How To Start Goat Farming In Nigeria

How To Start Goat Farming In Nigeria

Goat farming in Nigeria is very popular and common. The agriculture sector of Nigeria greatly contributing the total national income and economic growth. Goat meats are widely accepted and consumed round the globe, while the milk is also gaining in popularity and is being sold in supermarkets across the United States, Europe and Asia and represent the bulk of the liquid milk market. Commercial goat farming is very popular in northern part of Nigeria than southern part.

 

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The meat is believed to be the best animal meat available anywhere in the market for good reasons. Not only does the meat taste great, it is also lower in fat than chicken but contains higher protein than beef, that makes it better than chicken and beef. Many people don’t know how lucrative goat farming is. Goat meat has a unique taste that is very difficult to describe but very appealing to the taste bud. There are other products that can be derived from Goat milk such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and butter. Anything that cow milk can offer, goat milk can also offer. These are the reasons goat farming is considered by wise farmers as a very lucrative business and it is increasingly becoming very popular among modern farmers in Nigeria.

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Benefits of Goat Farming in Nigeria

1. Nigeria has the best weather and climate for a very suitable goat farming.

2. In Nigeria the consumption of goat product is very high and it is one of the most demand things in Nigeria.

3. Any body can go into goat farming or can establish his/her goat farming business, because goat farming doesn’t require much labor.

4. Your start up capital is not that much.

5. The Housing, feeding, caring and other cost are not to high in Nigeria.

6. Everything about the goat can be a great source for earning extra income such as meat, milk, skin, fiber, manure etc.

7. It is a great source of income for the unemployed educated people in Nigeria.

8. Goat farming is not difficult the caring and management can be done by children or housewives in Nigeria.

9. The manure of a goat is a great organic fertilizer.

10. You can raise 8-10 goat easily at the same place.

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