Goat Farming in India

Why do goat rearing?

Goat goat (1)5934753415174710266..jpgis a multi functional animal and plays a significant role in the economy and nutrition of landless, small and marginal farmers in the country. Goat rearing is an enterprise which has been practiced by a large section of population in rural areas. Goats can efficiently survive on available shrubs and trees in adverse harsh environment in low fertility lands where no other crop can be grown. In pastoral and agricultural subsistence societies in India, goats are kept as a source of additional income and as an insurance against disaster. Goats are also used in ceremonial feastings and for the payment of social dues. In addition to this, goat has religious and ritualistic importance in many societies. The advantages of goat rearing are:

  1. The initial investment needed for Goat farming is low.
  2. Due to small body size and docile nature, housing requirements and management problems with goats are less.
  3. Goats are friendly animals and enjoy being with the people.
  4. Goats are prolific breeders and achieve sexual maturity at the age of 10-12 months gestation period in goats is short and at the age of 16-17 months it starts giving milk. Twinning is very common and triplets and quadruplets are rare.
  5. In drought prone areas risk of goat farming is very much less as compared to other livestock species.
  6. Unlike large animals in commercial farm conditions both male and female goats have equal value.
  7. Goats are ideal for mixed species grazing. The animal can thrive well on wide variety of thorny bushes, weeds, crop residues, agricultural by-products unsuitable for human consumption.
  8. Under proper management, goats can improve and maintain grazing land and reduce bush encroachment (biological control) without causing harm to the environment.
  9. No religious taboo against goat slaughter and meat consumption prevalent in the country.
  10. Slaughter and dressing operation and meat disposal can be carried without much environmental problems.
  11. The goat meat is more lean (low cholesterol) and relatively good for people who prefer low energy diet especially in summer and sometimes goat meat (chevon) is preferred over mutton because of its “chew ability”
  12. Goat milk is easy to digest than cow milk because of small fat globules and is naturally homogenised. Goat milk is said to play a role in improving appetite and digestive efficiency. Goat milk is non allergic as compared to cow milk and it has anti-fungal and anti bacterial properties and can be used for treating urogenital diseases of fungal origin.
  13. Goats are 2.5 times more economical than sheep on free range grazing under semi arid conditions.
  14. Goat creates employment to the rural poor besides effectively utilising unpaid family labour. There is ample scope for establishing cottage industries based on goat meat and milk products and value addition to skin and fibre.
  15. Goat is termed as walking refrigerator for the storage of milk and can be milked number of times in a day.

Scope for goat rearing and its national importance

  1. The country has 115.278 million goat as per 1992 livestock census has increased to 120.8 million in 1997 and ranks first in the world. The state wise goat population is given in Annexure-I. Goat meat production stands at the level of 0.47 million tonnes. The slaughter rate of goat is at the level of 39.7 % as compared to 31.8% for sheep and 11% for buffaloes respectively. Goat also produce 2.55 million tonnes of milk and 0.1288 million tonnes of skin as per FAO 189 records 2002 report (Annexure-II).The trend in consumption of mutton and goat meat shows increase from 467000MT in 1981 to 696000 MTin 2002indicating annual compound growth rate of 1.28 % during 92-02.Sheep and goat meat production has reached 700400MT during 2002in India. Ovine meat export has touched 29670 thousand $ during 2000 which was then reduced to 5635thousand $ during 2001.
  2. Goat make a valuable contribution to the livelihood of economically weaker sections of the society. Amongst the livestock owners goat rearers are the poorest of the lot.
  3. Realising the importance of goat in the agrarian economy of the country, various developmental activities have been taken up by Govt.of India. The Central Government had established Central Institute for Research on Goats at Makhdoom, Farah, Mathura District,UttarPradesh. During VIII Plan Period Seven Intensive goat breeding farms were proposed with the objectives:
    1. To produce 1000 stud bucks per year for the distribution among goat rearers
    2. To improve yield of milk and chevon through selective breeding of regular breeds like Jamnapari, Beetal, Barbari, Jakhrana, Jhalawadi.
    3. Cross breeding of non Pashmina goats with Angora goats to produce Mohair in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
    4. To conserve germ plasm of regular breeds like Jamnapari, Beetal, Barbari, Black Bengal, Malbari, Sirohi etc.

Financial assistance available from banks/NABARD for Goat rearing

  1. NABARD is an apex institution for all matters relating to policy, planning and operation in the field of agricultural credit. It serves as refinancing agency for the institutions providing investment and production credit for agriculture and rural development. It promotes development through a well organised Technical Services Department at the head office and Technical Cells at each of the Regional Offices.
  2. Loan from banks with refinance facility from NABARD is available for starting Goat farming. For obtaining bank loan, the farmers should apply to the nearest branch of a Commercial or Co-operative or Regional Rural Bank in their area in the prescribed application form which is available in the branches of financing bank. The Technical Officer attached to or the Manager of the bank can also help/give guidance to the farmers in preparing the project report to obtain bank loan.
  3. For goat rearing schemes with very large outlays, detailed reports will have to be prepared. The items of finance would include costs of assets like Development of land, construction of sheds, purchase of equipments, purchase of breeding stock, rearing cost of animals till it generates income etc. The cost of land is not considered for loan. However, if land is purchased for setting up a goat farm its cost can be treated as party’s margin as per the norms.

Schme formulation

  1. A scheme can be prepared by a beneficiary after consulting local technical persons of State animal husbandry department, Commercial farmers etc. If possible the beneficiaries should also visit progressive goat rearers and government/ military/ agricultural university farms in the vicinity and discuss the profitability of goat rearing. A good practical training and experience in goat rearing will be highly desirable. Nearness of the Goat farm to a veterinary aid centre and breeding centre should be ensured.
  2. The scheme should include information about land, livestock markets, availability of water, feed, fodders, veterinary aid, breeding facilities, marketing aspects, training facilities, experience of the farmer and the type of assistance available from State Government.
  3. The scheme should also include information on number and types of animals to be purchased, their breeds, production performance, cost and other relevant input and output costs with their description. Based on this, the total cost of the project, margin money to be provided by the beneficiary, requirement of the bank loan, estimated annual expenditure, income, profit and loss statement, repayment period etc, can be worked out and included in the scheme.

Requirements of a Good Project

A format developed for formulation of Goat rearing schemes is appended as Annexure-III. The scheme so formulated should be submitted to the nearest branch of bank. The bank’s officers can assist in preparation of the scheme or filling in the prescribed application form. The bank will then examine the scheme for its technical feasibility and economic viability.

  1. Technical Feasibility – This would briefly include
    1. Nearness of the selected area to veterinary dispensary, goat breeding centre, marketing outlets for fattened kids/meat and the financing bank’s branch.
    2. Availability of good quality animals in nearby livestock markets. The distribution of goat breeds in India are given in Annexure-IV and Fig. 1. Production parameters of breeds are given in Annexure V and VI.
    3. Availability of training facilities.
    4. Availability of good grazing ground/lands.
    5. Availability of Green/dry fodder, concentrate feed, medicines etc.
    6. Availability of veterinary aid/breeding centers and marketing facilities near the same area.
  2. Economic Viability – This would briefly include:
    1. Unit cost of animals
    2. Input cost for feeds and fodders, veterinary aid, insurance charges, etc.
    3. Output costs i.e. sale price of live animals, manure/penning charges, etc.
    4. The average unit cost (indicative only) of goat rearing units is assumed for calculating project cost.
    5. Income-expenditure statement and annual gross surplus.
    6. Cash flow analysis.
    7. Repayment schedule (i.e. repayment of principal loan amount and interest).

Other documents such as loan application forms, security aspects, margin money requirements etc. are also examined. A field visit to the scheme area is undertaken for conducting a techno-economic feasibility study for appraisal of the same. The model economics of goat rearing unit of 50+2 under semi intensive system is given in Annexure VIIa to VIIf.

Sanction of Bank Loan and its Disbursement

After ensuring technical feasibility and financial viability, the scheme is sanctioned by the Bank. The loan is disbursed in stages against creation of specific assets, purchase of equipments and animals. The end use of the loan is verified and constant follow-up is done by the bank.

Lending Terms – General

  1. Unit cost:Each Regional Office of NABARD has constituted a State Level Unit Cost Committee under the chairmanship of RO-in-charge and with the members from developmental agencies, commercial banks and co-operative banks to review the unit cost of various investments once in six months. The same is circulated among the banks for their guidance.
  2. Margin Money:NABARD has defined farmers into three different categories and where subsidy is not available the minimum down payment as shown below is collected from the beneficiaries.
    Sr. No. Category of Farmer Beneficiary’s contribution
    a) Small farmer 5%
    b) Medium farmers 10%
    c) Large farmers 15%
  3. Interest Rate for ultimate borrowers:Banks are free to decide the rate of interest within the overall RBI guidelines.However, for working out the financing viability and bankability of the model project we have assumed the rate of interest as 12% p.a.
  4. Security:Security will be as per NABARD/RBI guidelines issued from time to time.
  5. Repayment Period of Loan:Repayment period depends upon the gross surplus in the scheme. The loans will be repaid in suitable half yearly/annual instalments usually within a period of about 5-6 years with a grace period of one year.
  6. Insurance:The animals may be insured annually or on long term master policy, where ever it is applicable. The present rate of insurance premium for non IRDP schemes is 4% per annum.

Package of Common Management Practices Recommended for Goat rearing

Modern and well established scientific principles, practices and skills should be used to obtain maximum economic benefits from goat rearing. Some of the recommended practices are given here under:

  1. Housing management:
    1. Construct shed on dry and properly raised ground.
    2. Avoid water-logging, marshy areas.
    3. In low lying and heavy rainfall areas the floors should be preferably elevated.
    4. In temperate Himalayan region the floor may be made of wood.
    5. The shed should be 10 ft. high and should have good ventilation.
    6. Bucks should be housed in individual pens.
    7. Does can be housed in groups upto 60 per pen.
    8. Provide proper shade and cool drinking water in summer.
    9. Dispose of dung and urine properly.
    10. Give adequate space for the animals. The housing space required for
    11. goats of various age groups is given in Annexure VIII.
    12. Avoid over stocking or crowding
  2. Selection of breeding stock and it’s management:
    1. Immediately after release of the loan purchase the stock from a reliable breeders or from nearest livestock market.
    2. Animals in good health and having good physical features must be purchased in consultation with Veterinarian/ Bank’s technical officer.
    3. Purchase animals which are ready to breed and in prime stage of production.
    4. Identify the newly purchased animals by suitable identification mark.
    5. Vaccinate the newly purchased animals against the diseases
    6. Keep the newly purchased animals under observation for about 15 days and then mix with the general flock.
    7. Unproductive animals should be culled promptly and should be replaced by the newly purchased animals or farm born one
    8. Animals are to be bred at the interval of 8-9 months for maximum productivity.
    9. Cull the old animals at the age of 6 years and above.
    10. Avoid the kidding during peak periods of summer and winter.
  3. Feeding management:
    1. Ensure Bushes/shrubs for browising of animals
    2. As an alternative to above, supply of cultivated fodder from own farm or from surrounding farms may be ensured.
    3. Offer roughages adlib.
    4. As a thumb rule 2/3rds of the energy requirements should be met through roughages. Half of the roughages should be leguminous green fodders and rest half should be grasses/tender tree leaves.
    5. In the absence of good quality green fodders, concentrates must be considered to replace them.
    6. Kids should be fed colostrum upto 5 days of age. Later on they can be put on Kid starter rations.
    7. Green leguminous fodders should be offered adlib. to kids from 15 days onwards.
    8. Provide salt and water to kids at all times
    9. Additional concentrates should be given to bucks and does during breeding season.
    10. Care should be taken to meet the nutrient requirements as recommended (Annexure-IX).
  4. Protection against diseases:
    1. Be on the alert for signs of illness such as reduced feed intake, fever, abnormal discharge or unusual behaviour.
    2. Consult the nearest veterinary aid centre for help if illness is suspected.
    3. Protect the animals against common diseases.
    4. In case of outbreak of contagious diseases, immediately segregate the sickanimals from healthy one and take necessary disease control measures.
    5. Deworm the animals regularly.
    6. Examine the faeces of adult animals to detect eggs of internal parasites and treat the animals with suitable drugs.
    7. Provide clean and uncontaminated feed and water for minimising the health disorders.
    8. Strictly follow the recommended vaccine schedule as given in Fig. 2.
  5. Breeding care:
    1. It should be planned to obtain 3 kiddings in 2 years period by adopting optimal management conditions.
    2. For every 25 does one buck should be provided in one breeding season.
    3. Breed the animals 12 hours after the onset of the first symptoms of heat for maximum conception.
    4. Unbreedable animals must be examined thoroughly as directed by veterinary doctor for prompt elimination of causes for anoestrum or cull them if necessary.
  6. Care during pregnancy:In advanced stage of pregnancy the does must be transferred to either kidding pens or separately earmarked space for kidding with in the main shed after thoroughly disinfecting it. After kidding, the does should be provided with warm bran mash for two days.
  7. Care of kids:
    1. Take care of new born kids by providing guard rails.
    2. Treat / disinfect the naval cord with tincture of iodine as soon as it is cut with a sharp knife.
    3. Protect the kids from extreme weather conditions, particularly during the first two months.
    4. Dehorn the kids during first two weeks of age
    5. Male kids should be castrated for better quality meat production.
    6. Vaccinate the kids as per the recommended schedule
    7. Wean the kids at the age of 8 weeks
    8. Proper selection of kids on the basis of initial body weight and weaning weight should be initiated by maintaining appropriate records for replacing the culled adult stock as breeders.
    9. Additional feed requirements of lactating does must be ensured for proper nursing of all the piglets born.
  8. Marketing:The marketable products of goat farming includes the fattened kids, manure, culled animals. Marketing avenues for the above products are slaughter houses and individual meat consuming customers and agriculture farms. Therefore availability of either slaughtering facilities or traders who will purchase live animals should be ensured to convert the fatteners into wholesome meat and meat products. Further, demand for manure from nearby agriculture farms must also be ensured.

