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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 ..

New plan doesn't kid around with CAE and JD

Posted 07/2/2016
Two slow acting, insidious and incurable diseases afflict goats: caprine arthritis encephalitis (CAE) and Johne's disease (JD). However, the National Kid Rearing Plan offers Australian goat producers actions that provide an alternative to watchin ..

Terms of Reference: Animal health advocacy for GICA

Posted 27/12/2015
GICA is seeking a consultant to assist with policy development in the animal health, welfare and biosecurity portfolio (covering Animal Health Australia (AHA) program areas) and the food safety and industry systems portfolio (covering National Re ..

WA Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program

Posted 17/11/2015
The Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program is delivered by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), as part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences Project and is funded through the Royalties for Regions program.  ..

Industry upholding Australia's "clean" goatmeat image

Posted 16/5/2015
The National Residue Survey (NRS) is a vital part of the Australian system for managing the risk of chemical residues and environmental contaminants in Australian food products. The NRS supports Australia’s food industry and primary produce ..

Webinar 26 May 2015: FAMACHA and goats – a practical on-farm technique for Barber’s Pole

Posted 13/5/2015
Do you have a barber’s pole problem in your goat herd? How can you tell and what can you do about it? Our guest presenter, Maxine Lyndal-Murphy has extensive experience in worm management through her past roles with Queensland Dep ..

New plan doesn't kid around with CAE and JD

Posted 07/10/2014
Two slow acting, insidious and incurable diseases afflict the goat industry - Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) and Johne’s disease (JD). But help is at hand with the National Kid Rearing Plan ( ..

Supplementing goats through pasture improvement

Posted 22/5/2014
Tropical and subtropical grasses make up the majority of pasture species in northern grazing areas with subtropical species increasingly being introduced to southern grazing systems due to their high productive potential. While such grasses g ..

Making goats healthy and happy

Posted 19/5/2014
Considerable production losses may occur when rangeland goats, which are largely undomesticated, are brought in to intensive environments such as depots and feedlots. The sudden introduction to these environments can be stressful for rangeland go ..

GICA represents goat producers on two important industry issues

Posted 05/3/2014
On behalf of Australian goat producers, GICA recently made submissions about two important industry issues - NLIS and the proposed amendments to legislation relating to agricultural and veterinary chemicals (AgVet chemicals). NLIS GICA provid ..