6 Solid Reasons Why Goats Farming is Highly Profitable and Reliable Compared to Other Livestock Farming

Reasons Why Goats Farming is Highly Profitable and Reliable Compared to Other Livestock Farming.

When it comes to how  goat farming is profitable and reliable compared to other livestock farming.

 

We should ponder on this question. Have you ever wondered why goat is very popular among the rural populace?

 

As you visit or drive pass must rural villages and suburban areas, you see a lot of goats browsing and scavenging for food all around.

 

This is because of the fact that goats do well when they are allowed to browse and fend for themselves thereby relieving the farmer a large junk of the feeding cost.

 

Although this is only possible in rural areas with the availability of large expanse of land.

 

Goats farming is highly profitable and reliable when you take good care of them.  Either on a semi-intensive or intensive method of rearing, and goats are very hardy animals.

 

Goat meat is a very tasty meat with a distinct flavor and aroma, which make it a very sought after meat especially during festive periods, celebrations such as Christmas, naming ceremonies in most parts of Africa.

 

Goats serves as insurance to many poor and middle-class families. When they are broke they just pick one and sell. And the proceeds from the sale of the goat are used to solve immediate family needs.

Goat are feeding this makes them highly profitable and reliable

Goats are feeding on yam peels, this makes them highly profitable and reliable, with less feed cost.

Goats feeding on maize bran a byproduct of maize, these makes goat farming profitable and reliable because maize is readily available in rural areas

8 solid reasons why goats farming is highly profitable and reliable compared to other livestock farming are as follows:

1. Goats are hardy and less prone to diseases

Goats farming is highly profitable and reliable compared to other livestock farming. This is due to their high resistance to diseases especially when they have access to dry environments and shades.

 

One beauty about goat is they love freedom and varieties of vegetation, this singular reason make them popular among the rural populace.

 

Goats also do well under intensive system of rearing when provided with good shades, dry environment and good quality feed e.g hay, silage, well-formulated animal feed, and green vegetation.

 

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2. Goats have a Variety of Healthy and Nutritious Products, Which makes goat a profitable and reliable livestock.

One of the reasons why goat farming is highly profitable and reliable is its ability to provide healthy and nutritious products such as milk, meat, and cheese.

 

These products are easily digestible but are also a great source of regular income for the farmer and his family.

 

 It’s a great source of employment for many rural women selling cheese and goat milk at the farmers market.

Goat farming is profitable and reliable because their feed is readily available

A she goat feeding

3. Goats Farming is Highly Profitable and Reliable because Goats are Easy to Maintain and Require Less Capital to Rear. 

There is virtually no any rural settlement and suburban settlement in Africa and most parts of the world you won’t find goats browsing and scavenging for food on their own.

 

This makes their feeding and maintenance less expensive. Saving the farmer a lot of money in terms of the cost of feeding them.

 

In my own opinion if the government is really serious about lifting the rural poor out of poverty. They should consider goat farming as the best alternative.

 

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Goats feeding

Goats feeding

4. Goats are Economic Animals

In the sense that they don’t require a large expanse of land to rear. They just need a place of abode that will shield them from wind, rain and the sun especially at night or when it is raining.

 

You can make ado with the little available resource at your disposal such as in your backyard, in the compound, etc. except you want to go into intensive farming.

 

5. Goats are Highly Prolific

They are naturally very friendly and lovable in nature. With tender loving care before you realize it, you will have a dozen goats in your possession.

 

Most goats give birth twice in a year this too makes goat farming highly profitable and reliable.

A local rural goat market, dominated by the Fulani ethnic group of West Africa. They are majorly cattle herders they also keep goats and sheep which serve as insurance to them, which they occasional sell at the local  goat market. As seen in the video above to meets their immediate and family needs. Goat farming will be a wonderful tool in removing the rural poor out of poverty. Goat is a major source of livelihood for them.

6. Goat Meat and Skin

One of the very important reasons why goat farming is highly profitable and reliable is the wide acceptance of its meat and skin world over.   

 

Goat meat is one of the most cherish meat in Nigeria and in most parts of Africa and the world.

 

It is widely used during naming ceremonies after childbirth, in both ritual and religious ceremonies. It is known to be healthier than red cow meat.

 

Therefore more preferred by health practitioners. And those that are concern about excessive fat intake.

 

 The skin is widely used in the leather industry for the manufacturing of a wide variety of products from shoes, belt, wallets, bags and a lot of traditional artifacts’.

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  1. Thabo Tlaka April 28, 2020
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