Tag: Goats

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. The post Australian goat meat industry performs in mid-term strategic review appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Australian goat meat industry… Read more »

It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please

NEW research hopes to boost goat kid production and survival, as slaughter figures flag nationally despite strong international demand for Australian goat meat. The post It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central It’s not a joke: more goat kidding wanted please

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. The post Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and exports decline appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices hold steady as slaughter numbers and… Read more »

Goats help graziers through the drought

Their milk and meat have made goats a prized possession for many and now western Queensland producers are taking them on as they look to diversify because of the ongoing drought. Source: ABC Livestock Goats help graziers through the drought

MLA updates sheep, goat meat and beef market snapshots

PREMIUM lamb consumption and import demand are forecast to continue increasing in Middle East and North Africa markets, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Meat & Livestock Australia says in its latest global and domestic red meat market snapshots. The post MLA updates sheep, goat meat and beef market snapshots appeared first on Sheep Central. … Read more »

Goat producers can dial into free Stock Sense webinar

GOAT owners have the opportunity to access the latest goat health and welfare information from homes through an intereactive webinar next week. The post Goat producers can dial into free Stock Sense webinar appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat producers can dial into free Stock Sense webinar

Goat meat prices lift as lower slaughter undermines export volumes

EASTERN states goat slaughter in 2018 has continued to track below both the five-year average and year-ago levels as hook prices steadily increase, Meat & Livestock Australia said. The post Goat meat prices lift as lower slaughter undermines export volumes appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices lift as lower… Read more »

Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement

VICTORIA’S sheep and goat saleyards and processing facilities will have higher electronic tag-reading standards imposed on them next year. The post Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian Government to increase sheep and goat EID tag read requirement

Queensland police aren’t kidding about warning to rangeland goat duffers

QUEENSLAND Police has issued a warning to goat duffers after a man was recently imprisoned for two years for fraudently selling wild goats he had taken unlawfully. The post Queensland police aren’t kidding about warning to rangeland goat duffers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Queensland police aren’t kidding about warning to… Read more »

Victoria’s subsidised EID sheep and goat tags set at 55 cents for 2019

VICTORIA’S sheep and goat producers will continue to enjoy the cheapest electronic sheep and goat ear tags in Australia in 2019. The post Victoria’s subsidised EID sheep and goat tags set at 55 cents for 2019 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victoria’s subsidised EID sheep and goat tags set at 55… Read more »

Goat restockers help push Dubbo sale prices up $15

STRONG demand from restockers helped push goat prices up to $15 higher at Dubbo’s quarterly sale on Tuesday. The post Goat restockers help push Dubbo sale prices up $15 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat restockers help push Dubbo sale prices up

Drought, over-harvesting sees goat numbers plummet

Free-ranging goats have provided an alternative, easy income for arid-land graziers in NSW, but due to drought and large-scale mustering the goat numbers are drying up. Source: ABC Livestock Drought, over-harvesting sees goat numbers plummet

US sheep and goat meat granted access to Japanese market

SHEEP and goat meat from the United States will be allowed into Japan for the first time in more than 14 years, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced. The post US sheep and goat meat granted access to Japanese market appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central US sheep and… Read more »

'Baa code': How ear tags are transforming the sheep and goat industry

Victoria is the first Australian state to make it mandatory for sheep and goats to carry individual electronic identification, and innovative livestock producers say the technology is a game changer. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Baa code’: How ear tags are transforming the sheep and goat industry

Goat production booming with Mohair in high global demand and short supply

Goat farmers are no longer considered the poor relation of Australian woolgrowers with goat production booming and some farmers discovering goats can be more profitable than sheep. Source: ABC Livestock Goat production booming with Mohair in high global demand and short supply

Why mohair is now worth more than wool

Mohair produced by Angora goats hits a new Australian sale record, as a global shortage of the fibre drives up prices for farmers. Source: ABC Livestock Why mohair is now worth more than wool

Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums

GOAT meat indicators are on the rise again, according to Meat & Livestock Australia, while slaughter and exports have been tracking below year-ago levels. The post Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices are lifting after months in the doldrums

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. The post New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central New nutrition and feed budget videos for goat meat producers

