Goat meat has higher levels of iron than beef, pork, lamb or chicken. Goat is the most frequently consumed meat in the world. It has been noted that some of the fastest growing and best producing meat goats in the world are those of the Kiko/Boer cross. Bucks usually do not make good family pets because of their aggressive behavior and strong urine-like odors. Breeding stock, pack goat prospects, brush goats and meat. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility. Wean doe kids when they weigh 40 to 50 pounds and are four to five months old. The Boer goat has a good conformation with high growth and fertility rates. If you would like to purchase a goat feel free to go through the PayPal button at the bottom to reserve your KIKO today with a $100 deposit! Buck selection is key in building a better kiko! Bred/Pregnant. Kiko goats (weighing roughly twice the weight of feral goats) are capable of high levels of meat production and can produce well under a variety of conditions. The meat we stock is halal. Dawson, L. J. It is not advisable to breed young females weighing less than 65 percent of their estimated mature body weight range of 90 to 120 lb. E. (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research. Raising Kiko Meat Goats in Southeast Texas Here at B&S Goats we strive to produce tough goats, parasite resistant fast growing, goats with great reproductive potential. Kiko goats don’t put on as much muscling as Boer goats, which some breeders have found a solution for. A preventative health program should be carefully worked out with your veterinarian. The goat is an aseasonal breeder. This is because they are able to survive and grow even under non-ideal or harsh conditions. Breed. Body shape, hair and color are not consistent among goats of the breed. Some of our Personal Experiences. A good, thought-out, rotational-grazing program can improve pasture production and help control internal parasites. We knew before starting our herd that goatscaping would be part of our focus. 1998 Field Day Proceedings. Originally imported from Nubia, Africa, the Nubian breed was developed by crossing British goats with bucks of African and Indian origin. Boer goats are the most popular, but the Kiko and the Kalahari Red are both close behind due to their similar stature and ability to grow rapidly. We will sell whole goats on order for $2.50 lbs live weight. CFAES COVID-19 Resources: Safe and Healthy Buckeyes | COVID-19 Hub | CFAES Calendar. All goat forage however we’ve never seen any goats strip a tree like our kiko’s do. The ‘kiko’ is a Maori word which means flesh or meat. Copyright © 2004, The Ohio State University, L. Tony Nye, Extension Educator, Clinton County, Robert Moore, Extension Associate, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, © 2021 The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 2120 Fyffe Road | Room 3 Ag Admin Bldg. Price Goats should be stocked at the rate of five to six adult does to one animal unit equivalent. In Maori, the Polynesian language spoken by the Maori people, “kikokiko” is the generic term for flesh for consumption. This allows goats to maximize the use of marginal pasture land as well as improved forage production systems. We'll be back in 2021! The Battens crossbred selected local ferel goats with imported dairy goat bucks, namely from the Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg breeds, aiming for hardiness, fast growth and survivability with little input from the producer. College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Because of their foraging characteristics, meat goats fit well on poor or fair grazing areas as long as adequate plant material is available to consume. These factors can have a negative influence on overall profitability. Welcome to the American Kiko Goat Association! In addition, the Nubian breeding season is much longer than that of the Swiss breeds, making it possible to milk the doe year-round. The best system for mating appears to be exposing the does during February and March, removing them, and putting them back with the bucks in September and October. While Kikos are primarily meat goats, many people find that the can easily be milked and produce delicious milk. Goat meat is termed either cabrito or chevon. Goats are particularly adept at selecting the most nutritious plants or parts of plants. Goats also complement both sheep and cattle in marginal grazing lands. Buck odors are most offensive during the breeding season, usually from September to early January; however, their scent glands can be removed. We offer only the best top quality buck and doe goat meat in the industry. “Meat Goat Production and Marketing.” Fact Sheet No. After much research and many changes in our program, we finally decided that Kiko goats were the breed we wanted to raise. Sahs, R. Goat Farm Budgeting. We have a processor that will burn the carcass. If this is done, available feed resources, management, labor, and marketing options need to be carefully evaluated. We raise commercial, crossbred, purebred, and New Zealand purebred Kiko meat goats. Show Quality. With the possible exception of the South African Boer goat and the New Zealand Kiko goat, there are no real defined meat-goat breeds in the United States. Developed in New Zealand, Kiko Goats were imported to the U.S. and quickly established themselves as a hardy, parasite-resistant breed with excellent maternal traits. Many breeders have noted that the breed has the capability to produce two kiddings a year.They have been discovered as an excellent cross breedstock for the Boer goat. Purchase goats from any of your nearest livestock market or existing farms, if Kiko goats are available in your area. Kiko Does; For Sale; Our mission is to breed a healthy, grass fed meat goat that will thrive on our farm as well as yours.