Goats store their fat under their skin and around their organs. They do not store their fat in their muscle, therefore there is far less fat than other red meats. Even the fat they do have is mostly polyunsaturated (the healthier type of fat compared to saturated fat). Goat meat is high in Protein and Iron.
Boer goats are large framed animals resembling, in many ways, the Nubian goat. The most striking difference between a Boer goat and any other type of goat you may have seen, is the size. A Boer is a large, double muscled animal developed in Southern Africa specifically for meat and hardiness. They can consistently produce more muscling in less time than any other breed of goat, and will pass this capability to their kids. Boers are vibrantly colored and relatively uniform throughout. They are easy to raise, have mild temperaments, are affectionate, require no milking, no special care, no shearing, and no fancy fences.
Savannah goats are rare large framed animals resembling, in many ways, the Boer goat. They are actually mistaken as being “white boer goats”, but that is far from the truth. The white Savanna goat breed was developed from indigenous goats of South Africa by the Cilliers family. Their pure white color makes them much sought after for religious slaughter. They have been selected for rapid growth and good carcass conformation to produce high quality meat.
Savannah goats are hardy and adaptable with natural resistance against tick born diseases such as heart-water and against other external parasites. They breed year round, exhibit early sexual maturity and have long productive lives. Since natural selection played a big role in the development of Savannah goats they are heat and drought resistance, and easily endure cold and rain as well. Fully pigmented skin provides protection from strong ultra-violet rays. Savannah goats have relatively simple and low nutritional requirements and can survive and reproduce a higher net profit because of lower input cost.