Annexure I

STATEWISE GOAT POPULATION IN INDIA (1997) (in thousands)

Sl No. States/U.T.s Total
1 Andhra Pradesh 5213
2 Arunachal Pradesh 154
3 Assam 2717
4 Bihar 20229
5 Chattisgarh 2154
6 Goa 13
7 Gujarat 4386
8 Haryana 968
9 Himachal Pradesh 1168
10 Jammu & Kashmir 1864
11 Karnataka 4875
12 Kerala 1598
13 Madhya Pradesh 6470
14 Maharashtra 11434
15 Manipur 33
16 Meghalaya 280
17 Mizoram 15
18 Nagaland 161
19 Orissa 5772
20 Punjab 414
21 Rajasthan 16971
22 Sikkim 86
23 Tamil Nadu 6416
24 Tripura 639
25 Uttar Pradesh 11784
26 Uttaranchal 1070
27 West Bengal 15648
Union Territories
28 Andaman & Nicobar Islands 71
29 Chandigarh 1
30 Dadra & N Haveli 20
31 Daman & Diu 5
32 Delhi 25
33 Lakshadweep 26
34 Pondicherry 41
All INDIA 122721

Annexure II

GOAT MILK, MEAT, SKIN AND MANURE PRODUCTION IN INDIA

Year Milk Production Meat Production Skin Production
(Million MT) (Million MT) (Million MT)
1998 2.5 0.462 0.126
1999 2.3 0.466 0.127
2000 2.4 0.467 0.128
2001 2.5 0.469 0.1288
2002 2.55 0.47 0.1288

Source: FAO Production year book (2002)

Annexure III

Format for submission of schemes Scheme: Commercial Goat farming

  1. GENERAL
    1. Name of the sponsoring bank
    2. Address of the controlling scheme
    3. Nature and objectives of the proposed scheme
    4. Details of proposed investments
      Sr.No. Investment No. of units
      (a)

      (b)

      (c)

    5. Specification of the scheme area (Name of District/Block)
      Sr.No. District Block
      (a)

      (b)

      (c)

    6. Names of the financing bank’s branches
      Sr.No. Name of the Branch District
      (a)

      (b)

      (c)

