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How to use this guide
This guide has been developed to be exactly that; a guide. It is not a manual which tells you how to dismantle and reassemble a profitable goat enterprise; rather it provides guidance relating to the key issues that contribute to the productivity and profitability of successful goat enterprises - as identified by producers.
This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with MLA’s Going into Goats: Profitable producers’ best practice guide (GiG Guide) and references that resource throughout.
Where other valuable sources of information already exist, these have been summarised and referenced or simply referenced for further information; the task in compiling this guide was not to 'reinvent the wheel'.
Not all of the information will be relevant to all producers and the guide has not been developed to be read from start to finish. Each chapter is accompanied by a toolkit which contains useful resources and sources of further information that relate to that chapter. The toolkits also contain one of the most valuable components of the guide; the producer case studies. These case studies provide practical examples of the principles and procedures discussed in the guide being put into practice on farm.
This guide has been produced only in electronic format to allow additional valuable information to be incorporated in the guide as it becomes available. A notification of updates will be published on the MLA website and emailed to Goats on the Move eNewsletter subscribers when they occur.
You can also download a PDF of this guide, however it is a static document that will not be updated as frequently as this website.