Care Of Goats
Sales & Services
What is Goat Breeding
goat farming means rearing goats for the purpose of harvesting milk, meat and fiber. At present, goat farming has become a profitable business and it requires a very low investment because of its multi-functional utility. Commercial goat farming business is contributing greatly to the economy and nutrition of a country. Goats are multi-functional animal. You can produce a wide variety of products from goats, such as milk, meat, fiber, manure etc..
What is Goat Breeding
For starting and maintaining a profitable and successful business, you must have to make a proper and effective goat farming business plan and go according to the plan. Here we are shortly describing the necessary steps for starting goat farming business..
Types of breed Goats
Dairy Goat Breeds: This type of goats are famous for their milk production. Saanen, Toggenburg, Barbari, Jamunapari etc. are highly milk productive goat breed. Some dairy goats also suitable for meat production.
Meat Goat Breeds: This type of goats become highly meat productive. Some goats produce good quality meat. Boer, Mato etc. are some highly meat productive goat breed.
Baby Productive Goat Breeds: This type of goats produce numerous baby goats per year. Black Bengal, Katjang etc. are highly baby productive goat breed.
Skin Productive Goat Breeds: This type of goats produce high quality skin. And their skin is very popular and valuable in the international market. Black Bengal, Maradi etc. are some good quality skin productive goat breed..
Start Goat Farming
Selection of land to start goat farming in India is the very first step you are going to take. There is no any hard and fast rule to stick with the land selection whatever the land you have is good to go or it would be better if you have surplus land at the city out skirt with the greenery and grazing area. In my case I have only 32 decimile of land with enormous grazing field out of which i am using 21 decimile for shed and fenced area and remaining for the servant quarters as you must provide the rooms for the care-taker who are going to stay there 24×7..
I assume you have selected your dimension of the shed now its time to build the shed. Use bricks and cement for the shed wall. 12 feet of height must be maintain and a proper ventilation is needed. For the roof area use better quality of asbestos which is good heat absorbent in summer. Create one water reservoir or cemented tank to provide fresh drinking water supply to goats every time. it should be outside of the shed area. Build a bamboo fence out side the shed for proper movement of the goats. Proper cemented or steel stall is required for the goat feeding it must be inside or outside the shed.
Advantages of Goat Farming
Starting Goat Farming business require low initail invesment.
Goat does't require huge areafor housing because thier body size is comparitively smaller than other livestock animals
Usually goats are very friendly in nature
Goats are goods breeders and they reach sexual maturity with in their 7-12 months of age and gives birth of kids within short time
Goat meat and milk are cholestrol free so it is easy to diagest and teasty
Trading of Goats
Selling of goat is not a big problem at all.Goats are like blank cheques in your pocket,you can turn goats into cash even at midnight.
You can sell goats in your local market throug any agent or if you have time then you dont need any broker or agent to sale them.Its always better to sell the goats by yourself.
you can sell it to butcher(slaughter house owner) just contact any butcher of your local area.They requires 100 of male goats per month(yearly 1200male goats).There is lot of shortage of goats so any butcher can easily buys it as they requires huge number of goats.Do u know that a 100goats farm is not enough even for a small local butcher to depend on those kids,of 100 female goats for meat.
you can advertise in your local newspaper for selling goats,i think you will not require that, coz single butcher is enough.
You can sell male goats at the time of bakrid eid.Just go your local goat market and check the rates at time of eid.They are very high,nearly double the rate. Bakrid Eid requires minimum of 1 year male goat according to muslim customs and Holy Qurans.
you can open your own meat shops by keeping butcher on monthly payment basis.The payment of butcher is own by selling the skin of goats which are slaughtered.
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