    7. Status of beneficiaries: (Individual/Partnership/ Company/Corporation/ Co-operative Society/Others)
    8. In case of area based schemes, coverage of borrowers in weaker sections (viz. Landless labourers), small, medium & large farmers as per NABARD’s norm, SC/ST, etc.
    9. Details of borrowers profile (Not applicable to area based schemes)
      1. Capability
      2. Experience
      3. Financial Soundness
      4. Technical/other special Qualification
      5. Technical/Managerial Staff and adequacy there of
  2. TECHNICAL ASPECTS
    1. Animals
      1. Proposed Breed
      2. Age of the animal
      3. Arrangements for vaccination, identification and health certificate
      4. Insurance
      5. Cost of ram
      6. Cost of ewes
    2. Production parameters
      1. Age at first lambing
      2. Lambing interval
      3. Lambing percentage
      4. Number of lambs produced
      5. Mortality of adults
      6. Age at which lambs are sold
      7. Body weight of animals
    3. Flock projection – For big units only (with all assumptions)
    4. Housing
      1. Type of housing
      2. Floor space – adults/lambs
      3. Cost of construction
      4. Other civil structures (for commercial units)
    5. Equipment needed
      1. Chaff cutter
      2. Feeding trough
      3. Shearing equipment/scissors
    6. Comments on technical feasibility
    7. Government restrictions, if any
  3. FINANCIAL ASPECTS
    1. Unit Cost
      Sr.No. Name of Investment Size of unit Unit Cost (with component-wise break-up (Rs.) Whether approved by state level unit Cost Committee
          a)    
          b)    
          c)    
          d)    
          Total    
    2. Down payment/margin/ subsidy (indicate source & extent of subsidy)
    3. Year-wise physical & financial programme
      Year Investment No. of units Unit Cost Total Outlay Margin Bank Loan Refinance Assistance
      1 2 3 4 5 (3×4) 6 7 8
       

       

       

                   
      Total              
    4. Financial viability (comment on the cash flow projection on a farm model/unit and enclose the same)
        Item of investment
        X Y X
      a) Internal Rate of Return (IRR)      
      b) Benefit Cost Ration (BCR)      
      c) Net Present Worth (NPW)      
    5. Financial position of the borrower/s (to be furnished in case of corporate bodies/partnership firms)
      1. Profitability Ratios
        1. GP Ratio
        2. NP Ratio
      2. Debt Equity Ratio
      3. Whether Income Tax & Other tax obligations are paid upto date
      4. Whether audit is upto date (enclose copies of audited financial statements for the last 3 years)
    6. Lending Terms
      1. Rate of interest
      2. Grace period (investment-wise)
        Sr. No. Name of the Investment Grace Period (years)
        (a)

        (b)

        (c)

         
      3. Repayment period (investment-wise)
        Sr. No. Name of the Investment Period (years)
        (a)

        (b)

        (c)

         
      4. Nature of security
      5. Availability of Government Guarantee Wherever Necessary
  4. INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES
    1. Availability of animals
      1. Source
      2. Place of purchase
      3. Distance
      4. Type of arrangements for purchase
      5. Availability in required numbers
    2. Grazing Land / fodder land
      1. Adequacy
      2. Distance
      3. Duration of grazing
      4. Condition of grazing lands
      5. Cost to be paid/animal
      6. Green fooder

      Type of fodder grown Area under fodder crops Cost of fodder cultivation (If it is own fodder cultivation)

    3. Feeding
      1. Type of fodder
      2. Source
      3. Cost/animal year
    4. Breeding Cover
      1. Source
      2. Place
      3. Distance
      4. Type of services available
      5. Availability of staff
      6. Cost/animal/year
    5. Marketing
      1. Source for Animals Milk Wool
      2. Place
      3. Distance
      4. Price realised (Rs. per animal or Kg)
        1. culls
        2. Fattened kids
    6. Other aspects
      1. Source of technical guidance
      2. Training facilities
        1. Source
        2. Periodicity
        3. Duration
      3. Other Government Support
    7. supervision and monitoring arrangements available with the bank

Annexure IV

Goat breeds of India and their description

Region/breed

Utility

Body size

Adult Weight

Confirmation

1

2

3

4

5

1. Temperate        
Gaddi Fibre Medium M 27.45+ – 0.41

F 24.72+ – 0.51

Coat colour is while but black and brown combination is also seen. Ears medium and drooping, nose convex, under small and and round long white hairs
Changthangi Fibre Small M 20.37+- 0.24 F19.75+- 0.15 Predominantly white but grey, brown or black also found. Large horns. Producing pashmina as under coat
Chegu Fibre Small M 21.39+_1.12

F 20.45 +_0.45

Coat is usually white mixed with greyish red produ- cing pashmina as under coat
Shingari Meat Small M 25.23 + – 0.56

