Sheep and goat are a great source of revenue for the farmer, a low input-moderate income source. Sheep and goat, seemingly less complicated in their rearing can yield better if reared scientifically. One of the key factors in the scientific rearing is understanding of their nutrition.
The nutritional requirement of the sheep & goat is affected by various factors like growth, maintenance, pregnancy, lactation, environment and level of activities. While preparing a ration for them, factors like bulk, palatability, availability, price and digestibility should be considered along with the nutritive quality of the feed. Goats have higher maintenance ration requirement than cattle because of having higher basal metabolic rate. During the last 2 months of pregnancy, the nutritional requirement increases. After 4 days of kidding, the diet can be reduced and made more fibrous to minimize the shock to the udder. After this period, the feeding can be resumed at the normal rate.
Krishi Nutrition Company Private Limited manufactures speciality pellet feed for sheep and goat considering the nutritive requirement of indigenous as well as exotic breeds. The feed is easily digestible, has better feed conversion efficiency, ensures higher growth rate and body weight gain, brings about soft, shiny skin and coat, resulting in strong health status and immune system to resist diseases. The feed is fortified with all essential vitamins and minerals resulting in higher reproductive rate and it does not contain any non-protein nitrogenous compounds.
Krishi sheep & goat feed is recommended from 200 gms to 250 gms per day in general depending on the size and body weight of the animal along with sufficient green and dry fodders. The feed is available in pellet form in 20Kg and 50Kg PP bags.