Starting a Grain Mill Business

Grain mill products are experiencing dramatic growth these past three decades. Have you tried to mill your own grain? Machines have always helped to improve daily tasks and definitely, you will have higher nutritional value and great taste.

Make yourself profitable by knowing how to start Grain Mill Business here.

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The act of grinding grains and beans had a striking change all throughout these years. During the old days, people use a wooden bat and a huge bowl-like tub to grind grains. After that, there came hand grinders and today, electric grinders are famous on this process.

Grain Mill Business Plan

Processing food at the comfort of homes is now gaining so much attention. The public is more aware of their health and they don’t like food undergoing a lot of processes. Therefore, they are finding ways to regain the lost nutrient values for their family. One of the most accepted food processing technique at home is baking and grain grinding. Mass produced breads typically has less nutrients because they are exposed to high heat but for health-conscious individuals, you can offer hand-operated grain mills.

These grinders don’t use electricity and your customers can heat up the food by using a temperature below 130 degrees Fahrenheit. And since 120 degrees is the highest possible temperature to retain more nutrients in any kind of food, you can market your grain mills effectively.

Grain Mill Business Guide

You can offer savings and convenience if you have a Grain Mill Business. Here are some variants you can sell to the public:

  • Back to Basics grain mill – this costs approximately around $60 or more. It’s quite small – about the size of a cigarette carton and it works well with wheat grinding into flour. It can also grind corn since the steel plates are adjustable. However corn is a little bit oilier compared to wheat and it might clog the mechanism sometimes. But a little brushing with an old toothbrush will make it usable again.
  • Corona – if you’re looking for a more suitable option, then this is best for you. It costs only $40 and it’s tougher - it can grind corn perfectly without any hassle. Though you may find some rough results in grinding wheat since this grain mill was really designed for corn.
  • Country Living Grain Mill – although this may be a bit expensive (costs $350-$400), it is very effective compared to the two models above. Definitely, it can grind wheat to very fine flour.

There are many more grain mills in the market that you can sell. All you need to do is determine your own name and logo, complete all licenses and permits in your area to operate your business and find some experienced people to help you in your climb to success.



