2 Nov 2023

Come get your goat on! If you’re in the Mackay region and interested in learning more about goat meat and milk production, this is a not to be missed event!

Queensland Goat Producers Inc (QGoat) is excited to invite you to join us for a day of learning, networking, and fun with goat breeders, farmers, and enthusiasts. Attendees will be able to talk to producers about the different goat breeds available in Australia, taste goat milk products, and hear from expert speakers on a range of husbandry related topics.

Information on parasite control, hoof care, choosing a herd sire, dairy goat selection, biosecurity, butchering and Livestock Guardians Dogs are just some of the topics that will be covered on the day.

There’s something for the whole family with market stalls featuring Deep Gully Gelato, Deep Gully Goat Cheese, Goat Soap, Bush Lemon Farm Goat Meat, goat milk skincare, Miners Stockfeeds, and SF Produce.

QGoat, Mount Roy Stud, Rascal Ranch Minis, Percy Island Goats, Pioneer Landcare and others will be on hand with information displays.

Attendees are also invited to join the QGoat team for a Farm to Plate Dinner featuring locally produced Percy Island Goat.

Colonial Percy Island Goats hail from Middle Percy Island which is located 130km southeast of Mackay. In 1874, 12 goats were placed on the Island to provide meat, milk and skins for seafarers, and the rest is history! In 2015 Colonial Percy Island Goats obtained a number of goats from Middle Percy Island, and this formed the beginning of their dual-purpose herd. Genetic testing shows these are the purest line of goats in Australia due to their 150 years of isolated development.

When: 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 18th November 2023
Where: RSL Hall & Grounds Finch Hatton
To RSVP: call 07 4958 3276
Questions: Kylie 0437881246 or Diana 0418196051
Cost: gold coin donation

Media contact: Glenda Henry, QGoat Chair 0428 774 687