There are a couple of certified top feed distributors in Nigeria. If you want to become a top feed distributor wherever you are in Nigeria (Ibadan, Lagos, Port Harcourt, etc.), you need to read this article to the end.
As a distributor you get Top Feed animal feeds at wholesale and discounted prices coupled with other promotional packages.
You then retail the feed to farmers and make substantial profit. Distributing livestock feeds, concentrates, additives and supplements can be very profitable.
You can specialize in poultry feed, pig feed, catfish feed, etc.
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What you need to get started?
To become a top feed distributor, you need the following basic requirement.
- Capital: you need a substantial amount of money to source animal feeds from Top Feed.
- Marketing skills: good marketing skills ensures success in the business. Make sure you learn from existing business who are successful in the animal feed distributorship.
As a top feed supplier, you can have your own warehouse where farmers come to buy the feeds.
In Nigeria, Oke Aro in Lagos is renowned for pig farming settlements while Ilora in Oyo State has lots of poultry farms concentrated there. Getting a good discount on Livestock, Animal Care, Durante, Boar, Vital and Top feed price is one way to make it big in this business.
Steps to become a top feed distributor
Get the Required License if any.
Animal feed manufactures have different guiding principles in regards to distributorship. You need to contact the producers of top feed for their requirements and other relevant details.
After meeting the necessary general and capital requirement you would be given the greenlight to start retailing animal feeds.
Get a space (Warehouse)
You need to rent or build a structure (warehouse) where feeds will be stored. You should consider several factors when choosing a location.
- Easy access to water
- Easy access to target market
- Easy access to electricity
- Good road connection
You need “strong” men who will offload stocks from trucks whenever they arrive. You could pay these Labourers an amount between #10,000 – #30,000. This will depend on their scope of work.
Buy a truck
You should buy a mini-van or a truck for loading animal feed right from the manufacturers. This will save you the cost of renting truck from elsewhere in the long term.
Offer customers promotional deals
To ensure customer satisfaction you need to run seasonal promotional sales where most of the feeds will be discounted. Terms and conditions should apply.
Keeping records of farm owners (customers) is very crucial in feed distributorship business.
Market your company.
This can be done by building a company website, advertising on radio stations and word of mouth.
This is what we’ve got in regards to how to become a top feed distributor in Nigeria.
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Source: Nigeria Insider