Goat farm in Bangladesh is a very benefit able business for a farmer. The goat farm is to produce low-cost meat for Bangladesh consumers. The plant will process 500-1000 goats per day into meat products that will be frozen or canned for export or to regional markets. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with a population of more than 160 million people.
As a result, there is not enough space for Bangladeshis to live on their farms on agricultural land. There are around three times as many goats used for milk and meat production than humans in Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi goat industry contributes 10% of the country’s GDP and offers jobs to about 400,000 people annually.
Why goat farm in Bangladesh?
- Goats are native animals in Bangladesh and the industry is doing well.
- It is one of the best investment for-profit rates because the price of the animal is low
- Because goats farming is easy to do, there are no special skills needed to do it. Also, they are intelligent, wild, and friendly animals so they do not get bored easily and they can take care of themselves easily.
- It is a self-sustained industry, so farmers do not need to depend on others. It can be independently managed and managed.
- You can get income by selling meat, milk, and skins.
- It is rather healthy for health because there are no chemicals or other bad things used in goat farming as it is a natural animal pure for health and it also has a huge demand for its meat in Bangladesh
- They can be a source of livelihood for poor people living in rural areas as they are easy to raise and manage.
- You can get a lot of benefits if you take goat farming seriously like, you can make your money supply, and you will be able to save your time while doing other work and also many other things.
Best 5 Breeds of Goat
Black Bengal Goat: (Best of breeds)
This is the most common breed of goat in Bangladesh. These are the common breeds of goats used for farming purposes. It is also one of the well-known goat breeds in India and Srilanka. It is hardy, prolific, adaptable, and well suited to the climatic conditions of Bangladesh. The goats are black with whiteheads and ears.
A full-grown male weighs 40 to 45 kg. They produce a good quantity of milk. Goat meat is also of good quality. Like farm animals, they are easy to maintain and have certain disease resistance qualities as well as considerable hardiness.
It is a breed of goat from the Kalahari Desert. Kalahari goats are raised for meat and are widely used in the Koraput district of Odisha, India, as well as in Africa including South Africa, Sudan, and Ethiopia. They can be found as long as 8 ft from head to tail with long hair. They are known for their long horns which are strong and sharp but not extremely large.
The adult weight of a fully grown female is about 45kgs without counting the weight of the kid. The Kalahari goats are known for their tough coats and high yield of milk. These goats are easy to manage, handle, and milk. The average weight of a fully grown male is about 40 kgs depending on the quality of feed and care provided to them.
Jamunapari is a breed of goat from Jamuna River. It is a goat with a heavy body and long beard. The males have pointed horns and long tails, but are mostly white. The females usually have black ears or black patches on their bodies. It was in use for farming in the Jamuna River area since ancient times, but it has recently been discovered that these goats have a high resistance to certain diseases like brucellosis and tuberculosis (TB).
It is a breed of goat from India. It is raised for its meat, milk, and hide. It has a light brown color with a white neck and belly. A full-grown male weighs about 40 to 45 kgs.
They produce a good quantity of milk, which is high in fat content and popular for products like cheese, butter, and ghee. The body is straight with a long tail and horn. Goat meat is also of good quality. Like farm animals, they are easy to maintain and have certain disease resistance qualities as well as considerable hardiness.
Lohi is a breed of goat from India. It is raised for its meat, milk, and hide. It has a dark brown color with a light-colored belly, forelegs, neck, and head. A full-grown male weighs about 40 to 45 kgs. They produce a good quantity of milk, which is high in fat content and popular for products like cheese, butter, and ghee. The body is straight with a long tail and horn. Goat meat is also of good quality.
It has a brown color with black patches on the body and white marks on the head, neck, and underbelly. The horns are small and upward curved. It has a light-colored tail. A full-grown male weighs about 40 to 45 kgs. They produce a good quantity of milk, which is high in fat content and popular for products like cheese, butter, and ghee. The body is straight with a long tail and horn.
How to start goat farm in Bangladesh?
There are a lot of problems caused by goat farm in Bangladesh that can be eliminated if you happen to get a goat. There are many inheritance issues, diseases, the killing of family and friends, fighting among the goats, and much more. However in the end all of these problems are easily solved if you follow some rules and guidelines.
You can start goat farm in Bangladesh, but the location is most important. The agricultural land in Bangladesh is very poor and cheap so even if you have a high-quality goat it’s not possible to earn any money from it. Goat farming should be done where the land quality is good and take place in areas of low rainfall and high altitude. The climate of Bangladesh is tropical, therefore it must have always been a place where goat farming was possible.
The housing of the goat is also an important part of successful goat farming. A healthy and happy goat will bring more profit in the end. The place should be enclosed with wire and wood to protect the goats from other wild animals. They should have a shed to protect them from heat, rain, and cold weather.
The shed should be designed in such a way that it is easy to keep clean and cool. The floor of the shed should be made of concrete or lightweight cement so that it can get cool easily. Goats need to be sheltered from the rain.
You can make a shelter for them from wood, but don’t forget that goats are not used to living inside because they live in semi-wild conditions. So it is possible to build a fence for goats in your house and create a small area for the goat to live.
The food of a goat is grass, the bark of trees, leaves, and branches of trees and shrubs. But one should not feed them too much because they will die from being fat. They should eat kinds of foods with high roughage so that their stomach will not become weak or hurt. Goats need to be fed with grain only if you want them to produce milk and give milk. If they are used to milk production, then you can make some money from goat milk.
The quality of food is the most important part of goat farming. Goats need to be fed high-quality, nutritious food. You can feed them with fruit and vegetables, grass, molasses, and other good foods, but don’t forget that goats are not used to eating this food so they will not get any benefits from it.
Goat farming has its advantages and disadvantages in Bangladesh. The advantages are that if you invest your time and money in raising a goat then you get good quality meat, milk, and hide. But some diseases affect goats.
One of the most common diseases is footrot, which causes wounds and makes the appearance of their feet very nasty. Diphtheria is another disease that affects goats with breathing problems, fever, coughing, and other symptoms.
Goat farmers generally think that it is not necessary to give their goats any veterinary services, but it is very important. When they are healthy they will not become sick and if they are vaccinated they will be protected from some diseases which cost a lot to treat. It is also very important to know when the goat gets pregnant and into what kind of pregnancy she happens to be.
Raising kid goats:
The kid goat is the most important part of a goat farmer’s life. It is very easy to raise a goat until one-year-old, but after that things become more complicated. After one year the goat needs special care, food, and vaccination. If you raise your kid goats after this then you will have healthy and good quality goats which will be used for breeding.
In Bangladesh, there are several markets where one can get the best prices for their goats. The price of a goat depends on its quality, size, weight and you can also find that at different markets the price of a goat differs a lot.
However, the condition which has to be taken care of before selling your goat is that it should be healthy and strong. When you sell your kid goats in the market then you should take good care of them because it is very important to keep them alive after they reach one year old.
A goat is a very profitable animal, but only if you can raise them properly and maintain them. Many diseases affect goats, but at the same time, there are many good qualities about goats. They can be friendly and healthy, but if you don’t take care of them properly then they will also become sick and die. In Bangladesh, goat farming is very popular among young people because it has some advantages and it is easy to raise goats.