How to Start Lamb and Mutton Farming Business

Thinking of getting into the Lamb and Mutton Farming business? A few tips to help you out!

It’s not easy setting up any type of business and if you’ve got an interest in how to start lamb and mutton farming business then there are a few things you should know like,

  • Ascertain your interest in the project and for what you will be rearing the sheep. Is it going to be a part time profession for organic lamb or only for milk and assorted dairy products? The more stock you keep, the more investment, time and effort you will have to put in to the business.
  • Many beginners are under the impression that you will need to have your own land to set up a lamb and mutton farming business but its not so. You cannot afford to have your land for grazing right in the beginning, but you can rent you require for a few years and then think about getting farm for yourself. Make sure you evaluate the land for the productivity of the land as well as the number of animals the pastures can carry and the potential yield you will need for grazing.
  • You need to estimate the space you will require for the housing of your stock, storing feed and winter housing for your stock. On an average, ewes require 10 - 20 square feet of space depending on what stage of production they are in. Dry ewes need about 10 feet, lactating ewes need slightly more, about 15 to 20 square feet. But the housing for the lactating and pregnant ewes is really important with increased feeding and housing needs. You will also have to make well designed pens to keep the pregnant ewes and lambs segregated from the remaining population. Pastures for grazing are required as even though sheep do survive in good conditions, but the better the grazing, the better the state of your herd. You will need pens; loading chutes, feeding bays, and shearing sheds.
  • Caring for the sheep can be a full time profession just like children. You have to deal with caring for pregnant lambs, keeping the pens clean, caring for orphaned and rejected lambs, vaccinations, wormer, vitamins, docking tails, hand rearing baby lambs, emasculating ram lambs etc.
  • Labor is also important as the work required to take care of about ten ewes is really difficult and you will need extra help during lambing time, shearing time and transport. You will also need full time security for your sheep in the form of sheep dogs, donkeys or llamas to protect your herd from predators like wolves and coyotes.

73 Comments

  • faheem khan said on March 1, 2010
    i want to start lamb and mutton farming business in Como, Mississippi, 38619
  • faheem khan said on March 1, 2010
    how much land per sheep need for grazing? in 50 acres how many sheeps are safe to raise? Como, Mississippi USA
  • julian e kemp said on March 18, 2010
    presently i live in nassau bahamas, but i wish to farm in eleuthera bahamas. i wish to start with about thirty sheeps
  • kiran said on April 20, 2010
    Please guide me for starting of lamb farming in andhra pradesh
  • Paulo Silva said on May 8, 2010
    I would like to know what physical facilities are needed and what particularities for the enterprise of rearing lambs should one need to know when starting such a business. I am thinking of starting this venture in Portugal. Thank you very much.
  • zaka ur rehman said on May 9, 2010
    i want to earn about 0ne lac per month out of ewe or veal farm. I live in lahore, punjab, pakistan please guide me along with complete details of number of animals required, land requirement, and initial expenditure required plus diagram of such Farm. Thanking in anticipation from all those who take pain in helping me in achieving my goal described in first line.
  • Arshad Tarer said on May 28, 2010
    I am interested in pursuing a livestock related career, I will highly appreciate if you could send me as much details possible. Please include leaflets related to both, Poultry as well as Goats and Sheep. I have 28 hecters of land in central Punjab Province of Pakistan. We have plenty of water, electricity, fertile land and road access.
  • Paul miller said on June 12, 2010
    I am interested in pursuing the lamb farming career and have 500 acres of land. what kind of grass is best. please send the needed information thank you Paul miller 320 west main louisa ky.41230
  • Jayaram said on September 8, 2010
    I am from agriculture family . As I am from farming family farming has become my passion and i want have my own sheep farm.. my father has about 100 sheeps but it is not well organized . I have knowledge about sheeps but I still need lots of inputs.. could you kindly guide me where do I get the inputs to start this business in bigger way .. Medak , Andhra pradesh
  • Narsimha said on October 26, 2010
    I am interest to start business and i have to earn more money i want to start mutton and chicken business in hyderabad so where can i get whole sale mutton please give me complete details
  • Solomon said on December 16, 2010
    Hi, have a requirement for around 500-600 sheeps every week for mutton purpose. do let me know the logistics and procedure along with cost
  • habib syed said on January 2, 2011
    Hi, My name is Habib Syed and I am planning to start a lamb farm in Ontario, Canada. I want to start with a flock of 20 lambs. I dont know much about this but I am willing to learn. If you can point me at the right direction that will help a lot. Thank you for your time. Regards, Habib
  • K.Sreedhar Reddy said on January 27, 2011
    I have land about 20 Acres near Rayachoti in Kadapa district. I want to start sheep form in my land. So I request you to send detailed project report on it. Yours, K.S.Reddy
  • Dr. I.J.Anand said on January 30, 2011
    I want to start Sheep and Lamb Farming under controlled condition(limited area-4.0acres)at Hyderabad, India. Need to build sheds and for feed green silage/any normal feed. I would appreciate your valuable advice for this Organized Farming.
