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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Why Goat Farming ?

Why Goat Farming ?

1. Goat farming under stall fed condition is profitable.
2. They give birth to twins and perhaps triplets.
3. Very low capital investment is required for the purchase of goats.
4. Goats can be sold at any time and can be en-cashed easily.
5. The pregnancy period of the goats is considerably short.
6. They are resistant to diseases.
7. One goat can give one kg manure per day.
8. Goat meet is lean meat (low cholesterol).
9. In drought prone areas, risk in goat farming is much less than other
livestock species.
10. No religious taboo is against goat slaughter. Moreover, goat meet consumption is prevalent in the country.
11. Goat is termed as walking refrigerator for the storage of milk and can be milked
number of times in a day.

Comparison of carcase composition of different animal species

Goats

Sheep

Cattle

Pigs

Muscle % of carcase weight

65

55

60

50

(range)

(55-68)

(45-65)

(50-70)

(35-64)

Fat % of CW

20

30

25

38

(range)

(6-24)

(8-40)

(10-35)

(25-45)

Bone % of CW

15

15

15

12

(range)

(12-22)

(7-24)

(9-20)

(8-16)

Cholesterol (mg/100g)

5-39

52-77

42-78

66-98



Source: Proceedings: Nutrition Society of Australia. Dec 1997

Want to start goat farming ?

Following requisites are to be fulfilled.

1. You need to devote adequate time for goat farming. Training / experience in this field is preferable.
2. Ensure that the Veterinary assistance/ care must be with in the reach.
3. Own land with adequate water facility is needed for growing the green fodder.
4. One skilled worker with some experience in this field is a must.
5. Shed and open place covered with chain link mesh for stall-fed goat farming is
required.
If you can fulfill all these requisites, you can start the goat farming...!

1 comment:

  1. Good articles posted on this website ,thanks for posting knowledgeable information it will be help for starting goat farm,
    keep posting beacuse i read your blog i am willing to start sheep farm

    thank you have a nice day

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