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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