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Don’t miss the Collie Goat Production Field Day: 12 April

04 April 2024

Key points:

  • Registrations are open for the fourth annual on farm Collie Goat Production Field Day, hosted by Craig and Jo Stewart of ‘Buena Vista’, Collie, NSW.
  • The program includes presentations on latest research and development activities and updates from advisors.
  • The event is free however registrations are essential as places are limited.

Goatmeat producers are invited to attend the fourth annual Collie Goat Production Field Day being held on Friday 12 April, by NSW goat producers, Jo and Craig Stewart, on farm at ‘Buena Vista’, Collie.

Supported by MLA and other sponsors, the field day is a popular event, with this year’s program including a showcase of the goat industry’s research and development activities, as well as examples of producers applying this research and other technologies to boost their businesses.

The event will also feature timely updates from advisors as well as interesting demonstrations on using goatmeat, from carcase to creating gourmet meals.

“The day before the field day, a facilitated discussion forum will be held, providing an opportunity for goat producers to provide feedback to industry. I will then present those recommendations to the Goat Industry Research, Development and Adoption Committee (GIRDAC),” Craig said.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Future direction of the industry and update from GIRDAC – Craig and Jo Stewart.
  • Measured goats: Setting your interest rate for goat production – Dr Tom Granleese, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).
  • Going ahead with goats – Kieran Smith, Local Land Services.
  • Developing a sustainable high-value market driven supply chain – Dr Daniel Forwood, Meat & Livestock Australia.
  • Kids+: What we are learning and applying in our business – James Nalder, Cudgewa, Coonamble.
  • Goat health and nutrition update – Dr Jillian Kelly, Animal Heath & Nutrition Consulting (AHN).
  • Quick updates: Sheep and Goat eID – Sheep and goat traceability team, NSW DPI.
  • Quick updates: Forecasting Committee – Trudie Atkinson, NSW DPI.
  • Taking advantage of electronic tags.
  • Highlights and happenings in our goatmeat business – Craig and Jo Stewart.
  • Butchering demonstration – Allan and Kate Waldron, The Butcher and Nepal.
  • Lebanese-style cooking demonstration utilising the whole goat – special guests, Wally and Manal Gebral.

The field day is free and runs from 8am to 4.30pm, however registration is essential as places are limited. Lunch is provided, BYO chairs.