  • Diwakar said on December 27, 2010
    I want to open grain mill and Flour Mill at varanasi city and extend business near area..kindly send all document which is require to open mill...
  • nitin said on December 29, 2010
    i want to open grain mill at powai, andheri e, mumbai kindly send all information which is require to open this business.
  • sudhir said on January 11, 2011
    i wanted to start 5 corn grinding mills and i want to run it by employees,so please guide me how i can manage it & how will i get authentic data from them please reply me waiting for guidance.
  • amit said on February 18, 2011
    heloo sir..i want to open grain mill at patna(bihar) kindly send all information which is require to open this business...waiting 4 ur reply....thanks
  • Marmetus Onochie said on February 19, 2011
    I want to start a grain milling and packaging business in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. I really need your assistance in obtaining the info necessary for such business. Thanks, hoping to hear from you.
  • John said on February 23, 2011
    I want to start grain mill in uk and India give me idea how much I need to invest and start from pls thk
  • musonda said on March 25, 2011
    i want to start my grain milling company kindly guide me on all the machinery needed.
  • GMILLING TOOLS CHINA said on June 8, 2011
    Dear All, Please if anyone of you need our assistance to supply any modern tools or machinery needed for milling industry kindly respond to us. Please do indicate the model and type of grain milling tools that you need we can help you to supply them at a very cheaper rate. Investors and business partners are also welcome. Thanks
  • Mzukisi dumani said on June 12, 2011
    hie i need to start a grain milling company & make my own products brands E.g mealie meal, flour etc how do i start? kindly send me the details of machinery needed as well as the supplier,prices etc i'm in south africa. thanks Mzukisi
  • Kabo Tshoto said on July 7, 2011
    I am on the plans of starting my own Grain Milling business at Selibe Phikwe, Botswana.First i want to do sorghum milling and after some few years of experience and knowledge i will proceed to maize milling.The reasons why i want to start with sorghum is because the suppliers are available locally and the customers demand is is high for sorghum and milling sorghum is generally cheaper than maize, so i feel is OK to start with sorghum,
  • Randhir Kumar Singh said on July 15, 2011
    Dear sir I am planning to set up a modern pulse mill in Guwahati in Assam .Can you assist me?
  • toni utubor said on October 6, 2011
    i would love to start a cereal biz in Lagos Nigeria and love to ve all necessary information
  • Michael Hamisi said on October 28, 2011
    Dear Sir, I am planning to start my own Maize Milling in Tanzania, East Africa. I have purchased some of the equipments, please advice me so that i can be successful in the business, Its my first time to invest. Regards, Michael
  • Gaolathe Candy Gareanna said on November 25, 2011
    i am also on the way of starting milling business because sourghum is obtainable within the country. one may influence lots of Batswana to plough so as to buy from them and turn the raw material in to finished fodder. This is what i wanted to do it in tswapong area. i wanna start with sourghum then maize. i need advice on which machinery to purchase and where to purchase it. please advice
  • ajaytiwari said on December 2, 2011
    hello, i want start a small grain mill in damoh , madhya pradesh, india. so please give information related cost.
  • joseph njenga said on January 3, 2012
    i want to start a maize milling plant of (10-20)T/24hrs in Nairobi Kenya.Please advice me on where to get machinery and their costs. other details on market welcome.
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  • Mason Pangenyama said on March 1, 2012
    I want to start this maize milling business in zimbabwe would you kindly assist me by sending me full information on how to do this business. Thank you in advance.
  • victor Ochieng said on March 24, 2012
    I want to start a Grain Milling Factory in Kenya Kindly advise me on the start up costs and The type of Machines suitable for a 10-20t/24hr. advise on the best and power efficient machines
  • Antony Wanjala said on April 14, 2012
    I intend to start up a Grain Milling Factory in Kisumu, Nyanza Province of Kenya. Kindly advise me on the start up costs and The type of Machines suitable for a 10-20T/24hr. Advice accordingly on the best, power efficient machines and area in sq. km. Thank you in advance.
  • Joel Mkhize said on May 4, 2012
    I would like assistance on how much is needed to open grain milling businesses in midlands Zimbabwe. How much does the most affordable grain milling and packaging machines cost? And how much is needed to start the businesses? Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
  • Evelyn L Tsheko said on May 24, 2012
  • logan said on June 13, 2012
    Hi. I reside in South Africa and am looking to buy a Corona hand operated grain mill. Can you please give me a pricing including shipping/delivery to south africa. Logan
  • pk patel said on June 15, 2012
    hello sir ,I have paddy rice industry close to ahmedabad and also have grain business related experience. I want to start business in my own industry which is related to Rice, Wheat, and commodities products. please send me some ideas regarding my case. thanks
