‘Tails up’ on St. Kitts G.O.A.T meat

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 18, 2019 (WINNFM):

The move is on to increase G.O.A.T meat production in St. Kitts, meat acclaimed to be the Greatest Of All Time, with an improvement to the local goat gene pool.Goat meat, or chevon, remains a weekly must-have in the Federation with hundreds enjoying the meat in a variety of dishes. So when the supply diminished in the local market, the Ministry of Agriculture and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine partnered to introduced a Goat Breeding Programme last year.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, at the end of 2010, the number of slaughtered goats stood at 813 with an approximate gross weight of 20,325lbs (9200 kgs).By 2015, the number of slaughtered goats was half that of 2010, at 417, with a gross approximate weight of 10, 425lbs (4700 kgs).By the end of 2018, 685 goats were slaughtered.

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