Starting a Cereal Mill

Do you like to eat cereals? It’s a type of food designed for consumers to have a ready-made breakfast. Typically, it’s eaten cold and mixed with fruit and milk.

However, there are also hot cereals such as porridge, grits, and oatmeal taken as staple meals daily around the world. We can guide you how to start a cereal mill here.

In any country, there are staple foods as part of daily diet which are eaten regularly – this include pulses or cereals. For example, rice is widely consumed in Asia while maize and beans are more popular in Caribbean, Latin America, and African countries.

As a result of price subsidies and importation in some countries, high demand and popularity for wheat-based products such as pasta and bread has increased. Consequently, people don’t utilize some indigenous gains to their full potential. Pulses and cereals add variety to one’s diet and change eating quality since these types of food has low moisture content and are relatively stable during processing and storage.

Cereal Mill Business Plan

If you want to start a cereal mill, it’s best to have the quietest, efficient, strongest, and fastest mill. A high-speed cereal mill will give you either coarse or super fine flour that’s perfect for corn breads. Make sure you get a mill with a wide range of adjustment between these settings.

A cereal mill is needed before the wholegrains are cleaned and packaged. This business can be easily successful since capital investment is low and there is a clear demand for this product. Different types of mills include hammer mill, roller mill, and plate mill. Your choice would depend on the scale of production and raw materials you would use.

Cereal Mill Business Guide

The process of producing cereals includes the following:

  • Prepare the correct raw materials
  • Roast the mixture of pulses and cereals
  • Mill the mixture
  • Pack as a dry mix.

The cereals of the new generation are considered as current and convenient. Many big companies require cereal mills for their production and there is clever marketing in this industry today. Remember, however, that with all business ventures, you must identify a clear demand for your product in the area where you want to sell.

Cereal mills can process either puffed or flaked products. During puffing, the grains are exposed to high steam pressure which causes the bursting of the grains. Flaking, on the other hand, is a process where pulses and grains are softened by partially cooking it in steam. Many small-scale productions use cereal mills so you can have a huge market to sell to. Only low skill and minimal technical knowledge is required to use these mills. Take note, however, that there is a good consistency and quality needed to produce this marketable product.


  • K.g.sivasankaran nair said on August 13, 2011
    I am interested in the manufacture of puffed cereals and pulses, in small scale, and so wish to know the details of the retirement of machinery and the process. Thank you.
  • toni said on October 5, 2011
    i am so interested in starting a cereal business especially cereal for kids. in small scale,and would love to know the details of machinery and the process involved. Thank you.
  • RAJKUMAR said on December 10, 2011
    I would like to start a mill for making cumbu flour for cattles. Kindly suggest the type of mill to be used. Hammer/plate/roller. I am from Tamilnadu, Theni district.
  • abdulmalik Abubakar said on March 16, 2012
    i will like to start producing cereal with a number of ingredients combined. what type of milling and grain frying machines do i need, how expensive are they? i live in nigeria, niger state .pls i also have issues with funds, how do i go about it too. Would also like to speak to u if u dnt mind sending me ur phone number!
  • Mukesh said on August 24, 2012
    I want to small business in dhanbad area so details information for cement production . i want to waiting for replay. Thanking
  • Melkachew said on August 10, 2014
    I am interested in the manufacture of cereals (peas, beans, lentils etc) for export at medium scale and so wish to know the details of the requirement of machinery and the process. I live in Ethiopia, Amhara reegion, in the city Bahir Dar.
  • David said on September 2, 2014
    Hello my name is David Gonzalez and I am interested in manufacturing 1 cereal with three puff mills and one packaging center. I would like to know which machines to purchase and where I can purchase the ingredients(Grain, sweeteners, and vitamins)
  • Chinwe said on November 18, 2014
    I would love to go into cereal production. what machineries would be needed and what would this cost?
  • Abimbola Owonubi said on April 5, 2016
    I would like to go into cereal production, what machines would i need and what are the cost please,i would like to start on a small scale level first.
  • chinasa said on May 19, 2016
    Hi. I want to produce baby cereal. I don't know how to start. I don't know machines I need to get. And where to get them. Please I need professional advice
  • Osego Nelson said on March 16, 2017
    Good day. My names is Osego Nelson. I would like to start a cereal business using staple foods in Africa. I have the idea but I need help getting my product started
  • Joan said on September 30, 2018
    Hi, my name is Joan, I will like to start a cereal business but I don't know how to go about it especially using different grains.
  • Adam said on July 25, 2021
    Good morning, sir, My name is BK Adam from Uganda. I want to start a cereal business using staple foods in Africa, especially in East Africa. I have the idea, but I need help getting my product started. I want to make a complete cycle, I.e., from storage and production, then make value addition in the form of good packaging, branding, and marketing?cereals like Maize, beans, rice, and cassava. Have different processing machines. Also, I need steps/ to be taken when opening such production machines.


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