Abattoir for Sale

Buying an abattoir with the intention of using it for business can be a risky move, especially if you have no experience in the slaughterhouse, or any experience with business management. In this guide, we will explore some points you need to remember before buying an abattoir for sale.

Create a Business Plan

One of the most important things to remember before making the decision to buy an abattoir for sale is to create a business plan and evaluate your financial projections before doing anything. Remember, while running an abattoir may be your ideal job, it does not come without responsibly, therefore, drawing up a detailed business plan needs to be your first step to ensuring that this is the right business move for you.

Money Talks

If you have decided that buying an abattoir is the right move, then you have a few options. You can invest all the money yourself, find somebody that is willing to invest in the company or borrow funding. Buying an abattoir is not cheap, first you need to buy the building and space, then you need to buy the equipment (which is expensive), then you need to setup critical features like electricity, and before you know it you have a bill in excess of £300,000.

If you are buying an abattoir, remember, the industry is rather competitive, and one that needs a lot of start up capital, therefore, making sure this is the right industry for you should always be a step that you put a lot of time into, otherwise you could find that you have wasted a lot of money.

Health and Safety

Remember, if you are buying an abattoir you need to take into account government health and safety regulations. This should be something you research in your business plan because, while it may not be an immediate worry, as soon as you slaughter your first animals without the correct health and safety regulations you are breaking the law, and your company can be shut down.

Staffing Needs

You also need to take into account the hiring or potential need to hire professional abattoir workers. A well run abattoir requires more than one or two staff members as there is a lot that needs to be done. Therefore, you need to take on board this additional expense when buying an abattoir. If you are hiring a member of staff then you need to remember to get your tax needs taken care of, you also need to think about how easy it will be to hire a professional abattoir employee. At the moment the problem lies with the amount of qualified abattoir workers that are available.

Buying an abattoir may not seem like a real business to those that have dreamed of it all their life, but it is important not to become delusional. You need to make sure you meet qualified accountants and business advisors because you do not want to get anything 'simple' wrong before you have even started.

If you have the correct start up capital, buy the right abattoir, hire the right staff and ensure that your business is run smoothly then there is no reason why your abattoir business cannot be as successful as any other abattoir in the country.