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. The post Griffith goat lot feeders pay $105 for Boer wethers at Dubbo appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Griffith goat lot feeders pay 5 for Boer wethers at Dubbo

Female goat farmers earn more than men? Baa humbug

Goat farmers are among a list of 80 occupations where women on average earn more than men, according to the latest tax office statistics. But that comes as a surprise to women working in the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Female goat farmers earn more than men? Baa humbug

NSW’s rangeland goats – a profit priority, but a sustainability threat says DPI

SIGNIFICANT improvements to the profitability and productivity of the NSW goat industry were possible and a priority, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The post NSW’s rangeland goats – a profit priority, but a sustainability threat says DPI appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW’s rangeland goats – a profit… Read more »

Sheep and goat EID property-to-property transfer workshops announced

ELECTRONIC property-to-property transfer requirements for sheep and goats under Victoria’s new traceability system will be outlined in a series of workshops across the state in February and March. The post Sheep and goat EID property-to-property transfer workshops announced appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep and goat EID property-to-property transfer workshops announced

Value-added goat meat opportunities worth $13 million await

PRODUCERS and brands wanting to invest in value-added goat meat marketing opportunities are being sought by Meat & Livestock Australia’s Donor Company. The post Value-added goat meat opportunities worth $13 million await appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Value-added goat meat opportunities worth million await

Goat fencing video is first in MLA best practice management series

FENCING requirements for goat farming is the focus for the first in a series of best practice videos by Meat & Livestock Australia to help boost productivity in the sector. The post Goat fencing video is first in MLA best practice management series appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat fencing video… Read more »

NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest DPI survey

RANGELAND goat numbers have fallen 40 percent in New South Wales in the past year, according to a New South Wales Department of Primary Industries report. The post NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest DPI survey appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW rangeland goat numbers fall 40pc says latest… Read more »

Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for 2018

SHEEP, goat and beef cattle projects are being sought for second round funding under the Meat & Livestock Australia’s Producer Demonstration Sites program in 2018. The post Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Sheep, goat and beef on-farm producer projects sought for… Read more »

Goats, deer and a creepy creeper photos win invasive species competition

IMAGES of environmental damage by feral goats and deer feature among the winning entries in the annual Centre for Invasive Species Solutions photo competition. The post Goats, deer and a creepy creeper photos win invasive species competition appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goats, deer and a creepy creeper photos win invasive… Read more »

Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day

RANGELAND goat producers will get the latest data on growth rates under different feeding regimens at a Warwick field day next month. The post Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Latest on rangeland goat feeding research at Queensland field day

Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018

VICTORIAN sheep and goat producers will be able to order subsidised ear tags of any colour in 2018. The post Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018 appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victorian subsidised sheep and goat tags can be any colour in 2018

How the pet goat is setting up home in suburbia

More people on city fringes are choosing goats as pets, but a rise in ownership prompts a warning from vets. Source: ABC Livestock How the pet goat is setting up home in suburbia

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. The post Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Live sheep exports lift in September, but goat numbers dropped

New products: App allows better integration of accreditations and on-farm management

A new software application, which is being offered free to cattle, sheep and goat producers, promises to streamline management of livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, enhancing both management efficiencies and food traceability. The post New products: App allows better integration of accreditations and on-farm management appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

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. The post More goats behind fences — is cluster fence funding an option for NSW? appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More goats behind fences — is cluster… Read more »

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. The post NSW goat musterers dominate Henty sheep dog trial appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central NSW goat musterers dominate Henty sheep dog trial

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. The post Weekly property review: Is the goat ‘bubble’ about to burst? appeared first on Beef Central. … Read more »

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. The post Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Little change expected in Australian goat population and slaughter

Weekly property review: Goats drive property surge in some western areas

Goats – once considered the poor cousins of the livestock sector – are becoming a serious sideline to beef and sheep operations, and excellent prices mean more marginal western country suitable for running goats is now much more attractive to investors, reports property editor Linda Rowley. The post Weekly property review: Goats drive property surge… Read more »

Why did goat prices suddenly fall off a cliff?

