How To Start Goat Farming In Nigeria

The Profit In Goat Farming Business

Let look at the profit of goat farming business in Nigeria. i will make some Analyses for you to see, i will analyze the profit in dollar perceptive because i am looking at a situation where some Nigeria farmer would take this goat framing to a oh new level and even starts exporting to other country

100 pound is the weigh of a fully mature goat and in some places goal are sold base on their weigh. And a fully mature goat is 100 pound, so this will bring $150 minimum. And if you can produce just 500 goats yearly and each is sold for $150 minimum, you will be making up to $75,000 per year. let say $25,000 is the cost for the production, so that will live you with about $50,000 (#8,000,000). This amount is just for 500 goats.

Remember that it takes about 2-3 year for a goat to fully mature, i assumed you have passed through the first three years of establishment. The amount which i called before is a very large number but it is very achievable if you take your farming very seriously. To be honest 500 goats per year after your first three years is a realistic goal for small scale farmers. You don’t have to start very big you can start small and from there move on and expand gradually depending on the resources available to you

How To Setup Your Goat Farm

 

Pasture

Making a pasture or grazing place for your goats will be a great idea. This will help you to minimize food cost. Grazing place also helps to keep your goats healthy. Goats are relatively clean animals. They eat a wide variety of plants that are nutritious to them. They are foragers of weeds and leaves and could eat different types of plant at different season and even days.

Housing

Build a suitable house for your goats, house is required to keep them safe from rain and other climate factors like cold. Goat don’t like bad conditions. For commercial goat production you should keep your goats in clean pens which is free of dampness, drafts and pests like flies and rodents. As, goats are small sized animal they also require adequate fencing. Don’t keep your goats in airtight buildings. They like to stay indoor when it is raining, they like to stay under share when the weather is hot, and like to stay outside and graze when the weather is perfect and enjoyable. For desired growth and good health you have to ensure proper ventilation system and flow of sufficient air and day light in the house. Goat likes some measure of privacy when they are indoors, so it is required you build separate houses for few number of goats or you construct it in a way that it will be spacious enough to give each animal some level of privacy. Goats like laying down and chew the cord while resting in a quiet condition. Make sure the housing is made comfortable for them. Some even suggested building dog house for each goat. Always keep the house or shelter clean and use fresh hay or straw for bedding. You can also keep some toys inside the house to keep your goats busy and entertaining. Some producer found that, this has a good result in the health of goats.

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