May Pera Sa Kambing! This College Student Already Has A Lucrative Goat FarmJomary grew his livestock from three goats to sixty in two years.by Stephanie Esguerra .
At first glance, Jomary Nuqui may seem like just any other regular guy in his twenties. But he's actually also a budding entrepreneur with big dreams.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Making do with what he had
An Agriculture student majoring in Animal Science, Jomary is a staunch believer that agriculture is the key to the Philippines' prosperity. This served as his inspiration to start the business, apart from making his parents proud.
While Jomary had limited resources, this didn't stop him from making his business idea a reality. Thankfully, his discipline in saving helped him get started.
"Bata pa po ako ay mahilig na po talaga kong mag-ipon kaya nagagamit ko po 'yon ngayon sa pagbi-business ng kambing," Jomary tells Summit Media's OG team.
Using his savings of P11,500, Jomary was able to buy three goats, build a shed in their backyard, and complete the goats' initial supply of vitamins and medicine. In two years, he has grown his livestock to sixty heads.
What's a typical day like for a goat farmer?
Jomary tends to his herd as soon as he wakes up, checking if any of these are sick and bottle-feeding the baby goats. His day revolves around releasing the goats to graze freely at a nearby pasture and then herding these back to the shed.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended VideosADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Aside from this daily routine, Jomary especially enjoys when it's kidding season, or the time in the year when many female goats, also known as "nannies" or "does," give birth.
"Makikita na po natin dito yung improvement ng ating pag-aalaga," he says. "Kahit po mahirap 'pagka-kidding season dahil matrabaho po. Ito po yung pinakagusto kong part sa pag-aalaga ng kambing."
How much can you earn from raising goats?
Jomary earns at least P10,000 per month depending on how many goats he is able to sell.
Currently, he is focusing on growing his herd and he plans to eventually venture into goat's milk production as well.
To his fellow Gen Z entrepreneurs, Jeremy emphasizes the importance of being passionate about the business and being frugal. In fact, he even shares his life as a goat farmer on his YouTube channel, AgriZbo, which stands for "Agresibong Agrikultura Ng Henerasyong Z."
"Kailangan po nating mahalin yung ating ginagawa," he says. "Kailangan po nating magtiis at mag-sakripisyo para po hindi po masayang yung naging investment natin, lalong-lalo na sa time at sa gastos po sa pag-aalaga. Natuto po tayong magtipid para may mapag-invest pa po sa susunod na araw or in the future po."
Jomary also reminds fellow young farmers and aspiring young entrepreneurs that while starting a business may be challenging, it gets easier through perseverance and dedication.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
"Sa mga kabataan po na gustong pasukin itong goat farming or kahit anong negosyo po, kung gusto niyo po talaga itong ginagawa niyo, i-push niyo lang po at marami po tayong struggle na pagdadaanan. Pero in the long run po, magagamay na rin natin 'to at magiging madali na rin para sa atin."
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