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Animal Breeding and Genetics
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2003;16(12): 1842-1852.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2003.1842    Published online January 1, 2003.
Goat Meat Production: Present Status and Future Possibilities
J. S. Dhanda, D. G. Taylor, P. J. Murray, R. B. Pegg, P. J. Shand
The bulk of the world''''s goat population is found in South-East Asia and Africa, where goats are the major source of meat production. Unfortunately, lack of an organized goat meat industry and marketing structure in developing countries is primarily responsible for their poor export earnings compared to those in developed countries such as Australia and New Zealand. Goat meat is leaner than meat from other domestic red meat species as well as being comparable in terms of its nutritional constituents. Furthermore, there are few, if any, religious or cultural taboos limiting the consumption of goat meat. Development of a carcass grading system and a suitable infrastructure in developing countries are some of the key requirements needed to establish a sustainable goat meat industry in the world. With an increase in demand by consumers for low-fat red meat alternatives, the future of the goat meat industry looks promising.
Keywords: Goat Meat Industry; Meat Production Potential; Nutritive Value; Future Needs
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