Sunday, 10 May 2020

Point Of Lay birds For Sale

We have healthy point of lay poultry birds (POL) for sale:

Age: 16Weeks
Specie: Brown
Source: Chi 
Location: Kaduna 
Price: N1300
All vaccination observed and up to date health management.

Call or whatsapp : 09037863964 or 08123000053

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Advantages of goat farming

Advantages of goat farming / Utility of goats:-

  1. The goat is a multi-purpose animal producing meat, milk, hide, fibre and manure. In hilly areas, goats are also used for hauling light loads. 
  2.  Goats have very few demands of housing and management. They hardly need separate housing and happily share their homes with their owners or his other livestock.
  3.  Goats can be raised by landless agricultural labourers, ladies and children because they can thrive well on variety of leaves, shrubs, bushes, kitchen waste etc.
  4.  Goat farming can be a profitable occupation for a farmer and can fit well into mixed farming.
  5.  Goats are cheaper to maintain, easily available and have a friendly disposition.
  6.  Goats are capable of adapting to various agro-climatic conditions ranging from arid dry to cold arid to hot humid. They can be raised in plains, hilly tracts, sandy zones and at high altitudes.
  7.  Goats are more tolerant to hot climate than other farm animals.
  8.  Goats suffer from fewer ailments than other large animals.
  9.  Goats have got increased digestibility of crude fibre and can produce even on poor quality roughages.
  10.  Goats give more production per unit of investment.
  11.  Goats are smaller in size and have a younger slaughter age.
  12.  Goat meat has no religious taboo and is relished by all sections of society.
  13.  Goat meat has less fat and is more in demand.
  14.  Goats are called the foster mother of man, as their milk is considered better for human nutrition than other species of livestock.
  15.  Goat milk is cheap, wholesome, easily digestible and nutritious.
  16.  Goat milk is finer than cow milk i.e. the fats and proteins are present in a finer state and are more easily digestible, especially by children and invalids.
  17.  Goat milk has lesser allergic problems than other species of livestock.
  18.  Goat milk is used as a ayurvedic medicine for personas ailing with asthma, cough, diabetes etc..
  19.  Goat milk has higher buffering qualities and this enhances its value for patients suffering from peptic ulcers, liver dysfunction, jaundice, biliary disorders and other digestive problems.
  20.  Goat milk has higher phosphate content, which is beneficial for vegetarian communities.
  21.  Goat milk has a higher content of B-complex vitamins.
  22.  Goat milk is suitable for preparing various milk products.
  23.  Goats can be milked as often as required, preventing milk storage problems and refrigeration costs.
  24.  Goat hide is used for the manufacture of leather products.
  25.  Goat hairs are used for the manufacture of rugs and ropes.
  26.  Pashmina shawls, Mohair and Kashmere carpets are in great demand and are sold at very high prices.
  27.  Goat manure is 2.5 times richer in nitrogen and phosphoric acid than cow manure.
  28.  Goats form an excellent animal for physiological and biomedical research.

Poor man’s cow : Goat has been described as a poor man’s cow (or mini-cow) because of its immense contribution to the poor man’s economy. They not only supply nutritious and easily digestible milk to their children but also regular source of additional income for poor and landless or marginal farmers. Being small-sized animals, goats can easily be managed by women and children. Feeding, milking and care of goats does not require much equipment and hard work. Capital investment and feeding costs are also quite low. Four goats can be maintained as cheaply as one indigenous cow. Goats can be successfully reared in areas where fodder resources are limited and milch cattle do not thrive. Returns on capital of up to 50% and recovery of 70% of retail price are possible in goat farming. In rural areas, goat farming plays a vital role in providing gainful employment


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Goat Farming Business In Nigeria

Agriculture in its entirety doesn’t focus only on the growth and sale of farm crops. Animals are also reared, and this sector of agriculture is referred to as animal husbandry. This article is going to focus on how to start, run and grow a successful goat farming business in Nigeria, Kenya, India, and anywhere else in the world.
In almost every street except the highly regulated residential areas of Lagos, Nigeria, there’s always at least a goat roaming about. People see these animals everyday and wonder why their owners let them move about recklessly. Though their numbers may be small, these animals serve as a means of lively hood to the people rearing them.
Just as poultry farming, fish farming and a host of other agribusinesses turn in high revenues when executed at the right scale, goat farming doesn’t just also generate a substantial income for investors, but is also a large business opportunity, especially for people living in the northern part of Nigeria and India.

What Is Goat Farming About?

