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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 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 ..

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 ..

Producers share tips about exclusion fencing

Posted 03/2/2015
Wild dogs present an ever increasing risk to goat producers in mainland Australia with stock losses reported in most major goat producing regions. In some areas, goats can no longer be managed effectively due to pressure from wild dogs. In an ..

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 (http://www.animalhealthaustralia.com.au/nat ..

Webinar highlights value of export markets for goatmeat

Posted 01/10/2014
The first in a series of free webinars for goat producers and other industry participants was held on September 26. This webinar focused on goatmeat market requirements, prices and trends. Presenters included Campbell McPhee, Owner of Western ..