No not that tough as **** mutton stuff the Gurkhas turn into curries, I'm talking about specially reared kid goat meat, like lamb but from baby goats instead of baby sheep. An opportunity has arisen for me to farm some boer goats. As the name implies they're from South Africa and have been especially bred for meat as opposed to milk. A few facts: Goat meat accounts for roughly 80% of all the meat consumed globally, despite this, it is vastly under represented in the UK and it makes up less than 1% of all meat eaten in this country. Goat meat contains considerably less fat than beef, pork and lamb. Healthy eating wise, it's on a par with chicken for fat content. The demand for goat meat in this country is far greater than the amount produced. Goat meat is absolutely divine, very flavoursome and a fantastic substitute for other more common meats. Obviously I don't expect to see goat meat on the shelves of tesco anytime soon, but decent goat meat is in high demand from local outlets and restaurants. This is not a short-lived fad like the ostrich meat boom a few years back. By way of a little market research, I'd be interested in hearing from any arrsers who have an opinion on this. Have you ever tried goat meat? Did you like it? Would you consider eating it over a piece of beef, lamb or pork? Roast shoulder of goat for Sunday lunch for instance? Any good goat recipes? Is goat meat readily available near you? Any feedback, piss taking or otherwise, is greatly appreciated.