We’re game for roo
THE reluctance to eat our national emblem is on the wane as more people opt for kangaroo meat ahead of more traditional cuts.
The global demand for game meats, including goat, has prompted a surge in prices.
Butchers said the popularity of kangaroo and goat had been enhanced by marketing the product to new countries in the same way as beef and wine are spruiked.
The value of kangaroo increased by 90 per cent and goat by 146 per cent in the three years to 2015-16 — higher than any other meat.
Macro Meats founder Ray Borda, whose company controls the biggest retail distribution of wild game kangaroo in the world, said the meat was now sold as a premium product.