Oberhasli goat farming can be a very good business for commercial milk production purpose. Because the Oberhasli is a dairy goat breed and it is very suitable for commercial milk production purpose.
The Oberhasli goat breed was actually developed in the mountains of Switzerland and it is also known by some other names such as Oberhasli Brienzer and Swiss Alpine. Today the breed is also available in some other countries and mainly used for milk production.
The Oberhasli goats are small to medium sized animals with alert and vigorous appearance. They appear in different color varieties and they are actually very beautiful.
How to Start Oberhasli Goat Farming
However, starting Oberhasli goat farming business is not too difficult and you can easily start this business (even if you are a beginner).
Here we are describing everything about starting and operating a successful Oberhasli goat farming business from purchasing goats to caring and marketing.
First of all, you have to purchase very good quality and healthy animals. You can search your local livestock market or any existing farms (if any farms available in your area). You can also search your local online classified websites.
Good housing or shelter facility is very important for Oberhasli goat farming. Like many other domestic goat breeds, the Oberhasli goats also prefer clean and dry place for living. So building a raised house (which is above from the ground) will be very good for Oberhasli goat farming.
Build the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. Install good ventilation system and ensure sufficient flow of clean and fresh air and enough light inside the house.
As a medium sized goat breed, on average around 12 square feet space per goat will be enough. Although you will need to arrange a separate playing space if you are willing to raise your goats in stall fed system.
Feeding the animals with very good quality foods is the most important part of Oberhasli goat farming business. So, ensure enough nutritious foods for your goats. Feed them both greens and grains in proper amount.
Along with quality foods, the Oberhasli goats also require some vitamins and minerals. So consult with a vet in your area for better recommendation. And always provide your goats with enough clean and fresh water as per their demand.
The Oberhasli goats are naturally very good breeders. And natural breeding is generally practiced for Oberhasli goat farming business. One healthy and mature buck is enough for breeding 25-30 does.
Taking extra care along with providing good food and shelter will ensure good growth and health of the animals. So try to take extra care of your animals. De-worm and vaccinate them timely and always try to take good care of the breeding bucks, pregnant and nursing does.
Marketing goat products is not actually a problem and you will probably be able to sell your products in your local market. By the way, it is always good to set your marketing strategies first before starting this business.
These are the common steps for starting and operating a successful Oberhasli goat farming business. Good luck & may God bless you!