The chart tells the story: after a sustained and continuous rise spanning more than three years, goat prices have suddenly plummeted, losing more than 30 percent of their value in a few short weeks. The post Why did goat prices suddenly fall off a cliff? appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Why… Read more »

Free eNVD launched to integrate sheep, goat, beef declarations

A NEW free electronic National Vendor Declaration for Australia’s sheep and goat meat, and beef producers has been launched by Meat & Livestock Australia subsidiary, the Integrity Systems Company. The post Free eNVD launched to integrate sheep, goat, beef declarations appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Free eNVD launched to integrate sheep,… Read more »

Higher $A brings goat’s four-year price rise to a halt

A steady four-year rise in Australian goat prices has been brought to a sudden and dramatic halt in August by the recent sharp rise in the Australian dollar. The post Higher $A brings goat’s four-year price rise to a halt appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Higher $A brings goat’s four-year price… Read more »

Goat meat prices fall in August following stronger Australian dollar

GOAT meat prices have fallen this month, following on from the strengthening of the Australian dollar against the US currency, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported. The post Goat meat prices fall in August following stronger Australian dollar appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices fall in August following stronger… Read more »

Victoria’s mandatory sheep and goat EID roll-out gets federal funds boost

DATA-DRIVEN value adding and innovation in Victoria’s sheep and goat meat supply chain will be developed through a unique agreement between the state and Meat & Livestock Australia’s Donor Company. The post Victoria’s mandatory sheep and goat EID roll-out gets federal funds boost appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Victoria’s mandatory sheep… Read more »

Queensland goat breeders' club calls to capitalise on demand

They are rebellious, funny, famous on social media, and now a new push has begun to incentivise increased livestock production of goats in Queensland. Source: ABC Livestock Queensland goat breeders’ club calls to capitalise on demand

National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years

GIPPSLAND abattoir owner Robert Radford expects all Australian states to roll-out mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats within two years. The post National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central National sheep and goat electronic tag roll-out expected within two years

Workshops to help producers understand Farm Biosecurity Plan

From 1 October 2017, sheep, goat and cattle producers will need to complete a Farm Biosecurity Plan (FBP) to maintain or obtain accreditation under the Livestock Production Assurance program (LPA). The post Workshops to help producers understand Farm Biosecurity Plan appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Workshops to help producers understand Farm… Read more »

Goat meat demand boosting need for nutrition research

HIGH goat meat prices have opened up opportunities for producers to utilise supplementary feeding, according to CopRice nutrition and technical services manager Jess Revell. The post Goat meat demand boosting need for nutrition research appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat demand boosting need for nutrition research

More SA saleyard inspections to lift sheep and goat movement compliance

IMPROVEMENT is needed in key areas of sheep and goat identification and movement compliance in South Australia, Biosecurity SA said today. The post More SA saleyard inspections to lift sheep and goat movement compliance appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central More SA saleyard inspections to lift sheep and goat movement compliance

Queensland man charged after goat theft probe in St George area

A QUEENSLAND man has been charged with suspected goat stealing after an investigation in the Saint George area. The post Queensland man charged after goat theft probe in St George area appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Queensland man charged after goat theft probe in St George area

TFI launches goat kills at Tamworth, as prices reach stratospheric 750c/kg

Goat prices have soared to a new record, with grids hitting 750c/kg carcase weight this week, as Thomas Foods International launches a new goat kill at its Tamworth processing facility in NSW. The post TFI launches goat kills at Tamworth, as prices reach stratospheric 750c/kg appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central TFI… Read more »

Goat meat prices are rebounding after dipping in April

GOAT meat prices prices are bouncing back this month after drifting lower in April, Meat & Livestock Australia has reported. The post Goat meat prices are rebounding after dipping in April appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat meat prices are rebounding after dipping in April

Goat population mapping focus on New South Wales

A GOAT population modelling project is already yielding results for New South Wales producers. The post Goat population mapping focus on New South Wales appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central Goat population mapping focus on New South Wales

Agreement on live export slaughter sheep and goat protocol to China

PROMOTION of a protocol for the export of Australian slaughter sheep and goats is listed among trade restrictions set to be unlocked by a joint statement signed by Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce and China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Wang Yi, today. The post Agreement on live export slaughter sheep and goat protocol to… Read more »