Your Farm Starts at the kitchen table

Live Oak Bank’s team of Agriculture experts are here to guide you through the process of starting or updating an existing poultry farm. We know your business and will travel nationwide to discuss your financing options.

Whether you are looking to finance the construction of a new house, purchase an existing poultry farm, or retrofit your current houses, the poultry farm loan process is the same.

Contact one of our loan specialists, and he or she will explain the process, gather paperwork, answer your questions and finalize the deal with expertise and speed. Your success is our success, so let’s get started.

What You Need to Get Your Poultry Farm Loan Started

  • Description of spending/use of proceeds
  • Business tax returns or farm schedules from the past 3 years
  • Personal tax returns from the past 3 years
  • Current profit/loss statement, if available
  • Current growers contract or letter of intent from integrator
  • Copies of construction bids/estimates
  • Farm property questionnaire
  • Personal financial statement

Construction Financing

Building the poultry farm of your dreams takes money, time and determination. Live Oak specializes in poultry farm construction and has helped hundreds of families nationwide complete the construction process, ultimately enabling them to be small business owners.

Our Construction Loan Team works with you, the contractor and the engineer throughout the life of your loan. We collect and monitor your construction-specific documentation, including contracts, completed construction plan and specifications, insurance and a cost breakdown of the overall project.

If you’re interested in learning more about the process, read our latest case study here.


If you’re ready to update your current poultry farm, a poultry house retrofit can significantly improve the operation of your farm. Retrofits can include the installation of new feeders, better controllers, ventilation upgrades and improvements to lighting and energy-efficiency.

Technology is at the center of many retrofit projects. New technology makes it easier to maintain houses and optimize bird production. Some of the technological upgrades that you can make to your farm include new feeders, ventilation upgrades, and improved controllers. All of these work to your benefit by helping ensure proper health and nutrition. Not only will this keep you compliant with regulations, but it will also ensure that your birds reach an optimal weight in the shortest amount of time.

When you spend the money to retrofit today, you ensure that you have a current business in the future — one that is relevant and producing at an efficient rate. The more efficient your business is, the more profit you will make over the long haul.

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