The South African Savanna has proven itself to be a hardy profitable breed. It is very rare in the United States. We are committed to protecting and upgrading its genetics, while keeping the unique features of the Lubbe Cilliers Savanna. All of our Savannas are DNA qualified. Give us a call, we would love the opportunity to create you a champion.
Here is a link to the Goat Rancher article about the JCS original import.
Jurgen Schulz imported the first and only live Savannas directly to the USA from South Africa. These were direct purchases at DSU Cilliers farm. These Savannas were part of the famous CODI/PCI Boer goat import. Schulz (JCS) kept and bred the Savannas for two years before selling them in 1998 at his Kifaru dispersion sale. Keri-rose Consulting Inc imported frozen embryos in 2000. Denise Peterson using DNA Africa imported frozen embryos in 2001. Since then, an import ban has been in place, thus preventing anymore direct South African imports. Ken Mincey (MGF) imported live Savannas from Australia in 2003. Pictured left is Koenie Kotze', SA Savanna pioneer.
The Kotze' Savanna "form" from Swenkuil, South Africa has been the model of our breeding program.
"Creating Modern Antiques"
We at Sleepy Hollow Farm, have traveled to acquire distinct original genetics from the four imports to introduce into our breeding program. We have been performing an AI (Artificial Insemination) and Embryo transplants using the semen from original import progeny over the industry's top performing does. We hope to be able to offer breeders original genetics for their program. These will all be DNA parentage verified progeny.
Pictured left is our doe SH Ireland during a surgical flush procedure of her uterus. The flushed embryos will be collected, graded, and implanted into recipient goats (recips). The recip dams will carry the full blood embryos to term. Recips will kid and raise the Savanna kids as their own. It is an Amazing process.
HV INTERNATIONAL E 525
We attended the Mincey dispersion sale in GA. We wanted to view the new imports in person. This sire was born in Australia and a direct import by Ken Mincey (MGF) to his Georgia farm. 525 was known as the best of the four imported Mincey bucks to many. 525 is the sire of MGF A102, "Dollar". MGF A102 "Dollar" was chosen by Dawn Mincey for her friend, Eddie Markham, during the initial sale in Georgia. This is when we became Eddie's stalkers, LOL.
MGF A102 "Dollar"
He was progeny of the original import, HV E 525. "Dollar", pictured left, provided genetic diversity to a small genetic pool at the time. His progeny was selected for our breeding program back in 2012 and 2013 due to tank/train conformation and fine muscling.
Eddie Markham gave him the nickname "Dollar" due to his high cost. Dollar is the second most productive buck in the Savanna history with over 130 registered offspring.
Peg Merriman became his new owner in the summer of 2016. He died in early 2022.
JCS 55 "ZEUS"
This herdsire was sold at the original dispersion sale of the Jurgen Schulz savannas. Zeus is the son of the original imported JCS17 buck and JCS 22 dam, both born in South Africa. Each of his owners realized his athletic abilities, as he jumped and climbed fences. This prolific breeder (shown at left) with his tire chain in place to help disuade his escape and personal breeding plans. Zeus was purchased by Don Williams and Carl Langle at the dispersion sale in 1998. We own some of Zeus' semen, and have been testing his genetics in strateigic breedings.
KRI 516 KOENIE
This sire was part of the Keri-Rose Savanna import from South Africa to Scandia, Alberta. This import yielded 17 bucks and 12 does. These genetics added to the KRI herd from the Jurgen Schulz import.
Named after Koenie Kotze' our South African Savanna pioneer.
KRI 512 "Dawie"
This sire is a distinct savanna bloodline; shown at left in an early pic in NC. He was imported to Scandia, Alberta from South Africa by Keri-rose consulting as a frozen embryo. Genetics directly from Koenie Kotze' and Lubbe Cilliers. He was brought to North Carolina by Brian and Katie Payne. 512 became a favorite of the original savanna breeders who saw him in person.
He is the sire of KRI Y8 and TTS Savanna 3 "Bubba".
KRI 526N BROOK a.k.a. "MONKEY"
This herdsire was part of the KRI import to Canada. He was loaned to the Wilson Brothers (SP 75) for a flush project. This was a successful project that ended in tragety as the majority of the kids were killed in a dog attack. SP75 1097 "Savi" and his brother survied. John Smith and Dale Coody each bought one.
After the project, this buck was sold to Mike Whiteman in Texas. It was him who gave him the nickname of "Monkey".
#122 "Iron Man"
This herdsire's progeny was selected for our program due to his progeny out performing their peer. His sire was "Goliath" (KRI 522) and his dam DF 518 Rising Sun Ranch 101, from Dawn (Stiegler) Mincey's personal program. Goliath was beloved by Dawn. Iron Man has a direct pedigree to the JCS import and KRI's imported embryo project. He has great "form" and proven function. His daughters have been actively sought after by Savanna breeders.
NJW White 94 "Braddock"
This buck courtesy of Jerry Webb of Ivor, Virginia. Jerry purchased Savannas from Bill Ryals who was an original purchaser at the Jurgen Schulz Kifaru sale in Lampasas, Texas in 1998. Jerry was one the first breeders of the Savanna goat in the United States and helped develop the foundation stock that we all have today. Once Jerry acquired several herd sires, he closed his herd, thus NJW is viewed as a bloodline to many. NJW goats are known to make dark pigment with very nice conformation.
JCS 8 (Cillier 64)
This doe was born in South Africa. JCS 8 (pictured left) was a direct import by Jurgen Schulz to the USA. This was the foundation doe that Jerry Webb used build the NJW herd. Jerry collaborated with Bill Ryals and the Wilson brothers (SP75) to share original savanna bucks for their ET projects. Jerry then closed his herd and thus NJW became a distinct blood line. NJW's Green 36, 42, 44, and Orange 16 were Jerry's favorites.
