Budget for Rearing 100 Broilers
Posted by Allen Musadziruma | Jun 17, 2020 | Broiler Chickens | 64
Thinking of starting a broiler project and need to know the kind of budget or capital required?
In this article, I will share with you a basic broiler budget to help guide you on the capital and equipment you may require to start rearing 100 broilers.
I will also share with you tips on how to lower your production costs and increase your profits.
Production Budget for 100 Broilers:
- All prices in USD and a rough guide .
- Mortality (death) rate of 5% .
- Production period – approximately 6 weeks .
- The poultry structure or cage and equipment is already available e.g. chick fonts, chick feeders, drinkers, feeders, infrared lamp, brooder, etc.
- Live weight after 6weeks ranges between 1.95-2.4kgs. After slaughter and dressing, the weight should range between 1.8kg to 2kg .
Tips on How to Reduce Broiler Production Costs :
When you intend to start a poultry project, sometimes budget constraints may be very discouraging . That is not an excuse to shelve the project though. To cut on production costs, you can substitute as follows:
Feed accounts for the greatest cost in broiler production. If you have maize stocks or can find cheaper sources, instead of giving straight feed, you can buy concentrates and mix with course ground maize and make your own feed. Feed manufacturers can advise you on the best mix ratios.
Infrared bulb (heating)
To save on electricity and cost of buying an infrared bulb, you can use charcoal. You light the charcoal and leave it burning for some time. When its no longer producing smoke, put the glowing charcoal in a specially-designed charcoal burner (mbaura) or clay pots and put in the brooder or poultry house to provide warmth to the birds.
Clay pots retain heat for longer hours. Always ensure the pots are covered with mesh wire on top to avoid birds trying to get inside the pots. Ensure there is adequate ventilation to avoid suffocating the birds as well.
You can also put hot water in 2 litre water bottles and securely cover the tops. Put in fowl runs at strategic places to ensure heat from the water bottles evenly provides warmth throughout the poultry house or cage.
To reduce budget costs, you can cut aloe vera (gavakava) into pieces and crush to extract the juices. Place the cut pieces into water containers or drinkers and give the birds to drink. Give at least twice a week.
To save electricity required for providing light to the birds, use solar systems or portable solar lights. For suppliers of these you can check Classifieds and Business Directory sections on this blog.
Instead of buying wood shavings, you can replace with grass as bedding which you can freely cut or get from the roadside. Always disinfect the bedding first before use.
Do you really need to pay someone to handle your project? If you can manage on your own, the better. You can surely make a saving on labour costs.
Drinkers and chick fonts
You can get creative here! Some poultry farmers cut 5L plastic containers and put a stone in the middle to ensure the birds do not tilt the container and wet the bedding. Plastic containers are more preferable to metal ones as they are easier to clean and do not get rusty over time.
You can cut plastic containers or even use metal containers for putting feed. It works fine. Ensure there is a stone in the middle to avoid birds spilling the containers. Chickens can be messy sometimes and you cannot afford to lose feed through spillages.
On average it takes 6 weeks at most to raise a broiler chicken to be ready for market. Due to new feeding methods, its possible to sell at 5weeks or even less especially for baby chickens if you find a market for such birds.
The economic situation is so hard and clients are not spared too. Instead of selling full chickens, another option is to sell cutlets such as legs, heads, intestines, livers, gizzards, wings and you neatly pack these in plastics.
Its much affordable for clients as compared to buying a full chicken. Study your market and offer what they are willing to pay for as long as you remain with a profit in your pocket.
As you can see, these tips can help you cut on budget costs as you start your broiler project. You will realise that as the number of birds you keep increases, you will also have more capacity to buy proper equipment for running your broiler business.
Advice on Keeping Broilers:
Do proper research to find out if there is a market in your area for your chickens. Check out the level of competition in your area and how much current producers are charging. Do not start a business without an idea of who your target market is and if there is demand for your product.
The temptation to start with a large batch from the onset is always there. Start small and learn the production processes, vaccination procedures, diseases, slaughtering processes, marketing, etc. Avoid starting with too large a batch without adequate knowledge and experience in the business. You will be disappointed if things go wrong. Once you get more confidence and knowledge in the business, increase batch quantities gradually.
Selection of chicks
To avoid losses, always buy chicks from reputable suppliers. Avoid buying chicks from cheap sources as you run the risk of getting “reject chicks” which hardly grow. You can watch this video on my Youtube page of a fraudster caught selling fake broiler chicks .
Always use good quality feed
Always buy feed from reputable suppliers. Avoid cheap feed from roadside merchants.
Avoid changing feed suppliers unnecessarily as this affects consumption and growth of birds.
Introduce feed gradually from one stage to the next for instance from broiler starter to grower.
Endeavour to get adequate training or knowledge on proper broiler management practices. This will help you cut on unnecessary costly mistakes. You can subscribe to my free Email Newsletter for tips and advice that I post regularly on this blog.
I also have a calendar where I post poultry training events and its always in your best interest to check the calendar on this blog or on my Facebook page for latest updates.
Practice proper hygiene and good bio-security
- Passion and hard work is required in this business. Broilers require extra care and attention. Never compromise on hygiene.
- Always clean and sanitize your hands before handling the birds. Ash is a good sanitizer too.
- Have a foot bath with disinfectant at the door entrance of the poultry house to prevent bringing diseases into the fowl run. Do not allow visitors near the birds as they may transmit diseases from outside unknowingly.
- Control rats, dogs and cats from accessing the poultry houses as these may introduce diseases such as salmonella. Fumigation tablets work very well to keep rats away.
- Allow proper ventilation in the brooder or poultry house. Birds need access to clean and fresh air all the time which also helps keep the bedding dry. Wet bedding is a haven for bacteria that causes diseases.
- Bedding should always be clean and dry to avoid diseases.
- Provide cool and clean water all the time when its hot. In cold months, warm water is the best to encourage birds to drink. Water is good for appetite and increased feed intake which results in big and healthy birds.
- Ensure poultry house or cage is not too small and uncomfortable for the birds to avoid cannibalism or pecking on each other. You can lose a lot of birds if cannibalism is not controlled.
- Vaccinating your chicks is a MUST. Never compromise on vaccination programs in order to increase profits. You will be disappointed with the losses through disease outbreaks.
Rearing and selling broilers is a profitable venture which has sustained many families over the years. As long as people need to eat, the demand for broiler meat will always be there – an opportunity for you to make money!
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Excellent and thank you so much.
very informative thanks. you just saved a livelihood
The article is very informative thank you ,is there any statics on consuption per head and profitability of broilers in zimbabwe .Like how many are produced per year and how many tonnes are imported annualy ..if there is any website or page please assist
My WhatsApp contact is +260964291908 or +260971704537
hie allen where can we get the best chicks
Thank you for the information it was helpful
This is great information. I want to start this business and learn more about breeding broilers.
One of the best articles I have ever come across. Thank you sir. Do you have a pdf version of this same article? Please inform, I want to have this for easy access. Any YouTube channel? And what name should I follow you on Facebook Sir?
Thanks you for sharing, but I have a store room which I want to turn into a poultry house it has one door and small window but the I want to put a wire and grill door on the main door. I wanted to find out if the ventilation will be adequate?
From the description, ventilation will be inadequate. You are bound to have problems with diseases later. Chickens need plenty of fresh air. Good aeration helps keep bedding dry, discourages diseases and also helps the birds breathe fresh air.
Any recommendations of where I can buy the day old chicks and the feed for such prices
very beneficial article indeed.
Thank you Rocky..
Nice article. I am thinking of starting this project but I am very far thus 450km from Harare. I need a guide personally to start with and also to tell me reputable companies which sell broiler day old
thanx in advance
Kindly do research and continue reading articles on this blog to help you understand this business more. Suggest you visit the likes of Irvines, Novatek, National Foods for broiler chicks and training as well. Good luck!
Wow!! this is awesome information I have been looking for to start a poultry project. Thanks for the info
Your welcome Wambi, glad you found the information useful.
Thanks sir for .I have started my project and your information has made it easy too.
It was of great importance to me cause I do the field of agriculture with alot of passion and was looking for how to start my own business to enable me pay my rent and all the rest
Poultry farming is the way to go. Broilers provide a quick return and roadrunners it’s more of a long-term venture provided you have ample space and capital to invest before revenues start materializing. All the best!
This article is helpful!!
This is very helpful.
Thank you Terrence
Am glad have landed on an article I needed but how often do u clean the brooder or remove there bedding
There are no set times..however, bedding should always be clean and dry. Always turn bedding with a garden fork on a daily basis to ensure it gets aerated. If you find bedding (wood shavings, grass, etc) becoming smelly, wet or even solid (crust-like), it needs to be changed to avoid diseases.
the information is very helpful. i usually have problem with my birds which die when they are around 5 weeks they have big livers small gizzards and water in their bellies
Hi Lloyd, please check this articles on Ascites or “water belly” disease: https://thepoultryshop.co.zw/what-is-ascites-in-chickens/
This is great want to start keep chickens though in zambia.
