Goat EID and meat market trends to feature at NSW field day

Sheep Central March 15, 2023

Boer meat goats. Image – MLA

GOAT meat market trends, electronic identification, health and reproductive issues will be covered at a major field day at Collie in central west New South Wales next week.

Registrations are open for the third on-farm Goat Production Field Day, hosted by Craig and Jo Stewart at ‘Buena Vista’ near Collie.

The free field day is supported by Meat & Livestock Australia and will include presentations with production and herd health improvement options as well as hands-on demonstrations.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Goat production at Buena Vista – Paddock to plate: Craig and Jo Stewart, Buena Vista.
  • Industry trends to watch in 2023: Trudie Atkinson, NSW DPI.
  • Goat industry update from MLA: Dr Melanie Smith, Meat & Livestock Australia.
  • Kids+ – Improving reproductive performance: Professor Louw Hoffman, University of Queensland.
  • How to earn compound interest in your goats: Genetic gain: Dr Tom Granleese, NSW DPI.
  • Worm management: Dr Anne Beasley, University of Queensland.
  • Drench efficacy – New research: Kathryn Dawson, PhD candidate, University of Queensland.
  • ParaBoss: Megan Rogers, ParaBoss.
  • Business operations and market specifications: Diwash Karki, Nyngan Abattoir.
  • Measuring to make money: Jenny Bradley, ‘New Armatree’.
  • Electronic ID – What you need to do and what you can do: Tracie Bird-Gardiner, NSW DPI.

There will be practical demonstrations of breaking a carcase down and the latest goat-handling and management technology.

The event runs from 8am to 4.30pm, but registration for the field day is essential as places are limited. Lunch is provided, BYO chairs.

To book your spot, contact Craig Stewart on 0427 463 620 or Jo Stewart on 0427 210 116 or email: [email protected]

Sponsors include MLA, Datamars, NSW Government, Hartin Schute Bell, Lorentz Solar Pumping, AGnVET, and AHN – Animal Health & Nutrition Consulting.

Source – MLA.


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