Strathbogie Goat is the vision of Linda McKenzie, who lives in Mangalore farming her small herd of stud Boer Goats.
Recognising the challenges of small-scale farmers to find a consistent and viable market for their premium grade animals….and for local restaurants and retailers to source a reliable supply of quality goat meat…Linda embarked on the creation of Strathbogie Goat to be supply channel between local producers and consumers of Boer Goat.
Linda McKenzie has lived on the land most of her life. Growing up on large stations in the Mallee and witnessing the challenges of creating successful farming enterprises, Linda is well placed to develop Strathbogie Goat as the preeminent supplier of premium Boer Goat to the Strathbogie Region.
Since moving to Mangalore in 2014 and taking over a small herd of commercial Boer Goats, Linda’s pursuit has been the constant improvement in herd quality, husbandry practices and meat production. With a passion for information as the basis for improved breeding, Linda introduced measurement, recording and assessment techniques to track various aspects of animal performance including fertility, mothering, progeny, birth weight, daily weight gain, worm resistance and body structure (such as size, shape, feet, teats, teeth, horns).
Selection of quality breeding stock has been key to the enhancement of animal performance and the carcasses produced.
Recent trialing of different animal types and sizes in meat production has given great insight into carcass production, meat quality (including presentation, meat colouring and fat cover) and the ultimate meat taste, texture and quality.
Quality assurance of the meat animal starts from the conception to get the best animal on the ground for the purpose of meat production. The quality assurance process continues until the customer takes delivery of the product. Confidence in our product is supported by simple proven practices at each step of the meat production process.