Goat meat, Marketing, Production possibilities, Western Australia
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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.
Suiter, R J.
"Capretto : a new meat industry,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 30
, Article 2.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol30/iss2/2