Animal Production / Asia / Cattle / ILRI / Livestock / Philippines / Southeast Asia

Demand for goat products draws Filipino farmers into goat farming

Farmers in Sorsogon province (the Philippines) have recognized goat raising as environment friendly and profitable farming venture.

Goats are very popular among Filipinos because they require low initial capital investment, fit the small hold farm conditions, and multiply fast,” PCARRD explained in its investment briefer. “Culturally, goats are integral to every special occasion such as birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and fiestas. Hence, they command a higher price compared with other meats in the market.”

Along with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFDA), PCARRD has initiated trainings on effective goat management to further promote its competence.

Read more … (Philippine Information Agency)

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