Going ahead with goats


Dr Melanie Smith from Meat and Livestock Australia. PHOTO TWH

The NSW Local Land Services hosted 96 delegates at the Bourke Bowling Club on Monday for an information session on the goat meat industry.

Although the event was originally scheduled for last year, prior to the Covid-19 lockdowns,

Agriculture Team Leader for Western Local Land Services, Gemma Turnbull, said that with the abattoir soon to begin operation it was an opportune time for the rescheduled event

Interest in the harvesting of rangeland goats has increased with the imminent opening of the North Bourke small stock abattoir.

Rangeland goats is the new terminology for these animals previously known as feral goats and the word ‘rangeland’ is defined as the environment from which feral goats have originated according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

The meeting was addressed by speakers from Thomas Foods International (TFI), NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and James Boland from Big Ampi Station at Menindee.


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