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My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:25am On Feb 02, 2020
Sometime in 2019 I made up my mind to go into rice business of which, I started by buying processed rice from mills, print my own bags and bagged it then supplied it to markets in one of the big cities in the south east, the profit margin was cool but the time it took for me to recover my money from those I supplied discouraged me, so I pursed and restrategized on how to benefit greatly from the rice value chain in Nigeria.
Shortly after I stopped supplying already milled rice, Buhari closed the border and rice business started booming, I started receiving calls from those my customers to supply them rice that they will pay cash, I didnt mind them at all because I have made up my mind to quit begging people to pay me for goods I supplied them. Around December 2019 I made up my mind that I will be going into rice farming proper.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:39am On Feb 02, 2020
So I and my friend started making contacts on how to start farming rice, the people we met refused to teach us, a lot of promise and fail, God so kind I came in contact with a relation of mine who is a fadama facilitator and lucky enough he was well grounded in rice farming and have numerous contacts of rice farmers in the south east, I and my friend was linked to a youth leader in one rice farming village who helped us sourced for land at the rate of 1k for a chain and 25k for a hectare ( 25 chains make up a hectare) we paid for 10 hectares.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:46am On Feb 02, 2020
The bush was burnt and the land was measured we got almost 10 hectares, but the land was bigger than 10 hectares, the man later told us to farm as much as we can, if we have the resources and the strength to do so

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:47am On Feb 02, 2020
The day we measured the land

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by Asquare84(m): 10:48am On Feb 02, 2020
Good motivation continue

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:49am On Feb 02, 2020
Asquare84:
Good motivation continue
thanks bro!

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by daddytime(m): 10:53am On Feb 02, 2020
Beautiful and motivational thread, this is the kinda partnership I am open to.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by saliubello(m): 10:56am On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
Sometime in 2019 I made up my mind to go into rice business of which, I started by buying processed rice from mills, print my own bags and bagged it then supplied it to markets in one of the big cities in the south east, the profit margin was cool but the time it took for me to recover my money from those I supplied discouraged me, so I pursed and restrategized on how to make benefit greatly from the rice value chain in Nigeria.
Shortly after I stopped supplying already milled rice, Buhari closed the border and rice business started booming, I started receiving calls from those my customers to supply them rice that they will pay cash, I didnt mind them at all because I have made up my mind to quit begging people to pay me for goods I supplied them. Around December 2019 I made up my mind that I will be going into rice farming proper.
Save yourself alot of stress friend. Why not focus on what you are doing already? And correct or improve your operation model. Direct farming is a new terrain to you and there lurks its peculiar intricacies which are new to you. Will you be able to weather the storm till the very end? Dont tell me you will combine farming rice with milling rice and packaging? Ain't you over stretching your self like that? Best of luck friend as you have made up your mind. See you at sales time.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 11:08am On Feb 02, 2020
saliubello:
Save yourself alot of stress friend. Why not focus on what you are doing already? And correct or improve your operation model. Direct farming is a new terrain to you and there lurks its peculiar intricacies which are new to you. Will you be able to weather the storm till the very end? Dont tell me you will combine farming rice with milling rice and packaging? Ain't you over stretching your self like that? Best of luck friend as you have made up your mind. See you at sales time.
Thank you boss for your input, I have always admired your contribution on previous rice thread where the menace of quela bird was discussed. Why I decided to quit was because I was being owed a lot, I was at the mercy of these guys in the market, so I dont want that to happen again, i want to farm and sell it to processing plant. More of your deep critisim and guidance is need as an experienced hand in rice farming

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by saliubello(m): 11:35am On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
Thank you boss for your input, I have always admired your contribution on previous rice thread where the menace of quela bird was discussed. Why I decided to quit was because I was being owed a lot, I was at the mercy of these guys in the market, so I dont want that to happen again, i want to farm and sell it to processing plant. More of your deep critisim and guidance is need as an experienced hand in rice farming
My friend before the border closure, anything goes with local rice. Now with border closure, cash and carry is the order of the day.

As you have secured the land, I wish you the best.

