Goat is the most widely consumed red meat in the world while comprising 63% of all red meat consumed in the world. It also leaves a very small environmental footprint. Some estimate as efficient one-tenth that of beef. It is lower in calories, total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol than traditional meats. Less saturated fat and less cholesterol mean healthier red meat for the health-conscious pet owner. Additionally, goat meat has higher levels of iron when compared to a similar serving size of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken. Comparatively, goat meat also contains higher potassium content with lower sodium levels. Goat meat closely resembles that of beef and lamb regarding essential amino acid composition.
Because of the small amount of goat consumed in Canada, it ensures that production is limited to small scale farms where they are pasture-raised and grass-fed with no application of hormones or antibiotics.