Road­show for goat in­dus­try

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - Dairy Closure -

THE goat in­dus­try has be­gun to boom in Aus­tralia in re­cent years, with more and more peo­ple ad­ding the an­i­mals to their farm­ing op­er­a­tions.

MEAT and Live­stock Aus­tralia are host­ing the Na­tional Goat Road­show to in­form farm­ers of how goats can help add value to their bot­tom line.

The MLA Na­tional Goat Road­show will fo­cus on im­prov­ing on-farm prac­tices and busi­ness man­age­ment skills in the Aus­tralian goat in­dus­try, as well as pro­fil­ing the range of new re­sources and tools pro­duced by MLA.

It will touch on a range of top­ics in­clud­ing, busi­ness man­age­ment, pro­duc­tiv­ity gains with ge­netic se­lec­tion, and wild dog man­age­ment, as well as an in­dus­try ex­pert panel ses­sion.

Speak­ers in­clude MLA’s Julie Petty and Ge­off Nei­the, Ian McLean from Bush AgriBusi­ness QLD, Camp­bell McPhee from Western Meat Ex­porters, Dan Bur­ton from DAF, and Craig El­li­son from South West Re­gional Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment.

Two free ses­sion will be held in Bar­cal­dine on Novem­ber 8, and Charleville on Novem­ber 9.

To regis­ter con­tact AgCom­mu­ni­ca­tors on 08 8332 3277.

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