Goat Fibre

The Australian goat fibre industry is made up of two sub-industries – mohair and cashmere – and product is used to manufacture fine, quality clothing and furniture fabrics.

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Goat Fibre

Future Fibre Farming: Transforming Australia’s goat fibre industry

The AgriFutures Australian goat fibre extension and industry development program has just been launched with the aim of transforming the hobbyist niche into a mainstream commercial animal fibre.

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GOAT FIBRE / 14.04.23

First of its kind agriculture innovation tour connects producers across the country

Agritech has taken enormous steps in recent times – but on-farm uptake hasn’t advanced at the same pace. Determined to match strides, AgriFutures Australia hosted the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour in February 2023.

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GOAT FIBRE / 02.11.22

Calling all AgriFutures Australia growers and producers: you are invited to be a part of the inaugural Innovation Intensive Tour

Advancements in agricultural technology have enabled more informed decision-making about crops and livestock, eased traditionally labour-intensive tasks, reduced environmental impacts, and generated a range of efficiencies in production, processing and distribution.

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GOAT FIBRE / 13.07.21

Collaboration opens doors to “big picture” research

Adding value to the thousands of levy payers across our industries is a key driver for research, development and extension (RD&E) at AgriFutures Australia. Now more than ever, collaboration will drive the way we deliver research outcomes for farmers and producers, who often face similar issues across related industries and in their own-mixed farming enterprises.

By John Smith, AgriFutures Australia, General Manager Research

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