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The best way to serve Goat Meat……..
Any way at all…….


Goat meat is a lean, flavorful tender product. Ground meat makes great burgers, meat loaf and chili (for those of us in the East!)

Stew meat cubes are super in your favorite curry recipe; bathed in a marinade and turned into mouth watering kabobs or even sliced thin for an Asian stir fry.

Roasts, slow cooked, with garlic, rosemary, thyme not only are delicious, but let everyone coming into your house know that a gourmet cook is on the job.

The bottom line is try it, you’ll like it, any way at all.

We will be posting tips and recipes on this site soon…..but don’t wait for us try goat meat today!
Leanest Kid on the Block

JANET STREET-PORTER may be able to take some of the credit for introducing goat meat to the British.

The broadcaster extolled the meat’s low-fat virtues to a group of dieters on the Gordon Ramsay programme The F-Word, on Channel 4, and demand has soared.

Goat is the world’s most popular meat, with about 500 million animals reared for the table each year. Yet in Britain it has eluded the average dinner table, although it is a favourite for curry among the Afro-Caribbean community.

The increased demand means that there are not enough goats to slaughter. Most of the UK’s 100,000 goats are reared to produce milk and cheese. Some go into the food chain at the end of their productive life, but their meat tends to be tough. The push is on to expand the herd of British boer goats, which provide quality meat and are reared specifically for the table. There are just 1,000 boer goats in Britain, but the British Boer Society is building up its herds. Peter Bidwell, its chairman, who farms near Stanely, Co Durham, sells 300 goats a year but hopes to increase that number to 1,000 within two years. He has had inquiries from suppliers for Asda and Sainsbury’s.

But until the meat goat herd has developed, keepers are unable to provide the volumes required to satisfy retail buyers. This gap in the market has triggered a scam being investigated by trading standards officers in which some farmers sell skinny sheep and label the meat as goat.

Mr Bidwell said: "We have never had so many inquiries but we just don’t have the volume. There is a butcher in Newcastle who would like to take 5,000 goats a year. We can’t do that."