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Author Vincent, Barbara, author.

Title Farming meat goats : breeding, production and marketing / Barbara Vincent
Edition Second edition
Published Clayton, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 330 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Chapter 1. Will breeding meat goats pay? -- Chapter 2. Fencing and yards -- Chapter 3. Choosing your breeding stock -- Chapter 4. Breeding season -- Chapter 5. Kidding management -- Chapter 6. Tagging, marking, vaccinating, weaning and foot-trimming -- Chapter 7. Nutrition -- Chapter 8. Drought feeding and strategies -- Chapter 9. Health -- Chapter 10. Parasites -- Chapter 11. Poisoning -- Chapter 12. Marketing
Summary Goat meat is growing in popularity in Australia and is also an important export industry. It offers many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers who need to diversify or seek alternative enterprises. Farming Meat Goats provides producers with comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of the goat meat industry. It covers selecting and preparing a property, choosing breeding stock, breeding, health care and nutrition, drought feeding, condition scoring and marketing.This second edition of Farming Meat Goats has been updated throughout and contains new information about the National Livestock Identification System, current regulations for ovine Johne's disease and animal welfare during transportation, and information about marketing. 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
Notes Print version record
Subject Goat meat industry -- Australia
Goats -- Australia
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Goat meat industry
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781486306589