The following could be considered as Constraints of Goat production
- Non-availability of high-yielding breeding stock.
- Low level of nutrition and managerial efficiency.
- Lack of definition of the production objectives.
- Limited attention to the application of modern techniques for improving the reproductive efficiency, e.g. artificial insemination, synchronization of oestrus, and deep freezing of semen.
- Limited use of outstanding improver breeds, both native and exotic, for defined production objectives such as the use of Alpine and Saanen for increasing milk production.
- Inadequate control of diseases and parasites due to the non-availability of prophylactic vaccines against important contagious diseases such as goat-pox and contagious caprine pleuro-pneumonia.
- Lack of knowledge on clinical aspects of goat diseases leading to heavy losses in products such as mastitis, brucellosis, pneumonia, enteritis, and lumbar paralysis.
- Lack of knowledge on the successful rearing of kids.Kidmortalityis generally high where weaning is practiced at a very young age.
- Lack of knowledge on silvi-pastoral system, especially with goats—fodder trees, shrubs, etc.
- Housing for goats in different eco-zones requires a very elaborate and systematic study.
- Organized marketing is very limited. This has resulted in unscrupulous exploitation by a middle man who is often seen moving with goats along the migratory routes.
- The non-availability of consultancy on goats due to lack of expert knowledge of various facets of the goat industry, particularly with reference to economics and feasibility studies.