Going ahead with goats Project

The NSW Government has invested $1.2 million into the goat industry through the Going Ahead with Goats Project, providing a massive boost to primary producers as well as local communities and economies.

The project will assist goat producers and the goat industry thrive into the future, with an aim to accelerate the adoption of goat Research & Development (R&D) and grow market share, both domestically and in the export market, for Western NSW goat producers.

In the 2021-22 financial year, Australia goat exports were worth $298.6 million, with NSW goat producers supplying 64% of the goats processed nationally.

How will the project support goat producers and the goat industry?

The Going Ahead with Goats Project will provide investment into research for the development of sustainable genetic improvements of goat breeds which will ensure continuity of supply and sustained commodity value for goat producers, particularly in Western NSW.

Additionally, the project will also see investment to allow for the implementation of an expansive adoption pathway by developing a community of practice, upskilling advisors, goat producers and Aboriginal land managers.

Through these initiatives, the Going Ahead with Goats Project will allow the goat industry to address key barriers that will allow for continued growth into the future.

Find out more about the project

You can get in touch with the team by emailing admin.western@lls.nsw.gov.au

Please include ‘Going Ahead with Goats’ in your email subject.

The Going Ahead with Goats Project is being delivered by Local Land Services, with support from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, through funding from the NSW Government.

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