Goat Farming as profitable business

Goat Farming as profitable business

Goat Farming as profitable business for milk, meat and pet. Goat farming is mainly for meat purpose and in some areas for milk or even as pets.  Goat for sales.

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Goat Farming as profitable business

Goat farming is one of the ancient days business that exists with little changes, still in this scientific world.

Generally, goat farming means rearing them for the purpose of harvesting milk, meat, and fiber.

Very first advantage of goat farming is, it does not require any big investment. Commercial goat farming business is contributing greatly to the economy and nutrition of a country.

Future Poultry Solutions one point source for variety of breeds:

There are different types of goat breeds available around the world for rearing in the goat farm like Pygmy goats, Dwarf goats of Nigeria, Cashmere goats, Black Bengal goat, Mountain goats, Boer goats etc.,

In India goats are reared mainly for meat purpose and rarely for producing milk.

Boer goats originated in South Africa and suitable for highly meat production. Some studies say that Boer goats are very expensive and demand exceeds supply which attracts investors.

Choosing the right breeds for commercial goat farming will ensure high profit. Choose proper breed according to your desired production and Geo location.

Goat farming is a traditional, profitable, risk-less and very easy business because of its multi utility and fast growing rate.

Goats also can be used as a tool for poverty reduction and play an important role in the economic growth of a country.

Although some risks go with every business. Proper care and good management can ensure better production and high profit.

Available breeds in India:

1. Mecheri

It is distributed in Salem, Erode, Karur, Namakkal, and fewer parts of Dharmapuri districts of Tamil Nadu.  It is a meat purpose breed.  It has medium sized body with pale purplish skin color.

Adult male average body weight 36kg.  Adult female average body weight 22kg.

2. Chennai red

This is distributed in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu. It is meat purpose breed.

Adult male average body weight 36kg. Adult females average body weight 24 kg.

3. Ramanadhapuram white

This is distributed in Ramanadhapuram, Sivagangai, and Virudhunagar districts of Tamil Nadu.  It is meat purpose breed.

Adult male average body weight 31kg.  Adult female average body weight 23kg.

4. Keezhakaraisal

This is distributed in Ramanadhapuram, Sivagangai and Thirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu. It is meat purpose breed.

Adult male average body weight 29kg. Adult female average body weight 22kg.

5. Jamnunapari

Native of Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh. These are large sized, tall, leggy with large folded pendulous ears and prominent Roman nose.

They carry long and thick hair on their hind quarters and has a glossy goat. Horns are short flat. The body weight of adult bucks and does varies from 65 to 86 kg and 45-61 respectively.

The average daily milk yield in 2.25 to 2.7 kg. The milk yield in a lactation period of, 250 days varies from 250 – 300 kg with 3.5 percent fat content.

The Jamunapari goats have been used for evolving the famous Anglo -Nubian breed of goats in England.

6. Beetal

Mainly found in Punjab and this breed is evolved from Jamunapari breed.

Color is red and tan, heavily spotted on white. Bucks weight 65 – 86 kg does weight 45-61 kg does yield about 1 kg milk daily, bucks may have a beard.

7. Barbari

This breed is found in Etawah, Etah, Agra and Mathura districts of U.P, Kamal, Paniphat and Rothak in Hariyana, color varies with white, red and tan sports being common.

These are small and short haired, with erect horns. Adult buck weighs from 36 – 45 kg and the doe from 27 -36 kg. They are usually stall fed and yield 0.90 to 1.25 kg of milk (fat 5%) per day in a lactation period of 108 days.

They are prolific breeders and usually kid twice in 12 -15 months. This breed is highly fit for intensive rearing.