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Goats For Sale

If you are thinking about raising goats for meat, then consider then you can raise two to ten goats per acre of land depending on the amount of grass and bush available for grazing. It is important to consider the fencing as goats can be rascals who love to escape. Feeding the proper amount of protein, vitamins and minerals is vital for the goat to produce meat efficiently. There are three different types of goats that breeders in South Africa have developed for the conditions.

Boer Goats

Farmers first bred the first Boer goats in the early 1900s. South African Boer goats are particularly known for their fast growth rate ensuring less days on feed before butchering for the meat. These goats makes outstanding meat for the table. It is critical to select a high quality herd sire as he passes on many of his characteristics to the offspring even if bred to lower quality does. Therefore, farmers should always be looking to upgrade their herd sire.

Kalahari Red

Farmers around the Kalahari Desert developed Kalahari red goats in 1999. Those looking for a goat that will require very little care even in a drought, may want to consider this breed, as they have a remarkable feed conversion ratio. They are also very healthy animals who seldom get sick or infected with parasites, a common problem amongst Boer goats. These goats produce about the same quality of meat as Boer goats.

Savannah White

Savannah white goats have long broad, muscular bodies. These hardy goats tend to do well in areas where the grazing may not be extremely plentiful. They are healthy goats that have folds of skins around their chests and necks. Breeders are trying to get rid of these folds through selective breeding.

Now that you know the three breeds of goats for sale in South Africa, you are ready to make an informed decision of which breed is right for your individual circumstances. On the other hand, if you have goats for sale in South Africa, you know the selling points to emphasise when talking to a perspective buyer.