National Kiko Registry's 2nd Annual Cumberland Meat Goat Conference & Spotlight Kiko Sale. May 20-21 at the Hyder-Burkes Ag Pavilion, Cookeville, TN.
September will start the Fall Kiko Sales. There will be one in Kentucky and one in Oklahoma.
November there will be a Kiko sale in Mississippi. These Conferences & sale are sponsored by the National Kiko Registry. The people that care about the Kiko breed and want to educate all Kiko breeders.
Our motto is "Breeding for Success". We have collected some of the superior original Kiko bloodlines, in both live bucks and semen. We believe the Kiko is the goat that thrives on range conditions and not just survives. The Kiko is well known for it's maternal qualities, parasite tolerance and excellent ranging abilities. With these thoughts in mind we are striving to breed a Kiko that will require the least amount of producer involvement and the most kids at weaning.
WHAT ARE KIKOS?
The Kiko Goat originated from New Zealand by crossing feral goats with dairy goats in the 1970s. Kiko is actually the Maori word for flesh or meat. They were developed for fast growth, survivability with little input from the producer and their hardiness. The Kiko breed was developed strictly for commercial meat production. The breed has no show ring competitions, there's no definitive color pattern or horn shape, the entire emphasis of the Kiko breed is on function rather than form. That being said, we've shown that the Kiko is not only an excellent meat producer but offers maternal and health characteristics critical to commercial production as well.