out of area - clearing land using goats

To: Con Boekel <>, "<>" <>
Subject: out of area - clearing land using goats
From: David Rees <>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 12:06:19 +0000

Familiar territory  and I know what you mean, you can additionally see the same if you go out towards Cobar and Broken hill or west of Cunnamulla. Goats everywhere, makes you think what the export meat industry out there should be, Pity we don't like goat, however it can taste good, we just need to educate ourselves to use it.  Could also have solar farms for power on the buggered cleared areas, these would probably bring in a better income than the 3 years in 10 the area is suitable for economic cattle production.


On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:59 PM Con Boekel <> wrote:
Hi everyone

We have just returned from a trip to Bowra - going north by way of St
George and south by way of Bourke.

The drought you all know about. Bird numbers at Bowra have fallen by
three quarters.

Several species listed as 'common' on the Bowra checklist are at the
moment entirely absent or present in extremely low numbers.

But the bad news, based on a cursory examination of many, many hundreds
of kilometers of uncleared grazing country,  is that goat grazing seems
to be unsustainable over vast swathes of country.

Other than at locations like Bowra and and Gundabooka National Park, we
observed very little woody plant regeneration in Acacia woodlands and

It seems absurd to have clearing regulations on the one hand while goats
are effectively clearing vast swathes of Australia with no apparent
management of goat grazing pressure other than that driven by commercial



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