Australia has an estimated 2.6 million feral goats, distributed in all states and territories. Feral goats are a complex management problem, for they are a major agricultural and environmental pest and a commercial resource, providing income to farmers who muster them for sale. Feral goats compete with sheep and some native animals for pasture, and contribute to land degradation through grazing and browsing. The muster and transport of feral goats is an animal welfare concern. Managing Vertebrate Pests: Feral Goats is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the history and biology of feral goats in Australia, the damage they cause, and community attitudes to feral goat management. Key Strategies for successful feral goat control are recommended by the authors, who are scientific experts in goat management. The strategies are illustrated by case studies. Managing Vertebrate Pests: Feral Goats is an essential guide for policy makers, farmers, conservation reserve managers and all those interested in feral goat management.
|Author||Parkes, J., Henzell, R. and Pickles, G|
|Publisher||Bureau Of Rural Sciences|
|Institution||Bureau of Rural Sciences|
|Region||Australia - national|