Kangaroos and feral goats as economic resources for graziers: Some views from south-west Queensland

Chapman, M. (2003) Kangaroos and feral goats as economic resources for graziers: Some views from south-west Queensland. Rangeland Journal, 25 1: 20-36. doi:10.1071/RJ03003


Author Chapman, M.
Title Kangaroos and feral goats as economic resources for graziers: Some views from south-west Queensland
Journal name Rangeland Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-9872
1834-7541
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/RJ03003
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 20
End page 36
Total pages 17
Editor R. D. B. Whalley
Place of publication Bunbury, Western Australia
Publisher The Australian Rangeland Society
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
300803 Natural Resource Management
770903 Living resources (flora and fauna)
Abstract Fifteen years ago it was proposed that the conversion of kangaroos from a pest to an economically valuable resource would allow graziers to reduce the numbers of domestic stock and thereby lower total grazing pressure. Since then, little progress towards this goal has been achieved. This is believed to be due mainly to the low prices obtained for kangaroo products. A survey of graziers in south-west Queensland was carried out to discover their opinions on kangaroos as a potential economic resource. Questions on the harvesting of feral goats were also included in the survey because of the contrast this industry provides to kangaroo harvesting in terms of grazier involvement. The results of the survey are discussed in relation to resource ownership rights; kangaroo product prices and marketing; and competition within the kangaroo harvesting industry. They show that while low kangaroo product prices do act as a disincentive to graziers, other administrative, legal and institutional factors are also important impediments to their entry to the industry. It is concluded that until the focus of attention widens to include consideration of these as well as just market factors, little progress will be made towards integrating graziers into the kangaroo harvesting industry.
Keyword Ecology
Kangaroo Harvesting
Feral Goats
Royalties
Property Rights
Rangelands
Grazing Management
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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