- Business Management
- Husbandry & Welfare
- Grazing Management
Developed by producers for producers, this guide highlights the factors that experienced rangeland goat producers have identified as critical to the successful operation of a goat enterprise in the rangelands.
The guide offers practical suggestions, anecdotes and tools, along with 20 real-life case studies.Read the Introduction »
Business management is the process of planning, coordinating and controlling a business.
To survive long-term, a business must be profitable and managed properly. This requires management consideration of people, plant and equipment as well as the health, welfare and productivity of livestock.Read about Business Management »
The infrastructure required for rangeland goat production will vary depending on the enterprise and range from minimal in a wild harvest operation to substantial in a depot.
Infrastructure considerations include: Fences, traps and yards, watering facilities and handling equipment.Read about Infrastructure »
The types of husbandry activities that will occur in goat production are enterprise-specific. You need to decide which activities are required for your operation.
In general it is important to: Handle the goats in a way that minimises stress, maximise animal welfare and pay attention to occupational health and safety.Read about Husbandry & Welfare »
Grazing management relates to the monitoring of the rangeland in order to: Optimise the use of feed on offer, determine increases or decreases to stocking rates and avoid negative impacts on the environment.
A number of options and strategies exist to enable you to do this effectively.Read about Grazing Management »
The process of marketing rangeland goats is similar to that of any other livestock enterprise - the key is to understand the target market's specifications and to breed or select goats based on those specifications.
Of particular importance to rangeland goat producers are: Market specifications, selling options and drafting.Read about Marketing »