Texas Meat Goat Association
The TSGRA presents Texas ranchers which raise a multitude of sheep and goat breeds. Below you will find photographs and information regarding the numerous breeds being raised by our members. Click some of the ads to exhibit or cover the breed details.
Columbia, the first breed originated in the U.S., was created in 1912 from Lincoln X Rambouillet crosses. Columbias are respected, robust, gregarious and great moms with great milking ability. They are big with white faces and wool regarding legs, useful in crossbred marketplace lamb production, and yield heavy method wool fleeces with great length, free from black fiber.
The closely relevant Delaine-Merino and Texas Delaine were created from Spanish Merino having an unbroken line of reproduction 1200 years old. the current Delaine-Merinos tend to be relatively smooth-bodied, intermediate sized, white-faced with wool in the legs, robust, long-lived, gregarious, adjusted for unassisted lambing, produce really in exceedingly warm climates under relatively bad feed circumstances, breed year round, and create a superior quality fine-wool fleece.
The Dorper originated in Southern Africa into the 1930’s by crossing a Blackheaded Persian ewe with a Dorset Horn ram. The breed has the characteristic black head (Dorper) plus the white heads (White Dorper). The Dorper is mainly a mutton sheep that has been developed for arid considerable elements of Southern Africa. These are generally hornless and now have a brief, light covering of locks and wool that will drop off so that they don't need to be shorn. They are generally effortless keepers and require very little labor. Dorpers tend to be exemplary when it comes to adaptability, hardiness, reproductive prices, mothering ability, and development rate. The Dorper is robust and that can thrive under range conditions in which various other breeds can scarcely occur but still boost a great lamb. They likewise have a long reproduction season that is maybe not seasonally limited. As a stronger and non-selective grazer the Dorper can advantageously be integrated into a planned range administration system.