The Dairy Goat Society of Australia (DGSA) was formed in 1935 and is dedicated to the breeding and promotion of pedigreed dairy goats. Its main objectives are:
- Fostering the breeding of pedigree dairy goats
- Promotion of dairy goats and their products
- Maintenance of a stud registration system
- Provision of services to its members
Dairy goat breeds
In Australia the DGSA currently recognises nine breeds of dairy goat:
- British Alpine
- Anglo Nubian
- Australian Melaan
- Australian Brown
- Nigerian Dwarf
Each breed has its own special characteristics and personality traits. They are also suited to different climates and environments, so different breeds will thrive in different parts of Australia.
Keeping dairy goats is a very rewarding experience and your goats will repay you with milk and plenty of affection and enjoyment.