We've been in the Meat Goat business since 1984. Through the years we have had several different breeds of goats. Some worked, some didn't. Through hard work and strict culling, we have developed a Goat herd that we are proud of.
These goats are not pampered. They are not grain fed fat pets kept in small areas with no grass. Our goats are raised on pastures of fescue and mixed grasses, wooded areas of weeds and brush and haylage baled on our farm. Minerals and salt are their only suppliments. Our goats are vaccinated annually and only wormed as needed. They have been bred for their conformation, fertility, mothering ability, hardiness and their ability to adapt to Missouri weather conditions.
In 2007 we added a Registered Fullblood Savanna Buck and a few Registered Fullblood Savanna Does to our goat operation. We have been pleased with the Savanna Goats and have increased our herd of Savannas with a breed up program and adding additional Registered Fullblood Savanna Bucks to our herd. Our herd is now 100% Savanna influenced. We raise quality Registered Fullbloods, Purebreds & Percentages for Registered Breeders and Commercial Breeders. All of our Fullblood Savanna Does and Bucks have been DNA verified thru U.C. Davis. Our goats are registered thru Pedigree International, which was established in 2000 as the original registry for the Savanna goat in the USA.
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH SAVANNAS
OUR EXPERIENCE WITH SAVANNAS
Savannas are hardy and adaptable with a natural resistance against tick born diseases and other parasites. We have found that we do not have to worm our Savanna goats or Savanna crosses very often. Hoof trimming has been minimal or not required at all.
Since natural selection played a big role in the development of Savanna Goats, they are heat and drought resistant and easily endure cold and rain as well. Ours have done extremely well in all types of weather and do not need to be pampered.
Savanna Goats have relatively simple and low nutritional requirements and can survive and reproduce under most conditions. Our Savannas do extremely well and maintain good body condition all year long. They graze on pastures of mixed grass and fescue, wooded areas of weeds and bushes and hay baled on our farm.
Savanna Goats are not seasonal breeders, so they can be bred most anytime of the year. They are very fertile and great mothers. Our Savannas do quite well and kid unassisted out in the pasture. They are excellent mothers and milk well. Our Savanna kids are up and nursing within minutes after being born, hardly giving their moms enough time to start licking them clean.
Savanna Goats have made our lives easier and much more profitable. After many years of raising goats, we have found the Savanna Meat Goat to be very fertile, maternal, healthy, fast growing and easy to care for. What more could we ask for?