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How to Start a Small Scale Livestock Feeds Production Business in Nigeria


Food is very important to the survival of not just human beings alone but to animals as well.

Animals need food to survive but they are also a source we human beings get our protein intake. The modern livestock farming system in Nigeria unlike the traditional farming systems requires that poultry birds, fish, and other domestic animals be kept in an enclosure where they can be adequately feed with formulated food for proper nourishment.

Small Scale Livestock Feeds Production Business in Nigeria

Demand for Livestock Feeds

Livestock animals that are properly feed will grow rapidly; produce enough milk, eggs, meat and other products a livestock farmer in Nigeria can sell to make sufficient profits to cater for his family. Livestock feeds are produced or formulated artificially using a combination of certain elements like carbohydrate, protein, vitamins and minerals that will help nourish animals.

The different types of livestock feeds that is being produced by feed millers in Nigeria are as follows.  Chicks mash, broilers mash, growers mash, layers mash e.t.c

Livestock feeds production is a very profitable business, the demand for animal feeds in Nigeria is high due to the fact that, livestock farmers can’t do with out feeding their animals except they want to go out of business.

You can start a small scale livestock feed production in Nigeria without regrets because it is very certain you will make enough cash doing the business. But before you start livestock feed production business, you will need to acquire some valuable skills in feeds formulation and marketing.

These two important factors, will largely determine how  successful you r feed milling business will be; if the feeds you produce is not properly  formulated  by not mixing  the right combination of nutrients needed your customers will stop to buying from you. Also you must add some creativity to your marketing to get more customers and make more sales.

How to start a small scale Livestock feeds production business in Nigeria

Requirement for Livestock Feeds production 

Basic requirements for starting a small scale livestock feeds production business

Below are some basic requirements for starting a small scale livestock feeds production business.

Requirement for 100bags installed capacity.

Factory space, this is the place where your production machines/equipments will be installed and also where you will keep you raw materials/finished

Grinding machine (locally fabricated hammer mill)

Mixing machine.

Weighing machine

Stand by Power generator.

Customized Bags for packaging

Livestock Feeds production raw material.

Livestock feeds Production Process

How to start a small scale Livestock feeds production business in Nigeria (Production process)

The production process for livestock feeds in Nigeria, involves weighing, grinding and mixing together of all the different feeds raw materials such as maize, bone ash, ground nut cake e.t.c.  Actually the production process for all livestock feeds are the same the only difference is in formulation.

Capital required.

To start livestock feeds production in Nigeria; you will need about N1,400,000/$9500 for purchasing the equipment listed above and at least N200, 000/$1500 initial raw materials.

Please note, the above figure doesn’t include the cost of renting a factory space as this depends on your location and the size of space you desire.

How to start a small scale Livestock feeds production business in Nigeria

Start marketing your livestock feeds

As a livestock feeds miller in Nigeria, you can sell your products to farmers directly, have your own sales point where you can sell directly to customers and also you can produce feeds for other people who bring their raw materials/formulation and charge them some fees for using your facility.


For wider patronage, you can put some advert in most national dailies newspapers in Nigeria to help create awareness for your products.

The cost of producing a bag of livestock feed say  for one bag of broiler mash is N1400/$10bag and the selling price is N2000/$14.

The profit made from one bag is N600/$4. Therefore if you can produce 100bags /day and you are sure of making N1, 500000/$10,000/month with sound marketing in place.
To get an up to date comprehensive feasibility studies on how to setup and make profit with your own Livestock feeds production business in Nigeria (cost N5,000/copy)

To Order a copy please pay the sum of N5, 000 into GTbank, Account (Bank Transfer)

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I wish you success!

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  2. olalolola olalolola November 9, 2015

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  3. Ibrahim Alhassan Ibrahim Alhassan November 25, 2015

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  4. Yakubu Badarawa Yakubu Badarawa March 6, 2016

    Please send me up to date comprehensive feasibility studies on how to set-up profitable livestock feed production business in Nigeria.

  5. Chynon Duru Chynon Duru April 3, 2016

    This is good information. But I will need to know more about the startup process. Therefore, I will love to have a meeting with you asap. Send me your address and when you will be available.

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  6. omage idowu omage idowu May 31, 2016

    hello pls am interested in the training of how to produce livestock feed.

  7. olorunda j o olorunda j o July 6, 2016

    It is very educative informative write up i am interested in the comprehensive feasibility sudies on how to set up profitable livestock feed mill . Regards

  8. okey Ezemeka okey Ezemeka July 12, 2016

    Good explanation but brief,will still have some questions when i receive your response

  9. Aribibia G Aribibia G July 12, 2016

    Hello i need skill in feed formulated and marketing, i live in Port-Harcourt pls


    Nice information. I need to set up a feed mill in Kaduna State. What are your charges to get things done. I will appreciate your response ASAP.

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  11. Jane Okoye Jane Okoye July 15, 2016

    please.i need contact details of some poultry feed materials like soya bean cake ,soya meal fish.meal and.groundmut cake

  12. Adeyinka M Adewunmi Adeyinka M Adewunmi July 24, 2016

    I will like to establish a livestock feed mill before I retire, so I will need the right equipment, support of animal nutritionist for correct formulation for both poultry & fish feeds which I want to start with. If possible, training support

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  14. UCHE UWA UCHE UWA August 8, 2016

    can coconut chaff be added in livestock production. thanx.

    • Abubakar Ahmad Abubakar Ahmad September 14, 2016

      I want enbark on cows and sheep feeds for fattening and i know their fomulation will be defrent from that of chickens how can i get their fomulation?

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  15. OBED ATU OBED ATU October 20, 2016

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  18. Moses Omo Moses Omo January 4, 2017

    I want to be a supplier of livestock feeds. I need a clue on how to go

  19. Tony Tony March 12, 2017

    Hello good day, please I need to acquire skills on feed formulation and marketing also a comprehensive feasibility study on setting up a livestock feed mill in Uyo. Please I await your response asap

  20. Emily Adenike Emily Adenike March 27, 2017

    Hello sir, please I will need the details about how to start small scale production of chicken and fish feed materials and machines


    Good day Sir,Am delighted in ur publication on how to start a small scale poultry feed production in Nigeria. Sir i am highly interested, infact i’ve made move to register and have a business name on d same subject you mentioned above.please guide me on how to set it up to full production level. I will be grateful. Thank you.

    • 244OgeKweFoli153 244OgeKweFoli153 Post author | July 24, 2017

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