This article is about the current prices of goats in Nigeria this 2023. For many people who are either into the restaurant business, selling the “isi ewu”, goat meat pepper soup and “asun” that customers love to consume, goats are very important in ensuring that the business continues to thrive, also, you may want to venture into goat farming business in the country and would love to know the amount goats go for, not to worry as Nigerian Guide will give a detailed breakdown of just how much goats cost in different parts of the country today, kindly continue reading to find out more.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE PRICE OF GOATS IN NIGERIA TODAY
Listed below are the following factors affect the prices of goats in Nigeria today, they are:
- The particular goat type or goat breed
- The height and size of the goat
- The location where the goat is sold, whether in the northern or southern geopolitical zone in Nigeria, and
- The period when the goat is sold, whether during the festive season or not.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOAT BREEDS IN NIGERIA TODAY
Goats in Nigeria today come in different types or breeds and this as we have aforementioned, is one of the very important determining factors in the current prices at which goats are sold in the country today. Goat breeds in Nigeria today are divided into two main types and they are:
- The Local Breeds, and,
- The Foreign/Exotic Breeds.
We shall discuss both goat breeds in detail below:
LOCAL BREEDS OF GOATS IN NIGERIA
The local goat breeds in Nigeria include the following:
RED SOKOTO GOATS (MARADI GOATS)
This particular goat breed is very common in the northern part of the country. As their name implies, they are mostly red coloured and small in nature; some may however, have black coats. The Sokoto/Maradi goats are mostly found in Sokoto and Maradi, and they are mostly reared for their milk.
The Sahelian goat breed is a type of local breed of goats in Nigeria that is reared by nomads moving from one place to another in the northern part of the country, especially in places where the sahel vegetation is very peculiar to. This type of goat breed is reared for their meat and skin for leather production and they are mostly sold during the festive season. Sahelian goats are characterised by their long leg, narrow bodies, and shallow chest.
WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS
West African Dwarf Goats are mostly reared in the Southern part of Nigeria. They are very good for milk and meat production. This breed of goats, as their name implies, are actually near the ground but they have a very high fertility.
Pygmy Goats closely resemble the West African Dwarf goat species but they are more like the Sahelian goats when it comes to the nomadic life. They are reared for their meat and are good at surviving very harsh weather conditions.
FOREIGN/EXOTIC BREEDS OF GOATS IN NIGERIA
The following are the foreign or exotic breeds of goats available in Nigeria today:
Boer goats are characterised by their high fertility rate and are suitable for rearing in Nigeria. They are mostly reared for their meat.
Alpine goats are also suitable for rearing in Nigeria and they are mostly reared for their milk production. This breed of goats are really strong and many of them appear bearded. They guarantee the goat rearer many litres of milk per day and they are known to have high fertility rates. Bear in mind that this particular goat breed require plenty food and water to grow healthy.
The Anglo-Nubian exotic goat breed is reared for its meat, milk and skin. They come in different colours and are very strong.
CURRENT PRICES OF GOATS IN NIGERIA 2023
Goats are of different species or breeds as we have seen earlier and they definitely come in different prices which are affected by the various factors we have listed earlier as well. That said, the current prices of goats in Nigeria this 2023 are as follows:
On the average, goats from Northern Nigeria such as Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Sokoto, and other States in Northern part of the country cost between the price range of ₦15,000 – ₦35,000 this 2023, and the prices are based on different factors, chief of which are the sizes of the goats. In places like Ibadan, Osogbo, Lagos, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Uyo, and other cities in Southern Nigeria, the cost of goats currently stand between the price range of ₦30,000 – ₦60,000 or more. Bear in mind that prices are subject to change.