Our Indian goat industry is dependent on meat and not milk.The price of goat meat is 10 times higher than goats milk in any part of the country.If you supply full milk to born goat kids,instead of selling it in market,the growth of the kids will be faster,they will achieve desirable weight gain in lesser time.So that you can sale it at higher prices in market.The profit obtain by selling milk in market is very low as compare to that kids sale in market by feeding them whole milk.That’s the main reason you wont find any farmers selling goat milk in Karnataka and other states of India.No Doubt that goat milk has vast demand in market,it is vastly used in pharmaceutical companies to make soaps and creams.But the profit obtain is less as compare to selling goats for meat.
Current price is around 40rs-60rs/litre,and it hikes very slowly as compare to meat prices.Meat prices hikes every after 3-4 months by 30rs-40 rs where as milk by 1rs-2 rs/litre.
The population of India has increasing very rapidly day by day,and to maintain the healthy diet more amount of protein is being consumed by population in the from of goat meat.As human population increases the goat population remains the same every year or there is little hike in goat population as compare to human population.Thus there is shortage of goats for slaughtering purposes every year,and that’s the main reason for hike in meat prices every year and this will continue for at least next 25 years.
Selling goats milk is difficult as compare to selling goats for meat.Goats for meat purpose doesn’t requires any special market as compare to milk,they gets sold even at midnight and can be turned in to cash.
So in India meat business is always profitable as compare to milk,till human population remains constant every year,but that will not happen till next 25 years.Still there is lot of to write to show selling meat is always profitable than selling meat,but time doesn’t permits me.
International Goat Farm Expert.