NEW JUABEN NORTH MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
REPORT ON WIAD ACTIVITY – 2022
Most Women in the Agric development keep local breeds of goats and mostly practice extensive system of farming. These type of goats , though they have less mortality rate, they have low income generation, due to their small sizes.
Sahel goat on the other hand are exotic breeds, but hardened, bigger in sizes, and also have less mortality rate. They can be used as breeding stock to cross the local female breeds to obtain hybrid of goats which will be bigger in sizes, with low mortality. With their sizes, they have higher income generation than that of the purely local goat.
The main purpose of the project is to introduce two (2) sahel goat to two (2) women farmers as breeding stock to improve and multiply their local goats for higher income.
As part of the budgeted activity, the department ordered and purchased two (2) from Akate , in Yilo Krobo District on the 10th of September, 2022. The goats were given to two (2) women selected across the municipality, where each woman had 1 sahel goat as breeding stock. They were trained by the Municipal Veterinary Officers as to the health and medication for the goats. They were also trained and encourage to practice intensive system of keeping goats in order to get a good results.
Cost of Project
- Cost of Sahel goat = Ghc 1600.00
- Fuel for running = Ghc 400.00
- Total = GHC 2,000.00
The project would help increase the population of the local goat production, and then bring more income and meat to the producer.