Goat meat tastes similar to lamb and is just as easy to cook. It is slightly leaner and contains less cholesterol than lamb making it a healthier alternative.

Comparing Goat Meat to Lamb

Goat Lamb
Leg Roasted (100 g) Leg Roasted (100 g)
Calories 143 Calories 258
Total Fat 3 g Total Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 75 mg Cholesterol 93 mg
Iron 3.7 mg Iron 2 mg
Lambs and kid goats are very similar in size and shape and are usually butchered in the same way with the the cuts of meat generally taking the same names as you will be used to when buying lamb. If you chose to buy a whole goat try asking for one half to be cut into joints and the other into steaks for a really good variety.

An angora kid would create about 15Kg of meat and you could expect to receive the following joints and steaks:

  • 2 Leg Joints (Bone-in or out)
  • 4-6 Leg Steaks
  • 6-8 Chump Steaks
  • 6-8 Chops
  • 2 Shoulder Joints (whole or diced)
  • 1 Scrag End of Neck
  • 2 Breast Fillets
  • Bones for Stock

You can use Goat meat as a substitute for Lamb in any recipes you have and works really well with mint and rosemary. Chops and steaks can be pan-fried, grilled, barbecued or oven baked. Minced or diced shoulder can be used to make casseroles and pies. As the meat is lower in fat than Lamb it’s best to cook joints on a slightly lower temperature and a little longer than an equivalent sized lamb joint.

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If you are looking for a supplier of goat meat check out our Breeders Directory to find a breeder near you.