In recent times, eggs have become “gold” because of how expensive it has become. Sometimes, when I visit an egg store stocked fresh from farms and ask of their prices after appreciating their various sizes, I’m always tempted to ask, “did they do operation on these chickens?”. Sounds funny but it’s true especially if you eat many of it like I do.
It might interest you to know that Eggs are picked from the cages of a special species of Hens called Layers which give birth to these wonderfully packaged proteinous foods. Egg farming done in a commercial scale are achieved with a female domestic fowl called Layers which are usually raised from day old to 18-19 weeks of age when these birds start dropping eggs.
Just like every other product that accrues profit to its sellers, this shell that is Ovate in shape is equally sold in both retail and wholesale quantities. Take a look at the prices we have got for you below.
Wholesale egg prices
The rise in prices of eggs in Nigeria is as a result of increase in price of poultry feed. Wholesale price of eggs ranges from N1,500 – N1,700, of course, depending on the location and size. 1,500 naira for small eggs and 1,700 for jumbo eggs.
Personally, I think it’s still expensive and it is expected due to the inflation in the country at the moment and the rise in poultry feed prices.
The only gear is that it will keep increasing until the economy is stable.
But not to worry, there are places where you can buy them at cheap prices. These places are known as egg depots or poultry farms where eggs are being supplied in large quantities to distributors.
Affordable egg depot in Lagos, Nigeria
Below are the locations of some egg depots in Nigeria (including Lagos, Abeokuta, Abuja, Ogun, Ibadan and Oyo). Their prices per crate is between N1,500 – N1,700.
Check them below.
- Teeto egg depot, Iwo, Osun state.
- Classic farm eggs, Wasim, Ojokoro, Lagos.
- Taobab farms, Imam street, Ekuro Iwoye, Osun state.
- Rehoboth foods, Surulere, Lagos.
- Dola Eggs, Agboju, Lagos.
- Jola-Ade farms, Ilaro, Ojo.
- Ilaro depot, Ilaro main market, Oyo.
- Florieda Integrated farm, Orile- Oshodi, Lagos.
- Divine convection egg depot, Ikorodu, Lagos.
- Lantoro road, Isale Ake, Abeokuta.
- Zakus egg depot, Ota, Ogun state.
- Novelty choice country farms ltd, Isonyin-Ogun Ijebu-Ode.
- Lafenwa depot railway warehouse, Lafenwa Abeokuta.
- Sir Luv egg depot, Mushin, Papa Ajao, Lagos.
- Vivacious egg depot, Zone 5, Jabu Duste, Abuja.
- Monyashau egg depot, Evans street, Lagos Island.
- Mide Poultry, Makarata, Abuja.
Just choose a place closest to you.
That list been highlighted, lets us go back to the basics for the sake of those who have no idea about how eggs are sold in Nigeria and other African countries.
A crate of egg is how many?
In Nigeria Eggs are sold in crates. A crate of eggs has thirty eggs in total. That’s the standard, may be in another world, we may have a crate that has up to forty pieces but for now, it is thirty eggs per crate; and it has always been like that even before I was born.
Now, to the next question on the lips of most buyers.
How much is one egg in Nigeria?
Depending on the location, one egg sells between N80 – N100. In places like Supermarkets in Lagos, an egg is sold for N120 and a crate N2,400.
However, if you eat a lot and you think N80 – N100 is too much to spare, then I have a solution for you.
Most farms do actually. They sell wholesale prices for lovers of eggs like you and I.
However, the only challenge here is if you’re not buying in large quantities from these poultry farms and egg depots, they’ll end up selling for you at the regular amount you’ll get in a local store.
How to start egg business in Nigeria, 2023
Commercial production of Eggs for sale has over the proven to be profitable, hence the increased rearing of Layers in Nigeria. But there are prerequisites for every business and this one is not an exception.
- Have a plan.
No matter how simple you think egg business is, you need a business plan. A business plan gives you structure and allows you to put down your ideas into actionable steps.Your plan should include securing a steady supplier directly from the farm if you don’t have a farm yet.
- Submit your plan to potential investors.
Your business plan is just clueless if the right people don’t see it. And if you have the means to fund your ideas, by all means go for it.
Your business plan would have given you everything you need and all you have to do is start acting on your plans.
Good luck in your endeavors.
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