MLA is seeking applications from individuals, organisations or project teams with the expertise required to undertake one or more of the following projects:
Scoping study to guide the development of work to determine expected Growth Rates of young goats and Gross Margins
It is estimated that there are between 4 and 6 million rangeland goats in Australia. They account for approximately 90% of Australia’s goatmeat production. Since goats were introduced into Australia during early settlement, they have evolved and cross bred into what is now known as the ‘Rangeland’ animal. They are extremely well adapted for survival in the Australian environment and provide a lucrative source of income for many producers particularly during drought situations.
The Australian goat industry is relatively small and is still in its early stages of development. One of the biggest issues it faces is providing regular supplies of appropriate quality meat, at a competitive price. If the supply of product was more reliable there is good scope to expand the markets for goats and goatmeat, both domestically and for export.
1. Develop this study with input from MLA and members of the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA). A comprehensive operational plan for the trials would be delivered at the conclusion of this scoping study.
2. Undertake a desktop study/literature review to identify existing data which may help guide the design of the study and avoid duplication.
Terms of Reference - ToR-Scoping-study-to-guide-the-development-of-work-to-determine-expected-growth-rates-of-young-goats-and-gross-margins.pdf
Applications close 5.00pm on Friday, 11th July 2014.
For further information, please contact:
Goat Industry Development Manager
Ph: 07 3620 5225