A great deal of farmers decide to farm goats as pets because they say they are cute and cuddly, in a way may be true depending on what you want to get from it. If you want to begin a goat farm for profits then you may disagree with this assumption.
Just like rearing any other livestock, raising goats requires you to invest some funds for things like housing, feeds and goat dieting foods. You also have to invest in fencing so that you keep out unwanted predators that will harm your goats. A accredited veterinarian must also come once in a while to check on your goats to make certain they free from diseases and are on a right diet.
With that being said it is very important that you choose the right goat breed that is ideal for your project. The end result plays a large role in your return in investments and in making it a point that your business is making money. Below are some goat breeds that you can choose from.
1. Fiber Goats:
A common fiber made by goats is wool. Mohair (which is produced by Angora goats) and cashmere (produced by cashmere goats) is other profitable wool which is prized by their soft qualities and silken texture. This kind of wool is the most expensive. If you need to produce medium class wool that is the same as to that of sheep then nigora and pygora goats produce that.
2. Meat Goats:
If you want to produce goats for meat then look no further then the SA Boer goats. They are regarded as meat yielding goats simply because they have high litter number and fast growth rate. The young goat meat is highly priced because its tender whilst more mature goat meat is prepared into food items like salted, smoked and treated meat.
Brush, Kiko, Myotonic, Spanisha and West African Dwarf goats are other breed of goats you may farm to produce goat meat.
3. Milk Goats:
Since goat milk has lesser levels of lactose, a lot of individuals prefer this milk rather than cattle milk. Goat milk may also be used in the development of buttermilk, cheese, yogurt, clarified butterfat, candy and a number of beauty products.
If you are enthusiastic about raising goats for milk then the Anglo-Nubian breed produces the best quality goat milk. Additional breeds that produce quality milk are Alpine, Oberhasli, Saanen and La Mancha breeds.