Meat goat producer survey

Parker, Anthony, Nogueira, Daniel, and Fitzpatrick, Lee (2014) Meat goat producer survey. Report. Meat and Livestock Australia, Sydney.

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A pilot study was undertaken in the form of face to face interviews with the overall goal of building an understanding of the meat goat industry in Queensland and New South Wales. Six clusters of goat producers were identified based on biogeographic factors and proximity to each other. The six clusters were then divided into two regions;

1. The pastoral regions (n = 17) inclusive of western NSW, south western Qld, and central western Qld 2. The high rainfall regions (n = 14) of eastern NSW, south eastern Queensland and north Queensland.

Producers in the pastoral regions were influenced by opportunistic harvesting practices that limited animal husbandry, management and land development. The productivity per animal was lesser in the pastoral regions than the high rainfall regions. However the contrast between the two regions highlighted the opportunity to increase productivity in the pastoral regions. Although Queensland and New South Wales produce a majority of goats for export markets, South Australia and Western Australia should also be surveyed to ascertain benchmarks for these states.

Item ID: 34425
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 9781740362221
Keywords: meat goats; Caprine; feral; meat; Capretto; Chevon
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Funders: Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), James Cook University
Projects and Grants: MLA B.GOA.0073
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 00:16
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management @ 30%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070206 Animal Reproduction @ 25%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management @ 45%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830304 Goats @ 100%
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