Goat farm solutions!


#141

Dear Dr. Shaikh,
Thank you for the reply. Appretiate it.

I wish to talk with you, prior to the call i will send an email to know about your convinient time.

Thank you
AG Nair
Bangalore


#142

Dear Sir,
Is this scheme still onn?


#143

Yes this scheme is still running now only it is modified now.50% of goats amount have to be paid by farmers and 50% is being paid by Maharashtra government,that means now farmers wont have to repay the amount in installments.10 female and 1 male goat is being consider as one unit.There are only 40 such units for one district of Maharashtra.That means only 40 farmers per year of each district can get this benefit.
Regards,
DR.Shaikh
International Goat Farm Expert.
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com


#144

Thanks a lott for your information sir.
I wanted to know whether this scheme is also available for cattle?
Or any such scheme sponsored by government of maharashtra.


#145

Yes the same scheme is available for cattle’s also,but the cattle unit consists of 3-5 cows or buffaloes, not 10(cattle) as that of goats.
Regards,
Dr.Shaikh
www.goatfarm.co.in


#146

hi sir i went through your entire thread. i am a practising surgeon interested in farming and hydroponics.i am having a 1000 sqft polyhouse cultivating cucumber.in my farm i have 4 country goats.one adult 3 yrs female others are kids 1 yr 5 months.i saw about hydroponic fodders for small number of goats with space constraints.can you give me details abt hydroponic fodder cultivation


#147

Dear SUNDARMS74,

You can find a sufficient details through below given link.

icar.org.in/en/node/6737


#148

Dear SUNDARMS74,
You can give maximum of 1kg of hydroponic fodder(made by maize) for adult and kids 200gm per day.So you requires nearly 1.5kg of hydroponic feed daily.To get this feed daily you require 7 plastic trays,each having dimension width-2feet and length-3feet.This much quantity can be easily prepared in your home.Take 250gm of seed maize of good quality,soak it in 500ml of water for 24 hrs,then completely drain the water and keep this  maize in wet cotton or gunny sack for 48 hrs in dark place.You will see the sprouting of maize seed,spread this sprouted maize seed in plastic tray in a crowded manner(one seed is placed very closed to other).Now sprinkle water on this tray with sprinkler(sprinkler used by barbers,while cutting hair) 4-5 times in a day having a time interval of 2hrs.After 7 days of sprinkling the water you will get nearly about 1.5 gram of healthy feed.So to get this feed for 7 days you requires 7 trays.Keep this trays in your poly house,make one rack having size similar to trays,and place one tray above other like an compartments.Remember to avoid fungus in rainy season,use 10% of salt,mixing it in sprinkling water.Feeding hydroponic fodder in excess amount,or rotten or fungus hydroponic feed will lead to diarrhea (siviere loose motion) in goats.This usually doesn’t happens in cows and buffaloes.Goats and cows,buffaloes are different animals having different digestive systems.People usually compares goat breeding similar to breeding of cows and buffaloes,due to which lots of goat farm has been under siviere loses and are closed.
Regards,
DR.Shaikh
Goat Farm Expert(Goat Specialist Doctor)
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com


#149

Sir,

Can you please provide on the cost of starting a goat farm and the kind of profitability. I have 10 acres of land

Regards,
Venkatesa


#150

To know about expenditure and profit details,visit my websites link of goat farm project report,website-www.goatfarm.co.in
Regards,
Dr.Shaikh
Goat superspeciality Doc.


#151

Sir,

I intend to start a goat farm (for meat production) in odisha soon.Having practically no experience on rearing them,I am currently meeting govt officials and entrepreneurs while taking turns to educate myself by doing research. For a start up, 1.can you enlist what are the causes of failure of a goat farm. 2. What steps should be taken to achieve success in the long run.


#152

Thanks sir I will get back to u in 15 days with results. One of my goat is now pregnant.what additional nutrition I have to give her.


#153

Dear sukant,
The causes of failure of goat farm are-
1.Selection of wrong goat breed,most of the time farmer selects the breed which provides you more weight gain which is totally incorrect,it is of no use if a female goat is providing you single kid in a year whose kid has more weight gain as compare to other breeds.A goat breed providing multiple kidding in a year must be selected for more profit rate.
For example,X is an goat breed who provides weight gain of 60kg in one year for its kid,but lays(delivers) only one kid in a year Whereas Y is an another goat breed whose kid provides you 30kg-40kg of weight gain in one year,and lays kids two times in a year with two kids each time so 4 kids in a year.Means at the end you will get 120kg-160kg of weight(sum of 4kids weight) from Y goat whereas only 50kg from X goat.
2.Improper construction of shed.A shed of dairy or poultry is being made for goat farming.Goat farming is totally different from dairy and poultry as the animals in each case is different.So failure rate increases with improper construction of shed.
3.Improper vaccination schedule by your inexperience veterinary doctors.
4.Increase in mortality(death) of adult goats and kids by Providing improper medicines to sick goats by your inexperience local veterinary doctors.

