Antelope / Gazelle

We are promoting antelope and gazelle breeding because they produce high quality meat and leather. While cattle select a limited number of grass species; antelopes choose a wider range. On the other hand, they generally require a cheaper diet than cattle. A more important thing is that antelopes are resistant to many diseases. Most, if not all, are resistant to trypanosomiasis, the disease carried by the tsetse fly.

Antelope farming does not require much to start. One can kick-start with one family of antelope called a pair. This comprises one male and one female. They are reared in a pen or free-range system. Gazelles are thin, graceful animals that live in Africa and Asia. They resemble deer and are in the same family as antelopes. Gazelles can be identified by their curved, ringed horns, tan or reddish-brown coats and white rumps. Often, there are spots or stripes on their coats.

I advise new entrants to buy them at the breeding stock stage of seven to eight months old. If you buy at this stage and rear them for six months, they will start making babies at 12 months and you can start making profit.
Antelopes belong to the family of Bovidae and appear mainly in Africa. They occupy a wide variety of habitats, including dry scrubland, savannah and grassland. The grassland antelope typically weighs between eight and 10kg. They have a reddish-brown head, large eyes and ears, and a soft, brown coat that is grizzled with grey, black and white hair.

The eyes are ringed with white hair. Only the males have horns, but these might be hidden by a spiky forelock. Both males and females have an elongated, prehensile nose. Grassland antelopes tend to form monogamous mating pairs. The female bears one offspring after a gestation period of about five to six months.

In the wild arena, they feed mainly on leaves, buds, shoots, roots, tubers, grasses, fruits, etc. But in domestication, they are fed with forage, wide range of fresh green vegetables and pasture, grass, cabbage, carrots, kitchen craps, corn mill waste and locally formulated antelope pellets / feed.
Antelope is an animal of unique feature and this makes the rare animal tradable for tourist uses, recreation centres, zoos, research institutes, game reserves, holiday resorts, children amusement parks, royal families, etc.

Many households and restaurants serve antelope meals, this is an advantage for me and my colleagues as Nigerians are looking for the delicious and tasty bush meat.
The demand for antelope meat and especially the hide is higher than the hides of goats, sheep, alligators and pythons; with its accompanying price hike, making the prospect of antelope rearing very bright and encouraging either as a full-time or part-time job.

 

Antelopes are not only kept for their meat and tourist attraction, their skin, once tanned, can be exported to India, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Spain and now China to be made into high-quality leather products such as handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, drums, upholstery materials and wristwatch straps. Their hides are simply going to become fashion accessories for the wealthy.

Today, apart from breeding, we also provide training services through our nationwide seminars. We are ready to work with interested farmers and provide them with more information on how to breed antelope profitably. We also have for sale antelope and gazelle breeding pairs of one male and one female to intending farmers.
Our antelopes and gazelles are raised on natural grass with supplements. They eat wide range of vegetables, grasses, leaves, grains, tubers etc.

We believe in minimal inputs, conducive farming conditions, hardy and functionally efficient animals that can produce outstanding results under varying conditions.

e cultivate oyster mushrooms naturally with agricultural waste materials to produce our high quality edible oyster mushrooms for top class hotels and restaurants and mushroom spawn and bag for people who would like to harvest their ownready-made from their kitchen. We deliver year round on our weekly route to stores, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and individuals.

 

Jovana Integrated Farms

127, Isolo Road, Mushin, Lagos.
92/94 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu
Owerri-Aba Exp. Rd; Airport Junction, Umuowa, Ngor-Okpalla, Imo

Tel: 080 33262 808 / 08029373076 / 
080 52168189

Email: info@jovanafarm.com         jovanafarms@gmail.com

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