Performance Testing is an increasingly useful tool in operating a successful meat goat operation. Each of our 100% New Zealand Kikos in our breeding program is from bloodlines that have proven with data to produce superior meat goat qualities.
    Our 100% New Zealand Kiko Meat Goat Herd has for years consistently produced superior meat goats in the harsh parasitic conditions of Alabama with minimal need for deworming. Much of our herd has NEVER required deworming.
    Our herd is pasture grazed with minimal input of commercial feed. We feed about a pound of whole cotton seed or pellet about once a week to socialize so we can bring them in when we need to. We make trace minerals available free choice, and feed hay in winter as needed.
Our herd consists of 100% New Zealand Kiko Goats that are mostly dual registered with both the AKGA and the NKR.  A few animals are registered with just one registry or the other, but most are dual registered.  Bottom line though, we seek out, and breed for, excellent meat goat qualities.  We define an excellent meat goat as having the following primary characteristics:​

     - Unassisted multiple kidding with high birth weights
     - Attaining prime market weight by 90 day weaning, soley on pasture grazing
     - Sound bag and teat structure
     - Zero need for de-worming, even in the parasite-rich environment of the                  Southeastern U.S.
     - Little or no commercial feed input needed to maintain good health, growth,          and reproductive performance

There are many other points to consider, but in our opinion everything else falls in line when we focus on these key traits.  And of course, every farm ends up with animals that will need to be de-wormed, or that don't achieve prime market weight in time. but  with strict selection and culling, these are very rare events.  Our only consistent input is free-choice trace mineral, and mixed pasture grass hay in winter when pastures are picked clean.