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Even without expensive high-
At present there is a good market in breeding stock, which can be sold at well above the market rate for goats for slaughter. This is giving many keepers of Boer or dairy goats a good income.
As the numbers of improved goats in Uganda increases, it will be necessary for breeders to improve their in order keep up with an increasingly sophisticated market.
Despite the current demand for breeding stock, it is important to remember that once there are sufficient improved breeds available, the majority of kids born will be destined for the meat market.
Dairy goats are fast-
The income described above makes goat keeping worthwhile, but to make it more reliable more organised marketing is required.
For milk, around 500 small-
Cooperation can also help in marketing goats for meat. If farmers can sell together, transport costs are reduced and they get a better price.
These are long-