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Australian Cashmeres-
Sustainable Livestock Farming
  • Australian Cashmere is a renewable resource with the fleece being harvested once a year.

  • Australian Cashmeres are free range animals that can be used to advantage to clear areas of weeds without the use of costly, hazardous chemicals.

  • The Australian Cashmere Goat's dietary preference for the weeds rejected by other livestock species, leads to pasture improvement, more nitrogen fixing plants and healthier soils.

 

The Australian Cashmere Goat
  • Fertility. Australian Cashmere goats are very fertile and quite prolific. A mature buck in good condition can serve 80 - 100 does. Bucks mature at an early age, so either need to be castrated or removed from their mothers by 12 weeks.

  • Australian Cashmere does make excellent, protective mothers, are good milkers, have multiple births and if they have the right nutritional requirements, are capable of rearing two or more kids at a time.

  • Cashmere Goats are intelligent, inquisitive and playful. They are frequently long lived, whilst still being productive.

  • Low Cost Production as there is no need to crutch, mules or jet, nor is there a need for constant surveillance for months each year for fly strike. 

Benefits of Farming Australian Cashmere Goats
  • Cashmere Goats are suitable for farming in most areas of Australia.

  • Australian Cashmeres are suitable livestock for both small farms and large broadacre farming.

  • The demand for all types of Cashmere continues to increase, whilst world production is declining and the price for Cashmere increasing.

  • Due to the fact that Cashmeres choose a different portion of the feed available, other enterprises benefit from the pasture made possible with the addition of Cashmere Goats. They can be a lucrative addition to core farm businesses, with good returns for both meat as well as fibre.

  • After years of domestication, farming Australian Cashmeres is not dissimilar to farming and handling crossbred sheep.