Goats can be kept for milk, fibre or meat. The Victorian goat meat industry is experiencing unprecedented growth with strong demand in many overseas markets. In 2012-13, the industry exported 14,344 tonnes of goat meat, worth $67 million, with key export markets in the USA, Taiwan, the Caribbean, Canada and Malaysia.
Find out how to run a successful business keeping goats and how to care for your flock.
The Pig, Goat and Deer Industry Profile provides an overview of the location, structure and performance of Victoria's goat industry. It also provides information on production, trends, exports, domestic consumption and government policy influence of the industry.
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