Tag: Goats

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 »