Goat farming offers opportunities
PUBLISHED: 16:56 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:28 28 March 2014
NOVEMBER 14, 2008: There are increasing opportunities for farmers and smallholders to diversify into goat farming, it is claimed.
of the past decade, outstripping domestic raw milk supply.
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) suggests more producers could move into milking goats. On-farm figures suggest a gross margin of 19-19.5p/litre is arguably better than conventional milk margins, although start-up costs are not as low as many expect.