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

Table 1.2: General guide to customer fit for rangeland goat enterprises

 

Enterprise

Your buyer

Product destination

Consumer preferences

Pure wild harvest

  • Major export processors.
  • Depot operators.
  • Domestic processors.
  • Live export buyers.
  • Commodity goatmeat - export. Major markets: US and Taiwan.
  • Slaughter goats exported live. Major market: Malaysia.
  • Commodity goatmeat - domestic. Ethnic butchers and restaurants.
  • Commodity goatmeat: Lean carcase for use in traditional slow, wet cooking (stewing).
  • Live export: 40kg+ liveweight, young.

Harvest and hold - goat paddock(s)

  • Major export processors.
  • Depots operators.
  • Domestic processors.
  • Live export buyers.
  • Commodity goatmeat - export. Major markets: US and Taiwan.
  • Slaughter goats exported live. Major market: Malaysia.
  • Commodity goatmeat - domestic. Ethnic butchers and restaurants.
  • Commodity goatmeat: Lean carcase for use in traditional slow, wet cooking (stewing).
  • Live export: 40kg+ liveweight, young.

Low input goat breeding

  • Major export processors.
  • Depots aligned with or selling to export processors.
  • Domestic processors.
  • Live export buyers.
  • Commodity goatmeat - export. Major markets: US and Taiwan.
  • Slaughter goats exported live. Major market: Malaysia.
  • Commodity goatmeat - domestic. Ethnic butchers and restaurants.

 

  • Commodity goatmeat: Lean carcase for use in traditional slow, wet cooking (stewing).
  • Live export – slaughter: 40kg+ liveweight.

 

High input goat breeding

  • Live export buyers.
  • Processors supplying domestic butchers.
  • Restockers.
  • Export processors.
  • Depots aligned with or selling to export processors.
  • Domestic processors.
  • Goat breeding.
  • Commodity goatmeat - export. Major markets: US and Taiwan.
  • Commodity goatmeat - domestic. Ethnic butchers and restaurants.
  • Breeding goats exported live. Major market: Malaysia.
  • Export slaughter: Lean carcase for use in traditional slow, wet cooking (stewing).
  • Domestic slaughter: Even fat cover, good muscle colour.
  • Restockers and live exporters: Females with typical Boer colouration.

 

Depot

  • Processors.
  • Live exporters.
  • All markets.
  • All preferences.

Refer to the Marketing section for further details