F 20.35 + – 0.41

Coat colour vary from while to grey with black or tan patches
2. North- Western Region      
Jamunapari Milk Large M 44.66 + – 1.89

F 38.03 + – 0.63

Predominantly white with brown patches on neck and face, long and pendulous ears, roman nose, tuff of hairs on buttocks, large and developed udder
Beetal Milk Large M 59.07 +_ 2.82

F 34.97 +_ 0.52

Coat colour is black or brown with white patches. Face convex, long and flat ears, udder large and well set
3.Southern Region      
Osmanabadi Milk & Meat Medium M 33.66 + – 0.55

F 32.36 + – 0.55

Coat colour variable-black, white or spotted, medium long ears, udder is small, round with short teats
Malabari Milk & Meat Medium M 38.96 + – 2.32

F 31.12 + – 0.90

Coat colour vary from complete white to complete black, small twisted horns, medium sized ears, udder small and round
Sangamneri Meat Medium M 38.37 + – 2.44

F 28.97 + – 0.49

Body colour white, black or brown with spots. Ears are medium and drooping, udder small
4. Eastern Region      
Bengal Meat Small M 32.37 + – 2.74

F 18.31 + – 1.67

Colour is black, brown or grey, short horns both sexes have beard, profile, udder very small
Ganjam Meat Medium M 44.05+ – 0.13

F 31.87+ – 0.37

Tall, laggy, coat is black, white or brown or spotted, medium sized ears, straight long horns, udder poorly developed
Assam Hill Meat Small M 25.45+ – 2.12

F 18.31+ – 1.67

Small body with short leg, coat colour vary from black to brown and spotted ears small and flat
Jakharana Milk Large M 57.80 + – 3.50

F 44.48 + – 0.52

Coat is predominantly black with white spots on ears, narrow forehead, udder is large with conical teats.
5. Western Region      
Sirohi Milk & Meat Large M 50.37+ – 2.52

F 22.54+ – 0.17

Compact body, coat colour predominantly brown with light or dark patches, flat ears, udder medium sized and round
Barbari Milk & Meat Medium M 30.8+ – 1.96

F 22.56+ – 0.17

Body compact, coat colour is white with brown patches, short erect ears, shining eyes, udder well set with small teats
Kutchi Milk and Meat Medium M 43.50+- 1.16

F 39.29+ – 0.38

Coat is predominantly black, few with brown or white spots, long hairs, long and drooping ears, udder well developed.
Marwari Milk and Meat Medium M 33.18+ – 1.77

F 25.85+ – 0.29

Predominantly black coat with long hairs, few animals with white or brown patches, udder is round and small
Mehasana Milk and Meat Medium M 37.14+ – 1.51

F 32.29+ – 0.38

The coat is black with white spots at the hase of the ears. Leaf like & droop-ing ears, twisted horns, developed udder.
Zalawadi Milk and Meat Medium M 38.84+ – 1.46

F 32.99+ – 0.32

Coat is black with long hairs, long and drooping ears, long twisted horns, large udder with conical teats.
Surti Milk Medium M 29.50+ – 0.50

F

White in colour, medium sized ears, small horns, very well developed udder

Source: CIRG, Makhdoom, M – Male, F-Female, Source: CIRG, Makhdoom

Annexure – VI

MILK PRODUCTION PARAMETERS (TRAITS) OF IMPORTANT GOAT BREEDS

Sr.No. Breed Location yield (Kg) Loctation length (days)
1 Jamunapari 201.67+_6.39 194
2 Beetal 173.90+_1.27 182
3 Jakharana 121.80+_8.82 115
4 Sirohi 113.62+_2.43 194
5 Marwari 101.49+_2.43 197
6 Kutchi 124.06+_2.84 195
7 Barbari 95.60+_2.78 152
8 Sangamneri 83.40+_3.43 168
9 Malabari 90.02+_4.10 178
10 Bengal 35.20+_1.56 111

Source:CIRG, Makhdoom

Annexure – VII (a)

Economics of Goat Farming – At a glance

1 Unit Size 50 Does + 2 bucks
2 Breed Osmanbadi
3 State Karnataka
4 Unit Cost (Rs.) 148764
5 Bank Loan (Rs.) 126449
6 Margin Money (Rs.) 22315
7 Repayment period (Years) 6 years with one year grace period
8 Interest rate (%) 12
9 BCR AT 15% DF 1.60:1
10 NPW at 15% DF (Rs.) 142653
11 IRR (%) < 45%

