A significant milestone for Kalahari Red goat breeders was achieved in Australia last Friday with the announcement of the formation of a separate association for the breed.
Prior to this, animals with Kalahari Red genetics in Australia were registered under the Boer goat banner with a K suffix.
The architect of the shift, Victorian breeder Alison Langley said her phone hadn’t stopped ringing since the announcement, including from “mothership” studs in South Africa.
“This move means we’re possibly the first association in the world dedicated to the Kalahari Red breed,” she said. “Even in South Africa, breeders sit under the Boer banner.”
The move was precipitated by the refusal of the Boer Goat Breeders Association of Australia to recognise…