PJT Little Georgie
We first put Little Georgie kids on the ground here at Sleepy Hollow Farm in 2013. This well traveled Herdsire was bred by Paul Traughber in Tennessee. Paul was good to us, helping us understand some of the dynamics of the early breeding programs.
NJW white 120 "Damascus"
Pictured left at 2 years old, he was used to continue Jerry's NJW line at Sleepy Hollow Farm. We have several of his 4 primary lines. Damascus' son, "SH Nemesis" is showing exceptional performance. We like his enthusiasm as well as his conformation. He traces to JCS 8 and NJW Green 44.
The NJW line is known for its black pigment, and parasite resilience. Jerry Webb retired from Savannas in the fall of 2016, and passed away in the spring of 2017. We were fortunate to have had him as a mentor and a friend; we will miss him.
4C W1118 "Big 2" PI# 14175
This herdsire is part of Sleepy Hollow's foundation stock. His sire was NJW Green 42 and dam was SP 75 1075. Eddie Markham at Gold City Savannas gave him the nickname "Big 2". *note: Dale had two bucks named 4C W1118. This can cause confusion when examining pedigrees - use PI #'s.
A son of MGF A102 "Dollar". His Dam is 4C X409; a Heatland flush of doe WW D01 (Out of JCS 16 and JCS 22 both born in South Africa). Catapult has produced very nice kids with excellent conformation for many years now. Pictured left , at 4 months in 2013. Catapult's picture was featured in Goat Journal Magazine May/June 2019 about the Savanna breed. Catapult has been separating himself from his peer. Pictured right at at 4 years on our farm in Virginia, he meets the older strict Cilliers Savanna breed standards used by Australia and South Africa; see the link below.
GCS 178 Jim "Big Jim"
Big Jim is tank conformation. "Big Jim" has added muscle to all his offspring. His kids were the first purchased every year due to their quick growth and muscling. In 2016, he was the buck selected for our live cover flush and embryo transfer. 16 embryos provided 15 live kids averaging 10.3 lbs. They completely sold out on weaning day in March of 2017.
His son, "SH Juggernaut" was a top buck to anyone who has seen him. He was selected to be the cover buck of the Pi savanna industry flyer, due to his large size and near perfect conformation. Juggernaut kids have been growing quickly and in high demand.
GCS Pretty Boy Floyd
Shown here at 2 years of age. He has a very tall stature. meaty frame with dark black pigment. Pretty Boy Floyd's test breeding delivered bucks SH Cool Hand Luke, and SH Babyface Nelson, that cornerstones to their owners' programs.
Quervo, 4C W1118 (Big 2), NJW Green 42 on the top and SP75 P1097 Savi, JCS #16 on the bottom of his pedigree.
Brian Payne of Keri-Rose consulting, visited S.A. and made selections for his import of genetics in 1999. Y8's sire was one of the imported embryos from SA. (JLK) is the farm designation for Mr. Koenie Kotze in S.A. KRI Y8 was used in several genetic projects here and in other farm projects. Y8's legacy will continue to improve the savanna industry for years to come.
We get frequent inquires, we do own Y-8 semen and Kronos semen, but it is not for sale. This is used for internal herd development.
Y-8 was a top performer on forage in North Carolina, Texas, and Connecticut for years before being moved to Canada. Y8 has a large scrotum, dark black pigment, and a thick meaty frame. The Keri-Rose herds in Canada and Cayman Islands, still have progeny from Y-8, with great performance data.
We thank Nanette Brock for having the foresight to collect him. She preserved a treasure for us all.
AMOREARTS Z KRONOS LIL12
Born in 2006, Kronos holds very rare genetics in the Savanna industry. His pedigree reveals the earliest CCS Peppie (JCS15/JCS44) over Denise Peterson's DNA Africa imported embryo Z-Mona Lisa. This combination is very rare to the Pi breeders. KRI S516 "Koenie" was an imported embryo, from Keri-Rose consulting, bred over Mike Browning's 1st generation doe. These DNA verified genetics were held in Denise Peterson's small circle of friends and personal registry. Kronos was not a hobby sire, as he was the cornerstone of a 1000 head meat goat herd held by Lynette Nadeau. His kids hit the scales so heavy, she collected his semen to preserve her favorite money making asset. Click on the PDF file below to open the certificate. Note the early Pi#'s of his breeder and owner.
It is our goal to educate the newer breeder about the Savanna and its history in the United States. We want you to be able to understand extended pedigrees, and keep the inbreeding coefficient low, while still increasing performance. As a breeder of seed stock to existing savanna programs, our focus is to enhance and protect the breed's future.
Amoreart's Z Kronos was the focus of our 2019 project. Lynette Nadeau had two 1000 head commercial meat goat farms in AZ and MN. Fast growing and meat on the bone was her goals for profit. Kronos is long in the loin and tall (train/frame conformation), but also holding the rare genetics in the seed stock breeding programs.
We hope to bring original buck lines back to life for our customers while being a conservation herd for the breed.
NJW SLEEPY HOLLOW BROM BONES
traded Brom to Eddie Markham in 2013 for Catapult. His gentle
disposition made him a favorite of Eddies. We are pleased to have
brought him back home in the Summer of 2018 when Eddie retired from
goats. Brom is well known for making some of the best looking does in
the industry. We get frequent inquires for his offspring by those who
already have them. This is a great indicator of quality. Brom has
Jerry Webb's champion buck NJW Green 44 top and bottom in his pedigree
mixed with Mike Browning's (SP75 Farm) early progeny.
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