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Savanna goats originated from South Africa. Recently they have become more widely known in America. The history of the Savanna goat may be found on many websites. We have done extensive research to find out all that we could about them. The Savanna's white color and graceful appearance are very visually appealing. Their fast growth and great mothering ability is a very dominate character trait that they pass down. They were exactly what we were looking for our farm.
Our goal is to produce quality Savanna goats, not just quantity. A small family farm allows us time to watch and evaluate the goats as they grow and mature. We strive to improve the genetics of our goats and produce the highest quality Savanna goats in the Southeast United States. We started this adventure in 2006. At that time there were limited genetics and very few places to purchase true Savanna's. To illustrate our dedication in 2009 we visited eight Savanna goat farms trying to find ONE buck to add to our herd. We feel it is very important to do farm visits and we always encourage others to visit us and to visit other Savanna goat farms. The more you learn about the Savannas the better you will be able to select your foundation animals and maintain a better breeding program. We have started to microchip all of our Fullbloods and using DNA testing to insure new animals are truly Fullbloods and for your ease of mind that you are truly buying Fullblood Savannas from us.
eresa and im Swain the proud owners of 2 T's goat farm. You'll find our family farm nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and North Carolina's Wine Country. After traveling and studying for two years before we purchased our first goats, we decided on Savanna and Boer goats in 2006. The goats have adapted to life together on the 2 T's farm quite well. In January 2009 we decided to only raise Savannas on our farm. Under the same management the Savannas were far superior than the Boer goats were. Our herd is protected by Great Pyrenees and Maremma dogs.
A small operation such as ours must produce the best quality breed stock possible, which is why we selected the Savanna goat as our primary stock. In order for a small farm to be profitable, we needed a breed that consistently produces. We are always looking for ways to reduce manual labor and costs. Having Savanna goats reduces the cost per animal, improving the bottom line of a farm's operations. The Savanna's breeding characteristics contribute to its great reputation. Originating in the adverse conditions of South Africa, the Savanna goat is "tough" and disease resistant, hardy, and heat tolerant. Savanna does are known for being fertile and natural mothers, producing heartier and larger kids which grow remarkably fast. These traits plus the adaptability of the Savanna goat, makes it a low-maintenance small farm animal. The well-bred Savanna goat survived in unfavorable weather conditions in South Africa. They are doing very well here in the NC foothills.
Teresa and Tim Swain
Available Goats for sale
Savanna Goat Advantages and Breed Standards
Savanna Goat Origins
Savanna Kidd Slide Show
Savanna goat registries
World Wide Sheep and Goat
North American Savanna Goat Association