My Goats 74864
Home of Fullblood Savanna's
at Reasonable Prices.
General Information about the Savanna Breed:
Savanna goats have solid white hair with black skin pigmentation. They are a very hardy breed of meat developed by the Cillers family of Douglas, South Africa. The Cillers started selecting for solid white meat goats in 1957.
The Savanna Goat Society of South Africa was formed in 1993 at which time a breed standard was drawn up, and the society joined the South African Studbook Association. Savanna goats are hardy, heat and drought tolerant, and breed the year around. They were first imported into the United States by Jurgen Schulz in 1995. They were a small part of a large shipment of 500 animals, mostly Boer goats. The entire herd of thirty-four Savanna goats was dispersed through the Kifaru Exotic Sale Barn in Lampasas, Texas, on December 5th, 1998. Unfortunately no records were kept on these animals.
Pedigree International was formed a year and a half later. They register Savanna goats and publish a directory of breeders with contact information.
MyGoats74864 * Prague, OK
Pedigree International shared with us the following about the first Savanna goats in the US. Shultz brought in some goats and not all of the goats he brought in are in any database.
DSU Cillers #8
DSU Cillers #73
DSU Cillers #15 was owned by Don Williams
JC Shultz #29
DSU 92 Cillers
JC Shultz #11
JC Shultz #32
JC Shultz #44
JCS/DLR 20 born in USA to a doe that was PG when shipped
DLR Blue 24 born in the USA
DLR 22 born to two org.imported animals
Thought this might be some good information for those interested in the Savanna Goat heritage
Our farm is a small family-run operation. This allows us time to watch and evaluate the goats as they grow and mature. Our goats are treated kindly and are raised friendly. We rotate our goats every 30 days through our pastures and woodlots allowing them fresh forage. Our goal is to produce the best quality Savanna breed stock at a reasonable price. We also take great care in managing our herd and our land.
We Made the News!!
Article on the Savanna goat breed and some pictures of our goats.
Ranch and Rural Living - September 2014 - page 25
Meat Goat Monthly News - October 2014 - page 9
Article on the Savanna goat breed