Tweet 22 Shares The grasscutter meat is indeed very popular in Africa and especially in Nigeria; thanks to grasscutter farmers who are trying their best to make this meat readily available to buyers and consumers. Grasscutter farming in Nigeria is one of the most profitable kinds of businesses in the animal farming section. It is also one of the most profitable animal husbandry businesses in Nigeria. If you take the grasscutter farming business serious, you can make as much as N4 million naira annually from the business.
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Tweet 22 Shares The grasscutter meat is indeed very popular in Africa and especially in Nigeria; thanks to grasscutter farmers who are trying their best to make this meat readily available to buyers and consumers.
Grasscutter farming in Nigeria is one of the most profitable kinds of businesses in the animal farming section. It is also one of the most profitable animal husbandry businesses in Nigeria.
If you take the grasscutter farming business serious, you can make as much as N4 million naira annually from the business. How is it possible? How do I start? What do I need to know? How much capital do I need? What are the requirements? What is the market demand? The fact that it can also be used for Peppersoup is another boosting factor that makes the Grasscutter move really fast.
Grasscutters are very easy to rear. They are herbivores — meaning they feed mainly on grass. Female Grasscutters after gestation carries the pregnancy for — days, which means they can only deliver twice in a year. They can deliver between 4, 7 and 10 offspring at the time of delivery. It means one Grasscutter can reproduce between 8 — 20 offspring in one year. The Grasscutter grows to a length of mm and weighs 3. For the business to be adequately profitable, the Grasscutters need to be fully catered for; especially the males.
They are the main player in the reproduction of the Grasscutters and they play a particularly vital role in the growth of your business. Healthy females make healthy babies, and so you must pay attention to the females too. After birth, the little ones can be allowed to stay with their mother for four months, after which they can be separated into different colonies.
Females can start mating from eight months and the males can start mating after six to seven months. Grasscutter Farming in Nigeria: Required Facilities Grasscutter Pen: The Grasscutter pen can be made of any relevant material but is preferably made of metal. It should be blocked at the back and opened at the front. Also, put it into consideration that Grasscutters live in colonies. Colonies normally consist of one male and three females.
Water Channel: You would need to supply the pen area with adequate water supply. It should also be noted that the water given to them must have some attractant to it. Grasscutter Feeds: Feeding is the most integral part of Grasscutter farming in Nigeria, just like anywhere else. Like mentioned earlier, Grasscutters enjoy Sugarcane, they also love grass, especially Napier grass and Elephant grass. They can also be fed with the bark of fruits such as Mango, Plantain, Pawpaw, Cassava, and so on.
They can still also be fed with food like leftovers, rice, sweet potato, grain legume, maize, and so on. It is not advisable you start a Grasscutter farm without the proper knowledge of how to manage a Grasscutter farm. Without the right knowledge, you might be accumulating more loss than gain at the end of the year.
Grasscutter Farming: Feasibility Study The feasibility study included in this guide is for a Grasscutter farm of just 3 Colonies 3 males, and 9 females. A mature Grasscutter is sold for N5, The 26 Grasscutter can reproduce over offspring in one year and you might be looking at a profit of over N1. If you have many hunters selling freshly killed ones straight from the bush, they may pose a real competitive threat to your business.
Setting up a Grasscutter farming business in Nigeria might not be as capital intensive as other businesses but the real problem is maintenance. If you have a poor maintenance culture you might struggle keeping your animals safe and healthy. Grasscutter Farming: Advantages Bush meat is among the first 5 most demanded meat in Africa and Nigeria.
It means the awareness part is already done. Grasscutter farming can fetch you a whole lot of money, starting from the first time it begins to reproduce.
The demand for Grasscutter meat is ever constant, making the market easily available and penetrable. As a young person, you can start up the Grasscutter business and be self-employed. Grasscutter farming in Nigeria requires time, energy and effort but if you make a small research on the financial status of big Grasscutter farmers, you would definitely want to start up your own Grasscutter farm right away.
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Many people are switching to eating white meat hence this has led to an increased demand for grasscutters in the urban centers. The notable changing trend in eating habits and the low cost of farming grasscutters are enough reasons for you to jump ship. What Is Grass Cutter? A grass cutter is a rodent of the rat family that can be found in the wild or as a domesticated animal.
Grasscutter Farming in Nigeria: How to Start
Greater Cane Rat popularly known as Grasscutter belongs to the rodent family and is very closely related to the porcupine, almost look alike except that porcupine is bigger. The spiny fur on the back and rounded nose distinguish Grasscutter from true rats. It reaches a length of about mm when fully matured. Grasscutter farming can make you at least N3million per year if you take it serious.
How to Start Grasscutter Farming Business
Fenrisida How the poor can invest in grasscutter farming Everyone loves it and it sells very fast. Grasscutter farming in Nigeria requires time, energy and effort but if you make a small research on the financial status of big Grasscutter farmers, you would definitely want to start up your own Grasscutter farm right away. Contact via Whatapp or call us on Pls I what to invest in this? How much will it cost me to start grasscutter farm with 5 colonies. However, if any of these is not the reason behind the ailment, deworm the animals and give them long acting antibiotics. And does all the female give birth the same month.
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Hassan As the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is consolidating efforts to grow the sector through a green revolution strategy, this brief interview with a livestock farmer, Prince Onebunne Arinze, gives an insight into how animal farming can make the revolution a reality. What type of agric venture are you into? I am a livestock farmer. I rear grasscutters, snails, antelopes, poultry and fish farming.