Good income from goat farming

Saturday, 29/05/2021, 17:38 [GMT+7]

Good income from goat farming

Changing from raising cows to raising goats has brought Le Tien Phong (in Tay 2 village, Dien Son commune, Dien Khanh district) a more stable source of income.
 
Raising cows but failed for several years, Phong switched to raising goats. He renovated his cow cage into a goat barn made of iron, designed as a stilt house, 1.2m tall from the ground…He fed goats by grass for cows before, combined with banana trees, coconut leaves and foodstuff to help goats grow faster. Currently, Phong's farm has about 60 goats (2 males and 58 females) and 50 2-month-old goats. The goats, originating from South Africa, has good immune, less infection and fast weight gain (5-7kg/month).
 
 

 

Phong’s goat farm
Phong’s goat farm
 
Averagely, a goat weighs 30-35kg of meat. 1kg of male goat meat is selling at 160,000 VND, female goat at 130,000 VND. A male goat costs 15 million VND; a female goat: 6 million VND - 8 million VND. Goats breed 2 times each year with 1-4 baby goats each time. During the past 3 years, Phong has sold more than 20 female goats and more than 50 meat goats, earning hundreds of million VND. Phong said “I’ve joined the goat raising group in Dac Loc village (Vinh Phuong commune, Nha Trang city). Every month, we meet to exchange experiences, knowledge, difficulties.”
 
 
Duong Van La (in Dac Loc 1 village, Vinh Phuong commune), the group leader, the group gathers about a dozen households raising goats from many places such as Vinh Phuong (Nha Trang), Ninh Ich, Ninh Loc (Ninh Hoa town), Dien Hoa and Dien Son (Dien Khanh) to help members share difficulties in their work. Currently, goats have stable sale. Cost to raise 10 goats costs is as much as 1 cow but profit is far higher. Raising 30 goats can earn an income of 200 million VND/year.
 
According to Ngo Phuoc Ngoc - Vice Chairman of Dien Son Commune People's Committee, Phong's goat farming method is very good, taking advantage of cow grass to raise goats and bringing stable income. However, at present, raising livestock in residential areas also causes certain difficulties. In the near future, the commune will study effective models of livestock to encourage replicating the model but raising areas far from residential areas or hills to ensure environmental sanitation...
 
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Translated by T.T