This research shows market opportunity for new, emerging and maturing animal industries – Mohair, Alpaca and Camel Milk.
Farm gate returns from angora goats are currently comparable to some sheep enterprises and there is a profitable market for between 300 and 400 tonnes of Australian-grown mohair. Current production is a modest 130 tonnes.
Alpaca fibre production has increased from 102 tonnes in 2006-07 to 242 tonnes in 2015-16 and meat production has emerged as a serious addition to commercial enterprises with 32 tonnes of alpaca meat were marketed to restaurants in 2015-16 and strong future growth is forecast.
Over the next five years, camel milk production will shift from a small-scale cottage industry into much larger scale production.
Mohair, Alpaca and Camel Milk Project Summaries are available for download:
Project Summary: Mohair Market Assessment 2016
Project Summary: Camel Milk Market Assessment 2016
Project Summary: Alpaca Market Assessment 2016