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Earn millions from grasscutter farming

Earn millions from grasscutter farming

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Arinze Onebunne

One of the solutions to help ease the problem of unemployment in the country is for government to create the enabling environment for jobless youths, retirees, the unemployed and business minded people to set up grasscutter businesses with very little capital.


Grasscutter farming is cheap. The business does not require millions of naira. With N85, 000 anyone can start it. A colony of grasscutter comprises one male and four females referred to as a breeding stock and a high-quality colony sells between N60, 000 and N65, 000 at Jovana Farms.

They are reared in cages, which cost N20, 000 and a roadside carpenter can help to construct them. So, with N80, 000 to N85, 000 you can start breeding grasscutter for a living.

It is advisable to buy them when they are four months old, which is the breeding stock stage. The cages can occupy any available space in your house, compound, or parking store. You do not necessary need to buy a land for the business.

In addition, you do not buy food for grasscutters as you do in fish, poultry and pig farming. This is because they feed mainly on fresh grass. One female grasscutter can give you five to nine babies at a go. I have witnessed 10 at once in my farm.

They can easily be reared at home and it is a business venture that can be started on a small scale with a space less than one room. Their excreta is odourless.

An undergraduate or the unemployed can start with this amount and make profits. If you buy them and rear for four months, they will start having babies at eight months.

If you do not have space to expand, you can start selling their babies to new farmers, and if at the end of the day the four females give you seven babies each, you have 28 more grasscutters.


Female grasscutter reproduces twice a year for five years. After eight months, you can start to make profit. You can get the animals from us at four months and when they grow to eight months, they can be crossed to start making babies.

They carry their babies up to five months.


Currently, in Nigeria, ‘’bush meat’’ is not taken for granted. It is not even for the poor but for the middle class. It is a special white and healthy meat, unlike the cow and goat meat, which are red. It does not have high cholesterol. In most cases, doctors recommend it to people who have heart conditions, and the demand is high.


People find it difficult to get the right breeding stock for commercial operation, but I’m happy to inform the world that in Jovana Farms, we have highest quality breeding animals that you can start your grasscutter business with.

The first challenge I encountered had to do with technicalities. What this means is that people need to go for proper training before venturing into grasscutter business.

Some people who started the business without training have already shut down for lack of appropriate knowledge. They did it as a hobby, and at the end of the day, abandoned the business because of one mistake or the other.


When I started the business 20-years ago. I got my initial stock from far away Gabon and Central African Republic.

I started from developing them myself, and developed the criteria for identifying the right species, right wards, grouping them according to their blood group and compiling their data.

Today, I do not look for quality grasscutter again, I already have them in my farm and people come for supplies from me.

Grasscutter delicacy

Depending on one’s experience, grasscutter meat can be packaged to outfits as pepper soup, suya, and smoked, frozen or dried meat.

CONTACT us for CONSULTANCY or attend JOVANA FARMS seminars nearest to you and discover everything you need to know about breeding grasscutters for profit! Can’t attend? Order for Self-tutorial VCD & BOOK N7,500.

Visit:, or Call: 080 33262 808, for more details. Choose also the nearest SEMINAR venue from the advert box in this page or from our WEBSITE

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