March 22, 2009

Angora (Mohair) Goat Basics: Further reading & industry contacts

Agriculture, animal husbandry, goats, Angora, Mohair, information, further reading, references

By Dr Clive Dalton

Further reading
ARC Report No. 10. (1998).
The nutrition of goats. Report of technical committee on responses to nutrients.
ISBN 0-85199-216-1.

Batten, G. (2002).
Simply goats. A guide to making money from your farm with goats.
A FITT project funded by New Zealand Woolpro. ISBN 0-473-07077-4.

Charlton, D. & Stewart. A. (2006).
Growing poplar and willow trees on farms - Guidelines for establishing and managing poplar and willow trees on farms.
ISBN 978-0-473-12270-6.
Available from Isabelle Vanderkolk, AgResearch Grasslands, Palmerston North (Ph (06) 351-8246; Email:

Charlton, D. & Stewart, A. (2006).
Pasture and forage plants for New Zealand. Third edition –revised and expanded. 2006. Available from NZ Grasslands Association (NZGA) on

Code of Recommendation and Minimum Standards for the Welfare of Animals Transported within New Zealand. November 1994.
No 15. ISBN 0-478-07372-0. Ministry of Agriculture. PO Box 2526. Wellington.

Code of Welfare No 7. Animal Welfare (Painful Husbandry Procedures) Code of Welfare. December 2005.
National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. ISBN 0-478-29800-5.

Code of Recommendation and Minimum Standards for the Emergency Slaughter of Farm Livestock. No 19. 1996. ISBN 0-478-07431-1.

Coleby, P. (1983).
Australian goat husbandry. Night Owl Publishers.
ISBN 0-95950152-1-3.

Dalton, D.C. (1980).
An introduction to practical animal breeding.
Granada. ISBN 0-246-11194-1. Reprinted copies available from

Hetherington, L.U. (1977).
Home goat keeping.
EP Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7158-0461-8.

Kettle, P.R. & Wright, D.E.(1985).
The New Zealand Goat Industry. The Agricultural Research Division Perspective.
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Wellington.

Merrell, M. (1988?).
The A-Z of goat diseases.
Capricorn Communications Ltd.

Mohair New Zealand Inc.( ??).
Getting started.
A publication to assist newcomers to Mohair New Zealand. Compiled by Jean Batty & revised by Dawn Pirani.

Mohair New Zealand Inc. (2000).
The New Zealand Recommended Code of Practice for goat farming.
Contact Mohair NZ

Rumble, C. (1985).
Editor. Goat farming in New Zealand.
Wrightson NMA Ltd. ISBN 0-9597760-0-1.

Wilkinson. J.M. & Stark, B.A. (1987).
Commercial goat production.
ISBN 0-632-01848-8.

Yerex, D. (1986).
The farming of goats in New Zealand.
Ampersand Publishing Assoc. Ltd. ISBN 0-959762404-2.

Industry contacts

Mohair New Zealand.
Executive: Dawn Pirani. Ph. (07) 522-0827. Email:

Mohair Fibres Ltd.
Purpose: To market specialty fibres – mohair, cashmere, cashgora.
Motorway Service Centre, Mill Road, Bombay, Auckland. Phone: (09) 236-0483. Freephone 0800-664-247. Email: Website:
Owner/Director: John Woodward
General Manager: Deborah Woodward

Mohair Pacific
Purpose: Mohair buyers, brokers, exporters
Contact: Chris Sundstrum.
1757 South Eyre Road, RD 1, Rangiora
Phone (03) 312-0415. Fax (03) 312-0416

Mohair New Zealand
Purpose: To assist mohair producers enhance the viability and success of their mohair production.
Secretary: Email:

New Zealand Wood Testing Authority Ltd
Purpose: Testing of raw and processed wool (and goat fibre) to international standards. Technical consultancy and laboratory equipment manufacture.
Head office and laboratory: Cnr Bridge & Lever streets, PO Box 12-065, Ahuriri, Napier. Branches in all major New Zealand centres.
Phone: (06) 835-1086. Email: Website

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