Goats Slaughtered in The Inspected Plants

Goats Slaughtered in Inspected Plants

The numbers of all goats slaughtered at state and federally inspected plants in 2007 were nearly 830,000, up more than 2.5-fold from 1990. Meat goat slaughter numbers have shown a solid increase since 1990 (Figure 3), and they likely will continue to increase due to trends in population growth that promote meat goat production. The meat goat industry in general is in its infancy; therefore, many on-farm slaughters are probably not reported. It can be …