Great, we will keep posting articles here and you can get to learn more about poultry farming. Worthy venture to consider, well done!
This is very useful information on broiler chicks production and looking forward to get more from you.
Glad you found the article useful.
Hi saw this as I was randomly scrolling the for clues on the Internet my 4 weeks broiler chickens appear as if they are weak some of them are don’t move around as if the legs are broken what could be the problem and how do I resolve this
Hi Ryan, might be several reasons best to take it to the Vet though to be sure. It might be poor bedding type you are using, wet bedding, overfeeding or sickness from infections. Also check under the feet if the birds have no infection, thanks.
This is great work Allen. I have done a significant amount of research on broilers and it very pleasing to see something that is tailor made for Zimbabweans especially on the budgeting and potential returns. Keep up the excellent work sir.
Hi Nene, thank you for the compliment!
Thank you for giving me such information.It really helped me to start the project.
Glad you found the article helpful, all the best!
Thank you so much for the information some of my questions have been answered
Most welcome James..
this helped m a lot now about to start the project
Great news, all the best in your plans.
thank you very much. empowering. can u help me with plans for a cage house for 200 broilers with measurements.
Your welcome Gabriel. Kindly work with 10birds per sqm. For 200birds you need 20sqm. Fowl run can be 5m x 4m or 10m x 2m for instance. Will cover a post on what to consider for poultry house designs soon, thanks!
Oh thank you for educating us, with this knowledge im good to go.
Your welcome Marjorie. Glad you found the article helpful!
Powerful, very profound. Learnt a lot from the article.
ummmm that is really a loud sound ey…. anx i am about to start this will be informing you when i need help ….anx indeed
Thanx Allen, this is good piece of information which i have found interesting as i prepare a poultry business plan.
Thanks Mashal, glad you found the article useful.
Waal this is Great!! I’m a Student at Gwebi Agric College Looking for Attachment at any Poultry Farm with huge batches anywhere close to Harare, my Email [email protected] …. I like poultry business
Hi Lovemore, will advise if I hear of any suitable opportunities, thanks!
Thank you this is very helpful.Wanted to ask can i mix broilers and pegions in one space?
Hi Faith..personally I wouldn’t recommend both in one space. Try to separate them. These birds have different resistant abilities to diseases.
Thank you very much especially on cost cutting measures.
Your welcome Ereck!
It’s very informative
Hi Berita, glad you found the article useful.
Impressive tips there. This is indeed life changing & empowering. Thank
Your welcome Nobert, glad you found the article helpful..
Thank you so much for this informative piece! All my concerns have been addressed!!
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How to Start Broiler Chicken Farming – Business Plan for Broiler Production
If you are interested in broiler production, you may want to know how to start a broiler chicken farming business plan, this article tells you the broiler farming business plan which could be helpful for you.
Broiler rearing for meat is a very amazing, interesting and profitable experience. Whether you’re doing this on a large scale or small scale, it is a rewarding process. The term broiler production refers to the rearing of poultry breeds or birds that have a high productivity of meat. Under good management and in the long run, broiler farming is a lucrative business.
The broiler chicken is a special species of poultry as it is scientifically made to produce more meat in a very short period of time say 6-9 weeks when they weigh around 6 pounds. One of the most dominant Broiler chickens being reared for meat is the Cornish. But before venturing into this kind of business, you have to learn and comprehend some requirements. What are the key factors to keep broiler chickens? Let’s check out some of the significant factors that you should look out for.
Preparation of the House for Broiler Chicken Farming
One of the essential factors of broiler keeping is their house. Whatever design or structure that you build for your broiler chicken business, it will somehow have an impact on the overall outcome of your business. Therefore, ensure that you follow all the regulations and processes recommended by experts in building a house for broiler production. Discussed below are some of the guidelines to follow.
- The regular distance from one house to another should be around 12 meters.
- Install new or maintain the available equipment in the house with heaters, feeders, drinkers, and fans all functioning appropriately.
- The house should be thoroughly cleaned before the chicks are brought in. wash the ceiling, sidewalks, walls, and equipment. After cleaning, disinfect the building and ensure the ventilation is working correctly.
- The insects should be run off with a blowlamp
- The heating system should be checked and monitored to ensure it is working rightly.
- Moderate temperatures should be maintained in the house.
Avoid challenges by performing good sanitation, rodent & fly control during the rearing period.
Equipment for Broiler Production
The right equipment in the house will ensure that you have a smooth operation and easy management of your broilers. Hightoppoultry farm equipmentoffers one of the best equipment for broiler production. From broiler cage to layer chicken cage and poultry farm equipment, this company has specialized in this field to offer the best putting in mind what their customer needs. Their chicken farm equipment is very efficient and effective at a very good cost.
Below are some of the broiler farm equipment that you should consider having.
- To have a heat source, you will need anelectric or gas brooder. It is recommended to use a 250-watt heat lamp for 50 chicks.
- Use smallchicken feedersfor younger chicks and larger ones as they grow older.
- Use small glass jar waterers when chicks are small and adjust to a larger one as they grow old.
- The litter or bedding for the chicks, in this case, can be dry and clean sawdust, wood shaving, straw ,or shredded paper.
Environmental Conditions for Broiler Production
The temperature condition around the broilers is very important for broiler farming and should be treated with high discipline. Failure to-do-so, this might lead to some problems for the broilers. Two days before bringing the chicks to the firm, you should check the temperature of the broiler house. For the first week, the temperature should read around 350°C and it will reduce slowly at a rate of 2.80°C per week. This mostly relies on the temperature outside. The litter or bedding of the chicken has to be around 5 to 6 inches in depth. If there is a chance, you can keep some straw in the chicken bed. The bed should be cleaned every two weeks and if it becomes very wet, you can use lime as it absorbs ammonia gas.
In addition, the temperature at bird height should be 86° t0 90° F. In winter or during very cold periods, run the heat for longer periods to ensure that the floor is okay. When chicks get cold, they don’t feed and might starve to the deaf. When the right conditions are observed, the Broilers will grow fast with little problems. This further reduces the overall costs incurred in treatment and other challenges experienced.
Feed and Water for Broiler Keeping
The most important factor in broiler rearing is chicken feed. When you provide proper and quality feeds to your broilers, you will obtain great results. The broilers consume the feed and convert it into meat. For the farmer to be successful, they should give their broilers the right feed. Broiler poultry requires a high ratio of proteins in their feed for them to grow well. Vitamins are also needed such as A, B2, and B12 among others. To keep the broilers from diseases, they should be disinfected too.
The broiler consumes on the feed and water all day and night thus, ensure that these two are available 24/7 in the chicken house. Ensure that the water and feed are present in their cages. Good Broiler chicken cage such as those provide by Hightop broiler cage is ideal and easier to feed your broilers. Ensure you have one of them for efficient operation. During winter, the farmer should provide warm water to the broilers. When feeding your chickens, here are few things to know:
- Give the feed four different times in a day
- Give clean and freshwater every time
- The water and feed provided should be equivalent to the chicks available
- During summers, the Broilers take more water
- In the first weeks, give the chicks a lot of feed before their restricted feeding begins.
- The feeding time after restricted should be consistent day-in-day-out.
Vaccinations for Broiler Rearing
The broilers require optimal conditions for them to be safe and secure from any diseases. But in most cases, this is difficult to attain. Vaccinating the broilers is a sure way of preventing them from the common diseases that might affect them. Hence, vaccinating them protects them from such threats in the long run. The vaccination process should be done correctly to ensure that all birds receive the vaccine and are protected.
When the birds are being vaccinated, it is required that within two hours of vaccine dilution all the birds should have taken a drink. Water vaccination is the best as all you need to do is to get every bird to drink the vaccinated water. The older the birds are, the more the volume of the vaccine should be.
Marketing of the broiler chickens shouldn’t pose any challenge to the farmer as there is a ready market worldwide. As long as your meat weighs correctly, you will get good rewards in return. All the effort should be put in the rearing of Broiler chickens. That’s where the big challenge lies. With the right house, chicken feeds, equipment, and management of the broiler chicken farm, you can be assured to make great profits out of this Business.
Things to know when starting broiler chicken farming
For great results and profitable broiler poultry farming business, here are some few facts that you should be enlightened about.
- Before the chicks arrive, ensure the chicken broiler houses are clean, tidy, and fit for the broiler chicken. Install all the required equipment like thebroiler cages.
- In the broiler production, the total cost spent on their food is very high. It accounts for about 65% of the total cost.
- Less food should be provided in broiler food. This should also be offered in warm water.
- The broiler poultry usually consumes 64% of protein from its food.
- The broiler chickens consume more food during winter than summer seasons.
- Proper vaccination and treatment should be provided to broilers as they affected by diseases easily.
After reviewing the key factors that should be looked out for when rearing broilers, you can now invest in this business with full knowledge of what to do and the precautions to take at every step until they are ready to be processed. Rearing broiler chicken at home has become popular as it is said that high quality and nutritious meat is produced. Also, the broiler chicken raised at home is much older and weighs heavier than those in supermarkets. But considering the cost incurred, rearing them at home is much more expensive than on a large scale basis.
