LOW SUPPLY GETS RETAILERS' GOATS

NEW YORK -- Goat meat sales have grown markedly in the United States during the past decade, fueled by the burgeoning Hispanic demographic and immigration from Asia, the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East.Yet relatively small U.S. herds and a lack of specialized processing facilities make the product a challenge for many traditional retailers to source.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's

NEW YORK -- Goat meat sales have grown markedly in the United States during the past decade, fueled by the burgeoning Hispanic demographic and immigration from Asia, the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East.

Yet relatively small U.S. herds and a lack of specialized processing facilities make the product a challenge for many traditional retailers to source.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's recently released census estimates that 1.1 million live meat goats were sold w

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