Broiler poultry farming business is a very profitable venture to start in South Africa, with lucrative returns. The demand for chicken in South Africa is very high, in excess of 2 million tonnes per annum. In South Africa, broiler poultry meat has the highest per capita consumption than all other meats. This is the case as chicken remains the most affordable source of animal protein in South Africa.

The model of this business is raising broiler chickens for sale. How you’re going to sell them can be varied depending on your target niche. In principle, your choice of target market will be informed by your scale of production. Some of the sales avenues are selling them as live birds, selling them after slaughtering as whole birds or selling them as apportioned chicken pieces. This article will outline how to start a broiler poultry farming business in South Africa, and the broiler poultry farming business plan – PDF, Word and Excel.

Before you start a broiler chicken farming business in South Africa, there are some important decisions which you have to make. You have to decide on the size of your broiler chicken production business ie how many broilers you will have at your poultry farm.  You also have to decide on the location of your broiler poultry farm, and your target market. The size of your broiler poultry farming business will depend on the amount of capital you have, the size of the land, and your target market. It’s important that you get a good broiler chicken farming business plan before you start the broiler poultry farming business in South Africa.

Land for Broiler Poultry Farming Business

You need land – this is where you will build the poultry broiler housing. Sustainability of the land must be thoroughly assessed beforehand. The location must be very strategic i.e. near major road networks, with reliable water supply, near the market and close to cheap labour. The size of the land your business require will depend on the scale of your broiler chicken farming business.

Housing and Equipment for Broiler Chicken Production Business

Proper housing is required for your broiler chickens. For small scale broiler poultry farming business you can make use of existing infrastructure that you have. However for medium to large scale commercial broiler poultry farming business, you have to construct broiler poultry housing designed specifically for the broilers.

Broiler chickens are sensitive to fluctuating or extreme temperatures. This means that your broiler housing must ensure properly regulated and optimum temperatures suited for the birds. The broiler chicken house should have adequate ventilation and lighting. Your monitoring devices are the actual chickens themselves; close attention will inform you on whether or not the conditions are optimum. When the temperature is too high chickens tend to hyperventilate i.e. their breathing rate is elevated and you see this by their breathing as if they’re gasping for air. If the temperature is too low they have a tendency to crowd and squeeze themselves in a corner or at one spot. The other consideration on housing is to avoid direct sunlight – you can achieve this by aligning your housing unit along an east to west latitude.

The broiler chicken housing unit must also allow for adequate and free movement for each bird. Each broiler bird need about 0.1 square metres. Some of the key equipment needed for a broiler poultry farming business include feeders, drinkers and lighting system. Your broiler chicken farming business plan should take into consideration the costs of purchasing equipment and broiler housing.

Broiler Day Old Chicks

Broiler day old chicks are required when starting a broiler poultry farming business in South Africa. When purchasing the day old chicks please do your homework prior. It’s important to buy day old chicks from reputable and professional suppliers. Getting good quality day old chicks plays a pivotal role in producing broiler chickens with high growth potential and good quality broiler poultry meat. Poor quality day old chicks will result in high mortality rates and poor growth. If possible, make your choice based on other people’s past or current experiences with the various suppliers of day old chicks in South Africa. After purchasing the broiler day old chicks, transport them carefully as they will need to be handled with care to avoid mortality. Your commercial broiler poultry farming business plan should include the costs of purchasing day old chicks.

Broiler Poultry Farming Business in South Africa

Broiler Chicks

Feed and Nutrition for Broiler Chickens

Poultry feeds and water are necessary for meat production, resistance to diseases and growth. To maximise profit in the commercial broiler chicken farming business, you should minimise the costs, minimise mortality, and optimise for the target weight of the broilers. You should give broiler feeds to your chickens. There are many stock feed companies in South Africa which sell broiler chicken feeds. Broiler chicken feeds are formulated to provide all the necessary nutrients required for the health and efficient growth of the chickens. There are 3 types of broiler feeds which you should give to your birds depending on their growth stage. These are Broiler Starter feeds, Broiler Grower Feeds and Broiler Finisher Feeds. Ensure that you give adequate feed and water to your broilers. Your broiler production business plan should take into account the cost of the broiler feeds.

Management and Labour

The number of employees needed for your broiler farming business will depend on the size of your broiler poultry farm. At the minimum you need broiler poultry attendants who will keep the chickens. Their duties include feeding the broilers, providing water to the broilers, cleaning and disinfecting the building and equipment, removal of litter and other day to day duties. Your broiler farming business plan should take into account the salaries and wages of your employees. 

Market for Broiler Chickens in South Africa

The demand for chicken in South Africa is very high, in excess of 2 million tonnes per annum. South Africa doesn’t produce sufficient quantities of broiler meat to satisfy its demand, with the shortfall addressed through imports, mainly from Brazil.  Chicken is the most consumed meat in South Africa. You can supply your broiler chickens to individuals, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, butcheries, abattoirs and organisations.

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 in South Africa, purchase our broiler chicken farming business plan. We decided to introduce the business plans after noting that many South Africans were venturing into the broiler chicken production business without a full understanding of the industry, market, how to run the business, the risks involved, profitability of the business and the costs involved, leading to a high failure rate of their businesses.

Our business plan will make it easier for you to launch and run a broiler poultry production 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 the broiler poultry business plan will lay out all the costs involved in setting up and running the broiler farming business. The business plan is designed specifically for the South African market.

USES OF THE BROILER CHICKEN FARMING BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)

The broiler production 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 chicken farming business
  • As a broiler poultry farming project proposal
  • Assessing profitability of the poultry farming business in South Africa
  • 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 BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)

The business plan includes, but not limited to:

  • Market Analysis
  • Industry Analysis
  • 5 Year Automated Financial Statements [ Income statements, cash flow statements, balance sheets, monthly cash flow projections (3 years monthly cash flow projections, the remaining two years annually),break even analysis, payback period analysis, start-up costs, financial graphs, revenue and expenses, Bank Loan Amortisation]
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Risk Analysis
  • SWOT & PEST Analysis
  • Operational Requirements
  • Broiler poultry farming guide (Technical Details of how to house, feed and raise the broiler chickens)
  • Operational Strategy
  • Why some South Africans in broiler production business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
  • Ways to raise capital to start your broiler poultry farming business in South Africa
  • Directory [Contact Details for South African suppliers of feeds, equipment, day old chicks,  poultry housing construction, contacts of broiler poultry farming training companies in South Africa, contacts of poultry farming organisations in South Africa]

The Broiler Chicken Farming Business Plan package consist of 5 files

  1. Broiler Poultry Farming Business Plan – PDF file (Comprehensive – 79 pages)
  2. Broiler Chicken Farming Business Plan – Editable Word File (Comprehensive – 79 pages)
  3. Broiler Poultry Production Business Plan Funding Version – Editable Word File (Short version for applying for a loan – 42 pages)
  4. Broiler Chicken Production Business Plan Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel file)
  5. Poultry Abattoirs in South Africa -Supplementary PDF File

The financial statements are automated. This implies that you can change eg the number of broiler chickens, price of broilers etc, and all the other financial statements will automatically adjust to reflect the change. 

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