Annexure – VII (b)

ECONOMICS OF GOAT FARMING – INVESTMENT COST

Sr Items Specifications Physical Units No. Unit Cost (Rs./Unit) Total (Rs.)
1 Shed Does-10s.ft/animal

Buck-20 s.ft./buck

Kids-4s.ft/kid

(Thatch roof)

50

2

68

35 28,420
2 Equipment 52 10 520
3 Cost of Animals Does

Buck

50

2

1600

2200

80000

4400

4 Insurance Does

Buck

50

2

 

44

3200

176

5 Veterinary aid   52 20 1,040
6 Fodder cultivation Per season for two acres & for 3 seasons 2   9,000
7 Supplementary Does-6.75 kg/month for 3 months

Buck -7.5 kg/month for 3 months

Kids -3.75 kg/month for one month

50

2

64

5

1

1

5063

225

1200

8 Labour wages   1 1250 15000
9 Water, electricity and other misc. expenses   52 10 520
10 Total Cost       148764
11 Margin Money @15% of total cost       22315
12 Bank loan @85% of total cost   Say   126449

Annexure – VII (c)

ECONOMICS OF GOAT FARMING – TECHNO-ECONOMIC PARAMETERS

    No. of Bucks 2
    No. of Does 50
A.   Production Traits  
  i Age at Maturity (Months) 10-12
  ii Kidding interval (Months) 8
  iii Kidding percentage 85
  iv Twinning percentage 60
  v No. of kiddings per year 1.5
  vi Sex ratio 1:1
  vii Mortality(%) Adults

Kids

5

15

  viii Saleable age of kids (months) 8-9
  ix Culling of does (% per year) from second year onwards 20
       
B.   Expenditure norms  
  i Space requirement (st.per head)

Buck

Doe

Kids

 

20

10

4

  ii Cost of construction (Rs.per sft) 35
  iii Cost of equipment (Rs.per adult animal) 10
  iv a) Cost of green fodder cultivation (Rs./acre/season)

b) No. of acres

1,500

2

  v Concentrate feed:

Adult does (one month before breeding and one month after kidding i.e. per kidding)

Bucks (two months per breeding season)

Kids (for 30 days)

 

6.75 kg per month

7.5 kg per month

3.75 kg per kid

  vi Cost of conc. Feed (Rs./kg) 5
  vii Labour (No.)

Labour wages (Rs.per month)

1

1250

  viii Insurance (as percentage of the cost of breeding stock) 4
  ix Veterinary aid (Rs./adult/year) 20
  x Water, electricity and other misc. expenses (Rs./adult) 10
       
C.   Income norms:  
  i Sale price of Bucklings (Rs./kid) 1000
  ii Sale price of Doelings (Rs./kid) 900
  iii Sale of culled does (Rs./doe) 1200
  iv Sale price of culled Buck (Rs./buck) 1500
  v Sale value of male/female kids (Rs./kid) 600
  vi Income from manure is not assumed as it

is used on the own farm

 
  vii Sale of Gunnyu bags (Rs./bag) (13.3 bags / tonne) 10
       
D.   Repayment norms:  
  i Repayment period (years) 6
  ii Grace Period (years) 1
  iii Interest rate(%) 12

ECONOMICS OF GOAT FARMING – CASH FLOW STATEMENT

Sr. Particulars Years
    I II III IV V VI
I Costs            
1 Capital cost * 111340          
2 Recurring cost            
a) Grren fodder cultivation cost 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000
b) Feed cost            
  Bucks 225 225 225 225 225 225
  Does 5063 5063 5063 5063 5063 5063
  Kids 1200 2400 1200 2400 1200 2400
c) Medicines/Vet. charges 1,040 1,040 1,040 1,040 1,040 1,040
d) Insurance 3376 3376 3376 3376 3376 3376
e) Misc.(water/electricity charges) 520 520 520 520 520 520
f) Labour wages 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
  Total recurring expenses 35424 36624 35424 36624 35424 36624
  Total costs 146764 36624 35424 36624 35424 35546
II Benefits            
a) Sale of animals            
  Sale of adult Buck 0 0 3000 0 3000 0
  Sale of adult Doe 0 12000 12000 12000 12000 12000
  Sale of bucklings** 0 25500 25000 56000 29000 56000
  Sale of doelings** 0 39900 17000 45000 17000 45000
b) Sale of gunny bags 174 208 174 208 174 208
  Total income 174 107108 61174 113208 58174 113208
c) Value of Closing Stock           104100
d) Scrap value of shed and equip.           11576
  Total benefits 174 77608 57174 82208 61174 228884
  NET BNEFITS 146590 42062 21750 46662 25750 193338
  NPV cost at 15% 231093          
  NPV benefits at 15% 272797          
V NPW at 15%   41703        
V BCR at 15% DF   1.18:1        
VII   IRR  25%        

