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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

R J. Suiter

Keywords

Goat meat, Marketing, Production possibilities, Western Australia

First Page Number

51

Last Page Number

55

Abstract

Capretto is the term the Italians use for the meat from a goat upto 20 weeks old. For centuries goat meat has featured on tables from the Mediterranean to asia and the Pacific Islands.

Western Australian premium quality capretto has a dressed weight of between 6 and 1kg. Its pinkish flesh is tender and leaner than sheep meat, so it's ideal for the health conscious.

This article describes a market development programme undertaken by the Department of Agriculture's Goat Industry Development Unit (GIDU) and the Australian Cashmere Growers Association's (ACGA) Meat Marketing Committee to establish a premium market for capretto carcasses.

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