The Market for Goat Meat (Chevon) in the Siouxland Region of Western Iowa

Betty L. Wells, Faculty, Sociology Department


U.S. demand for goat meat outstrips supply, recent immigrants to the Midwest U.S. favor it, and goats thrive in Iowa. Goats produce high quality meat, and over half of the red meat consumed worldwide is purported to be goat all signaling opportunity for Iowa producers.

To characterize the demand for goat meat (chevon) in the Sioux City area and to identify barriers to, strategies for, increasing processing and consumption



June 29, 2007
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