What is recycling poultry manure?
Recycling poultry manure is the act of collecting, storing and processing chicken droppings and converting it into agricultural fertiliser.
Poultry manure is a good source of soil-based nutrients for plants and animal livestock alike.
Why is recycling poultry manure important?
Recycling poultry manure provides income potential for your poultry farm.
A way of squeezing out even more financial return on your start-up investment.
It also if fairly labour lite, in the fact that the poultry waste needs no further work other than collection, bagging for sale.
Selling recycled poultry manure is also a great way of constructively engaging other branches of your agri-value chain.
Chicken manure is undoubtedly a very effective agricultural fertiliser.
It promotes rapid crop growth.
…how is a buyer of chicken manure going to make sure that what they are buying is good quality stuff?
Help your manure buyers gain confidence in the quality of your product (and see what they are REALLY buying),
By offering verifiable quality product.
Have it analysed and reported on with certifications of proportions and total amounts of active ingredients.
Further reading: Sampling poultry litter for nutrient testing (Missouri Edu)
With discerning buyers, you’ll only get paid for the stuff that matters.
Adding bulk will make the mix weigh more,
But will add NOTHING onto your bottom line.
Concentrate your product.
And verify to make sure every ounce counts toward your profit.
Making the delivery of manure is one thing,
But have you ever thought about how your buyer is going to handle and process the product behind the scenes?
A little thoughtfulness on your behalf can actually make their job SO much more convenient.
Such a gesture might be so well received that they may be willing to pay much more for the product/service.
Ask exploratory questions and discover what you can do to make their job a little easier.
Implement some improvements and delight your buyers.
They’ll surely reward you with loyalty.
Not every buyer is able to come and collect.
Don’t rule out meeting them either halfway, or ALL the way.
For a fee of course.
But make it cost-effective for them and solidify the value of your deal.
Keep to schedule
Again, don’t see this side hustle as some optional extra.
It’s a viable business unit which warrants its own attention and your manure customers require the same respect as your meat or egg buyers.
Just because they may not pay you as much per deal, think of the customer lifetime value.
This is where your overall poultry farm really ROI stands up.
Give advanced notice of when manure deliveries will be ready.
Stick to the script.