Profit margin of N3, 000 per tonne of feed produced has been computed. Working 200 days a year, Annual Profit of N6 million is achievable.



Comments   Comments Posted: 13 default avatar
George wrote on 3:03am 30/05/2011
Kindly leave contact details for consultancy services regarding setting up such a project in Nigeria.

Regards default avatar
Dr Cyril wrote on 10:10pm 05/06/2011
i need a feasibility report on building a feed mill with capacity of about 80 tonnes daily.
appropriate technical and details needed urgently.
contact me, 08038370435. default avatar
Otenigbagbe Ganiyu Adebayo wrote on 2:02am 01/11/2012
I need a feasibility study on the cost of establishing a small scale feedmill in nigeria. default avatar
falope a.j. wrote on 11:11am 10/03/2013
i need a feasibility report on a two tonne feedmill machine please. default avatar
ikechukwu john wrote on 6:06am 22/08/2013
pls sir, I need a feasibility study on poultry feed mill. I will be very greatful if given a response. Thanks. default avatar
MrTpha wrote on 10:10pm 09/02/2014
kindly contact me on feed mill feasibility study urgently required... regards default avatar
denis wrote on 9:09am 13/02/2014
i would like a feasibility study on the the setting up of a 10 tonne feed mill. please contact @ denisikpali@ default avatar
adeosun wrote on 2:02pm 16/02/2014
kindly send ur default avatar
alex wrote on 2:02pm 20/05/2014
I need a feasibility
study on poultry feed mill. I
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Tobi Adebiyi wrote on 5:05pm 08/10/2014
I would like you to help with the feasibility study of starting animal feed mill in Abeokuta Nigeria. Please bear in mind that poultry piggery and fishery are my main interest.

Tobi default avatar
Tobi Adebiyi wrote on 5:05pm 08/10/2014
Business plan for animal feed mill,. Poultry, Piggery Fishery.

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yinka wrote on 8:08am 09/10/2014
I need a feasibility
study on poultry feed mill. I
will be very greatful if given
a response. Thanks. default avatar
Kafayah Oladele wrote on 8:08pm 17/11/2014
Pls sir I'd like to be tutored on how to make a feasibility report ion starting a small scale feed mill.i will be grateful to have your response. Thank you.


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