Agriculture Victoria’s Goat Health Veterinary Officer will provide practical health and welfare advice at Meat & Livestock Australia’s National Goat Roadhow at Ballarat next week.

Dr Berwyn Squire will speak about how producers can increase productivity by improving animal health and she will cover key factors every goat enterprise should consider.

“It’s a great opportunity to talk about potential animal health and welfare issues – what to look out for and what to avoid in terms of illness and death,” she said.

Dr Squire said she would be encouraging goat producers to build a positive relationship with their local veterinarians, as they were a vital source of help and information.

The Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) National Goat Roadshow profiles a range of new resources and tools for goatmeat producers and delves into the practical aspects of managing goats.

Topics include carcase selection, animal selection, biosecurity, Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis* (CAE), Code of Transport and profitability.

The National Goat Roadshow will be at the North Ballarat Sports Club on Wednesday, 14 August.

Registrations are essential, and can be made online or by contacting AgCommunicators on (08) 8332 3277.

Agriculture Victoria’s Animal Disease Watch Hotline is a national telephone number 1800 675 888.

For more information about goat health visit the Agriculture Victoria website