Indigenous Veld Goat

Indigenous Veld Goat

Our Indigenous veld goats run in a mixed herd including Dorper sheep and Nguni Cattle. The goats are not brought home at night and are left in the veld to rear their kids in a natural evironment. Kriegerskraal Farm is holistically managed. We do not dip or dose our animals nor give supplementations. Our animals must survive in the veld naturally. A strict selection criteria towards good mothering abilities, hardiness and fertility is followed.

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Indigenous Veld Goat

          What are the indigenous veld goats in South Africa?
     The  indigenous veld goat population is comprised of a mixture of large (e.g., Nguni, Tswana, Matebele) and smaller East African (e.g., Landim, Mashona, Malawian) indigenous goats (Figure 1). These goats are generally characterized by small body size, slow growth rate, low milk yield and low carcass weight.
Which goat is from South Africa?
     These include the Cape Speckled goat, Nguni-type goat, Cape lob-eared goat and Kunene goat. The Veld Goat is the basis of most other indigenous breeds and as a result they share many of the same characteristics of more recent breeds.
What is an indigenous goat breed developed in South Africa?
   Veld Goat is indigenous to southern Africa. It almost disappeared with the purifying of the Boer Goat. Over centuries the Veld Goat survived a long and dangerous migration journey through Africa and its genes are to a marked extent, developed by natural selection.
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