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Goat is consumed worldwide, and is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds here in the US. Goat meat is an authentic staple in Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Middle East. Goat’s profile as a sustainable and lean meat choice is no doubt contributing to the interest, too.

Healthy, safe and flavorful

Because Aussie goats are raised on pasture in a natural environment, and are not given any additives or added hormones, Aussie goatmeat is lean and healthy, and has a natural flavor. Much like Aussie beef and lamb, Aussie goat is a safe choice, as Australia is internationally recognized as free of all major livestock diseases. And because Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters of goatmeat, you can also count on our long-term commitment to food safety. 

You might be surprised to learn that much of the goat consumed here in the US comes from Down Under! Here are some other fascinating facts:

- Imports of goatmeat to the US have more than doubled in the past 10 years

- In 2015, Australia sent 18,000 tons (about 40 million pounds) of goatmeat to the US

- 98% of imported goatmeat in the US comes from Australia

 

Cooking with Goatmeat

Cooking with Goatmeat

Goatmeat may sound exotic, but it can be prepared much like lamb. As it’s very lean and low in fat, goatmeat is particularly well suited to slow cooking methods such as braising and stewing, and flavorful, spicy dishes. The cuts are very similar to lamb — leg and leg cuts, sirloin, loin, rack, shoulder and diced goatmeat may be available.

Although goatmeat is the most widely consumed meat in the world, in the US or Canada you’ll need to find a supermarket or specialty retailer that carries it. Ethnic stores or specialist butchers may either have it on hand or be willing to order some for you. 

Goat Cuts Chart

Goat
Fore Quarter Rack Shortloin Chump Leg Shank Flap Shank

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