Goat Farming

Goat farming is the raising and breeding of domestic goats. It is a branch of animal husbandry. Goats are raised principally for their meat, milk, fiber, and skin. Goat farming can be very suited to production with other livestock such as sheep and cattle on low-quality grazing land.

Goats efficiently convert sub-quality grazing matter that is less desirable for other livestock into quality lean meat. Furthermore, goats can be farmed with a relatively small area of pasture and limited resources.

Goat farming can be useful even in areas with less vegetation since there are pasture lands with less vegetation and goats usually do not consume much. Three-quarters of the global population eats goat meat. It comprises 5% of worldwide meat consumption and 8% of red meat. Goat meat contains low amounts of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol. It is considered to be a healthier alternative to other types of red meat.

Other than meat, goat milk is also used worldwide. It is also used in the preparation of cheese and butter, some goats are especially breaded for these particular reasons. Also, goats skin is used in many textile industries since it contains a lot of fiber and great hair skin which is useful to them in many ways.

Advantages of goat farming:

Raise your meat. Raising goats for meat can be a great thing to do for your own family, to provide for your food needs, but it can also be a profitable small farm business—if thought through carefully and with an eye to where you will market it.

Produce milk dairy goats give copious amounts of milk, usually more than a family can use. It can be used to make goat cheese, goat yogurt, and a variety of other dairy products.

Use them as pack animals. Their herds can be useful to clear lands. Goats can be trained to carry your gear on hikes, and are especially suited to steep and rocky paths. They can easily carry 20 to 30 percent of their body weight, and they have a minimal environmental impact.

Their dung can be useful as fuel or fertilizer. Plenty of people all over the world use goat dung to fuel fires.

Easy to train and handle. Goats are social animals and they are easy to train. They’re easy to handle, even by children. They’re a good size compared to cows, and that size makes them easier to handle as well.

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