Business Plan for Cattle Farming

The business plan is one of the backbones of a business because it provides direction on its effective flow. If your chosen business venture is cattle farming, you need to have a well-drafted business plan to ensure that the operations will be flawless.

In this article, you will be able to gain the best tips and information on how to do that.

They say that no one can really determine the success of a cattle business because it is a very unpredictable one. But you don’t have anything to worry about because a business plan will save you. But before drafting it, the first thing you need to do is conduct a research on the cattle operation types that are available. This is because your plan will be greatly influenced by the type you have chosen.

How to Come Up with a Business Plan for Cattle Farming

The basic in drafting the business plan is developing your mission statement and setting your business goals as well. The best way to start a mission statement is to use the preposition “to” plus the verb. You need to ask yourself what you want your business to do or to provide for the potential customers and clients. Of course, this will be based according to your goals.

The type and size of operation must also be defined. This will again be based on several factors such as the number of workers you have, the level of your experience and your financial capability as well. By having a business plan, you can determine if your goals are possible or not.

Another aspect of the business plan that can pave the way for the success of your business plan is marketing. This part shows how you will be able to sell your cattle and make money from them. Your chosen cattle type operation will be the one to determine the kind of marketing activity that will be performed. In the marketing process the three P’s that you need to bear in mind are as follows: product which is the cattle, promotion and careful planning and place of the distribution. You also need to give more emphasis on what you sell, who the buyers are and how you can let them know what your business is all about. Since the marketing process is very important for you to gain income, you need to come up with ways on how you can get the potential customers buying—that is the key.

Another important section of the business plan is financial management because it includes all the pertinent information about your finances. This includes the following: production records and expenses, break-even analyses, equipment costs and inventories and cash flow projections.

The last business plan section is the organization and management needs which also include estate planning, taxes, insurance and ownership plans.


  • Bongani Ngqandu said on March 16, 2014
    Breeding Boergoats and Shorthorn cattle currently. Located in Bethlehem, Free State, Province of South Africa
  • mohammad alam said on July 5, 2014
    Business: small to medium cattle (beaf) farming. Location: Texas (near Houston) , U.S.A


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