To achieve success- a right goat breed with multiple kidding in a year must be selected,scientifically elevated goat shed must be constructed, healthy feed must be provided to goats,proper vaccination as per expertise advice and use of right medicine to sick goats which will reduce the mortality in goats.
Regards,
DR.Shaikh
Goat Specialist Doc.
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com


#154

Pregnant goats requires additional nutrition for proper development of kids in their embryo(stomach).Provide pregnant goats 40ml of liquid calcium every day till birth of kids, to obtain healthy and high weighted kids.You can use calcivet,ascal gold or ostovet as source of liquid calcium and minerals and vitamins.
Regards,
DR.Shaikh
Goat Specialist Doc.
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com


#155

Thanks for the reply sir.Your insight gives strength to my conviction that animal husbandry is one department that needs more  personalized attention than anything else. You need to tend for the animals like your kids to get the best out of them.

Anyway, i have one doubt that i would like to clarify from you. A Vet from my region has avouched that stall fed goats need not be provided with free space for moving/grazing etc. And modern animal rearing practices ( make goats to be raised in the same line as poultry birds, where you need to take care of their food ,shelter. hygiene and temperature/climate to get successful. You don’t actually need the animals to get out of the penn! Is it the right way to go about goatery in modern terms? What are your views?


#156

Dr Shaikh sir,

Can you please explain me the results of crossing female Black Bengal ( small size goat with more kids in every delivery ) Goat with male Jamunapari goat, or beetle goat or other big size goats. Is it possible sir.

eagerly waiting for your explanation sir.  g.p.rao,  farmer


#157

In stall feed goat farming(advance rearing,modern method) some space outside shed(penn) is given for goats for their movement,for 50 goats and their kids nearly 10,000sqft of space outside shed is required for their movement,so they can walk ,kids can run and jump to remain active.This open space is fenced form all four sides so that goats cant go outside for grazing.
If you have enough fodder for feeding goats then you can adopt this modern method,if you wont have enough fodder then goats are moved outside for grazing in barren areas or nearby farms.Also you can do the semi stall feed method,where goats are provided feed in fencing area for 3-4 hours and remaining 3-4 hrs are moved outside for grazing purpose.You can adjust any system as per availability of fodder.
Most of the Poor farmers usually moves goats outwards for grazing through out the day as they wont have agriculture land to cultivate the fodder,Even though if they have land enough water source is not available to cultivate the fodder through out the year.
Regards,
Dr.Shaikh
International Goat Farm Expert
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com


#158

Dear g.p.rao,
Black bengal is a small goat size and weight similar to local dog.If you cross this breed with jamnapari,beetle or any other goats you will get multiple kiddings but not desirable weight gain,As 50% of genes in new born kids are of female mother goat which has less weight gain and less height.beside crossing with black bengal,it will be better to cross with pureline osmanabadi breeding goat,as it has multiple kiddings and high weight gain.genetically pureline Osmanabadi goat is called as the highest kid giving goat of world.
Regards,
Dr.Shaikh
Goat Specialist Doc.
goatfarm.co.in
osmanabadigoat.com


#159

Dr Shaik Saheb,                                                      thank you very much for your detailed narration. As Osmanabadi pure line goats both pregnant does and kids, and male kids are available with you, and, Since I am a full time farmer and as this breed, ie; Osmanabadi is better than Black Bengal goats, I will think and add a goat farm in my land by taking your advises and help .        Dear Dr Shaik sir, pl let me know your opinion on broiler goat farming ( in practice by kvk, calicut, Kerala and IISR, Kozhikode ) and Are the  Osmanabadi goats are suitable for that broiler goat farming.                                                              Meet you soon for a small goat project, for Osmanabadi goats purchase and your guidance.                                                              With best wishes,    g.p.Rao,    farmer,   


#160

Dear g.p.Rao,
Broiler goat farming is an new concept for fattening of kids.Yes very well know about the practices of broiler farming with KVK,i have studied this experiment on goats for one year and submitted the obtain results to Government.The result(in short) was,it was profitable to some category of peoples like household womens,part timers etc and non profitable for poor farmers who rears small number of goats say 10 by grazing method.Report was of 44 pages cant explain it in detail here.
Broiler goat farming will be soon adapted by all states of India.Broiler goat farming is turning to be profitable,but it is some what costlier as compare to traditional goat farming.In broiler goat farming more amount of concentrated feed is use to increase the weight gain of kids in lesser time.So the weight gain obtain in lesser time is in terms of money(used to purchase the concentrated feed). The weight gain obtain in 6months of broiler goat farming is equivalent to 9-10 months of traditional farming.But the profit rate in traditional farming is more as compare to broiler farming as less amount of concentrated feed is used in traditional goat farming.So it depends on breeder whether you want more weight gain in lesser time with more expenditure Or average weight gain with lesser expenditure in more time span.
Yes Osmanabadi goats gets easily adaptable to broiler goat farming.
regards,
DR.Shaikh
Goat specialist Doc.
www.goatfarm.co.in
www.osmanabadigoat.com