Goat Central

Boer goat wethers sell to $150, but less restocker interest at Dubbo sale

GOAT prices suffered from a lack of restocker activity and fewer trade buyers at the quarterly Dubbo goat sale last week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 12, 2019

Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review

AUSTRALIA’S goat meat industry is proceeding with projects on eating quality, kid loss and breeding doe management after a mid-term review showed it was making good progress under its strategic plan…Read More

Sheep Central, December 13, 2018

Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and exports decline

GOAT meat prices have held steady at above average levels as exports continue to flag on the back of lower eastern states slaughter figures…Read More

Sheep Central, December 3, 2018

New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers

GOAT meat producers feeding and finishing stock to meet market targets have been provided with a new video series by Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, May 25, 2018

Griffith goat lot feeders pay $105 for Boer wethers at Dubbo

MORE buyers and the dry season helped lift prices by up to $10-$15 at the quarterly Dubbo goat sale yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, May 9, 2018

Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

LIVE sheep exports from Australia in September have risen 33 percent year-on-year to 140,500 head…Read More

Sheep Central, October 20, 2017

More goats behind fences — is cluster fence funding an option for NSW?

A LIFT in infrastructure investments across western NSW has resulted in a growing proportion of goats being semi-managed, according to Meat & Livestock Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2017

NSW goat musterers dominate Henty sheep dog trial

CENTRAL New South Wales dog trialler Mick Hudson dominated the Exelpet Sheep Dog Trial at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days…Read More

Kim Woods, September 25, 2017

Weekly property review: Is the goat ‘bubble’ about to burst?

Last week’s property review looked at how goats are becoming a serious sideline to extensive dry-area beef and sheep operations in southern states. This week the theme continues, with particular emphasis on Queensland, and where the future lies…Read More

Property editor Linda Rowley, September 15, 2017

Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter

LITTLE change is expected in Australia’s goat population and slaughter figures this financial year, the first projection from a new forecasting committee has indicated…Read More

Sheep Central, September 11, 2017

Sheep and cattle breeders keen to try first pedigree proximity tags

AUSTRALIA’S world-first maternal pedigree collection ear tag system has had strong interest from sheep breeders and the beef industry since its development for farm trials was finalised recently…Read More

Sheep Central, September 4, 2017

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