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Preparing goats for sale

There have traditionally been very few opportunities for goats to be traded through saleyards with most goats sold direct; however, this is gradually changing. Dubbo in Central West New South Wales plays host to one of the largest saleyard goat sales in the country. Held quarterly, the sale provides an opportunity for live marketing of […]

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MDC takes fight up to Barber’s Pole Worm

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) have joined forces with Moredun Research Institute (MRI) through the MLA Donor Company program to develop a claim for the use of BarberVax in goats. BarberVax is a vaccine which aids the control of Barber’s Pole Worm in lambs. If successful, this […]

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Preventing CAE in Australia’s goat herd

Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) or Caprine Retro-Virus is a chronic, slow-viral disease of goats which poses a significant risk to Australia’s developing goat meat industry, particularly as there is currently no treatment or vaccine for the disease. The goat industry as a whole needs to be concerned about controlling and eradicating CAE to avoid production […]

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New goat industry resource launched

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 more than 95% of production. To support further growth in the rangeland goat industry, Meat & […]

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Key tool released to boost rangeland goat production

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 than 90 percent of production. To support further growth in the rangeland goat industry, Meat & […]

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New NLIS requirements for goats

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 properties on the NLIS database.  Under NLIS producers are already required to know where the goats under their […]

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Depots bolster supply

The Australian goat industry’s increasing capacity to supply the right kind of product at the right time and guarantee that product’s integrity, as well as steady demand from overseas markets, has reinforced Australia’s position as the world’s largest exporter of goat meat. The Australian goat industry was worth $72 million in goat meat exports in […]

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Goat industry embraces biosecurity

Goat trading between states will become easier with the introduction of a National Goat Health Statement according to Goat Industry Council of Australia’s President Steve Roots. “This statement was developed by the goat industry for the goat industry and will bring a new level of assurance for producers involved with the trading of goats,” said […]

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