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About 160 km of the Southwestern Indian coastline in the state of Goa is buzzing with tourists throughout the year. It is known for its beautiful beaches and the staple food is fish curry and rice.  This itself proves the importance of the fishery industry in this state.  The cuisine of Goa mostly includes seafood such as tuna, mackerel fish, and pomfret.  Mandovi, Zuari, Terekhol, Chapora, Galgibag, Cumbarjua canal, Talpona, and the Sal are the seven major rivers in Goa. Ranking at third position after West Bengal and AP, the fisheries sector contributes to about 2.5% of the total GDP. Seven major rivers flow through Goa which contributes to about 1.85% of the total marine fish landings of our country. It produced about 63-ton liters of milk, 116 thousand metric tons of fish, and 7 thousand metric tons of meat during 2022.

Demand for Veterinary Products in Goa | Cattle, Fish, Poultry, Livestock Industry in Goa

As per the 20th Livestock Census Report in 2019, Goa has;

  • ~0.1 million cattle
  • ~0.03 million buffaloes
  • ~0.01 million pigs
  • ~0.02 million sheep
  • ~0.01 million goats
  • ~0.5 million poultry (0.4 million backyard poultry + 0.1 million commercial poultry)

Poultry farming is a progressive sector with high-quality egg-laying breeds like Kadaknath, Vanaraja, and Gramapriya. These breeds are also known for their superior meat quality. Various government schemes like the Rural Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Promotion (REAP), and National Livestock Mission support poultry farmers through financial assistance for setting up modernized poultry farms and imparting best practices training for breed management and disease control.

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Various Government Schemes in Goa for the enhancement of Cattle, Fish, Poultry, and Livestock Industries

Goa government has implemented various schemes to promote and develop cattle, poultry, fish, and livestock industries.  To name a few are as follows:

  • Pashupalan Scheme – It is an initiative to provide financial assistance for purchasing improved breeds of cattle, buffaloes, goats, and pigs. The subsidy ranges from 25% – 50% in the cost of the animal.
  • Rashtriya Gokul Mission – It is designed to conserve, develop indigenous breeds, and incentivize farmers who rear such breeds.
  • National Livestock Mission – This scheme focuses on entrepreneurship development and breed improvement in poultry, sheep, goats, and pigs, including feed and fodder development.
  • Livestock Health and Disease Control – The scheme assists in diagnosis, treatment, and compensation for the affected animals.
  • Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund – This scheme provides financial support to investors for setting up or upgrading animal husbandry infrastructure such as dairy processing units, value-added product manufacturing units, cattle feed plants, etc.
  • Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund – This scheme provides loan assistance to state dairy federations, district milk unions, milk producer companies, and cooperatives for creating or expanding dairy processing and marketing infrastructure.

Goa has three registered breeds of livestock¾Konkan Kapila, Shweta Kapila, and Agonda Goan. Konkan Kapila and Shweta Kapila cattle breeds are used for draught and milk purposes. Agonda Goan is a pig breed that is used for pork production.  Indigenous breeds such as the “Goan Gaur” or “Deoni,” and crossbreeds like Holstein Friesian and Jersey are part of the cattle farming in Goa and are known for their high milk yields. 

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Feed Supplements and It’s Importance

Feed supplements are always in demand in Goa to cater to ever growing tourism industry.  Being one of the favorite vacation spots both nationally and internationally, seafood and other dairy and meat products are always in demand.  The addition of feed supplements along with regular feed necessarily makes a difference in the livestock’s health, well-being, and productivity. Better nutrition, improved disease resistance, milk production enhancement, and better growth and reproduction can be achieved through the addition of balanced feed supplements in the regular feed of cattle, poultry, fish, and livestock. To suffice high-quality milk, eggs, seafood, and other products like wool due to the tourism industry, and demand for healthy and productive cattle, poultry, fish, horses, and livestock is also increasing. Despite being aggressive in the agricultural sector and owning fertile land, Goa is always in requirement of additional feed supplements.

Knowing the benefits of cattle feed supplements, the government is also encouraging the use of cattle feed supplements through various schemes and subsidies and is also propagating knowledge about the benefits of these supplements to the relevant population. These feed supplements are used regularly as they provide essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals which are not always available in sufficient quantities in natural feed fed to them. Usage of these supplements results in improved milk yield, growth rates, and overall health of cattle, poultry, fish, and livestock, thereby increasing the profitability of farming in the state. Thus, it is important to have healthy and productive livestock; and the well-being of livestock depends on the feed they are fed and the nutrients they are fed along with the regular feed. 

Why Choose Refit Animal Care to Start Your Cattle Feed Business?

Cattle, fish, poultry, and livestock are the backbone of the State’s economy, there is increased demand for animal feed supplements leading to its exponential growth.  Feed supplements when added to regular feed provide better nutritional efficiency, increase productivity, enhance reproduction output and its quality, and boost immunity in the livestock. Many of the locals are now inclined to earn and flourish through cattle feed manufacturing business and also manufacturing need-based products as per the demand and requirement in the market. Setting up a manufacturing unit for cattle feed supplements, for veterinary pharma products is a capital-intensive project. 

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It is always advisable to look forward to a third-party manufacturing facility for pharma products, especially if you are a startup or if you are planning to expand your existing business in this field. Third-party pharma manufacturing can also benefit you through lesser liability for fulfilling all the quality, safety, health, and hygiene requirements. Refit Animal Care provides third-party pharma manufacturing facilities with quality, cost-effective, ready-to-use products having private labeling and packaging.  Contact +91 8725942559 to avail most-in-demand third-party manufacturing services to grow your business, both nationally and internationally.