How do you start an animal feed factory?
Animal feed is the food that livestock consume in animal husbandry. As demand grows, the price of these feeds will also rise steadily, generating profits for business owners. Hence, the future prospects for the business look good due to the growing demand for animal products. It is an environmentally protecting green industry and continuous development industry.
To Start an animal feed factory, there are several factors to be considered.
Firstly the capital, Second the raw material, the third the equipment, The fourth the technique. The fifth is the place.
How to get capital of animal feed factory starting
The investment of the factory includes the investment of building the factory, the investment of buying equipment, investment of buying raw material and investment of the energy-consuming, and investment of labor cost.
You can consult with relative companies, then you will know how much you need to start the company.
You need two types of capital to run any feed production business: fixed capital and working capital. Fixed capital is a one-time investment required to manufacture a product. It is used for machinery, setting up factories, and similar expenses. Working capital is used to pay salaries, overheads, raw materials, transportation, warehousing, etc.
You can also use bank financing.
How to get the raw material?
You need to know what kind of material can be used for producing animal feed.
Normally below material, all can be used for animal feed raw material:
Animal-derived ingredients (usually divided into non-animal and animal-derived products)
Extract protein (such as meat meal, blood meal, animal fat products, etc.)
Spray drying (for example, spray drying plasma)
Hydrolyzed protein (ex. a by-product of the production process of human heparin)
Ingredients of non-animal origin
Vitamins and amino acids
Other feed ingredients (such as antibacterial agents, fragrances, etc.)
You can choose raw material according to which kind of animal feed you produce, such as cattle, pig, sheep, etc, and choose the raw material you can get easily and cheap in the local place.
How to get the equipment for the animal feed factory?
You can get equipment from animal feed manufacturers. Much professional equipment is manufactured in China. They have a full set of the Feed production line, can provide all the equipment required for your factory.
For small production capacity below 1 ton per hr. The production line is simple, suitable for farm or personal use.
For big capacity production line from 1 ton per hr to 20 ton per hr. This will be suitable for industrial production. The production equipment will include:
Crushing equipment, batching system, Mixing machine, feed pelleting machine, cooling machine, Screening machine, packing machine, and the control system.
You can also get floor plans from the machine manufacturers.
How to get the technique of animal feed production?
For formula and production methods, you can get them from feed machine manufacturers. They can provide the normal production technique and train your staff. Provide the after-sale service.
At the same time, you can learn from the other old factories the experience and technique for production. You can hair experience engineer for the production. Every factory keeps its own technique on material, product, and production and develops the product range every year.
You can have a professional technique team for that.
How much room does it need?
For an animal feed factory, for a small production capacity below 1 ton per hr, it only needs open land or a yard.
For a big capacity factory, all the equipment is positioned in a vertical way, so the factory room needs to be high enough, the height will be according to the floor plan drawing. Also, it needs a place to store raw materials and finished products. You can have a good plan when you consult the equipment with the machine manufacturer.