The chicken farming business plan needs to account for all the costs of running a chicken farm while still showing that it can be a profitable undertaking for your company. Obviously chickens provide several potential revenue streams—eggs, meat, and live fowl—but your business plan should focus on whichever of these sales opportunities holds the most appeal. This might depend on your area of operations, the way the business will be set up, the people who are your most common product off-takers, or the way you've done business to date. A chicken farm that's already earning revenues (i.e., an existing business) should have a past performance table showing investors or lenders what your profit and loss statements have been to over the past few years. A start-up needs a use of funds table showing how you'll apply your seed capital, along with answers to these:
• How many chickens will the farm have at any given time?
• What is the expected mortality rate?
• Can you list out the risks and threats to your business model?
• What seasonality will there be to your chicken farm (and its financials)?
• What staff will be required and how will these individuals be compensated?
The chicken farming business plan will need to have at least a short market analysis that investigates the likelihood of your sales potential in the market in question. What other alternatives are available to customers? Where are the competing chicken farms, and what volume do they achieve? Are there complaints about these businesses online that might help inform your own operational strategy? The business plan will also need to have a management team description (highlight any experience you have in farming or the agricultural/livestock industry), a marketing plan (show the ways you'll promote the chicken/chicken products to buyers), and a 3-year forecast of revenues and expenses. The business plan for a chicken farm doesn't have to be hard—the group of industry-leading business planners at MasterPlans.com can take care of the entire draft for you. Call 877-453-2011 today!
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