How To Start An Animal Feed Production Business In Ghana

Animal feed production. Sometimes when We look at the
scope of things with regards to business opportunities in
Ghana, We often moved to thank God for the country.

So many business guidelines has been provided on this
platform free of charge as a way of encouraging everyone to
see the ones they could individually do and keep poverty at

Good enough, thousands of Ghanaian entrepreneurs are
not sleeping over it as many startups are springing up
almost on daily basis.

With complete knowledge provided
on to go into any type of business of

Undauntedly and in our continual efforts in having various
lucrative business ideas provided for you, we are here
again drawing your attentions to another cool business that
could be done from home while quietly but continually
smiling to the banks and living the life of your choice.

We know by now, that it’s no longer a new thing hearing that
both big and small scale livestock farmers in Ghana are
making it so big that some of them are presently said to be
competing with oil dealers in terms of money and in an
enviable lifestyles.

Another big but new thing happening now is that, animal
feed production has suddenly become child of necessity as
the result of having so many thriving livestock farms in
Ghana with huge amount of money exchanging hands on
regular basis.

Yes, in case you don’t know or haven’t paid
enough attentions towards that angle, Animal feed
production is the next big thing in the country.

People are bagging money right from their homes
producing bags of livestock feed day in day out!

Are you
interested in this business ?

Hold your breathe as we take
you through the basics on how to start this money making
business right from any place of your choice and in any
scale that you can afford.

Livestock farmers both big and small scale, all have one
thing in mind and that is providing their teeming customers
with healthy and fat animals which in turn yields the needed
profits to them and you are in millions if you can key into
this position by giving them what would help them to
achieve that objective.

For instance, if a single catfish could weigh up to a
kilogram and half instead of having 2 or 3 to achieve that,
the farmer stands to make much gain as you can see and
that solely depends on good feed made with right

Livestock farming in Ghana is attracting much investors
which gives rise to feed production boom, and one top
secret to feed production business is that, it enjoys low
competition because people are concentrating more in
farming because of what they are making from that alone.

So we are of the opinion that this sector is worthy to be
looked into and more so, as it could be started on a very
low scale with limited fund and be grown from there.

Even if you don’t have money to start it right away, you can
leverage from those that have the equipment and grow your
customer base and make enough money to procure your
own equipment for full time production in shortest time

What you need to start is.
Getting the right formula, which is the ingredients to put and
the ratio to be used.

This is what usually give producers an
edge over others.

So, as a new entrant with lean purse, do
some research and come up with a unique formula and look
for feed producers with the needed equipment to rent from
to produce your own brand.

Embark on aggressive marketing by giving sample feeding
to farmers, do that over and over and within a short time,
you are sure to have your own machine for maximum

Requirements For Animal feed Production

1. Get your formula:

With the right knowledge of where you want to specialize in,
spend some time to learn about the nutritional needs.

eg, the combination for chicken feeds is different from that
of catfish, likewise those of other livestock.

This is where
you need the assistance of an animal nutritionist to help
you come up with the right formula.

2. Ingredients:

You need to purchase the following ingredients for

Maize, Corn, Cassava grits for energy, Wheat
offal as a source of protein, Noodle wastes for carbohydrate
and Proteins, Soybean meal, Fish meals Palm kernel cake,
Oyster shells, Bone meals, Minerals and common Salt.


These are the equipment you would need to start a full
animal feed production on your own.

Grinders, wet and dry,
Mixers Wet/dry, Pellets, cooker, freezer, crumblier,
Elevators, Conveyors, Sifter, Weighing scales, Steam boiler,
Sealers and Bag sewers and Packaging bag. If you find this
hard to come by, no problem, some effective custom made
are readily available to choose from for your business and
its size.


This is so important because the size of your feeds either
hold or scare your customers away.

Give them various
sizes to choose from and make sure to stick with what you
are known for.

5. Marketing:

This is an area that every aspiring feed producers fear most
and they are right because they can only make money by
having their products sold repeatedly.

The only solution to this, is to market, market and market!
Have enough samples with you any time you are out there
and always leave your means of contacts with your
prospective customers.

Get sales representatives and give them enough incentive
to keep them motivated to be up and doing.

Warning: Do not put them on a fixed salary.

Let their
earning be based on commissions because they would be
encouraged to work harder for more pay.

Have your own outlets if you can afford that.

You can as
well supply to livestock feed stores while you leave your
contact address with them but do not hope to get a direct
referrals from them as that would cut their customers from
them, instead, have your contacts discretely inserted into
the bag if an end user wishes, he can contact you from

Another good idea is to have few trusted farmers in your list
and supply them more than enough of what they can use
within some stipulated time and be directing customers
there, that is another way of indirectly having some outlets
for your products.

Online too, is another avenue that you can sell your

By the time you are through with the necessary
inquiries from some livestock farmers during your market
surveying, you would have come up with enough strategies
to employ and have your productions stand out among the
rest as that could as well help you to know the price tags
on your products without hurting your investments

Wishing you success as you embark on this
interesting endeavor.

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