Farming Meat Goats
Breeding, Production and Marketing
by Barbara Vincent
Edition: 1st., 2005
The goat meat industry in Australia is growing quickly and is becoming an important export industry. It offers many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers who need to diversify or seek alternative enterprises. This book deals specifically with the production of goats for meat and addresses all aspects of the industry that the producer is likely to encounter. IT covers selecting and preparing a property, choosing the breeding stock, breeding, health care and nutrition, drought feeding, condition scoring and marketing. One of the key benefits of the book is that it will allow farmers in Australia and overseas to produce animals to specification for targeted markets such as: Butchers
Restaurants On farm live sales, which are mainly to ethnic groups for private kills Sales to abattoirs that specialise in Halal kills for the Muslim community Breeding stock either as replacements, or for improved herd genetics.