Welcome to Mohair South Africa
MOHAIR THE MOST LUXURIOUS PRODUCT OF SOUTH AFRICA
View Mohair South Africa's official response to recent reports of animals being mistreated. Also find a copy of the Mohair industry's Sustainable Guidelines as referred to in the statement.
|MSA Initial Statement||MSA Final Statement||MSA Sustainability Guidelines|
THE MOHAIR STORY
The story of how Angora goats arrived on our shores and grew in numbers is truly amazing.
In 1838 the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve neutered rams and one female to Port Elizabeth, halfway across the world.
The rams were rendered infertile, as the Sultan wanted to protect his country’s powerful mohair empire.
What he didn’t realise, though, was that the ewe on board was pregnant and gave birth to a kid ram en route to Africa, which was the start of the industry in South Africa.
Today’s Karoo region produces the most mohair in the world – all thanks to the Sultan’s mistake and a pregnant ewe.
- One of our farmers keeps an eye on his precious Angora goats while extra nutrition is given during the driest season yet. #prayforrain2 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- Image by Kerryn Ross Farmgirl Photography Instagram @farmgirl_ec3 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- Meet the Farmer: “I grew up on a farm near Willowmore and have been farming with Angora Goats since I can remember. I have a passion for agriculture and the deepest respect and great love for my animals” Greeff, Willowmore, South Africa1 month agoView post on Facebook
- Meet the Farmer: “Before 2002 I had never seen an angora goat up close, until I bought my farm and developed a deep love for these beautiful creatures. My hansies (hand-reared kids) stay right outside my kitchen door and when it gets cold, the little ones come inside and sleep right in front of...2 months agoView post on Facebook