This free, printable business plan is designed to help farms that raise, butcher and sell meat cut costs and improve efficiency when feeding, training, weaning, branding and selling cattle and other livestock.
Sample text from Farm Business Plan:
1.0 Executive Summary
COMPANY NAME is a small family owned cattle farm located in [CITY], [STATE] that sells beef calves and hay. OWNER'S NAME. Both grew up in families that raised cattle and over the last four years have been slowly building up their own farm to where it now has a total of just under fifty cows and calves.
The INSERT NAME family has been operating the farm on a part-time basis with the help of their son INSERT NAME and is prepared to take the farm to the next level. The family has all the necessary skills, dedication, and experience to do well in the business, but lacks the necessary capital to take the next set in building and running a successful cattle farm.
Therefore, COMPANY NAME is seeking $1,944,390 in grant funding to purchase cows, land, and equipment as well provide for initial start-up capital for operations and building costs.
The Objectives of COMPANY NAME:
• Operate the farm on company owned land
• Build the farm up to 250-500 head of cattle by 2012
• Purchase all necessary equipment to operate cattle farm and cut hay
• Obtain a $1.9 million grant to invest in building desired cattle operation
• Reach profits that allow the whole family to work for the company full-time and make sufficient incomes
The mission of COMPANY NAME is to own a family operated cattle farm that hires within the community. The company's goal is to raise, breed, and sell top quality cattle, while teaching others how to tend and take care of them.
1.3 Keys to Success
The keys to success for COMPANY NAME are:
• Healthy cattle that have all of their shots, enough food, and clean water
• A good beef market
• Weather conditions
• Low production costs
2.0 Company Summary
COMPANY NAME is currently a small cow/ calf operation with an estimated 50 total calves and cows. The farm sells beef calves to individuals and at the cattle auction. The company is completely operated by the INSERT NAME family which entails checking, feeding, giving shots, weaning, tagging, banding, and paperwork.
COMPANY NAME is looking to significantly increase the farm to 500 calves and 500 cows over the next five years. The farm is looking for grant funding to initiate expansion of the farm through investment in land, cattle, equipment, and operation costs.