A ruminant mammal of the Bovidae family, a goat, is closely related to the sheep. The meat from an adult goat is called chevon, while goat is usually the name for the meat found in common parlance. Producers and marketers may prefer to use the French-derived word “chevon” since market research in the United States suggests that it is more palatable to consumers than “goat meat.”
There are various domestic goat breeds available around the world that weigh around 15 kg to 130 kg on average, depending on the races. The males tend to be larger than the female. Their color varies depending on the breeds, but most colors include black, brown, red, tan, and white. Most of the domestic goats have beards and horns.
Goat Chevon Trivia
- Chevon is the most consumed meat per capita worldwide. It is eaten by 63% of the world’s population.
- Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans and were being herded 9,000 years ago.
- About 1.5 million pounds of chevon is imported into the US every week.
- In the US, Nubian goats are the most common breed of dairy goat.
- Goats will become depressed if kept without any companions. It is unhealthy for them if a family owns one as a pet.
- Mothers can identify their kids by their smell.
- Goats are very good at climbing; they’ve been known to climb to the tops of trees or even dams!
- Sailors used to bring goats on trips so they could have fresh milk every day.
- Goats can move their jaws between 40,000 and 60,000 times a day.
- Goat milk is more digestible than cows.
- The most expensive goat ever sold cost $194,547.20 US Dollars.
Chevon: The meat of the goat.
Cabrito: A Spanish word, referring to a young, milk-fed goat.
Mutton: The word used to describe both goat and sheep meat in some parts of Asia.