Sheep & Goat Meat

Goats - Sheep constitute a very important species of livestock in India, mainly on account of their short generation intervals, higher rates of prolificacy, and the ease with which the goats as also their products can be marketed. They are considered to be very important for their contribution to the development of rural zones and people. The local initiatives to promote quality labels and innovative products for cheeses, meat and fibres could help goats in keeping a role for sustainable development in an eco-friendly environment all over the world. However, the future of the goat and sheep industry as a significant economic activity will also be very dependent on the standards of living in the countries where there is a market for the goat products.
Areas of Production:
Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Hilly regions of North and Eastern Himalays are the Indian regions with maximum livestock population.
The individual products under this sub-head are as below:
Carcasses Of Lamb (Fresh)
Carcasses Of Sheep (Fresh)
Meat Of Sheep With Bone (Fresh)
Boneless Meat Of Sheep (Fresh)
Carcasses Of Lamb (Frozen)
Carcasses Of Sheep (Frozen)
Meat Of Sheep With Bone (Frozen)
Boneless Meat Of Sheep (Frozen)
Meat Of Goats
India Facts and Figures :
India is the largest exporter of Sheep & Goat meat to the world. The country has exported 21,950.71 MT of sheep & goat meat to the world for the worth of Rs. 837.76 crores during the year 2015-16.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16) : United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman.