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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The CODI/PCI Savannas

It is well known in the goat world on how coveted the CODI/PCI Boer goats have become. It’s common to hear someone argue that these are the only “True” South African Boer goats, as they were live animals flown directly from Cape Town, South Africa, to the United States. The following article, by Trevor Ballif,

Breeding

Another Point of View

I received an email that I thought was important to address some concerns raised.  I want to be clear where I stand and what Luton Meat Goat Company stands for when it comes to the South African Breed Standard? We will continue to pursue the South African breed standard for the Savanna breed.  While that

Reproduction Determines Profits

by Dave Sparks DVM As I give talks on meat goat health and productivity I find that most of us are in this  industry because we enjoy working with our goats. Most of the folks I visit with, however, tell me that they would enjoy it a lot more if they were taking some profits

Feeding
Opinions and Experiences

Thoughts about DNA

I recently went through the ordeal of running DNA on my herd as part of my breeding program. I had purchased semen from some of the Savanna world’s past champion bucks. This semen had been DNA genotyped already. I wanted to try to diversify my herd genetically by returning to the original progeny offspring. I