The demand for grasscutter meat is high with its export potential and accompanying price hikes, making the prospect of grasscutter rearing very bright and encouraging either as a full-time or part-time job.
Farmers in the agribusiness venture created a great impact on the society for several years up till the 21st centure of modernized merchandised farming.
Youths are now embracing the benefiting of farming and people who want to start their own agricbusiness are recently been encouraged by government with different loans and crops supporting system, but one of the untapped aspect of farming is the raising of grasscutters.
Looking at the economy recession in most country, grasscutter farming business is one of the most lucrative ventures for small scale entrepreneurs.
The benefits of grasscutter business are obvious, whether in costs or use of feeds. It is not difficult for one to cater for them.
What one should do is to provide grass and feed them.
A grasscutter farmer shares his experience to encourage your consideration for grasscutter farming
Arinze Onebunne says “we started grasscutter farming many years ago. Since then, we have seen it grow to generate a healthy profit. My success with grasscutter is hinged on technical strategies, sound veterinary and animal husbandry research and use of affordable production methods that are suited to big and small scale producers.
This experience is passed on to participants of Jovana Farms nationwide agro-seminars. We help people to set up grasscutter farms and we also have for sale, fast-growing species of grasscutter breeding families. There is a big market for grasscutter meat. This is an advantage for us as Nigerians are looking for the tasty meat.
Fortunately, the business does not require much to start. With about N50,000 to N60, 000, one can kick-off with one family of grasscutter. This comprises one male and four females. They are reared in a cage which costs N15, 000.
Farmers should buy them when they are about four or five months old, which is the breeding stock age. They will start making babies at eight months and you can start making big profit.
Grasscutter is odourless unlike poultry and piggery. As a result, the cage can be placed anywhere in the compound or even in the kitchen. The merit a grasscutter has over others is that it is susceptible to few diseases or health problems and can easily be fed with a variety of grass.
The first challenge we faced is the management of breeding. People should go for training before venturing into this agribusiness.
Today, apart from breeding grasscutters, Jovana farms also provides comprehensive training and have embarked on nationwide agro-seminars to get more Nigerians involved in the new business.
The basic inputs for breeding are cages and their housing units, foundation stock, feeds, drinkers, and cleaning materials. The housing unit protects them from adverse weather conditions, such as cold, heat and from theft.
What is more, overhead costs can be significantly reduced. Jovana farms works with interested farmers and provide them with vital information on how they can get cages, self-tutorial VCD, book and initial grasscutter breeders from our farm.
Contact us for consultancy or attend Jovana Farms seminars nearest to you and discover how to breed grasscutters for profit! Can’t attend? Order for self-tutorial vcd & book. Visit us online at http://www.jovanafarms.com, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 080 33262 808, for more details. Choose also the nearest venue from the advert box in this page or on our website.