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How to Start Fish Feeds Business in Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to bring you information on how to start fish feeds business in Nigeria. We hope you find this invaluable.

The fish feed production business can be considered as one of the most profitable agribusinesses that someone can venture into. The reason is that, there is nothing like the risk and high costs of growing fish, which of course, is normally cost plenty of money to run such business.

What Is Fish Feed Business?

Fish feed production business is the manufacturing of fish feed just like other animals feed, with ingredients like rice bran and refined pulse, as well as wheat roughage, including custard or sesame cake.

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How to Start Fish Feeds Business in Nigeria
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Others ingredients are fish-meal, that is, fish powder and crop grain and silk kit meal. Blood and innards of bird or animal are also included in the ingredients.

Green leaves of various vegetables and minerals and vitamins, as well as, kitchen leftovers are among the list of the ingredients and maize powder and refined chaff and dried molasses among others.

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The Object of Fish Feed Production Business:

-Remained a great protein source for fish.

-Create employment of the youths

-Fish feed is cheap to produce.

-Raw materials can be locally sourced.

-Fish feed production machines can be locally fabricated at a cheap price

-There is growing market for fish business in Nigeria.

It is worthy to note at this point that fish food or fish pellets are normally used for the purpose of balancing the nutrition that the fishes needed.

Fish feed are always in pelletized or granule forms, and are made up of high quality nutrients, for example, vegetable proteins, and cereal grains, and vitamins as well as, minerals, in order to enable them feed and grow to their matured sizes. More so, there is high demand for high quality fish feed in the country.

So, it is advisable for anyone to avail himself of such opportunity of taking advantage of the market’s preference for this and produce low priced fish feed, that are of high quality and of good nutrition, so as to gain the acceptance of the market.

Setting Up Your Fish Feed Production Business

Before setting up or starting your fish feed production business particularly, in Nigeria, there are some vital steps you must have to put into consideration, and follow same, and in this article, I will be discussing these steps. Below are what to do, should you want to start fish feed production business.

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Develop the Fish Feed Formula

Once you are through with the decision to produce fish feed, the next step will be to develop a feed formula for the fishes. Fishes are of types, and so, the type of feed must be peculiar to these fishes.

More so, there will be need for you to make a study about the nutritional requirements of fish, in order to possible determine how best to develop feed that will engender high yields.

Some of the materials needed in the production of fish feed, as mentioned earlier will include, rice bran and refined pulse, as well as wheat roughage, including custard or sesame cake.

Others ingredients are fish-meal, that is, fish powder and crop grain and silk kit meal. Blood and innards of bird or animal are also included in the ingredients.

Green leaves of various vegetables and minerals and vitamins, as well as, kitchen leftovers are among the list of the ingredients and maize powder and refined chaff and dried molasses among others. If you can make fish feed from this mixture, then you are in to producing highly nutritious fish feed.

Buy And Mix The Feed Materials Or Ingredients

Immediately you have finished developing your feed formula, buying the ingredients needed to produce your fish feed, that are of high-valued will be the next step.

Some ingredients you are to buy are those ingredients I have mentioned above. Please note that, you have to make sure that you weigh and test as well as, analyse every ingredient, supplied to you by your supplier in order to ensure that they are of quality and safety.

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Purchase The Feed Equipment And Machinery

The next step will be to purchase fish feed production equipment and machinery. There are some vital fish feed equipment and machinery that you have to buy in order to have a maximum output, and they are:

-Grinders and

-Blenders & Mixers and

-Pelleters and

-Steam boiler

-Scales and

-Sifters and

-Bag sewers and

-Packaging

Package the Fish Feed

After producing your fish feed, and meet all the necessary requirements, the next step will be to package your products and be ready to hit the market right away.

If you can meet the quality and standard of producing  and packaging your fish feed, perhaps by following successful product out there, your fish feed production business will ring a bell anytime people comes across your fish feed production in the market.

Market The Fish Feed

Having met every other requirements in starting fish feed production business in Nigeria, you are now ready to hit the market.

Succeeding here, you have to employ several methods to dispose your products. I will love to aid you by telling you some of the ways you can adopt to sell your fish feed, and they are:

-You can build a periodic supply chain to stores that deal with fish feed

-You should have a distribution outlet for your products

– You ought to build an on-field sales team for your products

-You can also adopt other ways, you think can help you dispose your products.

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Conclusion

The fish feed production business is in fact, is one of the known and most profitable agribusinesses in Nigeria that someone can decide to invest into.

More so, there is high demand for high quality fish feed in the country. So, it is advisable for anyone to avail himself of such opportunity of taking advantage of the market’s preference for this and produce low priced fish feed, that are of high quality and of good nutrition, so as to gain the acceptance of the market.

With the above information, I believed, I have been able to guide you through on how to start you fish feed production business, if you are interested.

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