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Micathel Boer Goat Stud - History
Micathel Boer Goat Stud was established in 1991, and is one of the oldest Boer Goat studs in Australia. Principal Marie Barnes took over the breeding program in 1999, with the studs first National show broad ribbon winner coming along in 2002.
The stud has stood the test of time producing top animals consistently for well over a decade and remains a leader with an outstanding international reputation. The studs high quality genetics have not only received accolades in the ring at major shows in Australia, but are bred to perform well in a range of environments due to stringent selection for performance and functionality combined with exquisite breed type.
Marie Barnes holds formal qualifications in livestock production and many years of experience developing training courses and extension material to assist livestock producers. She was Goat Industry Team Leader for the New South Wales Department of Agriculture and combines her formal qualifications and livestock extension experience, with a lifetime of agricultural involvement, bringing both a keen eye and unique perspective to her breeding and management philosophy.
Micathel has developed and thrived under Marie's keen eye, diligent care and the understanding that stud stock must be functional efficient producers.
Marie is also the principal of Eldervale Poll Shorthorns which, in its own right, has achieved Championship Awards at Sydney Royal and National Shows for nearly 15 years.
Marie's dedication and longstanding success was recognized in the 2013 R.A.S Excellence in Agriculture Awards, where she and other leading producers from across Australia were formally recognized for their service and achievements in Agriculture.