  • gurvinder singh said on June 28, 2012
    hello sir, i will start a business which are related with rice, etc,, so can you please send me the great idea to start the business better.
  • Walter said on July 22, 2012
    I want to start maize/flour milling in Lempopo area south afrika. I worked for sasko milling for six years, plz give me advice and were to get cheap machines and funds around Gauteng/lempopo
  • mtenga said on August 12, 2012
    I want to start grain mill and packaging business in Dar es salaam city. Please can I get help from you concerning this type of business like machines and other facilities?
  • Plough Grinding said on September 21, 2012
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  • Servepreet said on September 22, 2012
    Hi... This article is very useful for the starters. Can you please mail me the complete business plan. Thanks for all your help.
  • Gerard Bahati said on October 9, 2012
    Hi, I am planning to start a wheat milling plant in BURUNDI, East Africa. Can have your assistance on what type of equipment I need and its cost and also where I can get it from. Thank you.
  • Gerard Bahati said on October 9, 2012
    I want to add that the machine I need should be able to produce up to 20Tons/day.
  • Kamal Ram Meena said on October 21, 2012
    I want a wheat flour machine with capacity of about 5 tons/day.
  • Bhausaheb Shedbale said on November 8, 2012
    Hi, I am interested to start flour mill in large scale near to kolhapur and target area is Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore. Please provide me all details
  • isac muthusi said on November 18, 2012
    hi am looking forward to start a flour mill at kitengela Nairobi Kenya please provide me with all detail
  • Ganesh Kumar said on November 23, 2012
    Dear all, i want to sale / sub lease / contract my grain processing plant, anyone want's to purchase / sub lease / work on contract basis, pls reply. location Bhilwara, Rajasthan, India. Phone : +917737373911
  • paul Anderson said on December 2, 2012
    Hi i want to start a milling business in Accra Ghana but i need the equipment so abundant in India to start it off. kindly send any info that can help me locate reputable companies in India.
  • Atul Patil said on December 14, 2012
    Hi, i want to start a wheat milling plant in Maharashtra near Nagpur. i have my own farm we grown wheat over der. i want to know what kind of equipment i need ,its cost and where i get it from and which document i need to start this business so plz kindly send me all information, Thanks
  • Dr.Suraj Chaudhary said on January 22, 2013
    i want to set up a flour/besan mill in Jhansi U.P. pl.give me necessary details for mini mill.
  • shepherd mwanawashe said on January 26, 2013
    i wanna start a grinding mill in harare, zimbabwe. plz help me with the necessary information.
  • Oabile Tshweneetsile said on January 28, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a sorghum milling plant in Kanye Botswana. plz give me necessary details for the sorghum milling plant
  • sagar charan said on February 5, 2013
    i want to open a grain mills in bikaner rajasthan so plz suggest me good brand name wheat flour which attract to consumer easily. thanks
  • Wale said on February 13, 2013
    hi am wale and i live in lagos nigeria. pls i want to start a small scale wheat flour mill in lagos nigeria. pls can u help me with the recipe and type of machine to u. thanks
  • rajeev said on February 14, 2013
    hai sir i want to start a mill in kerala can u pls give me necessary details
  • Thomas Maosa said on February 26, 2013
  • Wawa Mpatane said on March 17, 2013
    I want to start a grain milling. So i want to draw a business plan for a grain milling company. I need a detailed sample.
  • Mugulusi Edward said on April 4, 2013
    I am interested in processing and packing maize floor. Please assist on how to purchase a POFF Maize meal of 650 kg per hour to be used around Kampala Uganda.
  • Isaya Chiwawu said on May 10, 2013
    i am interested in starting a grain maize milling company. Can u send me information on machinery and sites in Zimbabwe including packaging
  • Joseph Sichone said on May 24, 2013
    I want to set up a maize and a wheat flour milling plant in Zambia
  • Gabriel Christian said on June 6, 2013
    We have a desire to start a grain mill in the Caribbean - contact me at 301-661-3280 or 301-218-9400 to discuss what we need.
  • Samuel Senne said on June 7, 2013
    I have looked around where i live in carletonville (johannesburg, south africa) & nearby places and noticed a lot of open fields where one can set up a flour & wheat milling business on a small scale as there are also a lot of bakeries in our district, i would like to know which steps should i take in opening one
  • JB Agaba said on June 17, 2013
    I want to start a grain milling and packaging business in Kabale, Uganda. I will appreciate any assistance in obtaining the info necessary for such business. Thanks, hoping to hear from you.
  • Gift said on August 13, 2013
    I would like to open my wheat milling business, i have 4 years experience in the milling industry. i'm a south african living in durban i would be grateful if you can supply me with the milling machine, i thank you.
  • Abubakar Usman said on August 22, 2013
    As a beginner Please I want to setup a commercial grain mill in my location I need your guide in type of machine to acquire and cost labour to employ and how can I write the business plan. Usman Abubakar Form Gombe ,Gombe state Nigeria
  • ever said on August 30, 2013
    Hi sir please assist, i'm in zimbabwe can you send on my email all the detail of machines i can need to start my milling business including their prices with shipping cost
  • dnyaneshwary patil said on November 2, 2013
    i want to start wheat & maize flour business ( grinding packaging selling to market at india ). please give me guideline for loan grants subsidies information my business location at chalisgoan dist jalgoan maharashtra india
  • vijay said on November 7, 2013
    I want to open a flour mill in MUMBAI so please give me detail . what document and permission want to start the flour mill in mumbai.
  • Bontshwanetse Letsholo said on November 18, 2013
    I have a business plot in Kopong where i want to start a sorghum milling business, now i have a problem of where i can get machinery from, please help me.
  • suzan said on December 10, 2013
    i want to start a maize milling business in nkozi, masaka, uganda what are the procedures to follow and roughly how much does it cost? please help me.
  • Dinesh Kumar said on December 30, 2013
    I want to open grain mill at Agra, kindly send all information which is require to open this business and approximate asset requirement. How much money requires starting this business. Please help me to provide the full information & its future.
  • Rosette Nsonga said on January 27, 2014
    I want to start a maize milling and packaging business in Muduma,Mpigi , Uganda.What does it take in terms required resources-finance,human,equipment and land
  • Clement Ayuku said on January 29, 2014
    I would like to start a grinding mill business in Undokori village in South Sudan, what can make it successful!
  • Reynolds said on February 12, 2014
    I would like to start a grain milling business in Harare in Zimbabwe. i want to do maize milling ad wheat milling at a very commercial scale supplying wholesalers, and retailers. Kind assist in getting information as from where in South Africa i can get a state of the art milling and begging plant so that i start, with prices. include brochures if available
  • Elimu Denis said on March 15, 2014
    I want to start a small scale milling and packaging business in Soroti Uganda, please advice on the necessary inputs, resources both financial, material and otherwise required for this venture
  • Anthony MUKUSHA said on April 6, 2014
    I would like to start a grain milling business in Harare in Zimbabwe. i want to do maize milling up to 30tpd commercial scale supplying wholesalers, and retailers. Kind assist in getting information as from where in South Africa i can get a state of the art milling and bagging plant so that i start, with prices. include brochures if available
  • rita guo said on April 23, 2014
    maize/wheat mill manufacturer in China. Mobile:008613673181716, contact me get latest and lowest price.
  • Kealeboga Mothankane said on April 24, 2014
    I want to starting a sorghum, maize, wheat and millet milling business in Serowe. What type of milling equipment do i need and what is the average cost?
  • noster said on April 30, 2014
    Hi want to start small business in zim for maize sorghum and other I want to known how much can I pay. and where can found in south africa or zim thanks
  • one moetse said on July 18, 2014
    hello, I'm interested in starting a business in sorghum milling at Palapye in Botswana so pls help me with a business plan sample
  • Musinguzi Joshua said on August 25, 2014
    Hello, I want to start a grain milling and Packaging business in Kampala,Uganda.please advise on the basics and what to look out for.thnx
  • rakesh gupta said on August 27, 2014
    At present i am working in MNC Co, I want to start my own grain milling and packaging business in Dehradun Side, so please advise me how i can start my own business. regards rakesh gupta
  • ajay kumar said on September 24, 2014
    At present i am working in Co, I want to start my own grain milling and packaging business in Himachal Pradesh Side, so please advise me how i can start my own business. regards
  • patrick said on October 17, 2014
    please i want start maize grain milling in rural area ,farms so the is no electricity, now i want to buy a electrical milling and i want to use diesel generator to run it now i want help on which size of generator and which capacity of grinding mill which i supposed to buy. i want quotation of maize grain milling in chipinge zimbabwe
  • ratnesh said on November 4, 2014
    I would like to start a grinding mill business in rajasthan chittorgarh village in rajasthan what can make it successful!
  • simon said on November 4, 2014
    i want to open a milling and packaging business in nairobi and murang'a counties in kenya. what exactly do i require?cost of the machine and other incidental costs, of course. look forward to your reply in your earliest convenience. thank you.
  • dube said on November 6, 2014
    i would like to start a grain milling and packaging business in Botswana, our country is doing well in agricultural products especially from our fields so i want to promote the consumption of products from our field. i want to be assisted on the following;what do i require(names and costs of machines),land specification and or any advice that can help me to my my proposal more attractive. thanks
  • upendra singh sikarwar said on November 23, 2014
    Gwalior,Madhya pradesh,INDIA.. sir i want to start my own business in food grain give me information about it A to Z
  • Irene Minja said on November 27, 2014
    Want to start up a maize grain milling factory. Kindly, assist me with all the information. Am based in Taveta, Kenya.
  • jaison dube said on January 8, 2015
    am based in Bulawayo and want to start a sorghum milling plant to produce a soil free sorghum mealie meal. Assist with all the necessary equipment including removal of soil particles in the operation process
  • rebeca said on January 16, 2015
    I need a corn, wheat, rice grinder1tone per hour. the machine that can peel the scales also .how much is it. want to start small business
  • Progress Dube said on March 18, 2015
    I want to venture into grain milling and packaging. Kindly help, i'm in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Keliesha said on April 23, 2015
    Good day. I intend to start a very small maize grinding (only) business in my village in Hwange, Zimbabwe. I would like to start with a diesel engine grinding mill. May you kindly assist with your expertise and also the price of a full set of a diesel engine maize grinding mill and the place I can get it
  • maluli said on May 31, 2015
    hi, I am planning to start a maize flour business in Iringa, Tanzania, but i would like to grind it my self, will I get the maize grinding mill at an affordable price?
  • Saeed said on September 4, 2015
    I would like to start a maize milling business in Uganda. I need all the information of the business and how & where to get the equipment.
  • Muleya F B said on September 11, 2015
    Hi, i would like to venture into the sorghum milling business. i want to know how to go about it, how to produce sorghum meal that is soil free. i also would like to know the machinery and costs involved, packaging, marketing etc. if you can please get me prices and types of machines and where i can get them in south africa? In short, i want to know everything about the business, i'm writing from Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
  • Mark said on January 19, 2016
    Please provide details as how I can buy the machinery
  • koziba said on March 11, 2016
    Good day.Which suppliers can i get sorghum and maize mill - small - medium business. I live in Botswana Thank you
  • Sunil Mehta said on May 9, 2016
    I wanted to start grain business,What are the options and opportunities in this business.Please suggest me form where too start this Thanks
  • Shivam rajput said on August 10, 2016
    I wanna start a floor mill in mainpuri uttar pradesh, India. Please send me all detail for setup new Mill.
  • Manishkumargupta said on March 1, 2017
    I want to Start a grain business planing and information A to z about ,Gopalganj (bihar) Plzzzzz sir request me
  • vishal said on June 7, 2017
    hello mate, what short off help you provide to the newcomer in business trade. please assist me by providing more information on my email address mention it below column. Thanks in advance
  • David said on July 18, 2017
    We are selling a Maize Milling company in Kenya. It's fully loaded and operating as a going concern. 180 tonnes capacity per day, godowns, vehicles and has operated for 14 years. Selling at Ksh 325 million. Ugali (milled maize) is the staple diet in Kenya.
  • Galaletsang Moagisi said on October 18, 2017
    hi, i want to start a maize and sorghum milling business in Botswana but i do not know where to start and how. would you please help me through the process. i will be grateful. thank you in advance.
  • Tom Manbo said on December 28, 2017
    I want information on how to start a small grinding mill in a shop in rural area where the dwellers' income is low. Am interested in grinding egusi, beans for moinmoin, maize for pap, ogbono, etc. I also want to know the cost implications of such machines needed, where to buy cheap and good ones and how to make it profitable. I intend to put someone in charge, at least one person for now. Hope to hear from you soonest. Thanks
  • Sadi Sodaba said on April 5, 2018
    I want to start sorghum milling in Limpopo South Africa give me advice and where to get cheap machines.
  • P Moks said on January 9, 2020
    I want machines for grain milling processing. Where can I find them cheap
  • RETLE OBED said on March 17, 2020
    I really want to start milling and processing of maize in my community, kindly guide and assist with information and the cost of equipment, please.
  • Mhaka said on July 20, 2020
    I want to start a maize and sorghum milling business in Zimbabwe but I don't know how and where to start I have everything I think it takes to start
  • banyana makobo said on July 30, 2020
    I am running a retail business in a rural area, and it is doing very well, within the village there are a lot of properties that have been abandoned and as such, I have approached the relevant authorities to utilize one of the structures to do a business of grain milling and hire the youth so as to empower them. I kindly request strategies to kick-start the project.


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