The best way to rear broilers is by large scale production. Large scale broiler production lowers the cost of equipment, feeds, vaccination, and overall management. The broiler should have a clean environment in which they are reared and be well caged in the best broiler cage like those from Hightop poultry farm equipment. The company offers one of the best cages and other equipment in the market.
Broiler chicken farming and broiler production can be a challenge, but with the right process, equipment and management, be ready to make huge returns in a short period of time.
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Starting Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan (PDF)
The world’s insatiable appetite for poultry meat has made broiler poultry farming an attractive and lucrative venture for entrepreneurs and farmers alike. Whether you’re a seasoned agricultural enthusiast or someone looking to venture into the world of poultry farming for the first time, starting a broiler poultry farming business can be a rewarding and profitable endeavor. The broiler poultry farming business is not merely about rearing chickens; it represents a thriving sector that caters to the insatiable global appetite for poultry meat. With a steadily growing global population and a shift towards healthier protein choices, the demand for chicken products has skyrocketed, creating a robust market for broiler farmers. This increasing demand, coupled with advancements in breeding techniques, nutrition, and management practices, presents an enticing opportunity for entrepreneurs to not only meet consumer needs but also reap huge profits. It is a highly rewarding business if done properly. Essential things required to build a profitable broiler poultry farming business include : knowledge of how to keep broiler chickens, good poultry business management skills, and a good poultry farming business plan. This article will outline how to start the broiler chickens business, and the broiler poultry farming business plan – PDF, Word and Excel.
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The Broiler Poultry Farming Business Model revolves around a straightforward yet highly profitable process. It all begins with the purchase of day-old chicks, which serve as the foundation of your broiler flock. These chicks are carefully selected for their genetic potential to achieve rapid growth and efficient meat production. Once in your care, you provide them with the appropriate housing, ensuring optimal conditions for their growth and development. A crucial aspect of broiler farming is the efficient management of their diet, as the major expenses in this venture are attributed to the cost of day-old chicks and feed.
As the chicks grow, typically within a span of 5-7 weeks, they reach maturity, and this is when you can reap the rewards of your efforts. The broilers can be sold in two main forms: as live birds or as dressed birds, depending on the preferences of your target market. The revenue generated from selling these mature broilers significantly exceeds the input costs and operational expenses, resulting in a healthy profit margin. What makes this business model particularly attractive is its repetitiveness throughout the year, allowing you to maintain a consistent stream of income by continually raising and selling batches of broilers. This cyclical approach to broiler farming ensures financial stability and growth in your poultry venture.
Land for Broiler Poultry Farming
Selecting the right land is a fundamental step in establishing a successful broiler poultry farming operation. The choice of land can significantly impact the efficiency and profitability of your venture. When acquiring land for broiler poultry farming, it’s crucial to consider several key factors. Firstly, the location and accessibility of the land are paramount. The site should be easily reachable by road to facilitate the transportation of feed, day-old chicks, and mature birds, while also being situated at a distance away from residential or industrial areas to avoid unwanted noise and odors for neighboring inhabitants. Proximity to markets and suppliers can also reduce logistical challenges and costs.
Furthermore, ensure that sufficient water supply is readily available at the broiler farm, as water is essential for the health and well-being of the birds. Access to electricity is equally important to power the necessary equipment and lighting systems. To mitigate the risk of flooding, it’s advisable to construct the broiler house on elevated land with proper drainage systems in place. Low-lying areas should be avoided, as they are prone to flooding and can jeopardize the safety and well-being of your broiler flock. Also consider the availability of affordable labor, as staffing costs can significantly impact the profitability of your broiler chicken farming business.
You must assess zoning and regulatory requirements in the area to ensure that poultry farming is permitted. Compliance with local laws is essential to avoid legal issues. The size and layout of the land should be sufficient to accommodate your planned broiler housing, feed storage, and other necessary infrastructure. You should also consider environmental conditions, access to utilities, soil quality, security, and biosecurity measures. Evaluating these factors, along with the cost of land, will help you make an informed decision.
Broiler Poultry Housing
Good housing is an important aspect of the broiler poultry farming business. A good broiler house has the following features : it protects the broiler birds from adverse weather conditions, has a good ventilation system, gives adequate space for the broilers to move around, provides easy access to feed and water. Failure to provide good housing for your broilers will lead to disastrous loses for your poultry farming business. The broiler chicken house should be constructed in such a way that its long axis is in a east-west direction – this helps by minimizing the amount of sunlight that would enter the broiler house. A proper ventilation system should be available in the broiler house so as to provide fresh air to the birds and remove excess heat and moisture. The broiler chicken house should be designed to deal with both extremes – hot weather and cold weather. Good temperature control will enhance feed conversion and growth rate, making your broiler poultry farming business more profitable. The broiler poultry farming business plan should include the costs of the BROILER housing construction.
Equipment for Poultry Farm
Adequate poultry equipment is essential for raising healthy and profitable broiler chickens. Essential equipment for a broiler poultry farm include feeding equipment. Broilers chickens should have easy access to the poultry feeds – this is made possible by purchasing the right type of feeders. Good feeding equipment should : have a safe design for the chickens, provide clean & fresh feed to the broilers, offer easy access to the feed, and be easy to clean. You can use manual feeders or automatic feeding system depending on the size of your broiler poultry farm and your budget. Drinking equipment are also required when raising broiler chickens. Broilers should always have access to water as water is an important component which supports the growth of broiler chickens. Drinking equipment for broilers can be : water basin, automatic belly waterer, nipple drinker or manual drinker. Each type of poultry drinking equipment has its own advantages and disadvantages. Other additional equipment for a poultry farm include lighting system, heaters, brooders, weighing scales and waste disposal system. The cost of poultry farm equipment should be included in the poultry farming business plan.
Broiler Day Old Chicks
Healthy broiler day old chicks are required for you to be profitable in your poultry farming business. Good quality chicks will minimize the rate of mortality thus ensuring that a high number of birds will survive up to maturity – which implies more profitability for your broiler chickens farming business. Features of good quality broiler day old chicks include : a deep yellow colour, large well developed chick, navels which are well closed, no deformity on the body and the chicks should be active and alert. Research about your chicks supplier before purchasing – always buy the day old chicks from reputable and accredited hatcheries. You can also consult other poultry farmers on where they purchase their day old chicks from. Day old chicks should be handled with care when transporting them to your farm to avoid mortality during the transportation. The broiler poultry farming business plan should include the costs of acquiring the broiler day old chicks.
Feed And Nutrition
Feed is required to support the growth of the broiler chickens. Broiler chickens require a variety of nutrients inorder to stay healthy and grow to their full potential. If you fail to provide adequate feed to the birds, they may die , or fail to reach the target weights, which may lead to financial loss of your poultry farming venture. Essential nutrients required by broiler chickens include proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals. These nutrients are all found in commercial broiler stock feeds. There are 3 types of broiler feeds which are given to the birds at different growth stages. These are Broiler Starter feeds, Broiler Grower feeds, and Broiler Finisher feeds. Water is also required to support efficient growth of the broiler chickens. You will also need a b roiler stress pack/vitamin supplements which can be used to promote growth of commercial broilers and chicks, and also to combat stress during periods of high temperature, after vaccination and as an aid in recovery from disease to boost performance of the stock. All the feed costs should be included in your poultry farming business plan.
Health and Disease Management
Maintaining the health of your broiler flock is a paramount responsibility in your poultry farming business. A proactive and comprehensive health management program is crucial to prevent diseases and ensure the well-being of your birds. In some areas vaccinations maybe necessary to protect your broilers from common poultry diseases. Consult with a veterinarian to establish a vaccination schedule tailored to your specific location and the prevalent diseases in your region. Additionally, strict biosecurity measures must be in place to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases. This includes controlling access to your farm, disinfecting equipment and vehicles, and establishing quarantine areas for new birds. Regularly monitor the health of your flock through routine inspections, and be prepared to take immediate action if any signs of illness or distress are observed.
In the event of disease outbreaks, it’s crucial to have a contingency plan in place. Isolate infected birds to prevent the spread of disease and consult with a veterinarian to determine the appropriate treatment or culling measures. Timely and effective response is critical in minimizing the impact of disease on your broiler flock and, ultimately, your profitability. Regularly educate yourself and your farm staff on best practices in poultry health management, as staying informed about emerging diseases and treatment options is vital. By prioritizing the health of your broilers and implementing robust disease management strategies, you can reduce mortality rates, enhance the overall quality of your poultry products, and maintain a healthy and profitable broiler poultry farming business.
Management and Labour for Broiler Poultry Business
The number of farm workers you need will depend on the size of your poultry farming business project. If you are running a small poultry farm business e.g. 100 birds/cycle, you and your family may be enough to take care of the birds, but if you are rearing 2000 birds per cycle, you will need full time employees to manage the poultry farm. There is need for good technical knowledge of broiler poultry farming rearing techniques for success in the business, and good management skills.
