• Output $10m est. Up 52% yoy.
  • NSW has the largest rangeland goat population in Australia.
  • The average over the hook price for goats increased by 39% in 2019-20.

Development of the goat industry in NSW

The DPI recognises the value of the goat industry in NSW and the importance of supporting its future development.

The Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA), in collaboration and consultation with stakeholders, developed the Goatmeat and Livestock Industry Strategic Plan 2015-2020.

DPI has reviewed the plan and, in line with DPI’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023, has provided feedback and recommendations for the goat industry and relevant industry stakeholders in NSW.

More Information DPI Strategic Plan 2019-23

Right to Farm Policy

On 13 November 2019 the Right to Farm Bill was passed in the Parliament of NSW.

The concept of 'right to farm' has multiple facets but the common interpretation relates to a desire by farmers to undertake lawful agricultural practices without conflict or interference arising from complaints from neighbours and other land users.

The NSW Government has developed a comprehensive, state-wide approach to deal with the issue of 'right to farm', which brings together a suite of responses.

View the Policy