With the high demand for goats in Chin hills in Kalay town, Sagaing region and Tamu, goat breeders are happy with the upward market. They are earning good profit, according to a manageable-scale goat breeder in Kalay township.
“For me, I have bred five goats on a manageable-scale. We got 10 cups of goat’s milk if we milk the goat once a day. Each cup of goat milk is sold for K1,000, and the breeders are earning around K10,000 daily. Now, the breeders are happy earning a good profit because there are many goat buyers in this open season,” said a goat breeder in Thazin ward, Kalay town.
There are only a few commercial goat breeders in Kalay Township. Only around ten people are doing a manageable-scale livestock breeding business. Therefore, the goat demand is higher than the supply, and so the breeders are selling them at a higher price. The bucks are sold for around K100,000, while the nanny is sold for around K50,000 or K80,000, depending upon the size.
“Last year, India came to buy the goat in Myanmar. Also, hundreds of goats from Monywa, Pakokku and Myingyan were sold at a good price in the Myanmar-India border. Now, the Myanmar-India border traders are buying less than 100 hundred goats,” said a goat trader on the Tamu border. —Chindwinthar/GNLM