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AFSRC Picture of the Week, October 24, 2005
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 Goat carcasses hanging

The meat goat industry is becoming a popular enterprise on Appalachian small farms.  Grazing research at USDA, ARS, AFSRC is helping farmers raise meat goats on high quality pastures without grain supplementation resulting in lean carcasses (pictured here) without any measurable backfat.  Chevon (goat meat) is consumed by many ethnic populations in the U.S., and is becoming an alternative low fat, red meat option for health-conscious American consumers.

Photo by Jeff Ellison

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Last Modified: 10/26/2005
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