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Author Vincent, Barbara.

Title Farming meat goats : breeding, production and marketing / Barbara Vincent
Edition Second Edition
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Landlinks Press, [2005]
Clayton, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing, [2018]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  636.3913 Vin/Fmg  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  636.3913 Vin/Fmg  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Ch.1 Will breeding meat goats pay? -- Ch. 2. Fencing and yards -- Ch. 3. Choosing your breeding stock -- Ch. 4. Breeding season -- Ch. 5. Kidding management -- Ch. 6. Tagging, marking, vaccinating, weaning and foot-trimming -- Ch. 7. Nutrition -- Ch. 8. Drought and feeding strategies -- Ch. 9. Health -- Ch. 10. Parasites -- Ch. 11. Poisoning -- Ch. 12. Marketing -- Appendix 1: Resources for producers
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 Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [257]-266
Notes Also available via the World Wide Web
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Subject Goat meat industry -- Australia.
Goats -- Australia.
Author Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
ISBN 0643069569 (paperback)
9780643069565 (paperback)