: Goat meat is the most consumed meat in the world. It is
exceptionally Lean and low in Cholesterol.
Fact : Australia is
he largest exporter of goat meat in the world.
With the world goat meat consumption at around 465 million carcasses
p.a. and increasing 15-20% each year it is no wonder that the South
African Boer goat has continued to grow in popularity with farmers,
not only in Australia, but throughout the world.
Boer Goat has been imported to Australia because of its excellent
meat production, fertility and maternal qualities. Its docile
temperament leads to easy handling. Fullblood Boer bucks are joined
to feral, cashmere and Angora does and the resulting progeny
are heavier and grow faster. Boer bucks weigh up to 130kgs and does
80-100kgs. There is no requirement for shearing or crutching of Boer
Although Australia's domestic meat market has been slow in taking to
goat meat, this is sure to change soon. The meat is delicious when
cooked properly (kept moist), and is exceptionally lean. An
indication of the amount of saturated fats in meat can be gained by
looking at the amount of congealed fat drippings in the cooking
tray. Goat meat will present a noticeable absence of congealed fat.