The project aims to produce certified organic goat milk skin care range of products that will include soap, lotion, shampoo and lip balm with equity investment of 49%
The project will initially start with the cross breeding 200 of the locally available Ndebele goats with pure milk goat breeds (Saanen, Nubian). Research has proven that the Ndebele goat has the potential to respond to high dietary energy levels during lactation
A diet that provides an energy intake of 16–22 MJ ME/kg appears to be adequate for the attainment of above average milk yields averaging one and a half litres. After a year we expect our heard to be above 250 goats in the lactation stage that will last for 10 months with daily milk yields averaging 500 litres of milk a day translating to 140 000 litres of milk per year. Milk yields are expected to increase through organic growth, continuous crossbreeding and providing more refined organic diets.
Vast potential is there to produce or to sub contract locally 80% of our ingredients in the future. Almost all our production line will be for the export market. Land for the project is available.
Goat milk soap is wonderful for people with dry or sensitive skin, or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Consumers are becoming more aware of the chemical mass production of commercial body care products that are loaded with synthetic ingredients.
As consumers become more aware, many people are now switching to all natural, organic products. One natural body care product that's gaining attention is goat's milk soap.
Funds will be used to purchase the goat seed stock (200 and ten pure breeds does), construct shelter, buying the initial ingredients and equipment, refurbishing of buildings, vehicles, fencing of paddocks and working capital.