Goats are reared for milk and meat. Goat is a multi functional animal and plays a significant role in the economy and nutrition of landless, small and marginal farmers in the country. Goat rearing is an enterprise, which has been practiced by a large section of population in rural areas. Goats can efficiently survive on available shrubs and trees in adverse harsh environment in low fertility lands where no other crop can be grown.
The World Health Organization says that more than 70% of the world’s population has some allergy to cow milk. The allergic symptoms could be stomachaches, gas, skin rashes and ear infections. An allergy to goat milk is very rare. According to many historians, goats were the first animals to be domesticated. For thousands of years, they have been utilized for their milk, meat, hair, and skins all over the world.
NABARD is an apex institution offers loan from banks with refinance facility from NABARD is available for starting Goat farming. For goat rearing schemes with very large outlays, detailed reports will have to be prepared. The items of finance would include costs of assets like Development of land, construction of sheds, purchase of equipments, purchase of breeding stock, rearing cost of animals till it generates income etc.
Osmanabadi Goat Farm is a Government Recognized and Recommended Practical Goat Farm Trainng Centre for Veterinary Doctors and Farmers. It provide more information about 1.Determining the age of a goat Concentrated feed chart, Estrus cycle,Mating,Puberty, Dry/Resting Period in Goats, Goat Milk vs Cow Milk, Handling of goats for new goat farmers, P.P.R vaccination in goats and Sore mouth in Indian Goats.