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May 6, 09
Purebred and percentage Kikos forsale now. Registered and non- registered availible. Some does have kids on their side with all ages availible. Prices Starting @ $50.00.
615-388-6150

Are you frustrated w/ raising goats? "I have not failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."                   -Thomas Edison-
                                
                      We Say "Try a Kiko!"
               

 
           How We Do Things!
     
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what is required."                     Sir Winston Churchill
     
       At the McCoy's place, we raise and sell goats while keeping our Christian Integrity. We are on a small farm, but having mostly Kiko does and our American Premier Kiko buck helps us with any parasite issues. We have learned many things over a few years through research goat publications, but our lessons learned best are those from our own experience.
     
      We use Average Daily Gains (ADG's) to determine quality of the stock that we raise here on our farm. ADG's along with percentage of Kiko blood help determine which stock are "keepers" and which are sold for meat. If a 50% doe has an exceptional growth rate, she may hold presidence over any of our 75% does born in a given year.
     
      With the Kiko breed, we have found that we can reach the sought after ADG's with minimal input of feeds, wormers and other medications, feet trimmings, and assistances at birth. Our stock must be aggressive browsers to have a home at our farm. If we spend more time with a particular goat w/ any of the criteria above, she will not be apart of the farm in any long term breeding program. We love watching our goats graze and browse, but we can't enjoy them if we are constantly being  babysitters. We understand the work behind a farm great or small  and do not allow a goat to suffer by any means that we can help. My point is: the Kiko breed, that was developed for the characteristics I fell in love with, needs to be preserved and we intend to do so to the best of our abilities.
     
      Color is a factor only with the breeding stock sold from our farm. As for myself,  I like solid colored goats aswell or better as I like spotted or multicolored goats, but the customer is the driving force of any industry. If they want color, then they want color.                                                         
 

 

Knowing Breeds Before You Buy 

 Before you buy any goat for your farm, no matter the size of your farm, you should know what breed will meet the needs of your farm. There are many breeds of goats in which you should research, but first determine what type of breed you want. The main categories that are farmed in my region of the U.S. consist of the Meat, Dairy, and Hobby goats.

       Hobby goats consist of breeds such as the pygmy goat, and other breeds that appeal to people as pets more than livestock. Dairy goats are wonderful milk producers. Breeds such as Saanens, and Nubians make up this category. The meat goats are larger than that of the hobby goats and thicker bodied than that of the dairy breeds. Popular meat goat breeds are the Boer, Spanish, and the best in my opinion, the Kiko goat. 

       Kikos are the best of any goat breed that I have seen or even heard of concerning many different avenues affecting meat goat farming. Size matters when your stock are on the scales of a meat market sale. Obtaining  desirable mass on your goat herd, in a cost efficient time frame, will be impossible if your herd is under the weather for any period of time during crucial growth periods. Disease and parasitic resistance is key to slashing vet  bills which is money in a producers pocket. It's not hard to imagine the cash rolling out when an entire herd falls ill. Illness (bloat, worms, or worse) causes lack of growth in kids. When was the last time you had the flu and ate everything in site. If goats don't eat, they don't grow. At the market sale, 5 to 15 pounds per kid can make a difference in how happy you are for the rest of the day. At our farm, Kikos are the main show. The point I'm coming to is that is doesn't cost us anything to bury a goat, but buried goats aren't in high demand here in TN. We found a tough goat breed that doesn't need a shot of medication every other week.

       The above is a small, yet important portion of reasons why Kikos are important to our farm. If you don't raise Kikos, I'd ask myself why! I've met many people who are frustrated with raising goats due to all that goes wrong with other breeds, but Thomas Edison said it well, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."               Try a Kiko!

 

Brandon and Melinda McCoy
2505 Carthage Rd.
Red Boiling Springs, TN. 37150
615/699-4576
615/388-6150