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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 ..

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 ..

Pest to profit

Posted 24/6/2014
Wild goats have long been derided as a scourge to the environment and a pest to pastoralists. But that view is radically changing. In recent years, rangeland goats (http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2014/s4030483.htm) have been the salvation ..

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 ..

New goat industry resource launched

Posted 25/11/2012
The Australian goatmeat industry has experienced strong growth over the past 20 years with over 1.6 million goats processed in 2011-12. This growth has been largely supported by the sale of goats sourced from the rangelands which accounts for mor ..

Key tool released to boost rangeland goat production

Posted 12/11/2012
The Australian goatmeat industry has experienced strong growth over the past 20 years with over 1.5 million goats processed annually. This growth has been largely supported by the sale of goats sourced from the rangelands which accounts for more  ..

New NLIS requirements for goats

Posted 01/9/2010
Goat producers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the new requirements under NLIS (Sheep and Goats). From 1 July 2010, all states will be progressively introducing the requirement to record the movement of mobs of goats between pr ..