Livestock Production Management
THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF OUR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Our Kalahari red goats & Boer goats are farmed in conjunction with a stud and commercial Dorper & Damara sheep enterprise, over an area of 600 acres. The land ranges from hilly to undulating, with a cover of native grass and some improved pasture species. The flatter areas are utilised for the growing of forage crops in summer and winter, if rainfall allows..
The Polska flock currently consists of over 150 Kalahari red goats goats, 280 Boer goats, 300 Dorpa and 215 Damara sheep. The number of registered breeding does varies annually, according to the climatic situation. Over 70 does have produced kids in 2018.
The principles at Polska Livestock production management have never varied from the original intent to produce sound, quality, easy care goats & sheep that perform in a paddock situation. Over the years, the quality has gradually improved through careful selection and attention to breeding programs.
Providing excellent livestock production management since 1989.
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Boer goat is a highly meat productive goat breed which originated from South Africa. They are of very big sized goat among the other popular meat goat breeds. They also produce milk highly, but mostly suitable for meat production. Boer goats are generally white colored with red or brown heads. There are also some completely brown or white colored Boer goats. They have a pair of long and pendulous ear.
Kalahari red goat
The Kalahari Red goat is a meat goat breed originating from South Africa. Many high quality meat goat breeds have been developed from South Africa. The Boer goat is a famous breed, the Kalahari Red goat is a new addition to this list and integral to livestock production management. It is a new breed in terms of recognition and the breed is becoming more popular and very important meat goat breed in South Africa, and some other neighboring countries. The name of the Kalahari Red goats is derived from their red coat and the Kalahari Desert, which spans the borders of Botswana, South Africa and Namibia.
The name of the Damara sheep breed was derived from the specific region where these animals were originally encountered, and the name of the region was Ddmaralnd previously. It is a very old breed and originated as long ago as 3000 BC. The breed was seen by the German explorers in the northern region of Namibia in 1904, and it was then called Gross Damaland.
The Dorper sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from South Africa. It was developed in the 1930s by crossing Blackhead Persian and Dorset Horn sheep. It was actually created through the efforts of South African Department of Agriculture for developing a meat sheep breed suitable to the more arid regions. Name of the breed ‘Dorper‘ is a coupling of the first syllables of the parent sheep breeds the Dorset and Persian.