A mature male Galla goat weighing 65KG. The Galla or Somali goat, a native of Northern Eastern Kenya, is a good producer of Meat and Milk and does well mainly in arid areas. Pure Galla goats are docile and the hardiest small stock breeds on earth making it adaptable in great variety of pasture and climatic conditions.
During drought conditions, the breed probably survives longer than most other animals without supplementary feeding or feed.
The goats adapt well to hot environments because of their small size and higher ratio of body surface area to body weight.
Also, their ability to conserve body water, their limited subcutaneous fat cover, and their hairy coats are good survival traits under a wide variety of climatic conditions. The meat of galla goats is flavoursome, succulent, tender, extremely attractive and very tasty. Currently, the meat is much sought after for barbecue and spit roasting purposes