Start a Poultry Feed Factory in Japan, Project Plan & Cost

set up a small poultry feed factory in Japan

Set Up a Small Poultry Feed Factory

Are you planning to invest in poultry feed manufacturing industry? Here is an article about how to start a commercial poultry feed factory in Japan. Here is an article about how to start a poultry feed factory in Japan.In this article let's talk about how to make the best business plan and the cost of setting up a feed production factory.

How to Start Poultry Feed Factory in Japan

The very first thing is to do market analysis to known about the poultry feed processing industry and be clear of the local feed supply and demand of poultry feed. Then you should come up with a customized business plan based on your specific situation and needs. After that, it is time to searching for a reliable feed mill manufactuer and supplier who has rich experience in engineering design and construction of commercial feed processing factory. Need any help on how to make poultry feed or need a customized animal feed production business plan, welcome to get in touch with us (info@gcmec.com)!

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According to the 1984 Agricultural Statistics, poultry feed processing in Japan is said to hold a reasonably high position in the agriculture and food sector in the country with gross production being valued at 930 yen per annum. This represents 30% of the total livestock output and 8.4% of gross agricultural production. (Related News: Small Poultry Feed Pellet Mill Ordered by Our Client in Bahrain)

Development of poultry feed industry in Japan

There are three main stages of industry development which can be identified from 1945 with the first ending in 1940. The first phase was a traditional where North American origin stocks were kept in flocks of not more than a few hundred and in deep litter type housing and at times in wire cages, wood or bamboo. On average the yield of eggs was between 150 and 200 per bird while the total layer population was 50m. During this time, the poultry producers used to supply both the markets for meat from the poultry which were culled from laying flocks and for eggs. (Related Post: Poultry Feed Production Nutrition Tips)

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Poultry Feed Production in Japan

In the second phase which was from 1960 to 1975, there was an increase in the introduction of poultry feed processing in Japan. This is an increase of the typical laying flock size which ranges from 1000 to 5000 and an increase in the national laying flock to 120m which was kept by 3m producers.

Then, there is the third phase which ranges from 1975 to the present time. During this period, the size of the national laying flock has been sustained at around 120m despite the dramatic decrease in the producers’ numbers to 120,000.

Most of the poultry meat and egg production shifted from Tokai and Kinki (central Japan) to Southern Kyushu and Northern Tohoku due to the lower land values and lower wage levels. All these took place between the second phases (1965) and third phase (1980).

Run a Poultry Feed Manufacturing factory in Japan

Here are important tips you need to consider if you are planning to run a poultry feed factory in Japan.

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Poultry Feed Mill Process Flow

  • Feed Processing Business Plan is More than Cost Estimation

In most cases, people think the most important thing of making poultry feed processing business plan is cost estimation. However, analysis of feed processing plant project is much more than that. It offers the poultry feed manufacturing process, technical detail and feed mill layout design. All the basic engineering opinions made on the feed factory will have a great impact on all the project phases that come later on. (Related Equipment: Small Poultry Feed Mill Machinery for Farmers)

  • Partner Expertise is Important

Most poultry feed producers have for a long time been relying on engineering or construction companies to carry out the poultry feed processing business plan and project report. This explains why poultry feed producers need to choose feed mill manufactures with the rich experience.

  • It is Important for Early stakeholder to be involved

The best livestock & poultry feed processing business plan will need involvement and support across the entire team within the organization. This should comprise facility, operations, finance, regulatory and engineering management teams.

  • Varying Deliverables

The current situation of feed production industry in Japan

To build a successful and profitable poultry feed factory, you should also know about the local situation of feed production industry. In this part, let's talk about the current situation of poultry feed production in Japan. The ministry of Agriculture is responsible for establishing feed ingredient regulations which are strictly controlled. Animal fats and animal protein as food ingredients have been specified for prohibition or use for each poultry species with the ministry of Agriculture controlling and sampling possible contaminations on a regular basis. The genetically processed poultry feed is researched and evaluated in accordance with national legislation in Japan.

poultry feed production Industry in Japan
Feed Production Industry In Japan

Currently there are five feed additives and 63 GMO feed ingredients which have been approved for poultry feed in Japan. There are feed suppliers who are a bit cautious due to producers and consumer concern which has made then not to accept certain GMO products.

  • Poultry Feed Price in Japan

In order to protect the farmers from the volatile prices of raw materials, Japanese poultry feed prices have been stabilized by the compensation system which is supported by the government and the compound poultry feed producers.

  • Feed Additives

Japan is among the top nations with high market penetration of feed additives. Controlled by consumer demands for regional or differentiated protein animal products, poultry farms are keen on adding feed acidifiers, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and amino acids. Since the majority of feed additives are capable of traveling further than commodity products, Japan is also seen as an attractive market for foreign feed additive suppliers. (Related Post: Application of Fermented Soybean Meal In Poultry Feed Making Process)


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