50 acres in Hawkesbury - Looking for some advice re goat farming

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50 acres in Hawkesbury - Looking for some advice re goat farming

Hi everyone. My name is Steven. I have a 50 acres land in Hawkesbury with two Boer goats inherited from the previous owner and I intend to keep the property for the long term. I am looking at the prospect of goat farming as a large part of my land is currently trees and bushes and I have dams on site. From my very limited knowledge, I understand that goats may be suited to such conditions and may be suitable to help clear the land and establish a farm business. Does anyone have any advice on where to start or contacts who I could speak to ? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Steven

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Last seen: 11/12/2019 - 15:54
Joined: 02/28/2011 - 14:19

Hi Steven,

Thanks for the question and welcome to the small farm forum. In short it is possible for sheep and cattle to be run together, you will need to have solid ringlock fencing to keep both in.

I have also posted your question to our Facebook discussion group where there have been some excellent, if you would like to view the responses.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/FarmStyle/

Regards,

Charlie

Last seen: 11/09/2019 - 18:28
Joined: 11/09/2019 - 18:19

hey Steve, how did you get on ? i suspect your idea is not a bad one but its hard to say without knowing your situation better. with mostly trees and bushes it does sound like a lot of eucalypts bushland (or heading that way) rather than grazing country. if anything goats will survive.

you might want to try some electric mesh fencing to control the goats, move it every few days , and get a few more and see how you go. this might enable you to control some of the woody brush and get some more grass growing.

i don't know what markets there would be - maybe theres a small abattoir somewhere that can do a contract kill. for whats its worth i suspect your on the right track.

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