Russian farmers are advised to go to the goat

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In private farms on the territory of which the specialists of the Rosselkhoznadzor has documented outbreaks of African swine fever, unable to move for the production of goat meat. It is reported

experts point to the fact that individual farms is much more difficult to comply with the safety requirements of production than in large agricultural holdings.

“the level of profitability of meat goat breeding is actually approaching the pig. The private owner can raise two kids, even to save the animals in the winter. To score – and make a profit”, – said a leading researcher of the Department of breeding and selection Rsripa.

According to him, other areas – for example, poultry, sheep or pig – farmers have been associated with serious underlying medical expenses or significant competition. At the same time, goats are resistant to diseases, can easily tolerate low temperatures, but also highly productive.

Head of marketing “NASB” Vasily Serdyukov commented on the potential of the goat, and said that a breed can quickly put on weight. The specialist noted that the Boer meat goat can reach 130 – 150 pounds of weight.

In November last year, it was reported that the major pork producers have reduced prices on products. In particular, the company “Cherkizovo” and “Rusagro” lowered the cost of production by 14 percent each.

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