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New goat NVD available

Posted 14/1/2019
A new version of the LPA NVD for goats is available both electronically and in printed booklets, and better reflects practices in the goat meat industry. It allows for harvested rangeland goats to be moved without a tag from the property on which ..

Goat Targeted Antibacterial Residue Testing

Posted 28/11/2018
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has now published the new Goat Targeted Antimicrobial Residue Testing (TART) program for testing of suspect animals at slaughter. Purpose To manage the risk of antibacterial residues that exc ..

Australian Industry Standards and Guidelines for Goats

Posted 04/9/2018
Animal Health Australia (AHA) together with Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) have developed the Australian Industry Standards and Guidelines for Goats (http://www.animalwelfarestandards.net.au/goat/). The industry standards and guideline ..

National Farm Biosecurity Manual - Grazing Livestock Production April 2018 is now available

Posted 25/7/2018
The National Farm Biosecurity Reference Manual for Grazing Livestock Production is an important tool for meeting our shared responsibility for biosecurity. It has been developed to reduce the risk to farming operations of diseases, weeds and pest ..

Important information for Goat Producers: New NVD

Posted 07/6/2018
A new version of the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) for goats is now available both electronically and in printed booklets. The LPA NVD is required for all livestock movements, including property to prop ..

National Residue Survey 2016–17 - Goat

Posted 27/11/2017
The National Residue Survey (NRS) is an operational unit within the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and since 1992 has been funded by industries through levies or contracted by direct funding. The NRS is a ..

National Residue Survey 2015–16 - Goat

Posted 11/4/2017
The National Residue Survey (NRS) is an essential part of Australia’s system for monitoring the levels of, and associated risks from, pesticides and veterinary medicine residues in Australian food products. The goat programme involves t ..

Improving the health and productivity of farmed goats in Australia

Posted 28/2/2017
Stakeholders in the Australian goat industry work collaboratively to deliver animal health benefits to goat producers and to improve farm production. However like other livestock, goats can be affected by a number of endemic diseases that can imp ..

Consultation on the removal of NLIS tagging exemption for dairy goats

Posted 07/2/2017
The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) is encouraging feedback and comment from dairy goat producers on the removal of the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tagging exemption of Australian Dairy Goats. NLIS Sheep & ..

Consultation on the removal of NLIS tagging exemption for Australian dairy goats

Posted 06/2/2017
The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) remains committed to strengthening the current National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) Sheep and Goat traceability system. As such GICA, with input from the Dairy Goat Society of Australia (DG ..