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Rangeland goat

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'Rangeland’ describes goats that graze on indigenous pastures on a wild, natural diet. They exist in areas that offer natural protection against predators and often, they are not cultivated by farmers.

Often referred to as feral goats, these animals have adapted to their environment and have evolved from their genetic origins. Harvesting Australian rangeland goat populations for meat, started in 1953 and continued sporadically until the 1990’s with the introduction of Boer goats, which allowed for more regulated farming techniques and more widely available goat meat in basic cuts. Despite this, the rangeland goat is still a major source of product for the Australian goat meat industry.