Goat farming as a business

Goat farming as a business

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This manual has been written to provide information to farmers who are in need of knowledge to start a goat enterprise on a commercial basis, and goat husbandry. The information is not completely comprehensive, but combines experiences from authors and farmers.

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GOAT FARMING AS A BUSINESS: a farmer’s manual to successful goat production and marketing

contents

PAGE 1.0 Introduction 1

2.0 Entrepreneurship 2

2.1 Characteristics of an entrepreneur.
3.0 Breeds 3

3.1 Types of breeds

3.2. Other breeds
4.0 Management of does and bucks. 10

4.1 Management of females.

4.2 Management of males
5.0

Breeding 12

5.1 Breeding systems.

5.2 Mating systems

5.3 Selection and culling

5.4 Breeding calendar

5.5 Buck to doe ratio
6.0 Kid management. 16

6.1 Kidding season.

6.2 Kid rearing
7.0 Husbandry Practices. 22

7.1 Housing

7.2 Detention.

7.3 Hoof trimming.
8.0 Goat Nutrition 26

8.1 Feed Requirements.

8.2 Digestive System

8.3 Fodder production and conservation.

9.0 Crop livestock production system. 33

10.0 Health. 34

10.1 Dipping

10.2 Dosing/Drenching

10.3 Injections

11.0 Goat Business Management

45 11.1Goat marketing

11.2 Financing goat business.

11.3 Business planning.

12.0 Record keeping. 52

12.1 Physical records.

12.2 Financial records

Goat farming as a business

crop and animal production

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