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An Overview of Meat Industry in Sri Lanka: A Comprehensive Review
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An Overview of Meat Industry in Sri Lanka: A Comprehensive Review
Alahakoon, Amali U.; Jo, Cheorun; Jayasena, Dinesh D.;
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 Abstract
Livestock is considered as one of the most important segments in agriculture since animal husbandry was practiced for centuries as a backyard system by rural families. Livestock plays as a powerful tool in rural development where meat industry contributes a dominant part. Meat and meat products become a vital component in the diet, which had been one of the main protein sources traditionally as well. The development in the livestock and meat industry of Sri Lanka basically depends upon religious, cultural, and economic factors. There is a growing demand for processed meat products in Sri Lankan urban culture and several large scale processors entered the business during the past few decades. The consumption of meat and meat products shows an upward trend in Sri Lanka during the last decade and is anticipated to increase further in future. The growth potential of the local meat industry is considerably high owing to the improvement of the market and consumer perception. The present status, trends, and future prospects for the Sri Lankan meat industry with respect to production, consumption, processing, marketing, and improvement are discussed in this review.
 Keywords
meat industry;processed meat;Sri Lanka;livestock;
 Language
English
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