Goats for meat production include primarily Boer, Kiko, Spanish and Tennessee Meat goats; however, all breeds of goats eventually are sent for slaughter.
Chevon is a lean, nutritious, flavourful red meat. Chevon is the most widely eaten red meat worldwide! In Canada, the demand for chevon is growing due to increasing cultural diversity and awareness of its healthy nature.
Canadian consumption exceeds Canadian production.
In 2004 from January to July 31, Canada imported nearly 800,000 tonnes of goat meat, valued at nearly $3 million.
Source: Alberta Government, www1.agric.gov.ab.ca
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Chevon nutrition facts
Source: 2004 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
- Sales of quality breeding stock – nationally and internationally
- Farm gate meat sales
- Commercial live goat sales destined for slaughter
- Value-added productsly