Capital for Broiler Poultry Farming Business
The amount of capital required for the broiler poultry business depends on the scale of the project. You can get a loan from the bank, or funding from investors, to use as capital to start your poultry farming business. If you plan to raise capital from investors and a loan from the bank, you need a good poultry farming business plan. If you don’t have access to investors and bank loan, you can use your personal savings and start small, and grow your business overtime. Broiler chickens are very profitable, so if you reinvest the profits you get, you can quickly grow. Even if you are not planning to get a loan, you should still get a broiler poultry farming business plan doc to guide you in starting and operating the business.
A well-defined marketing plan is an essential component of any successful broiler poultry farming business. It’s not enough to raise healthy broilers; you must also effectively reach your target market and convince potential customers to choose your poultry products. One crucial step in this process is identifying your target market. Are you catering to local consumers, butcheries, restaurants, supermarkets, or wholesalers? Understanding your ideal customers will help you tailor your marketing efforts effectively. Once you’ve identified your audience, you can move on to product branding and packaging, creating a strong brand identity for your poultry products. Eye-catching packaging and branding can make your products stand out on the market shelves and attract consumer attention. Developing a competitive pricing strategy that reflects your production costs, market demand, and your product’s perceived value is essential. Consider offering promotions or discounts to attract initial customers.
In today’s digital age, having an online presence is crucial. Create a professional website and use social media platforms to showcase your products, share farm updates, and engage with potential customers. Invest in advertising and promotion to create awareness about your broiler poultry farm, utilizing both online and offline marketing channels. Building strong relationships with your customers, providing excellent customer service, and staying adaptable by monitoring market trends and consumer preferences are all key components of a successful marketing plan. By developing a comprehensive strategy that encompasses these elements, you can effectively promote your broiler poultry products, establish a strong brand presence, and attract a loyal customer base, ultimately contributing to the long-term success and sustainability of your broiler poultry farming business.
Market for Broiler Chickens
The market for broiler chickens is very huge and is ever increasing. The annual global demand of broiler chickens is 130 million tonnes. That’s a lot! You can supply your broiler chickens to individual households, butchers, schools, restaurants, companies, supermarkets, organizations, events, abattoirs etc. You can sell your broilers as live birds or you can slaughter and freeze them and sell them as dressed chicken. The broiler poultry farming business plan ought to include a proper marketing plan to use in your poultry farming business.
The export market is also very huge! As you grow your broiler production business you will be able to export the meat to other countries. The largest importer of broiler chickens is the Gulf Cooperation Council, which is a as a political and economic alliance by six Middle Eastern countries which are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Currently, the top producers of broiler chickens are United States of America, Brazil, China, European Union, India, Russia, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, Thailand and Indonesia. The largest importers of the meat include the previously mentioned Gulf Cooperation Council, Japan, Mexico, European Union, Iraq, South Africa, China, Honk Kong, and Philippines.
Keys to Profitability in Broiler Poultry Farming
Profitability in your broiler poultry farming business hinges on several crucial factors that span the entire production cycle. Efficient feed management is paramount, as feed expenses often represent a significant portion of your costs. To maximize profitability, invest in high-quality feed, closely monitor feed conversion rates, and avoid overfeeding to minimize waste. Maintaining the health of your broiler flock is equally essential. Implement a robust health management program that includes regular vaccinations, stringent biosecurity measures, and proactive monitoring to prevent diseases and reduce mortality rates. By keeping your broilers healthy, you can reduce the need for costly treatments and ensure steady growth.
The environment in which your broilers are raised plays a pivotal role in profitability. Adequate housing and ventilation are critical components of this equation. Your housing facilities should provide a comfortable environment with proper ventilation, temperature control, and insulation to minimize stress and promote optimal growth. Efficient staffing is also key to managing day-to-day operations effectively. Well-trained and knowledgeable staff can help reduce errors, improve productivity, and ensure the overall welfare of your broilers. Additionally, market timing is a critical consideration. Monitoring market trends and aligning your broiler sales with market demand can significantly impact your profitability. By optimizing the timing of your sales, you can secure higher selling prices and enhance your overall financial performance.
Another aspect of profitability involves resource management. Efficiently utilize resources like water and electricity to minimize waste and operational costs. Consider exploring renewable energy sources as a sustainable approach to resource management. Responsible scaling is essential as well. While expanding your broiler poultry farming business can lead to increased profits, it’s crucial to do so prudently, ensuring you have the necessary resources and market demand to support growth without straining your finances.
Advantages of Broiler Poultry Farming Business
Engaging in a broiler poultry farming business presents a range of compelling advantages that make it an enticing venture in the agricultural industry. Firstly, the rapid turnaround to profitability is a standout feature. Broilers are known for their efficient growth, reaching market weight in just 5 to 7 weeks. This means that farmers can realize a relatively fast return on investment compared to other livestock enterprises, making broiler farming an attractive option for those seeking quicker financial returns.
Furthermore, the steady and ever-increasing demand for poultry meat, especially chicken, is a significant driving force behind the success of broiler poultry farming. The affordability, versatility, and perceived health benefits of chicken contribute to a consistent and growing market. This ensures stability and reduces the risks associated with market fluctuations and seasonal variations, providing farmers with a reliable source of income.
Another advantage is the relatively low initial investment required to start a broiler poultry farm. Compared to some other livestock businesses, broiler farming demands less capital in terms of infrastructure and equipment. This accessibility enables individuals with limited financial resources to enter the poultry farming industry without significant financial barriers. Moreover, broilers’ remarkable feed conversion efficiency minimizes feed costs, contributing to overall profitability, as less feed is needed to produce a unit of meat compared to many other livestock species. These advantages make broiler poultry farming a compelling and potentially lucrative endeavor. However, it’s essential to approach this business with proper planning, management, and dedication to ensure long-term success and sustainability.
Why You Need A Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan
A well-structured business plan is an indispensable tool when embarking on a broiler poultry farming business. Its importance lies in its ability to provide a clear vision and direction for your venture, outlining your goals, strategies, and action plans. This strategic roadmap helps you stay focused on your long-term objectives, guiding your business decisions and preventing distractions or unexpected challenges from derailing your progress. Furthermore, a well-prepared business plan helps you identify potential risks and challenges that may arise during the course of your broiler poultry farming venture. By recognizing these risks upfront, you can develop contingency plans to mitigate them effectively.
Financial management is another crucial aspect of a business plan. Your business plan outlines the resources required for your broiler poultry farm, including land, housing, equipment, and labor. This information is essential for efficient resource allocation and management. With a clear understanding of your resource needs, you can plan for timely acquisitions, allocate resources optimally, and avoid unnecessary expenses. It allows you to estimate the initial investment required to start your broiler poultry farm and project future expenses and revenues. By meticulously detailing your financial projections, you gain valuable insights into budgeting, resource allocation, and pricing strategies. This financial foresight is invaluable in ensuring that your business remains financially viable and sustainable over time.
If you seek external funding or investors for your broiler poultry farming business, a well-structured business plan serves as a powerful communication tool. It conveys your vision, strategies, and financial projections to potential investors or lenders, instilling confidence in your venture’s viability. A compelling business plan can significantly improve your chances of securing the necessary capital for your farm’s growth and development.
Pre-Written Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan (PDF, Word And Excel): Comprehensive Version, Short Funding/Bank Loan Version and Automated Financial Statements
For an in-depth analysis of the broiler poultry farming business, we encourage you to purchase our well-researched and comprehensive business plan. We introduced the business plans after discovering that many were venturing into the broiler chicken business without enough knowledge and understanding of how to run the business, how to keep the birds, lack of understanding of the financial side of the business, lack of understanding of : the industry, the risks involved , costs and profitability of the business; which often leads to disastrous losses.
The StartupBiz Global poultry farming business plan will make it easier for you to launch and run your broiler poultry business successfully, fully knowing what you are going into, and what’s needed to succeed in the business. It will be easier to plan and budget as you will be aware of all the costs involved in setting up and running the broiler chicken business.
Uses of the Broiler Chicken Farming Business Plan (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)
The broiler poultry farming business plan can be used for many purposes including:
- Raising capital from investors/friends/relatives
- Applying for a bank loan
- Start-up guide to launch your broiler production business
- As a project/business proposal
- Assessing profitability of the broiler chicken business
- Finding a business partner
- Assessing the initial start-up costs so that you know how much to save
- Manual for current business owners to help in business and strategy formulation
Contents of the Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)
The poultry farming business plan includes, but not limited to:
- Marketing Strategy
- Financial Statements (monthly cash flow projections, income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, break even analysis, payback period analysis, start-up costs, financial graphs, revenue and expenses, Bank Loan Amortization)
- Risk Analysis
- Industry Analysis
- Market Analysis
- SWOT & PEST Analysis
- Operational Requirements (Including technical aspects of how to keep and rear the broilers, feed requirements etc)
- Operational Strategy
- Why some people in broiler poultry farming business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
- Ways to raise capital to start your broiler poultry business
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- Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan – PDF file (Comprehensive Version – 75 Pages)
- Broiler Chicken Production Business Plan – Editable Word File (Comprehensive Version – 75 Pages)
- Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan Funding/Bank Loan Version- Editable Word File (Short version for applying for a loan/funding – 41 pages)
- Broiler Chicken Production Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel File)
The business plan can be used in any country and can be easily edited. The financial statements are automated. This implies that you can change eg the number of broilers, selling price per broiler etc, and all the other financial statements will automatically adjust to reflect the change.
