Goats’ milk is one of the earliest known superfoods, it’s lower in lactose, packed full of nutrients, calcium and prebiotics that are essential for growth and development. These properties also make goat’s milk quite expensive. Needy families are able to utilise goat’s milk to feed infants and young ones at home.
How much does it cost?
It costs £180
What does it include?
A milking goat
How does it work?
The milking goats are usually given to low-income families in villages where there’s an abundance of grasslands and nature. The goats are able to graze on grasslands that are not crop bearing, their excrement acts as a fertilizer for the soil. Each goat can give up to one to two litres of milk daily. This ensures the family’s needs are met and any surplus can either be bartered or sold. Goat milk has an average selling price of Rs. 200 – 300 per litre.
The goats have a life expectancy of 5-6 years. The family also have the option of breeding and raising goats for Qurbani (Eid al Adha) which can be sold for an average price of Rs 20,000 – 40,000. A goat takes between 5-12 months to mature.