The Goat Patch
The Goat Patch is located in Fourth Creek. The Goat Patch has been raising goats since 2015. The Goat Patch raises mostly Kikos and the goal is to become leaders for the goat and Kiko industry in Western Canada.
Kiko goats were developed in New Zealand by the Goatex Group Ltd. These farmers used feral goats and crossed them with domestic breeds. Through natural selection only the strongest goats were kept in the herds all others were culled. With very firm culling they were able to produce goats that were
Resistant to parasites
Good mothering skills and capability
Rapid weight gain
Good lean carcass
Less leg and hoof problems
Kiko’s were introduced to Canada in 1998 but didn’t have any real interest until 2000. With most Canadian Kiko producers being in Ontario and Quebec, the Kiko is slowly making its way across Canada thanks to dedicated purebred producers in Manitoba and Alberta.
Although they look like many other goat breeds they are a breed all of their own and cannot be judged as other breeds.