This report provides the most comprehensive manual ever produced of techniques to manage and feed goats during drought. The report builds on the interim manual that was produced under tight time-lines. This manual incorporates outcomes from previous RIRDC projects, new research data on nutrition and water requirements of goats and a review of developments during the 2001-2005 drought. Feedback has been sought from industry organisations, commercial producers and Departments of Primary Industry in all states of Australia. Two industry workshops were held to evaluate the manual and to identify new practices and deficiencies in our knowledge.