Meredith Dairy is a family-owned enterprise in southern Australia, milking 10,000 does and manufacturing cheese and yogurt in a purpose-built facility on the farm. The farm and manufacturing enterprise is the venue for some significant goat dairy research under the supervision of Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Cameron and his wife Julie (IGA Country Representative for Australia)
This summer, the Dairy was visited by the Republic of Botswana High Commissioner to Australia and former Member of Botswana Parliament, Dorcas Kobela Makgato along with Counsellor Mr. Kesegofetse Unoda Mazongo and other delegates from Botswana.
Her Excellency, Ms. Dorcas Kobela Makgato was the former Minister for Trade and Industry in Botswana and has strived to make Botswana an attractive place to do business. She was also a Minister for Health and an advocate for the equality and protection of women. The Ambassador spoke of fond memories of farming and said the farm and animals reminded her of Botswana, family, and her childhood. The Commissioner wrote about her visit on social media, which reached wonderful feedback from the people of Botswana who are excited about the possibilities of Dairy goat Farming.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.