RILEY COLLINS & BRENDA REAU
Goat is the most highly consumed meat in the world and interest is increasing in goat meat consumption in the United States. Goats slaughtered in USDA-inspected plants and goat meat imported to the U.S. has steadily increased since 1999. The increase in ethnic populations and health conscious Americans has contributed to this development. With strengthening producer education and the marketing structure, goat meat is a great opportunity for small farm producers to diversify their farm products.