Economic Analysis

Dairy Goat Gross Margin Analysis

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Assumptions

  • Lactation period is 240 days
  • Daily feed intake 5kg fresh material and 1 kg of fodder legume
  • Average production level =3lts per day
  • 20 minutes per day for milking
  • 1hr per day for cleaning feeding and watering
  • The Gross margin was calculated for 1 year
  • Lifespan of the goat house is 10yrs (where local materials are used in housing)
  • Productive Life of a doe is 8yrs
  • Equipments-Milking equipment, hoof trimmers /clippers/knife, drenching Syringe, Rubber-ring elastrator, rubbers, drinking bucket, ear tags/ applicator, Burdizzo, spray pump,