* Excludes the capitalised cost for fodder cultivation for one season, supplementary feed, insurance, veterinary aid, labour wages and Misc. expenses. .

** Bucklings and doelings cost is assumed as Rs. 1000/ Rs. 950 respectively

Annexure – VII (f)

ECONOMICS OF GOAT FARMING – REPAYMENT SCHEDULE

Bank loan: Rs.126449, Interest Rate (%): 12%

Years Income Expe
nses
Gross surplus Loan balance Interest Repayment Net surplus
            Interest Principal  
I 174 0 174 126449 15174 0 0 174
II 107108 36624 70484 141622 16995 16994 30622 22868
III 61174 35424 25750 111000 13320 13320 1000 11430
IV 113208 36624 76584 110000 13200 13200 40000 23384
V 78174 35424 42750 70000 8400 8400 20000 14350
VI 354286 36624 317664 50000 6000 6000 50000 261664

Expenses during first year are other than capitalised amount

Annexure – VIII

SPACE REQUIREMENT OF GOATS

Sl. No. Type of goats Space requirement

Sq.mt.per head

Maximum No. of

animals per pen

 
1 Adult doe 1.00 60
2 Milch doe 1.68 Individual pens
3 Buck 3.4 Individual pens
4 Kids 0.4 75

Annexure – IX

Nutrient requirements of goats in percentage or AMOUNT PER KG OF DRY FEED

 

Sr.

Type of animals Body wt(kg) DCP(%) TDN(%) ME(%) Ca(%) P(%)
1 Growing – finishing kids
  a) small breeds 5 12.8 70 2.52 0.23 0.21
    10 10 65 2.34 0.23 0.21
    15 7 65 2.34 0.21 0.2
    20 6 60 2.16 0.2 0.19
    25 5.5 60 2.16 0.2 0.19
               
  b) Large breeds 10 12 70 2.52 0.23 0.21
    15 10 65 2.34 0.21 0.2
    20 7 65 2.34 0.2 0.19
    25 6 60 2.16 0.2 0.19
    30 5.5 60 2.16 0.19 0.18
    35 5 55 1.98 0.19 0.18
               
2 Non lactating pregnant does
  a) first 15 weeks of gestation 25 4.5 50 1.8 0.3 0.23
    30 4 50 1.8 0.27 0.21
    40 4 50 1.8 0.27 0.21
    50 4 50 1.8 0.24 0.19
    60 4 50 1.8 0.22 0.17
  a) last 6 weeks of gestation 25 5 55 1.98 0.27 0.21
    30 5 55 1.98 0.24 0.2
    40 5 55 1.98 0.23 0.17
    50 4.5 53 1.91 0.22 0.16
3 Lactating does
  a) First half of lactation 25 6 65 2.34 0.3 0.22
    30 6 62 2.23 0.29 0.21
    40 5 60 2.16 0.28 0.2
    50 5 60 2.16 0.27 0.2
    60 4.5 60 2.16 0.27 0.2
  a) Second half of lactation 25 5.5 60 2.16 0.3 0.22
    30 5.5 60 2.16 0.28 0.2
    40 5 55 1.98 0.27 0.19
    50 4.5 55 1.98 0.25 0.18
    60 4.5 55 1.98 0.24 0.17
4 Bucks – breeding,adult and yearlings
    25 6.5 65 2.34 0.21 0.19
    30 6 65 2.34 0.2 0.18
    40 5 64 2.3 0.2 0.18
    50 5 60 2.16 0.18 0.16
    60 4.5 55 1.98 0.17 0.15
    70 4 50 1.8 0.16 0.13
    80 4 50 1.8 0.15 0.14

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