What is poultry transport & logistics?
Poultry transport & logistics is the process of physically taking hold on farming inputs from suppliers and also delivering outputs to customers.
Why are poultry transport and logistics important?
Poultry transport links are critical to keeping your enterprise connected to its stakeholders.
Your poultry farm will rely on the ease and security of you:
- receiving input
- distributing output
…in order to make predictable profits
Inputs such as:
- water (if received by delivery)
…all facilitate mission-critical aspects of successfully rearing your flocks of either layers or broilers.
Whilst a lot of focus on starting a poultry farm can be placed upon production and finances,
The practicality of getting your product eggs or meat to market should not be overlooked.
Location greatly influences expediency.
Where you are, dictates:
- how easily you can get to other places
- and how easily others can get to you
It must be remembered that poultry transport is a recurring business cost.
The more complicated your logistics or transport set-up,
The greater your cost.
Coupled with this, is the key quality of responsiveness.
As a producer, being able to connect in person with other stakeholders helps to build relationships.
Physical distance can lead to mental distance.
Being practically close helps build stronger commercial ties.
Also, the suitability of the vehicles you use for carriage also play their part in you getting optimal results.
Economies are achieved by vehicles that offer:
- enough capacity
- suitable containers for produce (broiler birds or eggs)
- fuel efficiency
Capital upfront cost is an outlay.
But if the right features are acquired, the economies bring back worthy rewards.
Proximity is one thing, but the route can bear a much greater dividend (benefit) if chosen well.
Consider this factor when choosing the most suitable land for your poultry farm.
In advance of purchase,
Consider a location which will help your business reach:
- local markets
- major roads
- public transport services etc.
Getting a farm property with ample:
- vehicular access
- roadside frontage
…without any planning permission would be a great advantage.
Moving product or supplies on and off-site will be routine.
Make sure your land is best situated for accommodating vehicular traffic, with minimal neighbourhood disturbance.
Consider the most cost-effective and convenient vehicles for transporting product for your poultry farm.
Vehicles are capital expenses,
But their value contribution to your farm makes them assets.
They generate profit by making the all-important transit connect between your poultry farm and your customers.
Invest in the best fit vehicle for the job.
Whether your product is live birds, carcasses or eggs – the containers used for delivery makes all the difference.
Especially when you are transporting live birds,
The benefits of getting all birds to their destination safe and sound speak for themselves.
In such cases, module containers work out MUCH better than cages – minimising bird death and injury in transit.
Eggs are fragile cargo too.
Choose containers that will not only preserve but be sturdy enough to stack well.