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Live Body Weight

The Goat Trust's present effort is not only on marketing goats but also on developing a standardized transparent system of goat pricing that is reasonable and acceptable to farmers and traders both. There is no concrete evidence of community-based pricing standardization in India for now. Therefore we have come up this system of standardization and information collectivization
It has the following inherent advantages for the parties involved -  

A. For goat farmers -

  • Easy and quick assessment making less prone to treachery

  • Reasonable price and no fear of loss

  • Women are friendly and can reduce gender business in goat sale

  • Can easily estimate feeding cost and output received (By comparing pre and post price at  regular intervals)

  • High-quality goats can get a better price

  • Advantages of seasonal meat price fluctuation can be passed on  

B. For Traders -

  • Reduction in bargaining time

  • Easy access to collective information of marketable goats and hence higher business  operation cycle

  • No need for physical presence to share the price of goats

  • Quality segregation will be possible

  • Availability of high-quality goats and bucks will be high

  • In long term a more dependable relation for trading

At The Goat Trust, we have set the following immediate task and have moved on it significantly -  

To develop goat pricing standard and pilot community-led live body weight-based pricing  system for goats  

To facilitate an easy-to-use saleable goat information collection and dissemination system at the local and regional levels.