What are poultry farm services?
Poultry farm services are local and regional support services which supply your enterprise with the necessary input to function correctly.
They are fellow businesses that help you deliver your product at a profit.
Why are poultry farm services important?
We just said it above…
Whilst your strive for excellence with your poultry farming business,
These businesses are your keen running mates which also are in the race to excel.
Their job is to make your poultry farm the MOST successful farm in its league.
What they will offer you should provide you with practical uplift for hitting all those business targets of yours.
In every way:
- after-sales support
- payment policy
- prestige etc.
…they should push the standard of your farm higher with every season that goes by.
At least if this isn’t the type of supplier network you have, IT SHOULD BE.
It is ‘give and take’ though – “…you only get out as much as you put in” would apply.
Be prepared to source the most advantageous supplier and services relationships for your poultry farm.
You really need to know that the businesses in the background of your offering are really serious about success.
Getting the best suppliers, products and services on-board your poultry farming business can make all the difference to your bottom line.
As a business, you want to offer the very best to your customers.
Output in many ways is only a factor of input.
Procuring optimal input for your poultry farm e.g. chicks or feed relies on you practising quality buying and procuring methods:
- evaluating shortlisting
…are all procurement activities which can make for a much more profitable poultry farming business.
Deep exploratory questioning of prospective suppliers is always a profitable endeavour.
It’s surprising how much MORE value is on offer and that they give away when you talk.
Invest in relating closely with your suppliers. It will pay off in the long run.
Ask for a sample.
Good quality suppliers will go to great lengths to ensure they put their quality upfront.
(This is even before buying.)
They know that buyer confidence is critical to clinching new business accounts.
And there are very few factors that do the business of closing deals than samples or demos.
Get your taster before you make your decision.
A good ol’ illustration always goes a long way to helping you see how something might work for you.
This is the general idea behind the humble case study.
Untold value in bringing enquiring minds right into the picture.
Ask your suppliers for a case study or two before even having your 1st sales consultation.
After careful consideration of what happened with other customers – you might just have all sorts of useful questions to ask.
Further reading: Using case studies to teach – Boston University
Forward on marketing
Suppliers who invest in effective marketing communications are willing to put their money where their mouth is.
This is investment is a sign that they believe in their product.
How do their product or service resources compare to the competition?
Grand efforts in answering those all-important questions before you make sales contact speaks volumes.
Your supplier’s products and services are solutions to your problems.
And ultimately your mastery over using supplier offerings leads to increased economic value for your business.
Savvy suppliers will spend a large budget and make MUCH effort in making sure you know their products and services just like they do.
Their customer service begins before the sale.
Further reading: Customer service starts before the sale – Peachpit
Growth indicators tend to show a business is actively investing in serving its marketplace.
It’s not a solid sign of quality, but it does mean at least they’re not slowing down.
Even better is if your prospective supplier is hiring in the customer satisfaction and service department.
A commitment to getting more bodies on board is an active investment indicator.