Keeping/farming of goats – Comments for DPI

Department of Primary Industry

Dear DPI Team

Thank you for inviting the public to attend your on-line consultation webinars on various
aspects of the keeping/farming of goats, in particular responsibilities and traceability.

“While the potential introduction of some form of traceability has merit, we must point out
that goats are rapid breeders, and within two years of a goat escaping or being released into
the wild, there could be 2 generations of untraceable animals creating havoc in the wild.
Frankly, we believe the risk to the environment from any goat-keeping exercise is just too
great, and something that needs extremely strict controls!”