Give goats a go
The Australian goatmeat industry in 2017 was worth over $257M, with approximately 2.07 million head slaughtered. The majority of product is exported, as goatmeat harbours no religious restrictions and is a popular component of diets, particularly in parts of Asia and the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) as well as Hispanic populations across the United States of America.
MLA’s goat research, development and extension program provides services and best practice information to producers to help secure a future as innovative, profitable and resilient world leaders in goat production.
What follows below are resources and tools developed with producers, for producers to address commonly asked questions. To keep up to date with industry news, subscribe now to the Goats on the Move eNewsletter, a quarterly email that provides tips, tools, updates, market news and case studies for subscribers. Read the latest newsletter.
Should you have any additional queries, MLA’s goat industry project manager Julie Petty can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
MLA is seeking an Independent Chair as well as Committee Members for the newly created Goat industry research, development and adoption committee (GIRDAC).Expression of Interest
A series of new best practice videos have been released to answer commonly asked questions. Got questions about what fencing you should use for goats? Or what genetics are right for you? How to do a forage budget?View videos
A series of factsheets have also been developed to assist new and existing goat producers in improving their production systems. The factsheets address topics such as dressing percentages, marketing options and production from a breeding doe.View factsheets
The GiG Guide has 11 modules that address different aspects of the goat production system.View GiG guide
MLA host a series of goatmeat webinars.View webinars
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The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) with the support of MLA has developed a strategic plan to guide investment into the development of the Australian goatmeat and livestock industry through to 2020.View strategic plan
Through a dedicated extension program and as part of the Going into Goats program, MLA supports producer and organisation-initiated events throughout Australia.View events and activities
A feasibility study into opportunities to encourage goatmeat consumption in Australia has identified that value-adding could create more demand and potentially generate $13 million for the industry annually.Read more
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