Goat Farming

Goat farming is a low investment business where any farmer with a family of four can earn their livelihood with just 5 goats. Goats are multi-beneficial where they are used for milk, meat, and fiber (wool). With so many advantages one can easily reap benefits.

Points to consider before Starting a profitable Goat Farming business

  1. Goat Shed to be constructed based on the breed, land availability and investment. Goathouse can also be planned based on Goat grazing behavior.
  2. Breed selection to be done based on the weather conditions, location of farm and purpose of the farm.
  3. Goat feed – What to feed, how much to feed and how to reduce feed cost.
  4. Knowledge of Disease management should know, as goats are social animals if one goat gets sick, most of the goats get sick pretty soon.

A complete business plan on setting up a commercial Goat farm is explained here.

Breeds of Goat suitable for Goat Farming

There are different goat breeds accessible all through the world. A portion of those goat breeds are reasonable for meat creation, some are well known as dairy goats. A few goats produce amazing skins and a few goats are raised for their mohair/fiber creation. A few people likewise incline toward raising goats as pets.

The goat breeds are unique in relation to each other by their size, shape, qualities and generation type. For the most part, goats are raised for milk, meat, skin and fiber/mohair generation. For explicit generation reason, you need to pick explicit goat breeds. Not all goats are appropriate for a wide range of creation reasons. Furthermore, if there should arise an occurrence of business goat cultivating, you should need to pick the best breeds for your business. 

Mainly goat breeds are classified into five types – meat goat breed, dairy goat breed, breeding goat bread, pet goat and skin goat breed. Some breeds fall into multiple classifications also. 

  1. Meat Goat Breed is the one that produces more meat in a short period of time. Some of Best Goat Breeds Raised for the meat are Kiko goat, Spanish Goat, Boer, Black Bengal, Jamunapari Goat, Fainting Goat, Nubian Goat, Savanna Goat.
  2. Dairy Goat Breed is the ones which produce more milk per day. Few examples are Jamunapari Goat, the Pygmy goat, Barbari goat
  3. Pet Goat Breed is the one which is raised primarily as pets on the farm. Few examples are  Pygmy goat, Nubian Goat
  4. Breeding Goat Breed is the ones that are raised to produce more kids per kidding. The kids are sold to other breeders. Eg: Jamunapari, Boer, Tellicherry
  5. Skin Goat Breed is the one that is raised to get high-quality skin like Black Bengal Goat.

Breed name along with breed usage and place of origin is given for each of the Goat Breeds.

NoBreed NameBreed UsageOrigin
1JamunapariGoatDairy, MeatIndia
2Tellicherry GoatMeat, Breeding India
3Pygmy GoatDairy, Meat, PetAfrica
4Black Bengal GoatMeat, Breeding, SkinBangladesh
5Sirohi GoatDairy, Meat India
6Rove GoatMeatFrance
7Alpine GoatDairyFrench Alps
8Anglo Nubian GoatDairy, Meat, FiberUK
9Damascus GoatDairySyria
10Fainting GoatMeat, PetUSA
11Boer GoatMeatSouth Africa