Sheep & Goat


The Uttarakhand Integrated Cooperative Development Project [UKCDP-Sheep Goat Sector] is accelerating the holistic development of the sheep and goat sector in Uttarakhand with the support of the flagship National Cooperative Development Corporation [NCDC]. Treading the path of success, we have established a state level Uttarakhand Sheep Goat and Rabbit Farmers Cooperative Federation Limited [USGCF]. We have also established primary cooperative societies at the village level, encompassing more than 10,000 sheep and goat farmers including 7,000 all women primary cooperative societies.

To transform the unorganized sheep and goat sector of Uttarakhand into the self-sustaining organized cooperative sector, resulting in substantial improvement in the livelihood of farmers making them ‘ATMA NIRBHAR’.

Over 10,000 Sheep and Goat Farmers of Uttarakhand including 70% women are organised into Primary Sheep and Goat Societies under the roof of Uttarakhand Sheep Goat Rabbit Farmers’ Cooperative Federation Limited [USGCF]. An economically viable unit of twenty females and one male of higher genetic potential are being established for each cooperative farmer member under this project supported by NCDC. This backward linkage will be supported by scientific sheep-goat rearing techniques, taking complete care of health, immunization, de-worming, feed supplement, insurance and supporting farmers’ interest in line with Contractual Farming Act of Government of India. The value chain improvement will be bolstered by efficient marketing channels with the aim to provide quality conscious consumers in India and abroad with healthy, hygienic and high quality Himalayan Goat Meat via direct and e-commerce platforms.

Uttarakhand Sheep Goat Rabbit Farmers’ Cooperative Federation Limited (USGCF) has more than 10000 farmer members and they are also shareholders. USGCF has unique model that provides support in both backward and forward linkages to its members.

Socio-economic Impact of the Project

The foundation of the project lies on a unique approach that positively impacts a multitude of stakeholders across the entire spectrum of the value chain- both socially and economically

    The dawn of the positive changes is evident in:

  • Creation of sustainable livelihood opportunities in rural areas and opening of multi-field income avenues for the farmers with the provision of technical (veterinary services, insurancxe, improved breed etc.) and marketing support.
  • The estimated projections of creation of Rs.1200 cr. of revenue, of which 70% is expected to reach the rural sheep goat farmers.
  • Support to 10,000 sheep goat farmer beneficiaries and a large number of indirect beneficiaries such as logistic services providers, para vets, feed manufacturers and others.
  • Enhancement of the nutritional security of the hill populace.
  • Availability of safe and hygienic meat to the quality conscious urban consumers in the state and outside the state.