Overview of the global goat meat sector

O. Mahgoub*, I. T. Kadim, C. D. Lu

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This chapter gives an overview of the goat meat sector. It describes the current situation of the goat as a meat animal and gives an account of goat populations throughout the world and their distribution by region in different continents, as well as the countries with the highest goat populations. It also discusses the contribution of goats to the meat market. The chapter comments on the acceptability and marketability of the goat and its meat.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoat Meat Production and Quality
PublisherCABI Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781845938499
Publication statusPublished - Dec 13 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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