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The Australian dairy goat sector is an important emerging industry with significant potential. In 2016 there were 68 dairy goat farms licensed to make food products producing nearly 17 million litres of milk with a farm gate value greater than $20 million per year. This book addresses the critical information needed for those moving into dairy goat milk production and for existing enterprises and farm workers.

An easy-to-use reference for both the novice and experienced dairy goat farmer. Discusses herd establishment, animal husbandry, health and welfare, nutrition, biosecurity infrastructure requirements, quality assurance and market specifications.

  • Chapter 1 Dairy goat breeds in Australia
  • Chapter 2 Planning for productivity
  • Chapter 3 Milking management
  • Chapter 4 Handling the breeding stock
  • Chapter 5 Husbandry practices
  • Chapter 6 Responses of goats to handling
  • Chapter 7 The cost of disease
  • Chapter 8 Diseases and pests
  • Chapter 9 Ruminant digestion
  • Chapter 10 The well-fed herd
  • Chapter 11 Buying goats
  • Chapter 12 On-farm quarantine
  • Chapter 13 Buildings
  • Chapter 14 Milk quality
  • Chapter 15 Marketing

Title          Dairy goats AgGuide       
Author(s)                   
Pages          156         
ISBN          9 781760 582739         
Catalogue number          B976         
Year of publish          2018         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $30.00AUD (inc GST)


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