Introduction to goat farming
Goats are multi-use animals which are commonly reared for the meat (chevon). In the different parts of the world, goat is raised for the meat, milk, wool and leather. Goat is also called “the poor man’s cow”.
In South Africa, the goats can be reared in different ecological zones; hence, people are adopting goat farming as an enterprise. Sheep and goat are belonging to different species, but their management is almost similar. In Nepal, almost in all parts, sheep and goats are raised. And, as all caste and ethnic people like goat meat; day-by-day, goat farming has become a popular business. For the goat farming, the meager needs of fodder and fewer requirements of feeds compared to rearing other livestock, goat farming requires low investment. Shed making can also be possible in a low cost, and easy to sell goats in the case of needs arises to farmer. So, the goat farming enterprise is in growing trend.
“Well begun is half done”
This well-known saying applies certainly to poultry keeping, since the quality of the day old chick (well begun) tips the scale towards excellent results.
The quality of the day old chicks is the foundation of poultry business. With this manual “From egg to chicken” we have tried to give the reader management factors for the production of first class day old chicks. At the same time this manual contains several hints for the flock owner and the hatchery man who may positively influence the results An increased hatchability of 1 percent in large hatcheries would mean much better return. Have a calculation done for your hatchery on “What a 1 percent better hatchability would mean to you”. You can be sure that improvements in the hatchery offer great possibilities.
No single breed is superior for all traits that are important for beef production.
Compromises in certain traits are inevitable when selecting breeds to be used in a crossbreeding program.
Additionally, there is tremendous variation within a breed for traits of importance. In some cases, this variation within a breed may be larger than the difference between two breeds for a particular trait. Therefore, selection within a breed through the use of Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) is critical for any breeding program
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It is important to ensure that animals are always strapped and kept safe during the transportation to their new farm. Talk to us about arranging your cattle transport and we will provide you with the important information you will need to get started