Animal feed from barley for cattle breeders

Animal feed from barley for cattle breeders


Final Products High-nutrient animal feed for cattle breeding
Required Inputs Sprout, barley
Competing Products

Low competition
Traditional fodder and processed animal feed in local market Imported feed

Potential for Export Low


Complexity – Type of Process Simple – mechanical process
Technology Cultivation and mixing with additives
Equipment and Material Barley breeding room and packaging material
Human Resources Manual labor and agriculture engineers

Business Linkage

Forward Linkage Cattle breeders
Local/Regional/Nationwide Local Market- Upper Egypt Region
Backward Linkage Farmers
Supporting Entities Equipment suppliers and testing facilities
Competitive Edge
High-nutrient animal feed

Economic Features

Revenue Stream Sales of animal feed
CAPEX Consists mainly of the cost of machinery with an average of 700K EGP
Investment Size Small (between 500k-5M EGP)

Note: This CAPEX represents the indicative investment size, however, this investment opportunity can start from a micro-scale investment and grow in scale.


Key Challenge Seasonality of agricultural produce, absence of product specification and standardization, sales and marketing services
Advantages Animal feed with high nutritional value and simple technology
Potential Pathways to Growth Production of other value-added barley products (e.g., for food) and/or other highly nutritious animal feed and/or barley breeding rooms manufacturing/distribution

General Impact

Environmental Reduces water consumption compared to farming of traditional green fodder
Social Creates job opportunities for unskilled labor

Impact on Sub-market(s), Cluster(s) and Value Chain(s)

Relevant sub-market Compost and animal feed
Impact Enhances the efficiency of farming practices
* Source of the information: The above figures were updated by Chemonics Egypt for UNIDO in 2023


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