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Goat Farming Goat farming is not a new enterprise. Rearing goats is a profitable business. Goat has been rearing since the time immemorial. Generally goat farming means rearing goats for the purpose of harvesting milk, meat and fiber. At present, goat farming has become a profitable business and it requires a very low investment because of its multi-functional utility. Commercial goat farming business is contributing greatly to the economy and nutrition of a country. Goats are multi-functional animal. You can produce a wide variety of products from goats, such as milk, meat, fiber, manure etc. Goat’s milk is used for producing full cream goat powder, skimmed goat milk powder, goat butter, goat milk cream, fresh goat milk etc. Goat meat is a great source of consumable meat which is very testy, nutritious and healthy. And goat’s wool is being used in many purposes and skin of goat plays a vital role in leather industry. However, here we are describing more about the advantages of goat farming business and the required steps for starting a lucrative business. Advantages of Goat Farming There are many advantages of goat farming business. You can also raise goats along with your other livestock animals. Goats have been considered as poor man’s cow (mini cow) for the poor people because of it’s immense contribution in rural economy and national income. Goat products like milk and meat is not only nutritious and easily digestible food but also a great source of regular income for the poor, landless and marginal farmers. As goats are small sized animal , so they are easily maintained. Even they are easily maintained and cared by women and children. For successful goat farming business, you need to do some common tasks such as feeding, milking and caring. These simple tasks do not require much equipment, capital, labor or hard work. The main advantages of starting goat farming business are described below. Starting a goat farming business requires low initial investment or capital. Goats don’t require huge area for housing because their body size is comparatively smaller than other livestock animals. Usually goats are very friendly in nature and very lovable. Goats are good breeders and they reach sexual maturity within their 7-12 months of age and give birth of kids within a short time. And some goat breed produce numerous kids per kidding. Risks are less for goat farming (even in drought prone areas) than any other livestock farming business. Both male and female goats have almost equal value/price in the market. No religious taboo against goat farming and meat consumption. Goat meat and milk are cholesterol free and easily digestible. Goat milk is used for making various types of foods and it’s very easy to digest than milk of cows. Commercial goat farming business has created a potential way of employment for unemployed people. Goats are multi purpose animal. They can produce milk, meat, skin, fiber and manure at the same time. There is no need of a high end housing system for goats. Even they can easily share their living place with their owners or his/her other livestock animals. Goats are very suitable for mixed farming with other domestic animals. Diseases are less in goats than other domestic animals. Goats are easily available, comparatively cheaper in price, easy to maintain and always have a friendly disposition. They are capable of adopting themselves with almost all types of agro climatic environments or conditions. They can tolerate high and low temperature throughout the world and live happily. They also can tolerate hot climate more than other animals. According to the investment per unit they produce more than other domestic animals. And the ROI (return of investment) ratio is very good. Goats are generally smaller in size but reach slaughter age faster. Commercial goat farming business is a great source of employment and income. So unemployed educated people can easily create a great employment and income source through raising goats commercially. Along with the above advantages, there are also many advantages of raising goats commercially. jamunapari, jamunapari goat, dairy goat breeds, goat farming https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QjlO6UXeZFwkqtdLL4PyQ?auto_subscription=1