Goat Husbandry Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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Goat production is a growing area with the demand for goat milk, meat and goat fibre increasing continuously. Learn sucessful goat husbandry in this unique 100-hour self-paced online course.

Students study a range of topics including general goat husbandry, kidding, meat and fibre production, dairy production, feed nutrition, goat breeds and more.

This course is offered:

  • online course or correspondence course
  • self paced
  • unlimited tutor support by email
  • online assignment uploads

This course is suitable for:

  • those involved in commercial goat husbandry for meat, fibre or milk production
  • amateur enthusiasts
  • those interested in a range of agricultural animal husbandry

No prior experience is required.

Course Aims:

  • Discuss the significance of goats, the characteristics that differentiate them from other domesticated animals and the scope and nature of goat industries
  • Select appropriate Goat Breeds for specified purposes
  • Describe how goats are bred
  • Determine and manage an appropriate diet for a goat
  • Identify a sick goat
  • Describe common health issues that can affect goats; their prevention and treatment
  • Determine facilities needed, and husbandry tasks that need to be undertaken for the management of a goat
  • Describe Kidding and Raising Kids
  • Explain the commercial farming goats for fibre, meat and other products (excluding dairy)
  • Determine viable plans for farming goats



Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.