No body knows when goats where first discovered but what we know is that they are a good source of meat, milk, butter and fiber. The hairs and skins can be sold be as well for alternative income.
Goats are known to be domestic animals with male goats called ‘bucks’ and females called ‘does’. Since these animals are sociable and curious animals a lot of people consider raising them as pets.
Whilst they are those people who look at raising goats as pets they are others who raise them for their produce. They raise them for the production of milk, meat and skin which can be expensive when sold in the market.
But what ever your reason may be raising this animal just like any other animal requires you to take good care of them and manage them well. Raising goats is quiet a straight forward process that anyone can do even if they don’t have any past experience.
These animals turn to eat anything that looks green and is chewable. But there are some plants that can be poisonous to them and should be removed from your yard. Some of these plants are wilted fruits and nightshade plants. The best way to ensure they are eating the right plants is to plant good grass for them to eat and offer them some clean water. Green grass is also nutritious to them and makes their meat taste better. A goat’s life expectancy is 15 to 18 years but with the right nutrition’s they can leave longer.
Goats are susceptible to very hot and cold weather. But if they are exposed to this kind of weather of a long period they can die. Once you see that your livestock are not feeling well after some extreme heat or cold you should treat them as soon as possible. To avoid them being exposed to harsh temperatures you can build a house to shelter them.
These animals are sociable animals which means they grow within a herd (group animal). This means if you getting into goat farming you should make it a point that you get more than two goats. If a goat is alone it will be depressed and this can sometimes be fatal.
As you see raising this animal is not that difficult instead it can be entertaining and profitable. Just make it a point that you proper care for your livestock and you will be a happy farmer.