Goat rearing program will improve poor family’s income level.
In ancient time animal husbandry was very beneficial for people economy and social revolution because animal husbandry is very essential and positive source of income.
Goat is known as ‘Poor man’s cow’ in India and is a very important component in dry land farming system. Marginal or undulating lands unsuitable for other types of animals like cow or buffalo, goat is the best alternative.
With very low investments goat rearing can be made in to a profitable venture. Marginal or undulating lands unsuitable for other types of animals like cow or buffalo, goat is the best alternative. With very low investments goat rearing can be made in to a profitable venture for small and marginal farmers with Low capital investment and quick return, Simple and small shed is enough, Profitable under stall fed condition.
High prolific rate of goats, Year around job, meat is lean and has low fats and is liked by all people, can be sold and en cashed anytime. These small animal goats are the most efficient converters of farm and crop residues into excellent organic manure.
Goat farming needs less capital when compared with dairying, and the animals can be raised in small farms. The floor space requirement per adult animal is about one square meter.
A properly fed and managed milky goat will yield at least as much milk (on average two liters per day) as low yielding desi cows. The she-goat will deliver 2-4 kids at each parturition after a short gestation period of 150 days.
The popular Indian breeds are Sirohi, Jamnapari, Surti, Tellicherry, and Kanniyadu