Goat farming gave him livelihood when he had no job
There was no job, Vishal Ranjan became a successful goat farmer by adopting the suggestions given by scientists. He started with 40 goats today there are more than 100
Goat farming is a profitable business. Good income can be earned by selling milk and meat in goat rearing. According to a report, 18 goats can earn an average of Rs 2,16,000 per month, while 18 goats can earn an average of Rs 1,98,000. All you have to do is choose the right breed and take good care of them. Vishal Ranjan, a resident of Begusarai in Bihar, did not have a job. He has a graduation degree, but there was a lack of job. How goat rearing not only gave them self-employment, but also provided them with a source of good income.
Scientists advice changed life
Vishal Ranjan participated in a training program on goat rearing organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Khodavandpur, Begusarai in 2014. The scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra advised him to do goat rearing in the village itself. Vishal built a goat farm and was given 40 goats by KVK. These goats were reared under a half-pasture and half-stall-fed system. In the beginning, Vishal also faced many problems like high cost of business, high mortality rate of goats and low price realization.
Benefits of breeding
Scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra visited his farm as part of a project on commercialization of goat rearing and marketing of goats in India. Scientists suggested him to change the breed of goats. Scientists suggested them to prepare pure breed animals as breeding stock and adopt effective marketing strategy and build strong relationship with other farmers to increase the link.
He was also provided technical assistance by KVK on health management of goats. Under the Goat Farming Project, Vishal Ranjan was successful by changing the goat farming system and started earning profit. He should be in constant touch with the scientists of KVK and keep getting new information related to goat rearing by attending seminars. Now the death rate of goats has also reduced to 3 to 8 percent annually.
Started with 40 goats now have 100 goats
He started goat farming business with just 40 goats, but now he has more than 100 goats. He breeds pure breed goats to sell to farmers. At present, he is getting an annual income of 4 to 5 lakhs from goat rearing, while the expenditure comes to 1.5 to 2 lakh rupees. In this way he is getting a net profit of Rs 2-3 lakh.
Vishal Ranjan has now made his mark as a successful commercial goat rearer among government departments, NGOs and farmers. He is called as a successful example of goat farming and a source of inspiration in training programs organized by local NGOs. He is further strengthening ties with small and traditional goat farmers in his area for breed improvement and organized marketing.
To earn profit from goat farming, along with good breed of goats, their proper care, housing, proper arrangement of food is necessary.
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