Baramati, Pune Dist
Joined: Dec 1, 2003
Expert Name: Dr. D.P.Bhoite
Phone Number: 02112-255207
Re: goat and sheep farming
Whichever is the business, want to become profitable needs following things (Goat point of view):-
1)Quality animals:- Animals which can sustain in perticular climatic conditions & having proper breed character needed for meat business.Eg- In Konkan region, there is high rainfall in rainy season and drought situation on summer season.so the kind of animals which are suitable for this region may be Kokna Kanyal goat
2)Management- As the production of animal is increases according to high quality animals demand for good quality fodder,concentrate,water,housing and care is needed more .If this is not fulfilled ,then dairy owner can have a loss in terms of less meat production as well as economic losses due to mortality of kids.So it is necessary for goat owner to access his strength for providing this kind of facilities for its animals.So for that if goat owner has good kind of knowledge (By training & practice)and will to do whatever work in his goat farm,then he can be profitable Goat farmer.As per my knowledge this is 24 hours business & it can not be as supervisor's job.
3)Facilities:- Whatever facilities required for goat like availability of farm land,availability of fodder throughout the year,availability of veterinarian,skill for first aid treatment,skill for feed formulation is important for goat farmer.Goat owner must provide minimum kind of facilities which are needed for his animals.
4)Market- Before producing Meat or other goat product,it is better to search what are market opportunities in your area.See if there is no any Goat farm functioning in your area what are the resions behind it?If there is no any farmer who dare to take this entreprice then it is opportunity to you set up good quality of goat farm.If market is not there ,try to create your own market by creating demand for your product in the market.
5)Value addition- In business of goat farming,it is better to not to rely on only one entreprise or product eg- meat or kids,If you do value addition in Kids to increase weight in short duration by using balanced feeding,If you do value addition in goatdung by preparing vermicompost you will get more money .
So think on this aspect, Do personal visits for survey the area,try to find out market as well as study market chains developed in that perticular area.Then make decision for goat farming .
6)To be updated- For Goat owner it is necessary to aware about new practices & changes in goat farming.So for that he must take training before starting the goat or any animals related enterprise & after that timely necessary trainings to become updated .New practices,trends & changes in management will be helpful to reduce the losses & improve production of animals.He must be adaptive & positive in nature & willing to take responcibilities or change as & when needed.
7) Keep records- Some farmers which do not have land but are successfully run dairy or goat business because they keep records for feed,fodder,Milk production,Meat production,Reproduction,health & management aspects.In which they can get ideas as well as point our problematic points or situatuation to avoid losses.Today,many Goat farmers are not keeping records as like businessman,so they do know what is the status of the dairy they are running now.
On the above points,you may decide number of animals to be kept for goat farming which can run sucessfully.Also visit to nearest Goat farms which are running very well & then share the ideas with them for runing successful Gaot farmers for goat business
Prior to starting venture of goat farming,i feel you may take training in neraby Krishi Vigyan Kendra in MP,As you have no experience about raising Goats so it is very necessary.Also goat rearing is 24 hours business & if you are not directly concern with animals rearing then whosoever the caretaker of animal should have training on goat management first which will help to overcome losses & increase profit in goat farming.Also see following link for details:-
For loan or scheme related information,you may consult to following officers:-
Assistant General Manager,NABARD,
House No.1135/6, Vidyanagar, II Bus Stop, Behind Sree Shaila Credit cooperative Society, Taralabalu Badavane, Davanagere-577005
STD : 08242 : 260554
[Above information is based on recommendations from National Agriculture Research System. The Effectiveness of the recommendations varies from place to place with changes in natural resource and climate. Farmers are advised to use the information on their own responsibility. KVK Baramati shall not be responsible for any consequences.]
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