  • faisalkolavayal said on March 2, 2011
    hi sir i'm faisal from kasardod, kerala, india i would like to start mutton farm in kerala so plz help me how can i start. how much land needed.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 2, 2011
    @faisalkolavayal, it totally depends with your farm size. How many goat you want to start with? Land will also depend to the number of goat so let me know about it.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • idreesnisar said on April 8, 2011
    fatehjang district attock,rawalpindi,pakistan.i want to start lamb farm on 10 kanal of land.guide me
  • Amrit said on April 19, 2011
    I am also interested in goat farming and have good amount of knowledge looking for alliance partners to pursue this contact me at Sannu99@rediffmail.com
  • Kavita said on May 21, 2011
    R/Sir, Please send me complete detail about the mutton business as small level like investment, requirement of land, from where land will be available an further supply thereof, preferable in Haryana
  • Gulshan Sachdeva said on May 30, 2011
    hi i am gulshan sachdeva...i want to start mutton farming business near karnal (haryana)...can u plz provide me with the details of the project regarding the land requirement and all others related details for this work..plz guide
  • Mark D'cruze said on August 4, 2011
    Hello, I am Mark from Nepal i want to start mutton farming in Nepal to fulfill the needs of the people as the meat is very expensive which the middle class people cannot afford so i want to supply mutton in a very cheap rates for this i want to be guided with some good ideas. Thank you Mark
  • Vusi said on October 12, 2011
    pls help i want a farm to graze in South Africa and want above 500 hectares and pls help as i want to work only a farm to lease my contact are 0741518447
  • imtiaz khan said on October 20, 2011
    i am from rawalpindi pakistan, i want to start goat farming,and i am thinking to start from 100 goats,can you please guide me how much land i need for this. and also which kind of land will be suitable for this business. thanks
  • suresh said on November 3, 2011
    i have 7 acres of land in Warangal District,of A.P. I want to start a business of lamb and mutton farming business. Which types of breeds can survive in our area ?. What is market potentiality. Please name some of such type of units located in Andra Pradesh. Kindly inform me the above mentioned information.
  • Janarthanan said on November 4, 2011
    Dear sir, I have 6 acres of land, I would like to start a goat farming in my native place (kancheepuram dist. near chennai), so send me full details of goat forming to my email id my email id is jana.jklaktindia@gmail.com.
  • tammy said on November 6, 2011
    I am interested in starting either a goat or sheep farm in the Bahamas. Please provide me with some information on getting started and on how I can make it a productive business venture.
  • MAK said on January 8, 2012
    Gentlemen, I want to start the lamb and mutton farming business in my Farm, I am having 10 acres of farm in RR dist. A.P, I want to start with 200 heads, could you please guide me as to what all will be required and how will I go about it.
  • Sabbaiah said on January 30, 2012
    I want to setup a lamb farm in India. I am thinking Andhra Pradesh, India. Please give me an idea about how much acreage I need to raise 3000-4000 sheep per year for the meat industry. Who can help me with the logistics - even if at an informational level. -Sabbaiah. -USA.
  • PK Shai said on April 17, 2012
    Dear Sir, I am a native of Kerala and interested to start one Goat farm having a small unit (10+1). Can you give some ideas about the low cost sheds to accommodated the small unit. The plinth area required and materials to be used and approximate cost. Can you help me to get some fodder trees seeds/availability for planting in the coming monsoon. If any booklets are available regarding Goat rearing please send to me. Awaiting for your reply. PK Shai, Asst.Admn.Officer, CPCRI, Kasaragod - 671 124
  • anitha said on June 29, 2012
    i want to know the actual cost of sheep and lamb and where it is available in bangalore
  • Ocan James said on July 3, 2012
    I would like also to start sheep farming to produce mutton in North eastern part of Uganda East Africa. please advice. I shall be grateful for your advice. James
  • vijay said on July 24, 2012
    my business location is siddapur uttarkannada karnataka and i am interested in sheep farming
  • Mohammed said on August 10, 2012
    I'm interested in goat farming in small scale or partnership ... I have no time as i'm a professional settled in kerala, working in all over india. But ready to invest experienced persons pls contact: ironeagle24@rediffmail.com
  • vinay said on September 4, 2012
    Dear Sir, I am a resident of hyd and i have 10acres land in narsapur, medak road. Pls guide me
    1) Project report/business plan report for Sheep farming.
    2) Course required to undergo.
  • raghavendra said on September 12, 2012
    sir, i want to start sheep/goat farming business in small investment(starting unit). and i also want to know about rabbit farming also. so please kindly produce me full complete project report with business returns.
