Sirohi Goat Breed Profile Information

Little bit about Sirohi Goat: The Sirohi breed is native of Sirohi district in Rajasthan form where it derives its name. It is distributed over a wider area of Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, Jaipur districts and nearby areas of Rajasthan and also adjoining region in northern Gujarat. The flock size varies from place to place and ranges from 10 to 200 …

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How to Take care of Pregnant Sheep or Goat

How to Take care of Pregnant Sheep or Goat The pregnant animals ewes should not be handled frequently. The ewes/does in advanced stage of pregnancy should be separated from the flock and effective care should be taken in their feeding. Extra feed during the later part of pregnancy (3-4 weeks before parturition) will be beneficial for the condition of the …

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Various Methods of Goat and sheep Mating

Hand mating In this system the females are allowed to mate one by one. In this system a ram or buck will not be allowed to mate more than three ewes/does in a day.  Advantages: This method ensure the expected time of lambing / kidding This system allows the farmer to know that the animal has actually bred. This system …

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Points to consider in Goat and Sheep Breed Selection

Points to be considered in the selection of sheep breed or goat breed: It is better to purchase a goat/sheep with 2 dental ages. The females should possess a long preferably low set body, roomy hind quarter, well-formed pliable udder, active foraging habit and good mothering instinct. The females having poor milking capacity, over short or undershort jaw, broken mouth, …

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Formulas for Breeding in Sheep and Goats

Breeding in Sheep and Goats The male female ratio is 1:20. Young males can be put in to experienced older ewes and older rams to younger ewes will help in better mating. Inbreeding should be avoided. The males should be replaced or exchanged once in two years to avoid inbreeding. Breeding ewe of indigenous breeds should be 18 to 24 …

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Fodder-Feed Production for Sheep and Goat

Legume Fodders:- 1. Cowpea / Lobia – Thattaipayuru / Karamani It is an annual crop. This crop is grown in tropics, sub-tropics and warm temperature regions. It is grown for feeding in green form, for hay making or for ensiling in mixtures with sorghum or maize. It can be grown during kharif, Rabi and summer seasons.  It is suitable for …

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Goat Project Report – Free Download

Goat Project Report: In this article let us discuss about goat project report. Goats are among the main meat-producing animals in India , whose meat (chevon) is one of the choicest meats and has huge domestic demand. Due to its good economic prospects, goat rearing under intensive and semi-intensive system for commercial production has been gaining momentum for the past …

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Vaccination Schedule for Goats

 Vaccination Schedule for Goats: Before onset of breeding, problematic animals should be culled from the flock. Neonatal mortality can be prevented by improving the level of nutrition in advanced stages of pregnancy (last 6 weeks), ensuring hygienic condition in the kidding sheds, providing proper bedding, and ensuring early feeding of colostrums. Does with chronic pneumonia, mastitis, and disabling arthritis, poor …

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Common Terms used in Sheep and Goats

Sheep and goats are important species of livestock for India. They contribute greatly to the agrarian economy, especially in areas where crop and dairy farming are not economical, and play an important role in the livelihood of a large proportion of small and marginal farmers and landless laborers. The productivity of Indian sheep and goats is low, yet considering the …

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Indoor sheep kidding and Diseases

kidding in sheep: Vaccinate Dams against the cloistral diseases in good time to ensure protection of the progeny. Use other vaccines only after veterinary recommendation or based upon the previous years’ experience. Ensure good quality nutrition of the dams in last third of pregnancy, including attention to any extra mineral supplements that may be required. The housing must be dry, …

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Hygiene at Sheep and Goat Farming

Hygiene at Sheep Farm and Goat Farming – Safeguarding Health and more: Good husbandry is the key to success, and good hygiene is an integral part of good husbandry. This must start pre-lambing or kidding, to prepare the dams, and their environment, so that the progeny have the best and safest possible start in life. Sheep and goats are never …

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How to Select Proper Goat Breeds

It is important to understand criteria to select proper goat breed does as this is is the most important aspect of commercial goat farming. In India, as of now it will be difficult for you to get the required number of breeders from an established stall fed goat farm at a reasonable price. Most of the stall fed farms are selling breeders …

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Sheep Rearing Business in India For Dummies

Sheep Rearing Business.

Sheep Rearing Business: The following content details about sheep rearing business in India. Sheep can be reared as free range (where there is no shortage of land) or under housing inside a shed. It is a very important component in dry land farming system. With very low investments can be made in to a profitable venture for small, marginal farmers and …

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Guide for Goat Farming in India

Goat Farming:- Stall-fed goats in intensive integrated farming: STALL-FED GOATS  can ideally fit into the intensive integrated farming system (IIFS). The small animals are the most efficient converters of farm and crop residues into excellent organic manure. Several farmers have successfully run stall-fed goat farms, and they have found that such an integrated farming venture was more productive and profitable as …

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