Commercial Lamancha goat farming is very popular. The Lamancha is a very common and popular goat breed which is available in almost all parts of the world. It is mainly known as a dairy goat breed, but is also very good for meat production purpose.
The Lamancha goats are actually well known throughout the world mainly because of their high milk production. And their milk also contain high amount of butterfat content. That’s why it is well known as a dairy goat breed.
The Lamancha goat is an American breed, and it was first bred in Oregon by Mrs. Eula Fay Frey. Today the breed is widely available throughout the world, and they are easily recognized by their very short ear pinnae (perhaps they are the most distinctive goat breed).
Popularity of Lamancha goat farming business is very high mainly for the adaptability of these animals to various circumstances and environment. These animals also have very good temperament and they are even very good for raising as pets.
How to Start Lamancha Goat Farming
As the Lamancha goats are highly adaptable to various environment and conditions, so they are very good for commercial farming and they generally require relatively less care and management. Here we are shortly describing about the steps for starting Lamancha goat farming business.
First of all, purchase very good quality and healthy goats from any of your nearest livestock market or any existing farms. The Lamancha goats are very common and you will probably find the goats easily in your area. You can also search your local online classified websites.
Like many other domestic goat breeds, the Lamancha goats also prefer dry and clean environment for living. So, raised house (which are above from the ground) are generally considered very good for them.
Make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. Install good ventilation system and ensure flow of sufficient air and light inside the house. As a medium to large sized breed, 12-15 square feet space per goat will be enough.
Feeding the goats with enough green feeds is very important for raising dairy goats. So, provide your goats with as much green feeds as you can and also provide them with enough grains.
The dairy goats also require vitamins and minerals. So contact a vet in your area for better recommendation. And always provide your goats with enough fresh and clean water as per their demand.
The breeding season of the Lamancha goats is in fall or winter. The does generally goes into heat for 1 to 2 days in every 21 day cycles, and this is the right time for reproduction.
The does will go through about 155 days of gestation period after successful breeding. On average, a doe generally produce twins or triplets. In natural breeding system, one breeding buck will be enough for breeding 25 to 30 does.
The pregnant and nursing does require additional care. And also take extra care of the breeding bucks. De-worm and vaccinate your goats timely and provide them medicine as per the suggestion of a vet.
Marketing goat products is not actually a problem and you can easily sell your products in your local market. Although you should set your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common steps and ways for starting and operating a successful Lamancha goat farming business. Good luck & may God bless you!