Handbook of Australian Meat 7th Edition AusMeatInternational Red Meat Manual
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> RED MEAT INDUSTRY > AUS-MEAT LANGUAGE CAPRINE CATEGORIES & DESCRIPTIONS HELP

CAPRINE – BASIC CATEGORY (GOATMEAT)

DENTITION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY/CIPHER

GOAT – Any caprine animal.

 GOAT * G *

CAPRINE – ALTERNATIVE CATEGORIES (GOATMEAT)

DENTITION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY/CIPHER

Carcase derived from female or male caprine that:

  • Has 0 permanent incisor teeth (in addition): 
  • In male shows no evidence of Secondary Sexual Characteristics (SSC).
  • CHEVON can be used as an optional description for this category.

 KID
* GK *

Carcase derived from female or castrate male caprine that:

  • Has 1 but no more than 2 permanent incisor teeth.
  • In castrate male has no evidence of Secondary Sexual Characteristics (SSC).
  • CHEVON can be used as an optional description for this category.

 CAPRA
* GC *

Carcase derived from female caprine that:

  • Has up to 8 permanent incisor teeth.

 DOE
* GD *

Carcase derived from castrate or entire male caprine that:

  • Has up to 8 permanent incisor teeth.
  • Has no evidence of Secondary Sexual Characteristics (SSC).

 GOAT WETHER
* GW *

Carcase derived from male caprine that:

  • Has up to 8 permanent incisor teeth.
  • Shows Secondary Sexual Characteristics (SSC).

 BUCK
* GB *

OPTIONAL - SUPPLEMENTARY SPECIFICATION CAPRETTO

DENTITION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY/CIPHER

Kid Goat definition may as an option be alternatively described as “CAPRETTO” but the carcase must meet the following
requirements:

  • Be within the following weight classes (HSCW):
    - class 6 – up to 6 (kg)
    - class 8 – over 6 and up to 8 (kg)
    - class 10 – over 8 and up to 10 (kg)
    - class 12 – over 10 and up to 12 (kg)
  • Have pale pink meat colour of the internal flank muscle.
  •  In male shows no evidence of Secondary Sexual Characteristics (SSC).

 CAPRETTO
KID
* GK *