Animal feed manufacturing at Tuakau Grains New Zealand plays a pivotal role in overall production of food for cattle, poultry, hogs and livestock. According to a recent survey, feed manufacturing is a million dollar business and that is exactly why some of the breeders have their own on-site feed manufacturing plants.
Therefore, if you are interested in venturing in this particular business, read the following points to learn more about how this industry operates.
- Capital Investment Requirements:
Just like any other attractive business, feed manufacturing also requires a lot of capital investment. You have to buy manufacturing machines such as broilers, bagging equipment, conveyers, mixers, computer process control etc. and all of this requires a lot of money to accomplish specially in New Zealand. Huge inventory management is another thing you need to consider if you want to register your name in the list of successful animal feed suppliers. Feed manufacturers try to make most of fluctuating prices of feed ingredients by buying in bulk when prices are low.
- Formulation of Animal Feed:
The feed you are manufacturing should be able to meet the nutritional requirements of the animals while keeping business profitable for you. Obviously, you need to formulate the feed that can help animals to remains strong and healthy at the lowest possible cost. The ingredients of animals are usually very costly such as feed grains, oilseed mill and meat products and special ingredients like orange rinds and dried coffee residues. Similarly, you will also need to consult feed nutritionists and use special software in order to formulate a perfect diet that will further add to your expenditure.
- Feed Distributions:
All the successful feed suppliers have a compact and quick feed distribution system. In this regard, it is more expensive to distribute feeds directly to retailers as it requires extra packaging. Food packaging is also important because if your packing fails to meet minimum regulatory requirements, your entire stock can be declared misbranded. Similarly, you might also need to obtain a food license to run an feed manufacturing company.
Above are some of the points you need to consider before investing in animal feed industry. If you think you can overcome these difficulties then a bright and successful future is waiting for you. Further more information regarding animal feed can be viewed here