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Goat Benchmarking

Opportunity for goat producers to benchmark their business at no cost 

Holmes Sackett and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) have partnered to offer 60 commercial goat producers the opportunity to get their businesses fully benchmarked against other goat businesses.

Goat producers are able to have their business benchmarked against the average and top 20 per cent goat businesses at no cost.  This service is valued at $6000.

Participating goat producers will receive:

  • A customised report showing the production and financial performance of your goat enterprise.
  • A comparison of your business performance against the pooled average and top 20% performance and a fresh set of eyes to help identify the opportunities for improvement. 
  • An idea of how you’re tracking against others in the red meat industry through an industry scale comparison of goat enterprise performance against other livestock enterprises over time.

MLA Goat Industry Project Manager, Julie Petty, said it was a convenient and efficient process for goat businesses to gather a great deal of knowledge and information about their business.

“Producers will also have access to the knowledge and skills of Holmes Sackett – a great resource to assist with questions or concerns about the business end of your goat business,” Ms Petty said.

“Producers will also be able to use the farm visit from the experts to identify ways to improve the profitability of your enterprise.”

Ms Petty said importantly the project would also provide significant benefits for the broader industry.

“This will in turn help explain to new and existing producers the key production and profitability drivers for goat; demonstrate the effectiveness or not of goat levy investment; and show how the industry is tracking in terms of growth or otherwise.”

There are two data collection timings proposed - one in autumn/winter 2019 and another in 2021.

For this project, Holmes Sackett will be working with goat producers from across Australia to collect five years of goat enterprise data. This time frame will allow for the impacts of seasonal volatility between years to be assessed.

Producers who would like to be involved should contact Prue Francis on 0435 052 255 to discuss the project further and establish a time when it might suit to meet with you on farm.


Photo courtesy of MLA.