We have taken up training in poultry under the ‘special training’ program in some of these areas and have experienced tremendous enthusiasm from the women. The reason is that the entire rearing of small animals is the responsibility of women. It involves small money for selling and buying of poultry products and serves as a ‘reserve bank’ that provides ready […]
Goats are reared for milk and meat. Goat is a multi functional animal and plays a significant role in the economy and nutrition of landless, small and marginal farmers in the country. Goat rearing is an enterprise, which has been practiced by a large section of population in rural areas. Goats can efficiently survive on available shrubs and trees in […]
Pig farming constitutes the livelihood of rural poor belonging to the lowest social-economic strata and they have no means to undertake scientific pig farming with improved foundation stock, proper housing, feeding and other management.
Rabbit farming is known as cuniculture. It is low costable farming and has alternative breeding methods. Additionally, the interesting part is that they are a family-friendly animal. Raising rabbits as a pet or grow them for meat both can be profitable. However, people are raising them on a small farm as a profitable business.
Animal feed is food given to domestic animals, especially livestock, in the course of animal husbandry. There are two basic types: fodder and forage. Used alone, the word feed more often refers to fodder. Animal feed is an important input to animal agriculture, and is frequently the main cost of the raising animals. Farms typically try to reduce cost for […]