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3 Reasons To Own Kiko Goats

Rhonda Owens

If you are thinking about starting your own homestead — or if you already have a small farm — you may also be considering adding goats to your livestock. There are many practical reasons to own goats, not least of which is the milk and meat they provide. The next decision is to then choose which type of goat is best for your needs and living situation. If you are planning to raise goats for meat, then Kiko goats are a great option. Take a look below at just three of the reasons why you should consider purchasing Kiko goats.

Basic Diet 

Kiko goats prefer to browse rather than graze, which means they will have no problem taking care of any brush on your property. In fact, many homesteaders who own cattle purchase Kiko goats for the express purpose of cleaning up brush that cattle won't touch. This also means that Kiko goats are the perfect fit for homesteaders or hobby farmers who may not have much pasture to begin with. Of course, you'll likely want to supplement your goats' nutrition with hay or legume grasses, but the simple diet of Kiko goats is just one reason they are great meat goats.

Straightforward Health Regimen

One big concern of many new goat owners is just how often they will have to deworm their goats, which are known for suffering parasitic infections on a regular basis. Kiko goats, on the other hand, are much more resistant to parasites than other breeds of goats, which means that you'll spend less time, money, and energy treating serious infections. While experienced farmers may not have any issues deworming their goats, it can be overwhelming for many beginner homesteaders. For this reason alone, Kiko goats make sense as a starter meat goat.

Overall Low Maintenance 

Another reason Kiko goats are so becoming popular with many homesteaders and farmers is that they do not require nearly as much overall maintenance as other breeds. One small but important example is the fact that hoof trimming is far less of a regular concern with Kiko goats. They are also active breeders, and the does have great maternal instincts, which means that not only do Kiko goat owners spend less time encouraging bucks and does to breed but once the does have kids, they are well looked after. If you feel that you aren't yet ready to take on more high-maintenance goats, Kiko goats may be the best choice.

For more information, contact a company like The Pleasant Hill Ranch.