This is an example poultry farming project report ‘bird feed’ section…
How important a point is feed within your poultry farming project planning?
As a topic, is it really worthy enough of having a cost break down all to itself?
Highly significant. A majority cost factor for any commercial poultry farm.
As a critical success factor of commercial poultry farming in this day, cost of bird feed is often a maker or breaker of either a layer or broiler business.
Getting a firm handle on feed costing early on within your poultry farming project, will assist you greatly in maximising ROI (return on investment).
In the example above...
The cost of feed is approximated at Rs.20 per kilogram of feed.
Then there is a cost for the estimated feed demand of a batch of birds.
At this stage we remember the batch size within this example being 2,000 chicks per batch...
Actually, 2,100 chicks, including expected bird mortality rate, this is the figure preferred for feed cost projections.
Although 100 birds are expected to die, we don't want to 'under'subscribe feed should we achieve a better rate of flock survival.
But...how did we arrive at the figure quoted above of 94,479 kg of feed consumed per batch of 2,100 birds?
According to the FAO guidelines, the average amount of feed consumed by one single batch of 100 layer birds from day 1 to week 72 is 4,499 kilograms.
If we have a batch size (+ mortality rate) of 2,100 birds - that would equate to 21x the feed amount above.
= 94,479 kg of feed consumed per batch of layer birds
And to get to the annual cost of feed bought of Rs. 7,558,320...we simply multiplied 94,479 kg of feed per batch by 4 batches on average bought per annum under 1+1+5 system...then, multiplied again by Rs. 20 per kg.