Julie Petty with some stars of the roadshow.

With a focus on improving the on-farm practices and business management skills of Australian goatmeat producers, the Meat and Livestock Australia National Goat Roadshow will return with a series of events this month.

The roadshow will profile a range of new MLA resources and tools for goatmeat producers and delve into the practical aspects of managing goats, including carcase selection, animal selection, biosecurity, CAE, Code of Transport and profitability.

Three events are scheduled across Victoria this month, including in Bendigo on Thursday, August 15.

MLA Goat Industry project manager, Julie Petty, said the roadshow was an excellent opportunity for producers to get together and learn more about practical ways to get more from their goat production.

“With topics covering business management, productivity gains through animal health, producer case studies and an industry expert panel session, the events will help goatmeat producers add more to their bottom lines,” Ms Petty said.

The roadshow will feature talks from industry experts including Holmes Sackett director John Francis, Agriculture Victoria veterinary officer Berwyn Squire, an industry panel and local producers.

Registrations for the roadshow events are essential, and can be made by contacting AgCommunicators on 08 8332 3277.

The one-day workshop runs from 9am to 1pm and the cost is $55 for levy payers or $71.50 for non-levy payers.