Livestock feed production is the manufacturing of animal feed like poultry or chicken feed, cattle feed, goat feed, dog food, bird food, and several other types, with raw agricultural ingredients like corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives and minerals, and formulates them into a nutritious feed tailored for a production animal’s specific dietary needs.
1). Create Your Feed Formula:
After choosing the type of livestock feed you want to produce, the next step is to create a feed formula for them. Each livestock feed would be different from the other, as chicken feed would be different from fish feed. You’d then need to study the nutritional requirements of each animal, so you can determine how best to create a feed that can lead to high yields.
Some basics that could make up your animal feed include corn, wheat, sorghum, forage, vitamins, additives, and minerals. Making animal feed from a good mixture of some of these will result in a highly nutritious product.
But it’s best you attend a series of seminars on how to make high quality animal feed, so you can get the best results.
2). Purchase And Mix The Feed Ingredients:
After drawing up a great formula, purchasing the pieces you’d need to make your high-valued feed is the next step.
Some ingredients to get include maize, oyster shells, soybean, wheat offal, minerals, common salt, corn, wheat, and several others.
When your suppliers bring in the ingredients, they’re to be weighed, tested, and analysed for different nutrients to ensure their quality and safety. This will help nutritionists to even formulate better livestock feed for specific species.
3). Get The Feed Equipment & Machinery:
Some very important livestock feed equipment and machinery you must acquire for a maximum output are:
- Blenders & Mixers
- Steam boiler
- Bag sewers
4). Package Your Livestock Feed:
After manufacturing your livestock feed, the next step is to package it right for the market. It is always best to follow the standards of the most successful product out there. By doing this, your packaging will ring a quality alarm anytime a person comes across your product in the market for the first time.
5). Market The Livestock Feed:
To sell your livestock feed, there are many ways you could go about it. Some of these are:
- Building a periodic supply chain to stores
- Owning a distribution outlet
- Building an 0n-field sales team
And several others.