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aniket ahiwale

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Hi,

I am BPO employee interested in starting a small goat farm (50-100goats). I live in Navi Mumbai.I currently have 1 acre of land near pune. . Anyone kindly help with information such as type of sheds, breeds, precautions etc.........Please contact me at
 
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kirti s

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Goat Farming

Indian Goat Breeds

North Western:
Sirohi, Jamunapari, Surti, Barbari, Beetal, Marwari, Mehsana, jakhrana, Kutchi, Kota, Karoli.

Southern peninsular:
Osmanabadi Malabari, Sangamneri.]


Eastrn region:
Bengal, Ganjam.

Northern temperate region:
Changthangi, gaddi, chigu,


Surti is Medium sized breed, white in color with highly developed udder.It is mostly found in Surat and Baroda. Ears are medium in size. Both sexes have small horns directed backward. The breed is unable to walk long distances and is stall feed. They are most economic to rear as they can live on leaves or on food waste thus brings higher feed efficiency ratio.
The breed is a good milk producer, yields on an average of 2.0 kg per day. by crossing with Sannen it has resulted high potentiality of milk yield.

Marwari is good for meat purpose.

Mehsana is used for both meat as well as milk purpose.

For educational courses:
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF GOAT & SHEEP FARMING & RESEARCH IS THE FIRST INSTITUTE REGISTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU AS EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER FOR FARMING IN GOATS

INSTITUTES
VILLAGE & POST: UKSHI TALUKA & DISTRICT: RATNAGIRI. MAHARASHTRA - 415637

Investment required is depend on the type of shed & material used for construction
- Design of effective and low-cost housing for goats.
* The high-roof shed covered with fire-proof material has been found to be cooler than housings made using conventional reeds, hay thatches and asbestos sheet.
* The shed have established that a shed with its main axis running east-west provides a cooler environment underneath, and it was the best for hot-arid conditions.
* The open type shed has an advantage over the closed ones.
* The width and size of the shelter vary with the animal size, and for goats and sheep the optimum has been determined to be five to six meters.
*The length will depend on the strength of the flock or herd.
* Adult goat requires 16 - 17 Sq ft. area under shade and 40 to 50 Sq ft. area for running passage according to the strength of stock you can construct a shed.
* The height of the shelter in the hot regions should be between three and five meters, and a height less than this will result in poor ventilation. The heat loss through radiation to cool sky is also curtailed in low roof shelter.
* The shape of the roof can either be flat, sloped or 'A' shaped. The A-type roof has definite advantages over the rest in the hot region, as one side of the roof will save the other half from direct solar radiation by casting its shadow. This helps in cutting down heat gain from the roof of the shelter.
* Of the different materials used for the roof, the fire-proof tar-coated type has been found quite effective.
* Shelter surroundings should be kept as green as possible to avoid heating up of the shed for good ventilation and to protect the animals from the direct hit of hot winds,
* The eastern and western sides of the sheds should be covered up to a meter height.
* The roof and walls should be white outside and colored inside. Painting the side-walls white outside reduces the surface temperature inside by 12 to 22 degree centigrade when compared to unpainted walls in places where temperatures remain above 37 degree centigrade.
-Generally 100 goat requires 5 acre land for fodder cultivation so you can manage entire project in this area.
- Investment requred is depend on the type of shed & material used for construction.
 

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ahir

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Indian Goat Breeds
-Generally 100 goat requires 5 acre land for fodder cultivation so you can manage entire project in this area.
- Investment requred is depend on the type of shed & material used for construction.
what Fodder should be given according to the season and how much
quantity?

Regards,
 

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