Commercial Goat farming Training at Khajura.

Goats are raised or created primarily for meat, milk, fiber, and skin. Goats are raised in the front yard through the feeding of kitchen leftovers and herbs. They were grown to get household milk consumption and to make goat’s milk ayurvedic medicine also now these days.. There are many sorts of varieties of goats. Several are perfect for meat that remains of milk goats and there are also breeds specifically for the fur. Goat farming is the most lucrative and these projects attract many farmers.

Benefits of goat farming

  • Meat production: Goat meat consists of 20.3% of the total meat produced in the country and the demand is ever in increasing trend.
  • Can be operated in low investment: In comparison of starting other livestock farming, interested small farmers can start with goats. Goats farming can bring opportunity of income generation at home for the small farmers with low investment at small space.
  • Transformation of fodders into nutritious protein: Comparatively goats can be reared with lesser amount of feeds than swine and chicken. Goats eat normal forage, fodders and store in its body as meat which is full of protein.
  • Coping of needs: Goats can be sold at any time, and thus has helped to meet the needs of cash.
  • Return in short time: As the goats have capacity to give birth of more than one kid at a time, and three times in the period of two years, it generates quicker income in short time with low investment in comparison of rearing other cattle.
  • Rearing goats for milk and wool: We are raising goats mainly for the meat. But, in appropriate climate and management, goat farming can be done for the milk and wool.
  • Compost fertilizers for crops: Livestock are integral part of agriculture. Goat farming has a major contribution in providing fertilizers to crop production. It has reduced the dependency to chemical fertilizers and enhanced the production capacity of the land.
  • Goats are needed for traditions or festivals: In our traditions of celebrating Dashain and meeting commitments to God and Goddesses with offering of bucks and does, goats are considered inevitable livestock.

Training Program

The Training was provided in order to educate the women on various aspects of Commercial Goat farming. The training was conducted for 3 days at Khajura Rural Municipality-3, Banke District, and Province 5 on 30th Dec 2021 to 1st Jan 2022. Altogether there were 32 women participants. The chief guest was Vice Chairman of Nirdhan NGO / CEO of Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited Mr. Janardan Dev Pant and Special guest Mr. Min Bahadur Hamal and Mr. Bishnu Kunwar were from Regional Office Kohalpur Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited during the opening session of training program. Chief guest Mr. Pant expressed satisfaction that commercial goat farming training will help to improve clients lives by contributing to increase in assets, business expansion and access to social services.

Trainers Mrs. Durga Raut, Mr. Hari Prasad Sharma, Dr. Shankar Neupane from Khajura, Banke: NARC, Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS) facilitated the training. The training program starts with the collection of expectation of subjects that the trainee wants to learn and discussion on traditional and current method of Goat Farming. They trained participants starting with the importance of Goat farming with different aspects (economic wise, employment wise, tourism wise, and business wise), Housing System and Materials in Goat farming, Goat Breeding System, Balance Diet and Feeding Management, Care of kid goat, Prevention and Control of Goat Diseases in Nepal. Beside that they had shared some ideas about income generation and Goat Marketing System in Nepal. There was field visit to the goat farm also on last day of training program. They also oriented farmers how farmers can make Goat farming as a profitable business.

Participants were excited to learn about commercial goat farming. They appreciated the effort of Nirdhan providing the skill of Goat farming and enhancing their knowledge.

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