Feasibility and business planning are important in any enterprise, but especially in specialty poultry businesses because of the risks that producers take. Feasibility planning includes personal and family considerations, marketing, production (including technical factors as well as regulatory and liability), profitability (including expense and income budgets), and financial (including cash flow).
Specialty poultry operations may have alternative business structures instead of the integrated structure that characterizes the conventional industry. Operations are often independent; although collaborative efforts are increasingly important.
Feasibility and business planning, includes decision tree, budgets for small flock/on-farm processing, medium flock with processing out-sourced, and establishing a mobile processing unit or a small fixed plant.
Comparison budgets for raising both fast-growing and slow-growing birds on pasture, under both organic and non-organic systems.
This page was last updated on: January 26, 2015