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Farming Meat Goats : Breeding, Production and Marketing, Second Edition - Barbara Vincent

Farming Meat Goats

Breeding, Production and Marketing, Second Edition

Paperback Published: 1st May 2018
ISBN: 9781486306572
Number Of Pages: 352

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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.

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction 1: Will breeding meat goats pay? 2: Fencing and yards 3: Choosing your breeding stock 4: Breeding season 5: Kidding management 6: Tagging, marking, vaccinating, weaning and foot-trimming 7: Nutrition 8: Drought feeding and strategies 9: Health 10: Parasites 11: Poisoning 12: Marketing Appendix: Resources for producers Glossary Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781486306572
ISBN-10: 1486306578
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st May 2018
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised