Managing feral goats is important to protect our agricultural industries and for wildlife conservation. Feral goats contribute to overgrazing which can result in soil erosion and other forms of land degradation.
Feral goats compete with native and domestic animals for food and resources. Feral goats are seen by Queensland landholders as either a pest or a resource, or sometimes both, depending on the price being offered at the time.
The feral goat is a Class 2 declared pest animal and is considered a key threanening process in Australia. For this reason, the Department of the Environment and Heritage has developed a Threat Abatement Plan for feral goats.
|Author||Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QLD|