Goat farming is the commercial rearing of various breeds of goats (or a single goat breed) in a confined environment or an expanse of land. It involves raising goats for various purposes like; dairy production, meat, fiber, and multiple other purposes.

Business Opportunities In Goat Farming Around The World

1). Goat Meat Production:

In many countries, billions of people consume goat meat. This extremely high demand has got supermarkets and abattoirs in countries like Australia, The United Kingdom, India, America, and many others stocking goat meat for sale on their shelves.
The abundance of goats in Australia is so high that the country hasn’t just become the largest exporter of live goats and goat products worldwide, but has also created a high business opportunity for goat farmers in the country. Despite the extreme number of goats and goat products exported from Australia yearly to many other countries, the demand for goat meat remains insatiable.
In Nigeria, the level of goat meat consumption is so extreme that many workers look forward to their closing hours, so they can rush off to a bar for a goat meat pepper soup meal. This demand has made the pepper soup business flourish in the country.
People eat goat meat at home, work, restaurants, parties, and in many other places. When they’re asked for an option of meat, many choose goat meat ahead of chicken meat.
The Nigerian dwarf goat is one of the most common goat breeds raised for household consumption in Nigeria. Many homes in the south-south and south-eastern part of the country rear them both for their personal family consumption and for sale at local markets.
With Nigeria’s population sitting at over 170 million and over 5 million people consuming goat meat everyday, goat farming continues to be an extremely valuable business opportunity for new and existing farmers to venture into.

2). Dairy Production:

Dairy products like yogurt, milk, cheese, butter, and more, can be processed from the milk gotten from dairy goats. This locally unpopular business opportunity in goat farming generates high revenue for many goat farmers around the world.
In many countries, goat milk is wildly produced for household consumption, but in Nigeria, hardly any home consumes goat milk, and so the milk’s commercial value is extremely low. Irrespective of this, goat milk is easy to digest than cow milk because of small fat globules and is naturally homogenized. It also helps in improving an individual’s appetite and digestive efficiency.
While dairy production from farm goats milk may not be a major buzz in Nigeria, in several other countries around the world, dairy goats are used immensely to fuel their dairy needs.

Benefits Of Goat Farming

  1. It’s easier to raise goats than to rear chickens.
  2. A good source of employment at the right scale.
  3. A great source of food.
  4. The startup capital can be modest.
  5. Required labour is low.
  6. Good source of manure.
  7. Goat farming can be practiced in most weathers.
  8. All goat breeds can share the same environment and feed with cattle.
  9. Goats can serve as a major export product.
  10. Great source of protein!

Goat Farming

Goats - The Basics

Goats and gardens do not mix well and goats always want to eat what’s on the other side of the fence. If you have fruit bushes they will love to eat the berries. If you have overgrowth of brambles etc, goats are ideal to keep the growth down. Goats are pack animals, agile and sure-footed. Each goat needs between one and two acres for grazing. Sturdy four-foot high fencing is essential to contain them.

Goats – What They Are Called
Male goats are referred to as a 'Buck' or' Billy' goat. A male goat when castrated or neutered is called a 'Whether'. A female goat is known as 'Doe' or a 'Nanny' goat and its offspring, up to the age of one, is called a 'Kid'. Goats live in a herd and are collectively referred to as 'Caprine'. A cross-bred goat would be called a' Brush' goat.

Goats – Why they are kept
Goats can be kept for their meat, hair fibre, and dairy, or as a pet. They need fresh water, good quality hay and constant supplies when vegetation is scarce because of drought. Mineral and or salt lick blocks aids overall health

Goats - Hair Usages
Most notably is cashmere that has become fashionable recently as well as Angora, and Mohair to make articles of clothing. The Cashmere goat is white and the Nigora breed of goat is also suitable for hair usage. Goats can be sheared twice a year and as they age the hair thickens, making it less valuable.

Goats – Breeds for Meat
Boer, Spanish, and Kiko goats are ideal for meat.  Meat from a an adult is called chevon and from a young animal cabrito. It is widely eaten especially in the Middle East, India, and Pakistan and is becoming more popular in Mexico and the United States. In Europe it is considered a delicacy. Demand is rising with many countries having to import goat's meat. Goat's meat has a lower fat content than beef or lamb.

Goats - Milking
Dairy breeds are Alpine, Nubian, La Mancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Toggenburg and Oberhasli. The milk can be made in to cheese for which you would need a licence to sell, as well as products such as silky soap and smooth skin lotion. Their skins can be used for clothing, housing and can hold liquids.

A suitably well ventilated milking structure is essential, to minimise contamination and ensure hygiene, as well as a rigorous cleaning routines to prevent bacterial infestations and compliance with regulatory agencies. Cooled milk should have no foam on the surface and strained into a clean receptacle. Records need to be accurately maintained. Goat milk is suitable for making cheese, butter, ice cream and yoghurt and the resulting products are usually whiter, smoother and creamier. Goats milk has low lactose content, making it easily digestible especially for the young and elderly reducing the chance of intolerance to milk.

Goats – Keeping them as Pets
The Australian Miniature, the Nigerian goat and the Pygmy are breeds to consider when you are looking for a pet and can be great companions.

Goats - Housing
It is essential to provide suitable housing for your goats to provide shelter and protection from predators. Here you can deliver their feed through a head funnel, so they are occupied whilst you are milking them. This can also facilitate administering medicines and carrying out other maintenance tasks. Keeping goats in a residential area will need compliance with local laws. Goats are used to open spaces for grazing and traditionally are raised on farms, with space, enough habitat and well ventilated shelter.

Goats - Manure
The droppings from goats are similar to a berry's shape. When these pellets are clean they are odourless and can be used immediately as manure, as they dissolve slowly over time.

Goats - Worming
Garlic can be used as a natural wormer.

Goats - Hooves
Their hooves need regular trimming to keep them in good order.

Goats - Domestication
Goat is the 1st domesticated animal in the ancient age and has been considered to be the Poor Man's Cow. Goat's meat is lean & has low fat and the demand for goat's meat is increasing, with rising prices.. Goats live for around 15 years and are productive for about seven years. Goats usually give birth to twins & triplets

Goats - Species
Goats are herbivores and there are nine different species of goat. Goat is the common name under the genus Capra. Wild goats have horns as the domesticated goats have their horns removed.

Goats - Feed
Goats are ruminant animals that chew the cud. Pasture is the cheapest source of feed and this can be supplemented to ensure the goat gets the proper nutrition and nutrients. In mountainous, arid and semi-tropical regions, goats can thrive on scarce grass, a brush environment where cattle would not be able to survive. Goats will eat weeds and other weed-like plants that helps to improve the pasture for other livestock and cows.

Goats - Horns
Horns are thought to be connected to fertility and breeds that are hornless, know as polled, and are favoured less than breeds with horns, which are removed early in the goat's life.

Goats - Breeding
Does estrus period can last for at least twenty one days and this is commonly referred to as being 'in heat'. A nanny or doe goat gestation period is between 145 to 155 days. And they can give birth to between 1 and 6 kids.

The bucks need nutrients for semen production and growth and it is essential that disease and parasite control is effective to have the buck in optimum condition for breeding. Does must also be in good physical condition and over-eating needs to be monitored.

After forty-two days, the embryo enters the stage of being a foetus. For the last two months of pregnancy the doe will show a rounded belly and when near to giving birth the labia and the vulva become swollen and the tail ligaments begin to open up in preparation for the birth.

Mother and kid should be kept together for the first few days in a stall to ensure access to milk, facilitate bonding and protection from the rest of the herd. The kids need to be separated from the mother nanny goat after about three months and the sexes kept apart.

Goats - Latin Name
For the domestic goat it is Capra hircus. Capra being the genus name, and hircus being the species name. To refer to goats you would refer to them as being Caprine. Capra aegagrus hircus is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe

Goat- Herder
A goat herder is a person who tends and drives a flock of goats and can also be called a goatherd, drover and herdsman.

We hope you found this information about goats and information on goats useful,

Red Sokoto Goats (Maradi)

  Things you need to know

  • Red Sokoto goats are hardy animals that can adapt to many different environments
  • Red Sokoto goats are fast growing (which means you can breed them quicker than other goat breeds)
  • Red Sokoto goats can prosper on poor pasture and brush that would not support other types of livestock. Some ranchers run Boer goats on the pasture after their cows – to clean up the weeds!
  • Red Sokoto goats are tame, gentle animals and the more you handle them, the gentler they become
  • Red Sokoto goats are good breeders. Under good conditions, Red Sokoto goat can kid 2 times in a year!
  • Red Sokoto goats consistently produce more muscling in less time than other goat breeds
  • Red Sokoto goats are good milkers, allowing them to raise multiple offspring with excellent weight gains
  • Red Sokoto female kids can reach puberty at 6 months of age and are considered early breeders. Male kids can be used for breeding at 5 to 6 months of age
  • Compared with other goat breeds, Red Sokoto put on more weight and generally look fuller and healthier