When we talk of commodities that are always on high demand then eggs are definitely one of them. Eggs are a key ingredient in many cooking processes thus making them a key feature of day to day meals. Starting a poultry egg farming business in South Africa is very profitable. The other beauty of the layers farming business lies in the fact that it’s not labour intensive. At full throttle, the crux of the egg production business becomes just serving the feeds and water along with picking the eggs and packaging them for sale. So it’s a relatively easy business to start. This article will outline how to start a poultry egg farming business in South Africa, and the layers poultry egg farming business plan – PDF, Word and Excel.

Before you start a layers farming business in South Africa, there are some important decisions which you have to make. You have to decide on the size of your layers egg production business ie how many layer birds you will have at your poultry farm.  You also have to decide on the location of your poultry layers farm, and your target market. The size of your poultry egg 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 layers chickens egg production business plan before you start the chicken egg production business in South Africa.

Land for Poultry Egg Farming Business

You need land – this is where you will build the poultry layers 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 egg layers farming business.

Housing and Equipment for Layers Egg Production Business

You need proper housing for your poultry layers. When you setup housing units for your layers chickens, pay attention to spacing, ventilation and lighting as these are central to providing an optimum environment for egg production. Layers chickens do not cope well with extreme temperatures. So it’s necessary to keep them in an environment that will enable them to maintain their thermal balance. Proper lighting is necessary as it stimulates the layers chickens to lay eggs.

The type of layers housing and equipment you need will depend on the production system you are using. You can use the deep litter system or the cage system. The deep litter system is essentially floor-based and entails the covering of the floor with bedding such straw and wood shavings. The cage system simply means the layers hens will be kept in cages throughout their productive life time. These cages will be placed in a poultry layers house. The equipment required for a layers poultry egg farming business include drinkers, feeders, and nest boxes. If you are using the cage system, you will require the layers cages. The poultry layer cages usually have inbuilt equipment ie drinking & feeding equipment plus the egg collection system. So when you are using the layers cage system, there will be no need to buy the other extra equipment.

Your poultry layers farming business plan should include the costs of purchasing the equipment and the layers housing.

Point of Lay Hens / Layer Chicks

You can start your layers egg farming business by buying point of lay layers or day old layer chicks. If you buy day old layer chicks, you will have to raise them till they are 19 weeks, which is the time they will start to lay eggs. It’s much better to start by your layers egg production business in South Africa by buying point of lay pullets/layers. These are 19-21 week old layers, which would have just started laying eggs.

You should purchase your day old layer chicks or point of lay pullets from reputable and professional suppliers where the parent stocks are well managed. Layers chicks and point of lay pullets from different farmers vary in terms of quality. The quality of your layer chicks or point of lay hens will play an important role in determining the success of your poultry layers egg production business. Point of lay hens which are not well vaccinated will have a low egg production rate and high mortality. Your layer farming business plan should take into account the cost of purchasing the point of lay pullets.

Feeds for the layers

Layers feeds are needed and there are important things to consider here. First off, buy the right feeds (from reputable companies) and feed strictly according to laid down guidelines. The layers should get the right type of feeds in the right quantities for them to produce eggs efficiently. There are many feed companies in South Africa which sell layers feeds. It’s also wise not to interchange different brands of layers feeds – it’s advisable to stick to one brand. Layers also require plenty of water for them to produce eggs efficiently. Feed and water must be available throughout the day. Your layers chickens egg production business plan should take into account the cost of the layers feed.

Management and Labour

The number of employees needed for your layers egg farming business will depend on the size of your poultry egg production business. At the minimum you need poultry attendants who will keep the layers. Their duties include feeding the layers, providing water to the hens, egg collection, removal of litter and cleaning. Your poultry egg farming business plan should take into account the salaries and wages of your employees. 

Market for eggs in South Africa

Eggs are considered an alternative cheap source of proteins. Almost every household consumes boiled or fried eggs. Eggs are also used for baking, and in the preparation of other dishes.  The demand for eggs in South Africa is very high at about 7.8 billion eggs per annum. That’s a lot! The per capita egg consumption in South Africa is about 140 eggs per annum. Eggs are the fourth largest animal product sector in agriculture in South Africa, after poultry meat, beef and milk.  You can supply your eggs to individual households, supermarkets, wholesalers, restaurants, companies, hawkers etc.

Chicken Egg Production Business Plan

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PRE-WRITTEN LAYERS POULTRY EGG 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 poultry layers egg farming business in South Africa, purchase our poultry egg farming business plan. We decided to introduce the business plans after noting that many South Africans were venturing into the layers farming 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 layers chicken egg 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 layers poultry farming business plan will lay out all the costs involved in setting up and running the poultry egg farming business. The business plan is designed specifically for the South African market.

USES OF THE LAYERS EGG PRODUCTION BUSINESS PLAN (PDF, WORD AND EXCEL)

The chicken egg 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 layers chicken egg farming business
  • As a layers poultry egg farming project proposal
  • Assessing profitability of the layers 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 LAYERS CHICKENS EGG PRODUCTION 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
  • Poultry Layers farming guide (Technical Details of how to house, feed and keep the layers chickens)
  • Operational Strategy
  • Why some South Africans in the layers egg production business fail, so that you can avoid their mistakes
  • Ways to raise capital to start your chicken egg farming business in South Africa
  • Directory [Contact Details for South African suppliers of feeds, equipment, point of lay hens,  poultry housing construction, contacts of poultry farming training companies in South Africa, contacts of poultry farming organisations in South Africa]

The Chicken Egg Production Business Plan package consist of 4 files

  1. Layers Egg Production Business Plan – PDF file (Comprehensive – 80 pages)
  2. Layers Egg Farming Business Plan – Editable Word File (Comprehensive – 80 pages)
  3. Layers Egg Production Business Plan Funding Version – Editable Word File (Short version for applying for a loan – 41 pages)
  4. Layers Egg Production Business Plan Automated Financial Statements – (Editable Excel file)

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

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