December 09, 2003



Poll Show Australians Prefer Pork To Lamb Meat


Pork meat has overtaken lamb as the preferred meat for Australian citizens, for the first time.

According to a poll by Roy Morgan Research, consumption figures for the September quarter show pork held 20.4% of the pork meat market, with lamb securing 18.2%.

In addition, Australian Pork Limited's John Lamont says pork claimed the fastest-growing share of the fresh meat market.

"What's encouraging about this is the overall fresh meat share of the market, pork is up by 2.8% at a time when our competitors are either stagnant or going backwards."

Other figures from the September period show beef remained the most-eaten meat, holding 35% of the market, while chicken makes up 21.6%.

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