This is a question I have heard for years since I got in the meat goat business. To me there is nothing else. The world population outside of the United States consumes goat meat on a daily basis much like we do with beef. Near 72% of the world population eats goat meat. All across the world goat meat is known to be lean, tender and healthy alternative to beef, poultry, pork and lamb. It has less in fat than the previous mentioned meats and actually is quite delicious. ABGA (American Boer Goat Association) has prepared a nutritional chart for comparison to goat meat.
Do to the Euro-Asian influence into the United States. This is one of the reasons demand has provided an increase in goats for meat. On the Western seaboard as well as North-Eastern regions of the United States. Lamb and goat are available in restaurants and meat markets much more than the South and Central regions. Goat meat definitely is becoming more in demand.
Where the dairy goat has been established for some time now in North and South America. It too has its qualifications in nutritional benefits and very pleasant taste. Many people in passing express a strong desire and have asked me for milk from goats. This industry is regulated by FDA. In the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the meat goat industry.