Displaying items by tag: goats

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 09:05

The great goat meat price mystery

Garrick Batten on why there aren't more goats on pastoral farms.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 22 May 2020 11:28

History of dairy goats in NZ

Goats have been used for milk production for at least 9,000 years, but in New Zealand dairy goats are a relatively recent introduction.

Published in Management
Monday, 18 May 2020 09:51

Consumers want more goat milk products

The dairy landscape in New Zealand is changing, as it is around the world.

Published in Management
Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:05

Why are goat profits not matching prices?

Long-time goat industry stalwart Garrick Batten looks into why farm gate goat meat profits have not matched FOB prices, potential market returns or other meats.

Published in General News

Why have processor/exporters not encouraged more goat meat when it sells at comparable retail prices to lamb in USA?

Published in Agribusiness
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:32

What about the potential of goat meat exports?

Long-time goat industry advocate Garrick Batten questions why NZ meat exporters have not capitalised on the inbuilt and growing Northern American demand for goat meat.

Published in Agribusiness
Thursday, 02 January 2020 08:55

Shed upgrade cuts milking time

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 November 2019 13:55

Shed upgrade cuts milking time

Matamata goat farmers Wiebe and Piety Smitstra have retrofitted their goat milking shed with a GEA WestfaliaSurge low line double-up herringbone system.

Published in Management
Thursday, 28 November 2019 12:55

Maintaining a healthy, productive animal

Dairy goat farmers should carefully plan the feed requirements during the lead up to transition and the early lactation period.

Published in Farm Health
Thursday, 28 November 2019 11:55

Keeping ketosis away from goats

Ketosis in any of its forms can lead to sudden and catastrophic loss levels at kidding time.

Published in Farm Health
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