Goats ARE NOT goats ARE NOT goats …

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Goats-For-India are as intricate to GHNI’s TCD plan as it gets!  When it comes to micro-enterprise initiatives, goats rank high.

India has about 20 breeds of goats and they are raised primarily for milk and meat.  Choosing a “best” breed for a given village cluster location isn’t always easy.  There is always the local goat market, usually held each Friday near a fairly major town center.  Two of the better breeds sought out are:

*   Jamnapari is one of the largest goats in India; it has been extensively utilized to upgrade indigenous breeds for meat and milk, and has been taken to  near by countries for the same purpose.

*   Beetel is a good dairy breed, second to Jamnapari in size but is superior to it in that it is more prolific and more easily adaptable to different agro-ecological conditions and to stall-feeding.

But these specific breeds tend to be expensive and it can get cumbersome to raise such breeds with their needs for more expensive vaccinations, etc..  So as we work with local village leaders, it is important that we listen well to their input and make plans with their “embracement” of any TCD initiatives.  From that base, there is a much higher success to any micro-enterprise goat business.

Thanks for your financial input in making these goat micro-enterprise endeavors a possibility!   Dan

About GHNI daniel emig

Global Hope Network International - GHNI E. Europe & S. Asia Lead Assist Click to edit summaryI and our work in GHNI – Global Hope Network International seek to help the poorest of the poor become self-sustaining and human in the fullest sense. Using location-based relationships and resources, GHNI allows these to be the catalyst of change discovered and embraced. Via our mentoring on, and access to, water, food, wellness (health), education, and finances; people are freed to live the whole lives they were meant to live.

Posted on May 9, 2012, in Food, GHNI, Goat, India and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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