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Broiler Poultry Farming Business Frequently Asked Questions
How do i start a broiler poultry farm.
To start a broiler poultry farm you require day old chicks, poultry housing, equipment and feed. You should also have a ready market for your broilers to ensure that you can quickly sell them when they mature. A good broiler poultry farming business plan is also required before you venture into this business.
How much space do I need for 1000 broilers?
Broiler chickens should have adequate space in their housing. Each broiler chicken should have about 0.1 square meters of space. This implies that for 1000 broilers, you require 100 square meters space for broilers.
How many bags of feed do I need for 100 broilers?
Broiler chickens require 16 bags of 25Kg broiler feed to reach maturity. This implies that broilers require 8 bags of poultry feed if they are 50kg bags. These bags consist of broiler starter feed, broiler grower feed and broiler finisher feed.
Is broiler poultry farming profitable?
Broiler poultry farming business is very profitable if done the correct way. You need to ensure that you buy good quality chicks, and take good care of them to minimize mortality, then adequately feed them so that they reach the target weight at maturity. It’s essential that you have a ready market which offers good prices to ensure profitability of your poultry farming business.
Which feed is best for broilers?
Broiler stock feeds are the best for commercial broiler poultry farming business. Buy your broiler chicken feed from reputable stock feed suppliers. Broiler 3-phase feeding programs consist of broiler starter feed, broiler grower feed and broiler finisher feed. Only use home-made feed if you have the necessary feed production expertise.
What are the 3 types of chickens?
The 3 types of chickens are broilers, layers and free range chickens. This leads to 3 different poultry farming businesses which are the broiler chicken production business, the layers egg production business and the free range chicken farming business.
What’s the broiler poultry farming business model?
The broiler poultry farming business model involves purchasing day old chicks which you then feed over a period of 6-7 weeks and then sell for a profit. The major expenses of a broiler poultry farming business are feed and day old chicks. The broiler chicken farming business model is very straight forward, if you follow good poultry management skills and business practices you will be profitable.
How is profit calculated in poultry farming business?
To calculate profit in broiler poultry farming business, you need to know your revenue and all the business expenses. You then deduct the expenses from the revenue to get your profit. The revenue comes from selling the broiler chickens after they mature. The expenses include input costs like feed, day old chicks, and medication. Operational expenses should also be included like salaries and transport costs. Taking all these factors into consideration will give you the true profit of your poultry farming business. An advantage of the broiler poultry farming business plan is that it lays out all the revenues, expenses and profits of the business.
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Requirements for broiler chicken farm in 1000 square meter area
Housing and shed design, multilayer cage system, broiler chickens, license to start a 45 days broiler poultry farm.
- No objection certificate from local authorities or government
- Pollution clearance of your local authority
- No objection certificate from the concerned veterinary department
- Trade license
Broiler chicken feed
Drinking waterdrop system, marketing of broiler poultry farm, transportation of poultry chicken, investment in 1000 square meter broiler poultry farm in 45 days, one time investment.
- Land cost- 20,00,000 INR
- Poultry farm making cost- 5,00,000 INR
- Inside cage system- 1,50,000 INR
- Drinking water system- 60,000 INR
- Small chicken buying cost- 10,000 INR
- Broiler chicken feed cost- 2,25,000 INR(per 45 days)
- Water cost- 2,000 INR
- Electricity cost- 2,000 INR
- Vaccination cost- 20,000 INR
- Transportation cost- 10,000 INR
- Marketing cost- 3,000 INR
- Labor cost- 10,000 INR
Profit in 1000 square meter broiler poultry farm in 45 days
- Total number of chickens raised- 5,000
- 1 kg broiler chicken wholesale price- 170 INR
- The average weight of each chicken- 750 grams
- The total price of chicken raised- 6,37,500 INR
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Broiler Farming Business Plan [Sample Template]
By: Author Tony Martins Ajaero
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Are you about starting a broiler farm? If YES, here’s a complete sample broiler farming business plan template & feasibility report you can use for FREE to raise money .
There are loads of business opportunities in the poultry industry and broiler farming is one of them. Broilers are chickens that are specifically raised for meat. These chickens are typically white and are farmed to produce meat for consumers.
Why Start a Broiler Farm?
Broiler farming is known to be a profitable business and has evolved from small scale to a global industry in most countries where it is carried out.
Countries like Nigeria , United Kingdom, Brazil, Greece, Philippines, China, Japan, Thailand, Caribbean countries and even South American Countries have been farming broilers on a large scale for a long while. united states is not far from the trade as there are a lot of people who are making huge fortune from farming broilers alone.
If you are looking to go into the poultry farming business, the good news is that you can’t get it wrong with the broiler farming business. It is easy to start, cheap to maintain and it takes a short time to get a good return on your investment if you know the ropes.
Starting a broiler farming business comes with its own fair share of challenges, but that does not rule out the fact that it is indeed a profitable business venture. An aspiring entrepreneur can either choose to start a broiler farm on a small scale or on a large scale depending on their financial status.
So, if you have decided to go into broiler farming, then you should ensure that you carry out thorough feasibility studies and also market survey. This will enable you to properly locate the business in a good location and then hit the ground running.
Business plan is yet another very important business document that you should not take for granted when launching your own business. Below is a sample broiler farming business plan template that can help you to successfully write your own with little or no difficulty.
A Sample Broiler Farming Business Plan Template
1. industry overview.
The chicken and turkey meat production industry that broiler farming is a subset of is indeed a large and profitable industry. Most often than not, broiler chickens are raised in large, open structures called houses, where they are allowed to freely roam, explore, eat and commune with other chickens.
Some (including free-range chickens) have varying access to the outdoors, based on the farmer preference and of course their safety. The Chicken and Turkey Meat Production industry includes poultry farms that raise turkeys and chickens basically for meat production.
Downstream meat processors and food producers supply farmers with turkeys, chicks, feed and payment, according to contractual agreements. Poultry farmers provide growing facilities, bird care and agricultural expertise. Revenue is recorded in the final prices that poultry farmers receive per average weight of live turkey or chicken.
The Chicken and Turkey Meat Production industry in recent time has experienced positive trends in demand for turkey and chicken meat. Of course, increasing health consciousness among American meat consumers has boosted consumption of white meat such as turkey and chicken, which is also more affordable than beef or pork.
Going forward, the industry will continue to enjoy appreciable growth and turkey and chicken farmers will keep smiling to the bank. Falling input prices will enable turkey and chicken farmers to increase production volumes; on the other hand, many farms will consolidate to gain the benefits of economies of scale.
In the United States of America, most poultry farmers have been functioning for more than ten years. They are often family enterprises passed down from one generation to another. The major barriers facing new entrants into the industry include the competitive nature of a contract based income system, the medium level of investment required and of course compliance with various environmental regulations.
The Chicken and Turkey Meat Production industry is indeed a very large industry and pretty much thriving in all parts of the world. Statistics has it that in the United States of America alone, there are about 38,065 licensed and registered chicken and turkey meat production companies directly responsible for employing about 56,306 employees.
The industry rakes in a whooping sum of $34 billion annually with an annual growth rate projected at 2.7 percent. It is important to state that there are no establishments with a lion share in this industry; every turkey and chicken farm can compete favorably.
Statistics also has it that an estimate of about 35 companies are involved in the business of raising, processing and marketing chickens on a commercial level; they export live chickens, processed chickens and eggs to other countries of the world.
It is on record that Americans consume more chicken than anyone else in the world – more than 90 pounds per capita in 2015 – the number one protein consumed in the United States. So also, in 2015, almost 9 billion broiler chickens weighing 53 billion pounds, live – weight, were produced. More than 40 billion pounds of chicken products were marketed, measured on a ready-to-cook basis.
The United States has the largest broiler chicken industry in the world, and about 19 percent of egg and chicken produced were exported to other countries in 2015. Research conducted shows that the top 5 broiler producing states in the US are Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
If you are looking towards leveraging on the agriculture industry to generate huge income, then one of your best bet is to start a broiler farming business.
One thing is certain about starting a broiler farming business, if you are able to conduct your market research and feasibility studies, you are more likely not going to struggle to sell your broiler cum chicken meat because there are always food processing companies and consumers out there who are ready to buy from you.
2. Executive Summary
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a world – class poultry farm company with strong bias for rearing broilers. Our poultry farm will be based in the outskirt of Santa Fe, New Mexico – United States. We have done our detailed market research and feasibility studies and we were able to secure hundred hectares of land to start our poultry/broiler farm and chicken meat production business.
