Indian Journal of Animal Research

  • Chief EditorK.M.L. Pathak

  • Print ISSN 0367-6722

  • Online ISSN 0976-0555

  • NAAS Rating 6.43

  • SJR 0.263

  • Impact Factor 0.5 (2023)

Frequency :
Monthly (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December)
Indexing Services :
Science Citation Index Expanded, BIOSIS Preview, ISI Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, Scopus, AGRICOLA, Google Scholar, CrossRef, CAB Abstracting Journals, Chemical Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, EBSCO Indexing Services, Index Copernicus
Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 44 issue 4 (december 2010) : 248 - 253


M. Srinivasa Reddy, D. Thammi Raju
1Department of Veterinary and Animal Extension, College of Veterinary Science Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Rajendranagar: Hyderabad – 500 030, India
  • Submitted|

  • First Online |

  • doi

Cite article:- Reddy Srinivasa M., Raju Thammi D. (2023). MEAT CONSUMPTION PATTERN IN HYDERABAD CITY*. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(4): 248 - 253. doi: .
The present study was conducted in Hyderabad city using an ex-post facto research design. It
revealed that majority of the urban consumers were middle aged and belonged to service class.
They were either graduates and / or postgraduates with the family size of 4.35. The urban consumers’
most preferred meat was chicken because of its taste and habituation. Mutton was consumed to
a lesser extent. Pork and or beef were consumed on very specific occasions because of sentiments
and taboos. The average consumption was low as compared to the recommended per capita
consumption. More meat consumption was noticed in winter and religious sentiments were
hindering the regular consumption; even though meat is regularly available at affordable prices.
Quality, freshness and hygiene were the key determinants for consumer’s preference of meat
  1. Castro L.C.V., et al (2002). Bioscience, 18:41-50.
  2. Chen ChunMing and Chen, C.M.(1995). Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrit. 4:24-28.
  3. Koizumi,S. et al.(2001). Anim Sci , 72:329-43.
  4. Morrison, J.A. et al (2003). Agric Econo, 28:139-50.
  5. Tzimitra Kalogianni, I.(1997). Agricoltura Mediterranea. 127:61-69

Editorial Board

View all (0)