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.
- For the past 180 years, South African mohair farmers have been producing mohair with passion, dedication and the utmost respect and appreciation for their animals. Images: Willem De Lange2 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- "Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man" George Washington Image: Farmgirl Photography2 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- One of our farmers keeps an eye on his precious Angora goats while extra nutrition is given during the driest season yet. #prayforrain2 months agoView post on Facebook
- Image by Kerryn Ross Farmgirl Photography Instagram @farmgirl_ec2 months agoView post on Facebook