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December 09 , 2007

Farming Meat Goats

Breeding, Production and Marketing


Goat meat is growing in popularity 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 Farming Meat Goats is that it will allow farmers to produce animals to specification for targeted markets in Australia and overseas including: butchers; supermarkets; restaurants; on-farm live sales; sales to abattoirs that specialise in Halal kills; and breeding stock either as replacements, or for improved herd genetics. Correction We regret that there is an error in Table 10.1 ‘Drenches registered for use on goats’, on page 185. The dose rate for ‘Neguvon trichlorfon’ should read as follows: Neguvon trichlorfon (organophosphate)1 – Dose Rate: 0.5mL/kg2

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