Ram Business is very Lucrative And Profitable.
The surprising part of this business is that a ram is costlier than a goat.
Some people observed these and they don’t want to miss out of the opportunity of breaking even and prospering financially from this venture.
However, there are many things to put into consideration before venturing into ram selling enterprise.
1. Feasibility and suitability study of the business which
is very important should be carried out. However, if you
live where there are less Muslims, then prepare to
convey your animals to the suitable market where there
is high demand during festive periods.
2. Ram selling business is a seasonal business in which
high sales comes only in Islamic festive periods such
as the Eid-El-Fitri (Sallah) and Eid-Ul-Adha .
3. All Rams are not of the same morphological
characteristics i.e. there are different breeds which
ranged from slow-growing to fast-growing breeds; also
there are dwarf-type, medium, and moderately tall type.
The latter command higher price than the others.
4. Climate and Weather are factors that affect sheep
generally and it could be disease incidences such as
Kata and other related diseases. So both climate and
weather should be considered before starting.
5. There is need to get well-built pens for keeping your
stock and it is advised to have one before getting your
How to source for rams to sell
There are two options to get rams to sell to consumers;
1. Personally breeding male sheep (rams) and female
sheep (ewes) together to produce offspring.
2. Buying from producers/breeders stated in the first
The advantages of being a ram producer/
breeder over buying from producers/
to the festive season.
There are ready spaces/pens to keep your animals.
The source of each animal and age is known.
easier to return them back to the farm until the next
Advantages of buying from breeders over
being a breeder
It is cheaper to start the business because you won’t be
raising animals which attract more cost to produce.
keeping for a longer time.
Breeder’s stock; after all, you will be paying and not for
To sell; since it will take a breeder up to 2-3years to
breed a male lamb to a ‘sellable’ size or weight.
Prospects can select their preferred means of getting rams
based on their personal judgment. What is important is
having good animals to sell.
Strategies you need to apply in this ram
Get a good sum of money as a good starting capital.
Cost of purchase and feeding on hot to feed at lowest cost
Rams to sell.
Now if you’ve already gotten your rams, the next thing is to
plan how you will get them to the market.
You start this by
surveying the physical market to check for potential
limitations or competitors.
Note, all competitors may not be
available as at the time of your survey but you can
interview people in the marketplace for more useful
Start the conveyance of the rams to the market few days
(probably 5 days) to the actual festival day.
Set a price
based on animal’s physical look such as attractiveness
and weight; also consider your competitors’ selling price
Take along with you substantial forage grasses or legumes
and never overfeed your animals when taking them to the
market for sales.
Just give them few grasses or legumes
but enough water to reduce accumulation of stress.
also very important to use a good van that allows enough
Any van void of this could cause a damage or
loss, such as mortality due to suffocation.
Please note that you must have a very good and concrete
relationship with your supplier as it will give guarantee and
favoritism in your subsequent business deals.
makes sourcing for animals easy for you rather than
moving from one place to another in search of rams to sell
during the festive periods.
Most importantly, never dabble
into this business without surveying your environment.