Welcome and thank you for visiting the official website of the Kalahari Red Goat Society of Australia Inc, the home of registered Kalahari Red goats in Australia. Our team is here to support all Kalahari Red goat farmers, whether you are running a stud enterprise or a commercial herd.
The Kalahari Red goat was bred of native indigenous goats found in Namibia, as well as the eastern and northern capes of South Africa and crossed with red coloured Boer does selected by breeders. Farmers from all over South Africa were harvesting these native goats and crossing them and the Kalahari Red breed was born.
The Kalahari Red was recognised and proven as a separate goat breed in 1998 and soon after the formation of the Kalahari Red Club on the 5th July 1999 in South Africa was achieved.
The Kalahari Red goat is a breed of goat with its own DNA markers as proven and tested in 2004 by Dr Marida Roets at the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa. Farmers in South Africa were concerned about the breed stemming from the Boer goat, but the results of the testing showed that the difference between the Kalahari Reds and the Boer was greater than between the Boer goat and the african Savannah goat.
The name Kalahari Red was given to the breed as the name signifies their ancestry in South Africa and Namibia and the reference to the red sands of the Kalahari desert.
On the 9th July 1999 Wallace Kier (Todra) Ray Anderson (Isis Reds) and Peter Firth (Kurrajong) amongst other farmers imported into Australia embryos from south african Kalahari Red breeders and implanted them into recip does here in Australia. Bloodlines were expanded around the country as more farmers also started importing these embryos and live goats into Australia.
We now have stud and commercial farmers breeding up big numbers of Kalahari Red goats in Australia and keeping the bloodlines strictly pure from fullblood bucks and does all traced back by their bloodlines from South Africa.
KRGSA will be implementing strategies to expand and encourage more Kalahari Red breeders to build numbers and strengthen the quality of the breed as we maintain the surging demand for export and from within Australia.
The genetic testing of the Kalahari Red goat compiled in South Africa is available here for further reading.
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