Registered purebred and percentage Kiko Goats raised for hardiness, meat and pack goat prospects
Kopf Canyon Ranch

Kiko Goat Links and Resources

History and Development of the Kiko Goat
The Kiko is a relatively new breed. Where did it come from - and how was it developed?

American Kiko Goat Association  AKGA
A non-profit association - the official registry of Kiko breeders and owners in North America. The AKGA holds an Annual Convention, Sale and Seminar every year. ​
 The AKGA requires DNA verification for registration.
All AKGA registered animals are eligible to also be registered with the NKR.

AKGA Video - The Kiko Advantage

National Kiko Registry  - NKR
A for-profit breeders association to register and track Kiko genetics through an independent, professionally run livestock registry. Registration with the NKR is insufficient for registry with the AKGA. The NKR hosts some of the largest Kiko sales and conferences in the nation.

NKR Video - Why Kikos?

Goat Science and Production
Free goat care book to download - 446 pages! Really!!!!
Goat Science and Production is the first text in several decades to present comprehensive, state of the art information on goat science and production practices from an international perspective. Including information on meat, dairy, and fiber goats, chapters are organized logically to facilitate fundamental understanding of goat anatomy and physiology as well as practical ...production applications. The book's author is Dr. Sandra Solaiman, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty from Tuskegee University. The full text (446 pages) is available online for free as a PDF file. Click on cover.
A hard copy of the book may be purchased from Amazon and other outlets.

UBRL - our preferred lab for testing
We have worked with other labs, including a very reputable one within a reasonable driving distance, but the absolutely outstanding customer service given by UBRL makes it worth the cost of shipping. The lab team is very prompt with communication and notification, and willing to patiently answer questions and explain processes. 

USDA Market Report
What are meat goats selling for?
State by state auction reports for slaughter animals

Farmer Veteran Coalition
The Farmer Veteran Coalition assists veterans with advancing their careers in agriculture by giving them access to funding, resources and support services.

Using Brush Goats for Brush Control instead of Herbicides
Helpful article -  includes list of weeds goats will control, and those known to be toxic to goats.
 

Fias Co Farms
These pages contain information on all aspects of goat raising and goat care including: health & husbandry, feeding, medications, wormers & worming, natural, herbal & holistic health care, breeding, kidding, milking, behavior, how-to instructions, free downloads, and much more.
 

Eat Wild
Learn how eating meat, eggs, and dairy products from animals raised on forage and pasture improves the welfare of the animals, helps to put an end to environmental degradation, helps small-scale ranchers and farmers make a living from the land, helps to sustain rural communities, and gives your family the healthiest possible food.
http://www.eatwild.com/basics.html

eXTENSION
Goat industry outlook. Is goat ranching the business for you?  Business forecasting tools specifically for goat economics. eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering research-based information emerging from America's land-grant university system.
 

Kintraks
Good breeding records are the foundation of a successful operation. Do you know your animals' Inbreeding Coeeficients? This program quickly calculates relatedness for responsible pairings. Kintraks is an animal record system which uses a variety of storage options and functions to enhance and simplify your animal breeding and record keeping. We love it!
 

What is Scrapies?
We participate in the Federal Voluntary Scrapies ID Program, flock # IDX 685.
Find out about Scrapies, and what it means to the sheep and goat industry.
 

 

Columbia Basin Goat Guild
Goat Academy is an annual gathering of breeders that gather at Half Creek Farm in Goldendale, Washington for hands-on classes, an auction and a catered multi-course meat featuiring delectable goat recipes. We highly recommend it!
 

 

Ailments and Diseases of Goats
Goats can suffer various diseases, which are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and other non-infectious agents. The diagnosis of the goat diseases not only based on the clinical symptoms is most difficult, as many diseases resemble one another. The important clinical symptoms of common diseases have been given, only to help the farmers to detect the sick goat at the earliest stage.
 

 

Goat911

No livestock vets in your area - or on call? If you have an emergency situation and you're not sure exactly what to do to help your goat, there are others who have much experience in the care and raising of goats have offered their expertise and have agreed to have their personal phone numbers posted in this section. Each contact has listed their area of expertise and times they will be available to accept your call.