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Savanna Goats are a high-qualityrnwhite meat were developed from native South African goats.

For years various south African farmersrnbred what was then known as white Boer goats for a number of years in SouthrnAfrica. One of the advantages of these white goats was the fact that the whiterncolor is dominant over most other colors. The other reason is that there is arnbig demand for white goats for slaughter purposes for various reasons.

Savanna Goats were developed from these white Boer goats by the Cillierrnfamily of Douglas, South Africa. In 1957, Mrs. Cillier's Griqua servantsrnpresented her with the gift of a white buck goat. She purchased five indigenousrndoes with white in their color pattern to breed to him and then selected forrnwhite coloration, parasite resistance, and meat production.

Savanna Goats were imported into the United States the late 1990s. When SavannarnGoats were first imported breeders noted that the half-Savanna kids got uprnfaster after birth and nursed quicker than other goat breeds.

Savanna Goats closely resemble Boer Goatsrnexcept in coloration – you can have any color that you want, as long as it’srnwhite. They have excellent reproduction,rnmuscular development, good bones, and strong legs and hooves. Although they havernwhite hair, they are selected for totally black pigmented skin, horns, hoovesrnand all bare skin areas to avoid injury by strong ultra-violet rays. 

Savanna goats are not seasonalrnbreeders and mating can usually be done at any time that will ensure enoughrnfeed is available at kidding. They are a very fertile and fecund breed, and arnhigh twinning rate is generally achieved, even under less than optimalrnconditions.rnrnSavanna wethers have a goodrngrowth rate and are an early- to medium-maturity type that produces carcassesrnwith good confirmation. 

The does have very good motheringrnability and great milk production and produce fast-growing kids. Best of all,rnthey require very little handling and care due to their disease resistance andrnlimited hoof problems. 

Overall, SavannarnGoats are hardy and are ideal for low maintenance input operations and can berncrossed with Boer Goats and other meat and dairy breeds to increase hardinessrnand meatiness. PlusrnSavanna Goats produce plenty of delicious,rnmild-tasting meat.


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