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‘Take advantage of goat business’

FARMERS should take a holistic approach towards the sale of goats to realise better incomes from their product in view of the yeaning Middle East market, a traditional leader says.
In 2016, Saudi Arabia requested Zambia to start supplying one million goats per year to the Middle East.
Senior chief Chikanta of Kalomo District in Southern Province said there is need for farmers to look beyond goat meat by focusing more on the skin, milk and cheese production among other products.
“For example, small-scale farmers will sale their goat at about K250 and the traders who buy from them, makes double profit by selling the product at about K600