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WA Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program

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. This pilot program aims to boost Western Australia’s capacity to detect exotic animal diseases early by reducing the cost to […]

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Goat industry maps pathway to prosperity

The Australian goat industry is set to take on-farm practices, production and exports to the next level with the release of a new five-year research and development plan. Developed by the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA), with support from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the Goatmeat and Livestock Industry Strategic Plan 2020 details clear […]

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Evaluating the economic impact of wild dogs in Western Australia

A recent report published by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Assessment of the impact of wild dogs on the Western Australian rangeland goat industry, identifies wild dogs as the major factor currently contributing to a precipitous decline in rangeland goat production in Western Australia.  The report estimates goat losses from wild dogs are worth about […]

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Industry upholding Australia’s “clean” goatmeat image

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 producers by facilitating access to key export markets and confirming Australia’s status as a producer of clean food. In 2013-14, […]

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Have your say by 30 May

What changes would you like to see in the industry in five years’ time? Do you want to know what growth rates to expect from young rangeland animals?  Do you want access to more information about the markets your animals are headed to so you can better select the animals you’re sending to slaughter or […]

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Catch up on the latest MLA goat industry webinars

Over the past five months, MLA have hosted a series of webinars for goat industry participants covering topics such as: goatmeat market requirements, trends and prices opportunities, development and promotion of goatmeat markets genetic improvement and parasite management, and grazing pressure and dog control. Catch up on these webinars by visiting the MLA website. […]

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Producers share tips about exclusion fencing

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 effort to prevent stock losses due to wild dog predation, a number of producers […]

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New plan doesn’t kid around with CAE and JD

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 offering Australian goat producers some actions that can reduce animal suffering, increase production and minimise the spread of infection. CAE is more virulent, infectious […]

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Webinar highlights value of export markets for goatmeat

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 Meat Exporters in Queensland, Blair Brice, Business Development Manager of Wellard Meat Trading based in Western Australia, and Ben Thomas, […]

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