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We rear meat goats at the farm. We have mubende, boer, savanna and galla goats.
They are an indigenous breed from the Kabale and Bundibugyo districts of Uganda. This breed has shiny, straight hair that is normally black, or black and white. Average live weight for adult males is 35.7 kg, castrates 36.0 kg and females 31.5 kg. Individual male may weigh up to 42.0 kg. Its renowned for its popular skin on the international market. Its skin is called the Kampala Skin in trade circles. Among the valuable characteristics of these goats is a tolerance to heart water (an endemic tick-borne disease) and worms and possibly other diseases such as mange.
The white long-legged indigenous African Galla goat is commonly associated with the pastoral communities of Northern Kenya. It is also commonly referred to as the Borana or Somali goat. They are hardy animals and, being browsers, can feed on different types of vegetation, making feeding a venture within the reach of the average farmer. The Galla buck can grow to up to 75cm in height and weigh up to 70Kgs while the doe can weigh up to 55kgs. This is quite huge for an indigenous goat breed. It does quite well when crossbred with other breeds.
The Boer goat is a breed of goat that was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s for meat production. Boer goats have a high resistance to disease and adapt well to hot, dry semi deserts. The South African Boer Goat is widely recognized to be the yardstick against which meat producing goats across the world are measured. Its carcass dressing percentage is relatively high and its skin has excellent quality for leather manufacture. They are noted for being docile, fast-growing, and having high fertility rates. Does are reported to have superior mothering skills as compared to other breeds. They have a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world. Boer goats tend to gain weight at about the same rate as their sire, so a buck from a proven fast-growing bloodline will command the highest price, as its offspring will tend to also be fast growers. The primary market for slaughter goats is a 22–36 kg (49–79 lb) kid; kids should reach marketable size at weaning age. The kid of a proven fast-growing sire might weigh 36 kg (79 lb) at 90 days, while the kid of a poor-quality sire might weigh only 15 kg (33 lb) at 90 days. Boer goats have been bred with local mubende goats that are indigenous to Central Uganda to produce crossbreeds. Our breeding program is driven by the need to produce goats with good carcass weight.
The white Savanna goat breed was developed from indigenous goats of South Africa. Various farmers bred what was known as white Boer goats for a number of years in South Africa. One of the advantages of these white goats was the fact that the white color is dominant over most other colors. The other reason is that there is a big demand for white goats for slaughter purposes for various reasons. The original breeders valued traits that would ensure the survival of a profitable animal under unfavourable environmental conditions, the goats were required to endure extremes of heat, intense sunshine, cold and rain. The result is a meat goat that demonstrates exceptional hardiness, the breed moves easily and can if necessary can travel long distances in search of fodder and water. The Savanna goat is a highly fertile and fecund breed, and a high twinning rate is generally achieved, even under less than optimal conditions.
We sell pregnant nannies twice a year. These are mubende goats crossed with boer or savanna goats sold at 2 -3 months pregnant. This was aimed to help beginning farmers double the number of goats in a short period of time and also to give them time to save and buy a male (billy/buck). Good males especially hybrid are so expensive. A farmer can start saving for a billy (male goat) in that period of when the nannies are pregnant
We have specialized in selling boer and savanna males of 75% pedigree.
Castrates and culling
Castrates are sold off every after 8 -9 months. Culling takes place when need arises.
From the products of these goats, we sell goats manure fertilizer to help gardeners produce healthier plants and crop yields. Goats not only produce neater pelletized droppings, but their manure doesn't typically attract insects or burn plants as does manure from cows or horses. Goat manure is virtually odorless and is beneficial for the soil. It’s also light and easy to move, making working goat manure into garden beds a pretty easy job.
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