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About us

“Built Tough for Rangeland Conditions”

Matt & Zaya Wood with Goodooga station manager Rob Kuehn run 50,000 acres at Goodooga in north western NSW in a 400mm rainfall zone and which has been in various degrees of drought since 2012. Drought necessitated a permanent change to the business model with the focus now on goats and sheep. Rangeland Red Goat Stud was established in 2018 with the aim of improving our commercial rangeland goats with Red Kalahari genetics. The aim was to breed red bucks that we could put across our rangeland does that would reduce the amount of white on the goats and that also increased growth rates, slaughter weights and yields.

The stud originated from stock secured from many studs across Australia and with focused breeding and now moving into our fourth embryo programme we are seeing significant gains and improvements in rates of growth and maturity. We have now expanded to over 250 does in the stud and will be building the stud numbers to 500 does in the near future. We commenced a major embryo flushing and transfer program in 2019 with over 160 embryos going into recipient does. In 2020 we flushed and transferred over 200 embryos. We continued our ET programs in 2021 and successfully transferred 168 embryos. We only flush our very best does with the very best bucks and this has allowed us to quickly make significant gains in numbers and quality. We will be continuing our embryo and transfer programs into 2022. In early 2020 a sister stud was established in the USA. This has sourced some exceptional red bucks for semen export to Australia. To date over 2,000 semen straws have been collected and successfully imported into Australia. In late 2021 a selection of 2020 stud does will be artificially inseminated with USA semen with first kids hitting the ground in the first half of 2022. This will see the entry of new blood not seen in Australia from exceptional USA red goats. Our USA sister stud is now collecting semen from two new bucks with this semen being exported to Australia early in 2022.

Commercial numbers at Goodooga have also been expanding with the aim of increasing commercial breeding doe numbers to 5,000 to 10,000 does being run on seasonal basis. The popularity of red and black goats has increased tremendously throughout Australia due to their advantageous colour, proven survivability and increased carcass weights. At Rangeland Red we are all about commercial performance and collect a huge wealth of data on everything that we do so that we can continuously improve. Rangeland Red are breeding sound, fertile, well-muscled, quiet red goats that are fast maturing with rapid growth, whilst maintaining hardiness and strong Kalahari breed character. High standards of animal husbandry are maintained throughout the stud, including regular vaccinations and parasite control. Rangeland Red Goat Stud is registered with the Boer Goat Breeder’s Association of Australia LTD (BGBAA).
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Inviting you to our...
25th of November 2020

(See below advert for all details)



Built Tough for Rangeland Conditions

  • Hard Working and Fertile​
  • Focussed on Performance​
  • Adding significant weight gain and growth rates to rangeland breeding programmes​

Buck Sale on 25 November 2020 Cobar NSW

  • BGBAA Registered​
  • Kidplan figures​​
  • Quarterly weight gain figures​​