This manual has been developed as a guide to the meat goat industry in evaluating live meat goats, measuring important carcass traits and standardizing cutting procedures for goat carcasses.
The terminology in this manual has been adapted from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications (IMPS) selection criteria for live goats and goat carcasses in Series 11 Fresh Goat.
We would like to thank the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center for allowing us to share this content with all of you. If you are interested in reading more of their research you can find it on the LSU Ag Center website.
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