  • asgar hussain said on September 15, 2012
    my name asgar i have 15 acre land water and electricity. i am interested in sheep/goat farming. please how many animals to start the unit
  • Rama kanth said on September 16, 2012
    Dear Sir , Please guide me for starting of lamb farming in andhra pradesh nalgonda district with a detailed project report and business plan to go about raising 1000 sheep.
  • hareesh said on September 20, 2012
    Sir ,I am from kerala we are planing to start a farm house in kerala ,we are 2 partners first we will planing to buy 50 cows and 50 buffaloes. our main problem is we don't have that much of property in our side if anybody have land for this purpose we have to do business in joint venture, will give you 3/1 profit every month ,and land owner don't want to invest any single money for this purpose, and our business style is we have selling milk directly to customer at present we make more than 1000 customers in eranakulam district ,and also we have available our own vehicles 4 wheelers, now we need land near erankulam like 2 to 3 hour travel distance in ernakulam because we want to sell our product daily in this place .our contact number 8129595158
  • uday kiran said on October 14, 2012
    Iam having 14 acres of land with mango tress in cuddapah district. In that land so much green grass are available, so i want to start sheep ranch business in that land, so please give me details.
  • Asad said on October 28, 2012
    Dear Sir , Please guide me for starting of lamb/goat farming in Pakistan, Province Punjab, District Multan. with a detailed project report and business plan to go about raising 1000 sheep/goats.
  • N S rao said on October 29, 2012
    sir, i am resident of Hyderabad, I am working in cement company as marketing manger, i want to know is there any government board where i can get ready knowledge for starting a sheep/goat farming.i mean plans and other financial aspects for that. plz help me out in this regard. sashidhara rao 09985401737.
  • bharath said on November 9, 2012
    hi my name is bharath and i want to start a sheep farm in hyderabad india and what are the equipments required for farm ;we want to start with 200 lambs and what budget is necessary for this : thank you and i hope u send me a mail soon
  • lakshmi said on November 19, 2012
    sir, i want to start this lamb and mutton farming near tirupati, india in 5 acres. can you please give me the details about the budget, requirement of sheep/goat and other details. could u please guide me with full project report.
  • Dua said on November 28, 2012
    sir i want to start business of lamb can you please give the all detail related to lamb farming, for instance, land requirement for 100 lambs. feeding budgets for six months, best type of lamb, cost of baby lamb? and all expense of 100 lamb for six months. i am living in pakistan panjab i will start from here. my email is dua.sumara@yahoo.com
  • jimmy said on December 17, 2012
    i reside in atlanta ga. and i always dreamed of having my own chicken farm.
  • michelle said on January 14, 2013
    Hi My name is michelle i live here in the united states and my husband and i are looking to start a business growing lamb and mutton . could you please advise me as to how much land is required for 100 sheep , and what things and cost i may consider in this new business venture .
  • ch.asad mehmood said on January 16, 2013
    I want to start sheep farming with 100 sheep pl. give me complete information about it. My land is situated at Kot Fateh Khan Tehsil Fateh Jang Ditt.Attock Pakistan.
  • permal umavassee said on February 5, 2013
    I have already a goat farming . I am looking for a sponsor. I want to expand the business but I am in short of capital. Please help. My great passion is farming. Animal are like my own kids.
  • jawad ahmed malik said on February 10, 2013
    dear sir, i am jawad awan from pakistan district chakwat tehseel talagang pakistan. sir i want to start my sheep and goat farm. kindly tell me the benefits of sheep farm in which aspect we can earn money from it. by wool by milk and by sale.tell me the best environment for living of these animals. tell me the care of sheeps female when they are about to give birth to babies. kindly tell me about the food which are helpful in their growth.
  • diwakar g said on March 2, 2013
    I am planning to start a sheep form for meat purpose pls suggest , i am having land 3 acre near Kolar
  • Rajeev Yadav said on March 15, 2013
    Dear Sir/Madam, I am interested in starting my own Goat farming business in JHANSI (U.P.), I have my own sufficient farm land to do so. I need proper guidance to start this business on my own as proprietorship firm, please help me know the investment / documentation & necessary procedure & methods to do so with around 50 no. of goats. Awaits positive response on the same. Thanks & Warm Regards, Rajeev Yadav
  • varada said on March 22, 2013
    Any one pls send a project report to run a farm of 100 sheep.
  • sumalatha said on March 25, 2013
    dear sir i would like to start a sheep form in my own agricultural land but i have no information about that pls send details
  • freeman noberto chwamale said on March 30, 2013
    fortportal uganda i have over 100 sheep but the local market here has no interest in eating mutton thus give me little money when buying a live sheep. Is there a good market for my sheep?
  • qasim said on April 9, 2013
    my business location is uttar kannada karwar district. bhatkal town
  • waseem said on May 16, 2013
    hi i'm interested to start sheep farming need some more details and i am planning it 120kms away from bangalore. and need how much does the land should be
  • tagore yadav said on May 28, 2013
    hi, this is yadav. i want to do the lamb and rams production business in andhra pradesh in india. i bought 50 lambs and 40 goats, so i am willing to earn and want to improve the flocks. its very difficult to feeding process with migrate, and i want to do without migrate procedure. i don't know that procedure and how to run. so if you can give the right direction towards how to construction, how to feed and india in 1 acre. can you please give me the details about the budget, requirement of sheep/goat and other details. could u please guide me with full project report.thank you
  • mohammed abdul sameer said on August 7, 2013
    Hello sir, This is m.a.sameer from hyderabad india. I am planning to start goat and sheep farm in 100 km far from hyderabad india. I mean vikharabad there is my friend's land but I don't have any knowledge in this field. Pls sir help me. How much land required for 700 sheep. or any book is available in the market if yes then sent me it's name author name.
  • Robert Ssemwogerere said on October 7, 2013
    With only 10 paddocked hectares of land, what is the maximum number of sheep I can expect to rear?
  • GHULAM MUSTAFA said on November 6, 2013
    Dear Sir, I have agi-land 4 acre in mianwali pakistan. I have a tube-well for cultivation and have a house in my land. my land is one furlong away from main road. I have only one lac rupee ($10000)to invest in this field. Please guide me so that i may start it.
  • tapendra singh said on November 18, 2013
    Dear sir, i am from meerut u.p.near delhi and interested in mutton farming kindly let me know how much space and investment is needed to start the business in the beginning with at least 100 muttons.
  • pala babu said on December 4, 2013
    Dear sir. I am from Hyderabad (A P) I am planning to start goat & sheep's farm in 65km far Hyderabad India . I mean nalagonda there is my friend's land but I don't have any knowledge in this field. Pls sir help me. How much land required for 500 sheep. or any book is available in telugu.or any training centers details please send me. sir thanks.
  • Taher said on December 20, 2013
    good morning friends, i am Taher i am from hyderabad i have 6 acres of land near to manegude viqarabad high way can i ask you about goat and sheep farming my mobile number 08008811100 hyd india andhra pradesh . Thanks and Regards, Taher
  • p.ravikumar said on January 10, 2014
    please send more details meat business for goats and sheeps farm
  • Sameem said on January 21, 2014
    Sir, I am planning to have a small farm around 1.5 to 2 acre in India. In that I want to keep sheeps & goat also. Appreciate if you can advise me how many I can keep.
  • sardar Aatif said on April 11, 2014
    dear Sir I want to start a goat farming business in Punjab Pakistan at small level so kindly recommend me suggestions and help me out to construct a farm initially 50 breeding goats with expansion plan up to 1000 breeding animal herd... I shall be thank full...
  • rohit said on May 2, 2014
    Sir, I'm starting a sheep farm in medak district which breed of sheep is beneficial for me to start off....
  • Liuba said on September 18, 2014
    Hi, I am in Bellevue, WA. How it is possible to start a farm business? Thank you.
  • Ishaq said on March 10, 2015
    Dear Sirs, I'm based in Amman, Jordan. I'm looking at establishing an agri-tourisim business. I'm aiming at doing the project in phases since the idea has not been done in Jordan thus far. My goal is to promote the farm\s product (would like to have everything to be organically grown and bred) and to also promote vists to the farm by students / city dwellers on weekends). I would like to give students / visitors guided tours and a chance to work with the animals and also to pick some crops like olives/and vegetable from as a small organic herb + vegetable garden. I'm hoping that the project can rekindle people's interest in farming/agricultural and to focus people\s attention to healthy living / eating. My aim is to rent a plot of land (around 5 acres) in an area that is close to the main capital city Amman. I would like to raise chickens for eggs + meat/ goats / sheep for meat + wool / cows for milk and dairy products/ and to have small flock of ducks. Can you please advise me if the land plot size is adequate or not and how should i design the land's zones for the animals + the vegetable garden ? I would also appreciate your assistance on writing up a business plan for the project and to give me some tips /advice on how to establish and manage the organic concept touristic farm. Many thanks in advance for your kind assistance on this project. Kind regards, Ishaq
  • FOX said on June 8, 2015
    assist me with business plan for sheep and mutton. regards,
  • abass akorede said on November 12, 2015
    Am a Nigerian plan to have my own farming in my country and my aim and target is milk and beef and I love Australia lamb.I don't know may be I can rear them in my country and if so how can I get stock. Thanks ABASS AKOREDE
  • sameer said on May 20, 2016
    i will start mutton farming in uttar pradesh for pratapgarh my mobile number 09873835735
  • Akram said on December 14, 2016
    Hi, I want to get in to mutton/lamb business in Bangalore, plz advice

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