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IDENTIFICATION OF THE PREFERENCE PATTERNS OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF SHEEP FOR CONSUMPTION IN SAUDI ARABIA

  • Abouheif, M.A. (Animal Production Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University) ;
  • Abdo, G.M. (Animal Production Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University) ;
  • Basmaeil, S.M. (Animal Production Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University) ;
  • Alsobayel, A.A. (Animal Production Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University)
  • Received : 1988.07.15
  • Accepted : 1989.05.01
  • Published : 1989.06.01

Abstract

Mutton was the meat of choice among the Saudi Arabian citizens in Riyadh Metropolitan area, 1986-1987, followed by chicken, camel meat, fish and beef. The desirable taste of mutton that represented 68% of the total respondents was the main reason for its preference to other meats. The study also showed that Najdi sheep, which is the predominant local breed, enjoy a priority in its meat consumption among the other indigenous and exogenous breeds of sheep in the central region of the Kingdom. A loyalty to the Najdi sheep was witnessed even when the unit price was assumed to be doubled. Purchasing Najdi sheep for non-family consumption had dropped, although still ranked first among the breeds of sheep readily available in the local markets. The results also showed that, 41% of the sample individuals purchased at least one sheep per family per month, and more consumption of mutton took place during the winter months than during the summer.

Keywords

Najdi Sheep;Meat of Choice;Mutton Consumption in Arabia

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