Our broiler farm is going to be a standard commercial poultry farm and will be involved in raising, processing and marketing broiler – chicken meat on a commercial level; we will export live broiler – chickens, and processed and packaged chicken meat to other countries of the world.
We are in the commercial broiler farming and chicken meat production line of business because we want to leverage on the vast opportunities available in the agriculture industry, to contribute our quota in growing the U.S. economy, in national food production, and also to export live broiler – chicken and processed and packaged chicken from the United States to other countries of the world.
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is well positioned to become one of the leading commercial broiler- chicken farms in the United States of America, which is why we have been able to source for the best hands and machines to run the company with.
We have put process and strategies in place that will help us employ best practices when it comes to commercial poultry farming, chicken meat processing and packaging as required by the regulating bodies in the United States of America.
At Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC, our customer’s best interest will always come first, and everything we do will be guided by our values and professional ethics. We will ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards by meeting our client’s needs precisely and completely. We will cultivate a working environment that provides a human, sustainable approach to earning a living.
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a privately registered commercial poultry farm and chicken meat processing and packaging company that is owned by Mr. Teddy Bright and his immediate family members. The poultry farm will be fully financed by the owner – Mr. Teddy Bright and his immediate family members at least for a period of time.
Before starting Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC, Mr. Teddy Bright gathered robust experience working for some of the top brands in the poultry farms industry in the United States of America. He is of course well experienced and highly qualified to run this type of business.
3. Our Products and Services
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a standard commercial poultry farms and broiler – chicken meat processing and packaging company that is committed to raising chickens (broiler) for both the United States’ market and the global market.
We are in the commercial poultry farms and chicken meat production line of business to make profits and we are going to do all we can to achieve our business goals, aim and objectives. These are the areas we will concentrate on in our commercial poultry farms. If need arises we will definitely add more poultry produce to our list;
- Raising, processing and marketing broilers (chickens) on a commercial level; we export live chickens (broilers), and processed and well packaged chicken meat to other countries of the world.
4. Our Mission and Vision Statement
- Our Vision is to become one of the leading commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production brands not just in the United States of America but also on the global stage.
- Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a world class and registered commercial poultry farms and chicken meat production company that is committed to raising broiler-chickens and producing chicken meat for both the United States’ market and the global market.
- We want our live broiler-chickens and well processed and packaged chicken meat to flood the nooks and crannies of the United States and other countries of the world.
Our Business Structure
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a privately owned and managed commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business that intend starting small in Santa Fe – New Mexico, but hope to grow big in order to compete favorably with leading commercial poultry farms and egg production companies in the industry both in the United States and on a global stage.
We are aware of the importance of building a solid business structure that can support the picture of the kind of world class business we want to own. This is why we are committed to only hire the best hands within our area of operations.
At Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC, we will ensure that we hire people that are qualified, hardworking, and creative, result driven, customer centric and are ready to work to help us build a prosperous business that will benefit all stakeholders (the owners, workforce, and customers).
As a matter of fact, profit-sharing arrangement will be made available to all our senior management staff and it will be based on their performance for a period of five years or more as agreed by the board of trustees of the company. In view of the above, we have decided to hire qualified and competent hands to occupy the following positions;
- Chief Operating Officer
General Poultry Farm Manager
Human Resources and Admin Manager
- Accountant / Cashier
- Sales and Marketing Executive
- Field Employees
- Front Desk Officer
5. Job Roles and Responsibilities
Chief Executive Officer – CEO:
- Increases management’s effectiveness by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining managers; communicating values, strategies, and objectives; assigning accountabilities; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; developing incentives; developing a climate for offering information and opinions; providing educational opportunities
- Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction – i.e. leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy
- Responsible for fixing prices and signing business deals
- Responsible for providing direction for the business
- Responsible for signing checks and documents on behalf of the company
- Evaluates the success of the organization.
- Responsible for the planning, management and coordinating all farm activities across the various sections on behalf of the organization
- Supervises other section managers
- Ensures compliance during project executions
- Providing advice on the management of farming activities across all section
- Responsible for carrying out risk assessment
- Using IT systems and software to keep track of people and progress of the growth of chickens and other birds
- Responsible for overseeing the accounting, costing and sale of poultry farm produce
- Represent the organization’s interest at various stakeholders’ meetings
- Ensures that broiler farming goals desired result are achieved, the most efficient resources (manpower, equipment, tools and chemicals et al) are utilized and different interests involved are satisfied. Responsible for preparing financial reports, budgets, and financial statements for the organization
- Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of HR and administrative tasks for the organization
- Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
- Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
- Defining job positions for recruitment and managing interviewing process
- Carrying out staff induction for new team members
- Responsible for training, evaluation and assessment of employees
- Oversee the smooth running of the daily office
- Responsible for preparing financial reports, budgets, and financial statements for the organization
- Provides management with financial analyses, development budgets, and accounting reports; analyzes financial feasibility for the most complex proposed projects; conducts market research to forecast trends and business conditions.
- Responsible for financial forecasting and risks analysis
- Performs cash management, general ledger accounting, and financial reporting for one or more properties
- Responsible for developing and managing financial systems and policies
- Responsible for administering payrolls
- Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation
- Handles all financial transactions for Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC
- Serves as internal auditor for Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC.
Sales and Marketing Manager
- Manage external research and coordinate all the internal sources of information to retain the organizations’ best customers and attract new ones
- Model demographic information and analyze the volumes of transactional data generated by customer
- Identifies development opportunities; follows up on development leads and contacts; participates in the structuring and financing of projects; assures the completion of development projects.
- Writing winning proposal documents, negotiate fees and rates in line with organizations’ policy
- Responsible for handling business research, market surveys and feasibility studies for clients
- Responsible for supervising implementation, advocate for the customer’s needs, and communicate with clients
- Develop, execute and evaluate new plans for expanding increase sales
- Create new markets cum businesses for the organization
- Empower and motivates the sales team to meet and surpass agreed targets
Field Workers/Contract Staff
- Responsible for feeding chickens and other birds as instructed by the supervisor
- Responsible for cleaning poultry and the entire environment
- Change the water for the broilers as instructed by the supervisor on a regular basis
- Handles poultry farm implements and machines (hatchery) as instructed by the section manager/supervisor
- Assist in handling the chicken and other birds et al
- Carries out task in line with the stated job description
- Assist in transport working tools and equipment from the poultry farm and back to the designated store room
- Handles any other duties as assigned by the line manager
Front Desk/Customer’s Service Officer
- Welcomes clients and potential clients by greeting them in person, online or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.
- Ensures that all contacts with clients (e-mail, walk-In center, SMS or phone) provides the client with a personalized customer service experience of the highest level
- Through interaction with clients on the phone, uses every opportunity to build client’s interest in the company’s products and services
- Manages administrative duties assigned by the creative director in an effective and timely manner
- Consistently stays abreast of any new information on the organizations’ products, promotional campaigns etc. to ensure accurate and helpful information are supplied to clients when they make enquiries.
6. SWOT Analysis
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC do not intend to launch out with trial and error hence the need to conduct a proper SWOT analysis.
We know that if we get it right from the onset, we would have succeeded in creating the foundation that will help us build a standard commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company that will favorably compete with leading commercial poultry farms and egg production companies like Cal – Maine, Land O’Lake, Inc., Michael Foods and Rose Acres Farms in the United States of America and in other parts of the world.
We engaged the services of a core professional in the area of business consulting and structuring to assist our organization in building a well – structured commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company that can favorably compete in the highly competitive commercial poultry farms and chicken meat production industry in the United States and the world at large.
Part of what the team of business consultant did was to work with the management of our organization in conducting a SWOT analysis for Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC. Here is a summary from the result of the SWOT analysis that was conducted on behalf of Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC.
Our strength as a commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company is the fact that we have healthy relationships with loads of major players (agriculture merchants) in the industry; suppliers of poultry feeds and medications and buyers of live broilers (chickens) and chicken meat within and outside of the United States of America.
We have some of the latest commercial poultry farming tools and equipment that will help us raise and produce broilers in commercial quantities with less stress. Aside from our relationship (network) and equipment, we can confidently boast that we have some the most experienced hands in Santa Fe – New Mexico in our payroll.
Our weakness could be that we are a new commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company in the United States, and perhaps it might take us sometime to attract big time customers in the industry. We are aware of this and from our projection will overcome this weakness with time and turn it to a major advantage for the business.
The opportunities that are available to us as a standard commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company cannot be quantified.
We know that there are loads of households and businesses such as grocery stores, hotels and fast food restaurants that can’t do without a daily supply of live chicken and processed chicken meat. We are well positioned to take advantage of this opportunity.
Some of the threats and challenges that we are likely going to face when we start our own commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production company are global economic downturn that can impact negatively on household spending, bad weather cum natural disasters (draughts, epidemics), unfavorable government policies and the arrival of a competitor (a commercial farm that engages in the rearing of chickens and other birds) within same location.
7. MARKET ANALYSIS
- Market Trends
The Poultry and Chicken Meat Production industry has greatly benefited from campaigns advertising the health benefits of chickens and eggs as a good source of protein.
