Marwari goat farming is popular in India, especially in the ‘Marwar’ region of Rajasthan. It is a very beautiful, dual-purpose goat breed which is raised for both meat and milk production, and the goats are very hardy.
The Marwari goats are actually a desert breed and they are well known for their tolerance of hot and cold climates. They are also well known for their capability of disease resistance and capability of thriving in very harsh nutritional conditions.
Today, the breed is available in many areas around India. But it is mainly found in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, comprising Jodhpur, Pali, Nagaur, Bikaner, Jalore, Jaisalmer and Barmer districts.
The Marwari goats are raised in both small and large flocks. The breed is very good for commercial production and can ensure very good profits. They are well adapted to the harsh environment of the Thar desert, and they can actually thrive well in almost all areas in India.
How to Start Marwari Goat Farming
You have to purchase very good quality and healthy animals, make a comfortable house for them, feed them with nutritious food and always try to take good care of them.
Here we are shortly describing about all these steps for starting and operating a successful Marwari goat farming business.
First of all, purchase very good quality and healthy goats from any of your nearest livestock market or existing farms.
The Marwari goats are very common in India, and you will probably be able to easily find the goats within your area.
You can also search your local online classified websites for searching and purchasing Marwari goats.
Build a good house or shelter for your goats. Good house with all required facilities is very important for Marwari goat farming business. Like many other domestic goat breeds, the Marwari goats also prefer dry and clean house for living. So a raised house (which is above from the ground) is considered good for Marwari goat farming.
Build the house in such a way so that you can easily clean it. And ensure very good and comfortable environment for your goats. Install good ventilation system and ensure flow of sufficient air and light inside the house.
As a small to medium sized breed, the Marwari goats will require about 10-12 square feet housing space. Although you will need to arrange additional 20-25 square feet playing space per goat if you want to raise them in stall fed system.
Feeding the animals with very good quality and nutritious food is very important for Marwari goat farming business. So, always try to feed your goats with enough nutritious foods.
Goats love and enjoy both greens and grains. So ensure availability of enough greens for your goats. The Marwari goats also require vitamins and minerals for better growth. So consult with a vet in your area for better recommendation.
Along with feeding your goats with enough nutritious food, ensure providing them with enough clean and fresh water as per their demand.
The Marwari goats are naturally very good breeders. And natural breeding is generally practiced for Marwari goat farming, instead of artificial breeding. A healthy buck is enough for breeding 30-35 does.
Along with providing the goats with good shelter and food, they require additional caring for better growth and production. So take extra care of your goats. De-worm and vaccinate them timely. Take extra care of the breeding bucks and pregnant and nursing does.
Marketing goat products is not actually a problem. Goat products have very good demand and value in the market. So you will easily be able to sell your products in your local market.
The Marwari goats are raised for both meat and milk production purpose. And you will be easily able to sell your products in your local market. Although you should set your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common steps for starting and operating a successful Marwari goat farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck & may God bless you!