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Demand Potential for Goat Meat in Southern States: Empirical Evidence from a Multi-State Goat Meat Consumer Survey

By Mack C. Nelson and Xuanli Liu

Abstract

A survey conducted in 11 Southeastern states elicits consumers' demand and preferences for various goat meat products. The data permit examination of goat meat demand of ethnic populations and the diversity among the states surveyed. The study uses five econometric models to examine the current demand, potential demand, and demand related to season and occasions on the goat meat market. Our analysis suggests that there exist a substantial demand for goat meat and the potential increase in the demand. The findings also identify the major factors in the determination of goat meat purchasing behavior.Demand, Logit Model, Goat Meat, Demand and Price Analysis,

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