Goat

Goat meat a future food for farmers

[1 November/Hawkes Bay Times] The Future Foods Conference in Napier saw more than 200 people hear that the best opportunity for Hawkes Bay to develop more value-added products was through focusing on goat meat rather than plant-based alternatives. Natasha Telles D’Costa told the conference that goat meat is the world’s most consumed meat with a...

New PGP programme to foster high value goat milk infant formula industry

[31 August/MPI] A Primary Group Partnership programme looked to grow a sustainable, high value goat milk infant formula industry in New Zealand has launched. Caprine Innovations NZ is a programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Dairy Goat Co-operative. The goals of the programme is to improve the health and wellbeing of families,...

Dairy Goat Co-operative appoints David Hemara as new chief executive

[16 April/NZ Farmer] David Hemara has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Dairy Goat Co-operative after Tony Giles stepped down. Mr Hemara said his focus would be to maintain the push for quality, innovation and export market development. Before stepping down, Mr Giles added that DGC’s key areas of growth were in...

Live goat exports to Asia in demand

[28 February/Rural Life] According to Shingle Creek Chevon Partner, Dougal Laidlaw, more pure and composite meat goats were needed to fill four shipments of live goats and goat meat to Asian clients. Due to the competitive live export market, he did not disclose the countries the goats were being sent to however he wanted to...

Dairy Goat Co-operative earns $193m in revenue last season

[14 November/Stuff] Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) grew its revenue by $16 million to $193 million last season, helped by strong European markets. Outgoing DGC Chief Executive Tony Giles said the performance was in keeping with DGC’s growth over the past four to five years and was due to significant investment in market development globally. Mr...