The global demand for both mohair and goat meat continues to grow. Now is the time to promote our industry and encourage more farmers to run angoras.
The Australian Mohair Company (AMC) was formed by a group of long established Angora breeders and mohair producers.
The demand for all types of Mohair continues to grow while world production is declining. Goat meat is also a growing market of which Australia is already the biggest exporter in the world. Weekly meat market reports are available on the Meat and Livestock (MLA) website.
The Australian Mohair Company was launched on the 22nd March 2018 on a very successful family farm based near Dubbo NSW where a large scale merino sheep operation is now planning to run 2000 angora goats. This is the type of farmer our industry needs to attract and mentor. We need new producers and lots of them now. The key is promotion, having a good website with the correct and relevant industry information and experienced growers to mentor new producers.
The launch of the AMC was recorded by ABC TV “Landline” (view the episode HERE). The emphasis for the field day and “Landline” story was the need for more Angora goats on farms that will produce more mohair and goat meat and to demonstrate the value of using goats for chemical free weed control on pastures and cropping country.
The AMC website encompasses all aspects regarding the farming of Angoras and production of Mohair. The AMC website will continue to be updated as important information comes to hand and will become a useful and valuable site for both new and experienced breeders to source market information, biosecurity updates, angoras for sale, goat auction sales, case studies and other relevant information. As the AMC website and company evolves and grows over time, we encourage all producers to send us information or photos so that we can add these to the site and forward questions for which you require answers.
The AMC is for the benefit of ALL mohair producers in Australia, both new and existing.
We look forward to working with all mohair producers, industry service providers and interested parties to grow the Australian Angora goat industry.
Doug Nicholls, Chairman Australian Mohair Company