Kiko goats are relatively new in the market. In fact, many remain unfamiliar with Kiko goats. So, what are they?
Kiko goats are a breed of goats that hail from New Zealand. They are relatively new because they just started sprouting some time in the 1980s. There was a couple who were into goat breeding and decided to cross breed a feral goat with one of their dairy goats. The result was a Kiko goat.
But just to debunk a myth, Kiko goats are not only found in New Zealand. While they originally come from that country, these goats are now found in different countries. There are even goat farms in the United States that specialize on Kiko goat farming.
There is something special about the Kiko, which makes it a preferred goat by many breeders. These goats are resilient and can survive without much fuss or care by their owners. They do not need to be fed with special food as they can eat almost anything.
If beef has its different kinds like Wagyu, Angus, and Kobe, then goats, too have their different kinds.
Take A Closer Look At Goats
Goats are unique species. They have a particular look, build and even smell. They do not make good pets (well, unlike a dog or a cat), but they are good for breeding. There are, in fact, many breeders of goats, which by the way make lots of money breeding.
There are different reasons why many breed this animal. The main benefit of goat raising is profit, of course. After all, goats have many commercial uses.
Just take goats’ milk for example. The milk can be used for drinking or even for soap making. Goats’ milk is preferred by those who want to have smooth and fair skin. But you must be warned that goat’s milk soap can be quite expensive.
Many also prefer a goat’s meat because it is high in protein and iron. When compared to beef and chicken, goat meat has higher iron content. Meanwhile, its protein content is comparable to other meats like beef, pork, and chicken.