Going into Goats: A practical guide to producing goats in the rangelands

Table 5.3: Market for rangeland goats enterprise options

Enterprise Selling options
Pure wild harvest
  • Direct to depots or processors
  • Live export buyer
    • Usually slaughter stock
Harvest and hold - goat paddock/s
  • Carcase trade buyer, processor or depot operator
  • Usually slaughter stock
  • Usually sold into the commodity goatmeat export market
  • Some into the commodity goatmeat domestic market
  • Some into farmers or produce markets, local or specialist butchers
Low input goat breeding
  • Carcase trade buyer, processor or depot operator
  • Usually slaughter stock
  • Usually sold into the commodity goatmeat export market
  • Some into the commodity goatmeat domestic market
  • Some into farmers or produce markets, local or specialist butchers
High input goat breeding
  • Live export buyer
  • Usually breeding stock
  • Usually shipped by air
Depot
  • Live export buyer
  • Usually slaughter stock
  • Usually shipped by air
  • Carcase trade buyer, processor or depot operator
  • Usually slaughter stock
  • Usually sold into the commodity goatmeat export market