But on a second thought, you are better off doing the formal. Market forces determines your decisions; next steps. But in the latter, you simply do not have control over anything ( including your sales price ), prices of inputs, labour, weather etc. The only thing you have control over is your "interest" and your good management practices ( GAP ) if you can manage the risks and dynamics very properly.

Border closure in 2019 till date is an interesting dynamics in the agricultural space, it only and will favour those already in the line of businesses it seeks to protect. But for new entrants, its might yield another untold results. The border might just be flung open anytime.

Ask me for clarifications if you need to.

I am yet to recover from some reckless new farm openings gone bad and so have lost a lot of personal monies, so my tone has changed and I speak and write big grammar more now grin I sit more at the analysis table than I do in the fields now.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 11:45am On Feb 02, 2020
saliubello:
My friend before the border closure, anything goes with local rice. Now with border closure, cash and carry is the order of the day.

As you have secured the land, I wish you the best.

But on a second thought, you are better off doing the formal. Market forces determines your decisions; next steps. But in the latter, you simply do not have control over anything ( including your sales price ), prices of inputs, labour, weather etc. The only thing you have control over is your "interest" and your good management practices ( GAP ) if you can manage the risks and dynamics very properly.

Border closure in 2019 till date is an interesting dynamics in the agricultural space, it only and will favour those already in the line of businesses it seeks to protect. But for new entrants, its might yield another untold results. The border might just be flung open anytime.

Ask me for clarifications if you need to.

I am yet to recover from some reckless new farm openings gone bad and so have lost a lot of personal monies, so my tone has changed and I speak and write big grammar more now grin I sit more at the analysis table than I do in the fields now.
okay boss.. Can I get your WhatsApp number ?

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by blackjack21(m): 11:49am On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
The day we measured the land
I'm have been interested in rice too
Please drop you contact or WhatsApp me o9
I have questions

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 11:58am On Feb 02, 2020
blackjack21:

I'm have been interested in rice too
Please drop you contact or WhatsApp me o8o31132849
I have questions
bro drop your questions here, so others can learn and those who are more experienced can contribute.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by Gidigidi3(m): 5:47pm On Feb 02, 2020
Please what is the location of this land, does it have a river closeby. I farm veggies, and I aminterested if we can share ideas and patner. I am here in the East also.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by blackjack21(m): 7:23pm On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
bro drop your questions here, so others can learn and those who are more experienced can contribute.

Good Idea.
1. How many KG of rice can be obtained from 1 bag (100kg) of Paddy?

2. How much does milling cost per 100kg

Thanks

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by okoroemeka(m): 8:45pm On Feb 02, 2020
be wary of birds they finished my friend farm and he harvested 3 bags from 1 hectare of land

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 8:51pm On Feb 02, 2020
Gidigidi3:
Please what is the location of this land, does it have a river closeby. I farm veggies, and I aminterested if we can share ideas and patner. I am here in the East also.
Anambra state is the location. I will ask if there is any river close by, am new to that location .
Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 9:15pm On Feb 02, 2020
okoroemeka:
be wary of birds they finished my friend farm and he harvested 3 bags from 1 hectare of land
Birds during the raining season migrate and before they return we should have harvested. Thanks for pointing this out, that was my fear before i decided to venture into rice farming there was a thread saliubello did on his previous experience with birds and the damages they caused, I learnt a lot and took preventive measures by asking lot of questions from experienced farmers on when the birds migrate and when they return and time to plant to get the best yeild. Boss you will still teach me pepper and garden egg farming when the time comes o! Am loyal sir

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 9:24pm On Feb 02, 2020
blackjack21:


Good Idea.
1. How many KG of rice can be obtained from 1 bag (100kg) of Paddy?

2. How much does milling cost per 100kg

Thanks
a hectare of land when planting by broadcasting it takes 55 to 60kg and in return you are likely to get about 3.5 to 6 tons of rice paddy, this also depend on your agricultural practice. If you are to mill 70% is to white rice and 30% is for the rice bran/ husk. Let's say you get 1 ton from one hectare which is 1000kg, 70% of it is 700kg for white rice while 300kg is the rice bran.. I hope you understand

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by blackjack21(m): 10:30pm On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
a hectare of land when planting by broadcasting it takes 55 to 60kg and in return you are likely to get about 3.5 to 6 tons of rice paddy, this also depend on your agricultural practice. If you are to mill 70% is to white rice and 30% is for the rice bran/ husk. Let's say you get 1 ton from one hectare which is 1000kg, 70% of it is 700kg for white rice while 300kg is the rice bran.. I hope you understand

Yes I understand.
How much does it cost to mill?
I'm thinking of buying unrefined rice and then milling it.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by saliubello(m): 10:31pm On Feb 02, 2020
ikelords:
Birds during the raining season migrate and before they return we should have harvested. Thanks for pointing this out, that was my fear before i decided to venture into rice farming there was a thread saliubello did on his previous experience with birds and the damages they caused, I learnt a lot and took preventive measures by asking lot of questions from experienced farmers on when the birds migrate and when they return and time to plant to get the best yeild. Boss you will still teach me pepper and garden egg farming when the time comes o! Am loyal sir
@ikelords, I planted upland rice and not lowland rice. The difference is that upland rice are plant on dry/moist soils while lowland rice are transplanted in marshes and wetlands. Which are you planning on doing??

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 1:16am On Feb 03, 2020
saliubello:
@ikelords, I planted upland rice and not lowland rice. The difference is that upland rice are plant on dry/moist soils while lowland rice are transplanted in marshes and wetlands. Which are you planning on doing??
rainfed low land rice
Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 1:20am On Feb 03, 2020
blackjack21:


Yes I understand.
How much does it cost to mill?
I'm thinking of buying unrefined rice and then milling it.
some charge between 700 to 1000 naira for parboiling and milling.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by Gidigidi3(m): 8:16am On Feb 05, 2020
ikelords:
Anambra state is the location. I will ask if there is any river close by, am new to that location .

Where you able to find out about the river? Which area of Anambra? I am currently at Awka looking for a more suitable place to farm.

Can I have your WhatsApp no.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by Dkyz(m): 2:46pm On Feb 05, 2020
ikelords:
So I and my friend started making contacts on how to start farming rice, the people we met refused to teach us, a lot of promise and fail, God so kind I came in contact with a relation of mine who is a fadama facilitator and lucky enough he was well grounded in rice farming and have numerous contacts of rice farmers in the south east, I and my friend was linked to a youth leader in one rice farming village who helped us sourced for land at the rate of 1k for a chain and 25k for a hectare ( 25 chains make up a hectare) we paid for 10 hectares.


Where is the location. Cam you connect me to your seller
Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by Dkyz(m): 2:50pm On Feb 05, 2020
Gidigidi3:


Where you able to find out about the river? Which area of Anambra? I am currently at Awka looking for a more suitable place to farm.

Can I have your WhatsApp no.


I based in UNIZIK self ooo... I'd like to get land like this.

The 10 hecteres, is it bought or leased?
Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 12:26pm On Feb 06, 2020
Dkyz:



I based in UNIZIK self ooo... I'd like to get land like this.

The 10 hecteres, is it bought or leased?
it was leased. There are so many farming villages around awka you can go and make enquires from.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 12:28pm On Feb 06, 2020
Dkyz:



Where is the location. Cam you connect me to your seller
I didnt buy the land, it was leased. They have farming lands for sale but for those buying more than 10 plots and the price is reasonable.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 12:32pm On Feb 06, 2020
I will be writing soon on the chemicals I bought for weeding, my choice of fertilizer, tractorization(ploughing and harrowing) and my choice of seed to plant.. Stay tuned

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:29pm On Feb 13, 2020
36 cans of non selective herbicide was purchased for the 10 hectares, this will be used to kill the weed before planting and also 30 cans of selective herbicide was also purchased, this will also be used to kill weed after 3 to 4 weeks of planting. It is called selective because it kills the weed and leave the rice.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by ikelords(m): 10:39pm On Feb 13, 2020
The reason for buying farm inputs early is because it is cheaper now, when buying during farming season the price is usually very high.

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Re: My Sorjorn Into Rice Farming In 2020. by veggieman2be(m): 10:16pm On Mar 07, 2020
Beautiful tread. Am interested in rice farming as well I have wanted to learn that from my dad who farms rice in the east. I will keep following this page to have an overview knowledge first

Keep us updated

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