Red meat industry encompasses the production and processing of beef cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo, for export and domestic consumption. Beef cattle and sheep are the dominant industries. Lean red meats, including beef, pork and lamb, can play an important part in a healthy balanced diet as they have a high nutrient density. This means that they contain a wide variety of nutrients in a relatively small amount of food. Meat is a major source of protein. It also contributes minerals and trace elements to the diet, particularly zinc and iron. It is an important source of B vitamins, including B12, which is not found naturally in foods of plant origin. A July 2018 study in Science asserts that meat consumption will increase as the result of human population growth and rising individual incomes. This present opportunity to those who are planning to produce red meat in Africa, true to say there is an environmental impact that goes with the production of red meat that we need to know.