Opportunity awaits postgraduates with an interest in goat production

Western Local Land Services has an exciting opportunity for students to undertake postgraduate studies in goat production through the Going Ahead with Goats project.

The project will provide financial support for honours and masters students for study in 2023/24 and 2024/25, with topics including:

  • monitoring pre-mating liveweight and body condition score in does for relationships with fertility and litter size
  • evaluation of udder and teat conformation in meat goats
  • grazing management of goats in extensive grazing systems
  • eating quality of goat meat.

One of the main aims of the Going Ahead with Goats project is to accelerate the adoption of goat research and development and address key barriers to industry growth into the future.

Western Local Land Services Agriculture Team Leader, Gemma Turnbull is looking forward to hearing from students that are interested in working in an industry that values research and development.

“The goat industry has made some significant advancements in recent years and there is still a lot of opportunity for growth and improvements into the future,” Gemma said.

“While market conditions are tough at the moment, it’s still a very exciting time for goat producers and we are looking forward to welcoming a student to the project to undertake some important research.

“Through these postgrad opportunities, you’ll have the opportunities to work with innovative landholders that have built the industry in Western NSW from the ground-up and are enthused about the opportunities for it in the years to come.

“You’ll be supported by project staff and our project partners, NSW Department of Primary Industries.”

Students interested in finding out more information or putting their name forward can contact Gemma via gemma.turnbull@lls.nsw.gov.au or 0409 500 581. Otherwise, speak to your preferred university.

The Going Ahead with Goats project is funded by the NSW Government and being delivered by Western Local Land Services.

Media: For more information, please email charlie.whiteley@lls.nsw.gov.au or call 0428 679 974.

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