No doubt, the increased demand of chicken and eggs from households and food related businesses and of course the growing popularity of specialty and processed chicken meat have rapidly improved revenue growth for the industry. In the face of this growth, profit margin has suffered from rising feed costs and also regulations regarding animal welfare.
8. Our Target Market
Indeed, the target market of those who are the end consumer of commercial poultry farm produce and also those who benefit from the business value chain of the poultry farming and chicken meat production industry is all encompassing; it is far – reaching.
Every household consumes produce from commercial poultry farms be it chicken or egg. So also, almost all hotels and fast food restaurants sell meals made with chicken and eggs. In essence a commercial poultry farmer cum broiler farm should be able to sell his or her chickens to as many people as possible.
In view of that, we have positioned our business to attract consumers of chickens not just in the United States of America alone but also other parts of the world. We have conducted our market research and survey and we will ensure that we meet and surpass the expectations we set for the business.
Below is a list of the people and businesses that we will market our live chickens and processed chicken meat to;
- Fast food eateries
- Agriculture merchants
Our competitive advantage
It is easier to find entrepreneur flocking towards an industry that is known to generate consistent income which is why there are more commercial poultry farmers in the United States of America and of course in most parts of the world.
For example, Statistics has it that there are 2.2 million farms in the United States of America covering an area of 922 million acres. These goes to show that there are an appreciable number of farmers in the United States of America but that does not mean that there is stiff competition in the industry.
As a matter of fact, entrepreneurs are encouraged by the government to embrace commercial farming cum poultry farming and egg production business. This is so because part of the success of any nation is her ability to cultivate her own food and also export to other nations of the world.
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is fully aware that there are competitions when it comes to selling commercial farm produce all over the globe, which is why we decided to carry out thorough market research so as to know how to take advantage of the available market in the United States and in other parts of the world.
We have done our homework and we have been able to highlight some factors that will give us competitive advantage in the marketplace; some of the factors are effective and reliable poultry farming and egg production processes that can help us sell our produce at competitive prices, good network and excellent relationship management.
Another competitive advantage that we are bringing to the industry is the fact that we have healthy relationships with loads of major players (agriculture merchants) in the industry; both suppliers of poultry feeds and medications and buyers of live chicken and processed chicken meat within and outside of the United States of America.
Lastly, all our employees will be well taken care of, and their welfare package will be among the best within our category in the industry. It will enable them to be more than willing to build the business with us and help deliver our set goals and achieve all our business aims and objectives.
9. SALES AND MARKETING STRATEGY
- Sources of Income
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is in the poultry farms and chicken meat production line of business for the purpose of maximizing profit hence we have decided to explore all the available opportunities within the industry to achieve our corporate goals and objectives. Below are the sources we intend exploring to generate income for Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC;
- Raising, processing and marketing broilers (chickens) on a commercial level.
- Exporting live chickens (broilers), and processed and well packaged chicken meat to other countries of the world.
10. Sales Forecast
From the survey conducted, we were able to discover that the sales generated by a commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business depends on the size of the poultry farm, the types of birds available in the poultry and of course the size of their marketing network.
We have perfected our sales and marketing strategies and we are quite optimistic that we will meet or even surpass our set sales target of generating enough income/profits from the first year of operation and build the business from survival to sustainability with the shortest period of time.
We have been able to critically examine the poultry farms and chicken meat production business, we have analyzed our chances in the industry and we have been able to come up with the following sales forecast.
The sales projections are based on information gathered on the field and some workable assumptions as well with respect to the nature of commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business that we run. Below are the projections that we were able to come up with for the first three years of running Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC;
- First Fiscal Year-: $250,000
- Second Fiscal Year-: $600,000
- Third Fiscal Year-: $900,000
N.B : This projection was done based on what is obtainable in the industry and with the assumption that there won’t be any major economic meltdown that can impact negatively on household spending, bad weather cum natural disasters (draughts, epidemics), and unfavorable government policies. Please note that the above projection might be lower and at the same time it might be higher.
- Marketing Strategy and Sales Strategy
We are quite aware that the reason why some commercial poultry farms and chicken meat production companies hardly make good profit is their inability to sell off chicken meat as at when due.
Our sales and marketing team will be recruited based on their vast experience in the poultry farming and chicken meat production industry and they will be trained on a regular basis so as to be well equipped to meet their targets and the overall business goal of Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC.
Over and above, we have perfected our sales and marketing strategies first by networking with agriculture merchants and businesses that rely on daily supply of live chicken and processed chicken meat from poultry farms and chicken meat production industry who are likely to become our customers.
In summary, Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC will adopt the following strategies in marketing our commercial farm produce;
- Introduce our business by sending introductory letters alongside our brochure to stakeholders in the agriculture industry, grocery stores, households, hotels and restaurants and agriculture produce merchants et al.
- Advertise our business in agriculture and food related magazines and websites
- List our commercial poultry farms and chicken meat production business on yellow pages ads
- Attend related agriculture and food expos, seminars, and business fairs et al
- Leverage on the internet to promote our business
- Engage in direct marketing
- Encourage the use of Word of mouth marketing (referrals)
11. Publicity and Advertising Strategy
Any business that wants to grow beyond the corner of the street or the city they are operating from must be ready and willing to utilize every available means to advertise and promote the business. We intend growing our business which is why we have perfected plans to build our brand via every available means.
We know that it is important to create strategies that will help us boost our brand awareness and to create a corporate identity for our commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business. Below are the platforms we will leverage on to boost our commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production brand and to promote and advertise our business;
- Place adverts on community based newspapers, radio and TV stations
- Encourage the use of word of mouth publicity from our loyal customers
- Leverage on the internet and social media platforms like; YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Badoo, Google+ and other platforms to promote our business
- Ensure that our we position our banners and billboards in strategic positions all around Santa Fe – New Mexico
- Distribute our fliers and handbills in target areas in and around our neighborhood
- Contact corporate organizations, households, landlord associations and grocery stores by calling them up and informing them of Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC and the poultry produce we sell
- Advertise our business in our official website and employ strategies that will help us pull traffic to the site
- Brand all our official cars and trucks and ensure that all our staff wear our branded shirt or cap at regular intervals.
12. Our Pricing Strategy
If you want to get the right pricing for your live chicken and chicken meat, then you should ensure that you choose a good location for commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business, choose a good breed of broiler that will guarantee bountiful harvest, cut the cost of running your poultry farm to the barest minimum
And of course try as much as possible to attract buyers to your poultry farm as against taking your live broilers – chickens to the market to source for buyers; with this, you would have successfully eliminated the cost of transporting the goods to the market and other logistics.
We are quite aware that one of the easiest means of penetrating the market and acquiring loads of customers for all our chickens is to sell them at competitive prices hence we will do all we can to ensure that the prices of our poultry farm produce are going to be what other commercial poultry farmers would look towards beating.
One thing is certain, the nature of commercial poultry farming makes it possible for poultry farmers to place prices for their live chicken based on their discretion without following the benchmark in the industry. The truth is that it is one of the means to avoid running at a loss.
- Payment Options
The payment policy adopted by Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is all inclusive because we are quite aware that different customers prefer different payment options as it suits them but at the same time, we will ensure that we abide by the financial rules and regulation of the United States of America.
Here are the payment options that Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC will make available to her clients;
- Payment via bank transfer
- Payment with cash
- Payment via credit cards/Point of Sale Machines (POS Machines)
- Payment via online bank transfer
- Payment via check
- Payment via mobile money transfer
- Payment via bank draft
We have chosen banking platforms that will enable our clients make payment for our live chicken and processed chicken meat purchase without any stress on their part. Our bank account numbers will be made available on our website and promotional materials to clients who may want to deposit cash or make online transfer for our live broilers and processed chicken meat.
13. Startup Expenditure (Budget)
In setting up any business, the amount or cost will depend on the approach and scale you want to undertake. If you intend to go big by renting/leasing a big facility, then you would need a good amount of capital as you would need to ensure that your employees are well taken care of, and that your facility is conducive enough for workers to be creative and productive.
This means that the start-up can either be low or high depending on your goals, vision and aspirations for your business. The tools and equipment that will be used are nearly the same cost everywhere, and any difference in prices would be minimal and can be overlooked.
As for the detailed cost analysis for starting a commercial poultry (broiler) farm and chicken meat production business; it might differ in other countries due to the value of their money. Below are some of the basic areas we will spend our start – up capital in setting up our commercial poultry (broiler) farm;
- The total fee for incorporating the business (commercial broiler farm) in United States of America – $750
- The amount needed to acquire/lease a farm land – $50,000
- The amount required for preparing the farm land (poultry fencing et al) – $30,000
- Legal expenses for obtaining licenses and permits as well as the accounting services software, P.O.S machines and other software – $3,300
- Marketing promotion expenses for the grand opening of Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC in the amount of $3,500 and as well as flyer printing (2,000 flyers at $0.04 per copy) for the total amount of $3,580
- The total cost for hiring a business consultant – $2,500
- The total cost for payment of insurance policy covers (general liability, workers’ compensation and property casualty) coverage at a total premium – $9,400
- The amount required for the purchase of the first set of chickens – $10,000
- The cost for acquiring the required working tools and equipment/machines/hatchery et al – $50,000
- Operational cost for the first 3 months (salaries of employees, payments of bills et al) – $60,000
- The cost of launching an official Website – $600
- Additional Expenditure (Business cards, Signage, Adverts and Promotions et al) – $2,000
Going by the report from detailed research and feasibility studies conducted, we will need an average of $500,000 to start a standard commercial poultry farm and chicken meat production business in the United States of America.
Generating Funds/Startup Capital for Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC
No matter how fantastic your business idea might be, if you don’t have the required money to finance the business, the business might not become a reality. Finance is a very important factor when it comes to starting a business such as commercial poultry farming.
No doubt raising start – up capital for a business might not come cheap, but it is a task that an entrepreneur must go through.
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is a family business that is solely owned and financed by Teddy Bright and his immediate family members. They do not intend to welcome any external business partners which is why he has decided to restrict the sourcing of the start – up capital to 3 major sources.
These are the areas we intend generating our start – up capital;
- Generate part of the startup capital from personal savings
- Source for soft loans from family members and friends
- Apply for loan from my Bank
N.B: We have been able to generate about $150,000 ( Personal savings $100,000 and soft loan from family members $50,000 ) and we are at the final stages of obtaining a loan facility of $350,000 from our bank. All the papers and documents have been signed and submitted, the loan has been approved and any moment from now our account will be credited with the amount.
14. Sustainability and Expansion Strategy
The future of a business lies in the number of loyal customers that they have, the capacity and competence of the employees, their investment strategy and the business structure. If all of these factors are missing from a business (company), then it won’t be too long before the business closes shop.
One of our major goals of starting Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC is to build a business that will survive off its own cash flow without the need of injecting finance from external sources once the business is officially running.
We know that one of the ways of gaining approval and winning customers over is to retail our live broiler – chickens and processed and packaged chicken meat a little bit cheaper than what is obtainable in the market and we are well prepared to survive on a lower profit margin for a while.
Teddy Bright® Poultry Farms, LLC will make sure that the right foundation, structures and processes are put in place to ensure that our staff welfare are well taken of. Our company’s corporate culture is designed to drive our business to greater heights and training and re – training of our workforce is at the top burner.
We know that if that is put in place, we will be able to successfully hire and retain the best hands we can get in the industry; they will be more committed to help us build the business of our dreams.
- Business Name Availability Check: Completed
- Business Registration: Completed
- Opening of Corporate Bank Accounts: Completed
- Securing Point of Sales (POS) Machines: Completed
- Opening Mobile Money Accounts: Completed
- Opening Online Payment Platforms: Completed
- Application and Obtaining Tax Payer’s ID: In Progress
- Application for business license and permit: Completed
- Purchase of Insurance for the Business: Completed
- Leasing of farm land and building of standard poultry (cages): In Progress
- Conducting Feasibility Studies: Completed
- Generating capital from family members: Completed
- Application for Loan from the bank: In Progress
- Writing of Business Plan: Completed
- Drafting of Employee’s Handbook: Completed
- Drafting of Contract Documents and other relevant Legal Documents: In Progress
- Design of The Company’s Logo: Completed
- Graphic Designs and Printing of Packaging Marketing / Promotional Materials: In Progress
- Recruitment of employees: In Progress
- Purchase of the Needed furniture, racks, shelves, computers, electronic appliances, office appliances and CCTV: In progress
- Creating Official Website for the Company: In Progress
- Creating Awareness for the business both online and around the community: In Progress
- Health and Safety and Fire Safety Arrangement (License): Secured
- Opening party/launching party planning: In Progress
- Compilation of our list of products that will be available in our store: Completed
- Establishing business relationship with vendors – key players in the industry: In Progress
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Table of contents, conduct market research and develop a business plan, choose the right location, set up the farm infrastructure, purchase day-old chicks and feed, care for the broiler chickens, monitor and manage growth, market your broiler chickens, keep detailed records, manage finances, expand and diversify, how much does it cost to start a broiler chicken poultry farm, what is 45 days chicken business plan, how much space do 100 broiler chickens need, what is the maturity age for broilers.
Broiler chicken farming is a profitable and rewarding venture for anyone interested in poultry farming. It involves rearing and raising broiler chickens for meat production, which is in high demand in the market. However, starting a successful broiler chicken farming business requires careful planning, effective management, and proper care. Below we learn about the broiler poultry farm business plan, broiler poultry farm business cost, and 10 steps to starting your own broiler chicken farm business.
How to Start Broiler Chicken Farming in 10 Steps
The first step is to research the market demand for broiler chicken and create a business plan. Determine the size of the farm, the breed of chicken, the location, the start-up cost, and the expected revenue. A business plan will help identify the business’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Selecting the right location is critical to the success of broiler chicken farming. Look for a location with adequate water supply, good drainage, electricity, and access roads. It is also important to check for zoning and environmental regulations.
This includes the chicken house, feeding and watering system, lighting, ventilation, heating, and waste management. The chicken house should be spacious enough to accommodate the number of birds you plan to rear.
After the farm infrastructure is set up, the next step is purchasing day-old chicks and feeding. Purchase from a reputable hatchery and choose the breed of chicken that suits your farming goals. Feeds should be high-quality and well-balanced to ensure the birds grow fast and healthy.
The care of broiler chickens is crucial to their growth and development. The birds should be kept in a clean and comfortable environment, and their feeding and watering system should be regularly checked and cleaned. They should also receive adequate vaccinations and medication to prevent diseases.
As the broiler chickens grow, monitoring their growth and managing their feeding is important to ensure they reach their full potential. This includes adjusting the feed quantity and quality and monitoring their weight gain and overall health.
Once your broiler chickens are ready for sale, it is time to start marketing them. Consider selling to local grocery stores and restaurants or directly to consumers at farmers’ markets or through online platforms. Building relationships with potential buyers is crucial to establishing a steady market for your broiler chickens.
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Keeping detailed records of your broiler chicken farming operation is important for monitoring the success of your business, making informed decisions, and complying with regulations. Recordkeeping should include bird inventory, feed and medication usage, expenses, and revenue.
Effective financial management is essential for the success of your broiler chicken farm. This includes tracking income and expenses, creating a budget, and seeking financing if needed. Be sure to also plan for unexpected costs, such as equipment repairs or unforeseen medical expenses for the birds.
Consider expanding and diversifying as your broiler chicken farming business grows and becomes more profitable. This can include increasing the size of your operation, adding new breeds of chickens, or exploring other agricultural ventures that complement your broiler chicken farm.
Commonly Asked Questions About Broiler Chicken Farming
The cost of starting a broiler chicken poultry farm can vary depending on several factors, including the location, size of the farm, and the cost of materials and equipment. Generally, the startup costs can range from $10,000 to $50,000 or more. The primary expenses for starting a broiler chicken farm include acquiring land, constructing a poultry house, purchasing chicks, feed, and necessary equipment such as feeders, waterers, and lighting.
Additional costs include labor, utilities, and permits. It’s essential to have a well-developed business plan that includes a comprehensive budget and financial projections to determine the exact cost of starting and running your broiler chicken farm. While the initial investment can be significant, a well-managed broiler chicken farm can generate substantial profits and provide a rewarding business opportunity.
A 45-day chicken business plan is a strategy designed to maximize profits in the poultry industry within a 45-day timeframe. The plan involves several stages, including raising the chicks, managing their nutrition and health, and ensuring they grow to a marketable size. The plan’s ultimate goal is to sell the chickens at a profit to wholesalers or consumers.
Successful implementation of this plan requires careful planning, a well-equipped farm, and knowledge of market trends and demands. The 45-day chicken business plan is a popular approach among poultry farmers due to its short duration and potential for quick returns on investment.
The amount of space needed for 100 broiler chickens depends on various factors such as the chickens’ age, weight, and type of housing used. However, as a general guideline, 100 broiler chickens require at least 200 square feet of floor space in well-ventilated and properly insulated housing. This space should be divided into different sections for feeding, watering, and resting to prevent overcrowding and reduce the risk of disease outbreaks.
Adequate space allows the chickens to move around, stretch their wings, and exercise, contributing to their overall health and welfare. It is important to note that providing more space than the minimum requirement may lead to better growth and meat quality and reduced stress and mortality rates.
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The maturity age for broilers, which are chickens raised for meat production, varies depending on several factors, such as breed, feed, and management practices. Generally, broilers reach maturity at around 6 to 8 weeks, at which point they are ready for processing. However, some breeds may take longer to mature, and certain management practices, such as restricted feeding or growth promoters, may accelerate their growth and shorten the time to maturity.
In conclusion, starting a broiler chicken farming business requires careful planning, effective management, and proper care. With dedication, hard work, and attention to detail, you can build a thriving broiler chicken farming business and achieve your goals.
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