News

This page includes: Important comments, and a list of future and past events with selected photos and results

The international textile market has a strong appetite for mohair at the moment and future prospects are looking really positive. As reported internationally demand is up and supply is low.    In Australia the total annual production of mohair is approximately  80,000 – 85,000 kg per year which locally is down from the 131,344 kg forecast in the 2004 survey from a total of 34,000 Angora goats running across Australia.   The split at that time was 23,375 does, 1,195 bucks and 9,320 wethers.  Many current producers entered the industry in the early 80’s and are of a similar age bracket.   With record farm property prices it makes sense some people will exit and retire. Our challenge for the entire industry is to find new producers.

Call for nominations for the National Board

This is an election year. Nominations for the National Board are called. Nominations close on the 27th July. A nomination form is available at the bottom of the CONNECT WITH US page and must be signed by the nominee and 2 full members of Mohair Australia Ltd. and sent to the Returning Officer (Joanna Collins 1737 Myrtle Mountain Rd CANDELO NSW 2015)  by 5pm on the 27th July. Nominations will also be accepted by email. [email protected]

Covid 19 Update for regional NSW

Your business needs to follow these safety rules
All businesses within NSW including regional NSW must:
Refer to the relevant state government website for up to date safety rules.

Navigating the site

The News page is the logical place to start. Each page has a purpose so you can go there to check. We will update pages occasionally. Breeders may well want the Herd Book so clicking the second last Name along the top will get you to the start. You need to sign in to see anything other that the membership list and the basic Herd Book information. Under the Log In, enter your membership number as the ID and your password which you get from the registrar – email or phone. Without logging in you can search the Herd Book on Stud Name, Tattoo or Herd Book Number. ONCE LOGGED IN YOU CAN ENTER A NEW ANIMAL, TRANSFER RECORDED ANIMALS TO ANOTHER MEMBER, or LIST YOU HERD. This last command allows editing you flock to active animals (as opposed to inactive and/or deceased) to reduce the number of animals in your drop down box of breeders. You can always resurrect breeders if you have not recorded progeny before the stock take.