GA: Muslim Palates Boost Demand for Goat Meat


GA: GLOBAL PALATES BOOST DEMAND FOR GOAT MEAT

Angie Peevy has become accustomed to the cars that pass her family's Gwinnett farm, circle back and head to her house. The drivers all ask the same thing: Can they buy one of her pets - to eat?

"There's been a tremendous increase over the past five years in people wanting goat meat," said Peevy, who keeps a herd of dairy goats.

A large billy goat may sell for as much as $200 on the meat market, while kids may fetch $30.

"The number of Islamic people wanting goats, the halal market, is amazing. ... Sometimes I'll sell them a young buck or a male kid."

 


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