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Feral Goats in Australia
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PEST STATUS
Feral goats have a major effect on agriculture and native plants through overgrazing and resulting soil erosion.
Feral goats foul waterholes and can introduce weeds through seeds carried in their dung.
Feral goats can carry footrot and infect farmers livestock.
Feral goats are potential carriers of exotic diseases, such as, foot-and-mouth disease, should there be an outbreak in Australia.
Feral goats are also an important resource, harvested commercially, primarily for meat.
Many farmers now consider the capture and sale of feral goats to be an essential part of their business.
DISTRIBUTION IN AUSTRALIA

Feral goats inhabit all States and Territories of Australia, but are most common in rocky or hilly semi-arid areas of NSW - SA - WA - QLD.



FERAL PEST CONTROL OPTIONS


(1) Ground Shooting (2) Helicopter Aerial Shooting (3) Mustering, and (4) Exclusion Fencing.


Ground shooting is best suited to accessible areas with high feral goat populations.


A common technique is to catch or trap a feral goat and fit a radio collar to track the location of the herd.


Aerial Shooting is expensive, but may be the only option in rugged otherwise inaccessible areas.

Shooting is a humane method when carried out by skilled shooters using the correct firearm, ammunition and shot placement.


Shooting of feral goats should carried out by professional skilled shooters with appropriate licences, accreditation and insurances.


The best time to shoot feral goats is when they are most active; that is, in the early morning and late afternoon.


RECOMMENDED LINKS

Feral Goats - Aust Govt PDF


Feral Goats - NSW Govt PDF

Feral Goats - QLD Govt PDF


Feral Goats - SA Govt PDF
Feral Goat Pest Control PDF
Feral Goat Pest Control Cost PDF
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