South African Savannah Goat

Subgroup: 
South African Lop-eared
Special Characteristics: 
A medium to large white lop-eared goat with a thick pliable skin and a short smooth coat. Fertility with good mothering ability. Ewes kid on the veld and bond well with their young. They are efficient foragers. Even temperament-easy care maximum profit. Quality skin (Ramsay et al., ND).
Main Location: 
This breed has a breed society established in 1993 and the animals are maintained by commercial goat farmers in South Africa (Ramsay et al., ND).
Origin: 
The development of this white savannah goat started on the farm of Messrs D S U Cilliers and Sons in 1955 in a minimum-care environment close to the Vaal River where the animals were expected to adapt, survive and breed on typical Savannah veld. Local Multi-coloured lop-eared goats were used in the foundation herd and the result was a fertile, heat and parasite tolerant, drought resistant goat with a good meat quality (Ramsay et al., ND).
Habitat: 
South Africa
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