Goats were domesticated by 7500 BC and were valued for their ability to exploit land of low productivity and areas that could not be used by humans. Another advantage is that goats are easily controlled with little labour. Meat, milk products, and fibre are useful products.
Feral goats can cause major agricultural and environmental damage. Feral goats compete with domestic stock for pasture, damage fences, and reduce the profitability of pastoral and agricultural industries.
You can participate in national feral goat mapping by reporting populations.
The feral goat is a Class 2 declared pest animal under Queensland legislation. It is the responsibility of landholders to control feral goats on their land.