Possible chinks in the crocodile armour: Defining skin microflora
Crocodiles are iconic Australian animals. They are also the source of fine, hard wearing leather prized by the world’s leading fashion houses. The commercial crocodile...
Published: 12 Mar 2007
Author(s): Shim-Prydon, Geon, Camacho-Barreto, Henry
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This report identifies current and potential uses for co-/by-products of the crocodile, emu, goat, kangaroo and rabbit industries in Australia and examines aspects of their production, supply and demand as well as potential barriers to their viable commercialisation.
Existing and potential co-/by-products in each of the five researched industries offer good economic opportunities. Currently, the emu and goat industries commercialise their oil and offal respectively. In the medium- to long-term, viable opportunities may exist for other co-/by-products such as crocodile bones, emu feathers, goat blood, rabbit blood and rabbit manure.