Perception of goat meat by consumers in the Chlef region of Algeria

This study aims to analyze and determine the perception of goat meat by consumers in the Chlef region of Algeria. Surveys were carried out among 200 consumers from four different age groups. The results show that consumption varies from one category to another according to sex, age and income. They prefer the thigh part and ribs. The majority of consumers give importance to the price when buying meat. Thus, they are looking for freshness considered as a factor in assessing the quality of a meat. They pay great attention to the color, which is used as an indicator of the age of the animal. They also consider juiciness and taste as very important criteria in the choice of meat.