Children born from goats are seen as a profit in goat rearing. But the highest mortality in goat rearing is seen only in children. That’s why if you control the death rate of baby goats, no one can stop you from making a profit. But it is also true that most of the deaths of baby goats are due to pneumonia. So it can happen to them in summer as well as winter season.
But the Central Goat Research Institute (CIRG), Mathura has developed a shed that can not only reduce, but also completely control infant mortality. After this new study of CIRG, children will not be affected by deadly diseases like pneumonia even in the severe winter of December-January.
SDWPS will protect children from pneumonia in winter
CIRG senior scientist. B. Rai even informed the farmers that solar dryer winter protection system has been developed to reduce the mortality of children in goat rearing and protect them from cold. It does double duty. First, if we talk about protecting kids from pneumonia, goat kids get pneumonia not only in cold season but also in summer. Hence, safety of children becomes very important especially in cold weather.
As an experiment, we built this system on an iron grid at CIRG A plastic sheet is placed behind the net. A cushion panel is placed behind it. This way cold air from outside does not come inside the shed. To generate more heat inside, high wattage lights are installed. For these reasons, an exhaust fan has been installed inside the shed to prevent suffocation. Solar panels are used to ensure round-the-clock power supply to the shed. By this the children are protected from the cold weather outside.
SDWPS will also address the shortage of dry fodder during winter
Dr. B. Rai said, this shed also provides food for winter. For example, there are lots of green plants on rainy days. But it has a lot of moisture inside, so it cannot be stored as silage or hay. And talking about drying, drying of green fodder becomes very difficult during monsoon. Therefore, this particular solar dryer can also be used to dry green fodder on monsoon days. And when winter sets in, the goats can be fed with dry fodder as well as spread out on the ground like dry grass to keep the kids safe.
CIRG has constructed this shed only as a trial. That is why its price is 60 to 70 thousand taka. But when cattle farmers make it for themselves, it will cost a maximum of Rs.50,000. Its cost can be further reduced by using wood instead of iron mesh.