An Economic Analysis of Goat Rearing in Mahoba District of Bundelkhand Region

A.K. Dixit, and M.K. Singh

Abstract


The present study has explored goat production economics in Bundelkhand region.Family size has positive
correlation with flock size whereas land holding size has negative correlation.Goats were reared mostly as a
secondary source of income and flocks were largely medium in size. Major investment was made on purchase of
goats followed by shed and equipment. The average investment per goat was Rs.3427. Expenditure on feed- fodder
and hired grazing charges were main items of variable cost group. Average gross cost per goat was Rs.1337. The
overall net return over variable cost per goat was Rs.1711. Margins in large size flock were higher than the small
and medium flock size.

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