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Producers invited to share experiences

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) in conjunction with the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) is running a project called ‘Dough from Doe$’. The aim of the project is to review advanced breeding programs for meat goat production. It involves a literature review of goat breeding programs worldwide, identifying what programs are being used in […]

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New goat NVD available

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 they were caught to an abattoir or registered goat depot. The wording […]

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Goat Targeted Antibacterial Residue Testing

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 exceed the relevant standards in goats and horses slaughtered at export abattoirs. This notice consolidates advice to industry and department […]

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Australian Industry Standards and Guidelines for Goats

Animal Health Australia (AHA) together with Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) have developed the Australian Industry Standards and Guidelines for Goats. The industry standards and guidelines apply to all goat farming enterprises in Australia from extensive grazing to fully housed systems to individually owned. The industry standards and guidelines apply to all those responsible […]

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

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 pests entering  a property, spreading through the livestock population, and/or being passed to surrounding livestock operations, e.g. by utility […]

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Important information for Goat Producers: New NVD

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 property, through sale yards, direct to processors and to feedlots, and to the live export trade. The LPA NVD […]

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National Residue Survey 2016–17 – Goat

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 an essential part of Australia’s pesticide and veterinary medicine residue management framework providing verification of good agricultural practice […]

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National Residue Survey 2015–16 – Goat

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 the testing of Australian goat tissue samples for a range of pesticides, veterinary medicines and environmental contaminants. The programme is funded […]

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Improving the health and productivity of farmed goats in Australia

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 impact the health of goats, causing lost production for the goat industry and significant losses for some individual […]

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Consultation on the removal of NLIS tagging exemption for dairy goats

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 & Goats was introduced on 1 January 2006, however under the NLIS Sheep & Goats National Business Rules, dairy goats have […]

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