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Goat farming is one field of endeavour that has increasingly become popular locally.
You have to decide on the size of your goat production business ie how many goats you will have at your goat farm.
There are many different goat breeds, so you have to select which breed you will use, location of your business, and your target market.
The size of your goat farming business will depend on the amount of capital you have, and your target market.
Goats Farming Business Plan
It’s important that you get a good goat production business plan before you start commercial goat farming in South Africa.Land is a critical need in the commercial goat farming business and must be adequately available.The piece of land is supposed to serve a two-tier purpose at the most elementary level.This goat farm project report for 50 animals is based on the following assumption:-1- Adult healthy Does & bucks of black Bengal breed within 2 years of age will be purchased2- Manure produced in the farm will be utilized for fodder cultivation3- In case of death of adult goats new animal will be purchased from insurance claim money4- The above project will be economically viable under proper care & attention of the entrepreneur.The farmer must check the following points before starting a goat farm.Availability of good quality Parent stock in the locality Marketing facility for goat & goat meat Nearness of farm to veterinary hospital/Livestock Aid center Availability of concentrates, fodder & medicine in that locality Government subsidy for this type project– Back ended capital subsidy is available for this project subject to a ceiling of Rs 62500/- for a unit of 50 2 goats for APL farmers. SC/ST/BPL farmers, people in notified difficult areas, farmers from NE States including Sikkim can avail 33.33% subsidy with a ceiling of Rs 83225/- per 50 Ewe/Doe unit.(Notified Difficult Areas like Leh, Ladakh, Kargil areas for, areas above 11,000 ft.Starting a goat farming business in South Africa is a very lucrative investment.For years the rearing of goats has always been there but has mainly been for subsistence purposes.Consumption of goat meat (chevon) is increasing rapidly due to its social acceptability.This sector has tremendous potential in employment generation & poverty reduction.