There are a few breeds that are more specialised for meat production: Boer goats, Beetal, Matou and Black Bengal.
Meat goats are also cheaper to feed than traditional livestock giving you the opportunity to produce their meat at a competitive price to lamb and beef.
Higher fat and protein percentages indicate higher quality milk.
Fibre: If you want to produce fibre from your farm then Cashmere and Angora goats will be most suitable.
They also have the reputation of being resistant to the majority of tropical diseases and parasites. Because of their small size, adaptive feed behaviour and low management, goats are a viable option in improving household cash flow.
They are also a valuable source of rich milk and tasty meat.
It’s important that you get enough information before you delve into the farming business, to avoid mistakes and losses.
For writing a suitable goat farming business plan read the following criteria very carefully.
For a relatively small business like yours, 100 plus kid goats a year can bring in a significant extra margin.
Goat farming in South Africa is a diverse business.