Donkey farming

There is growing interest in the development of commercial donkey farming in the Northern Territory (NT).

An assessment has been done on the potential for donkey farming including a gross margin analysis i.e. the gross income produced less the variable costs of production. The analysis serves as a guide to the relative profitability of different donkey farming options, as well as beef cattle farming.

Read the report Potential of the donkey industry in the Northern Territory - Discussion Paper PDF (1.7 MB)

To provide feedback on the report please email

For more information on feral donkeys in the NT, visit the NT government website.

Last updated: 10 November 2016

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