Balinese Made Raka’s goat milk business is growing rapidly during the pandemic. The former owner of a travel agency sees tremendous opportunities for the production and sale of goat milk in Bali.
The farm was established after the adventure tourism business Made Raka managed was closed because of the pandemic.
Made Raka deliberately chose the production of goat milk because, according to him, there are many advantages to storing and selling goat’s milk.
“It is not in Bali, goat milk has many health benefits, and solid and liquid waste can be used as fertilizer,” explains Made.
Apart from selling Etawa goat’s milk and its processed products, Made Raka also processes goat manure as organic fertilizer used for plants.
The Balinese farm maintains 20 goats.
The sale of goat milk in Bali has been well received by consumers. Although at first, they hesitated, they later became addicted to the taste of goat milk.
A bottle of goat’s milk costs between Rs 25.000 and 40.000.
“I hope that our friends, who have been affected [by the pandemic, will start waking up from a 100 percent dependence on tourism. We Balinese can live and can do other things besides tourism,” Made concluded.
Etawa goat farm is located in Singapadu Village, Sukawati District, Gianyar.