A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Several family generations have worked this land to produce many types of livestock including cattle, hogs, chickens, and now, Kiko goats. In prior years these beautiful acres were covered with crops of hay, beans, wheat, and tobacco.
The land was unused and rested for a few years prior to our introduction of the first Kiko goats here. With no fencing, no shelters, and roads that were in poor condition, we had our work cut out for us. We have spent many years fencing, building, and establishing a strong foundation Kiko herd. Our foundation does are sired by Honcho's Keeper (a Goliath's Imprint son), Warson, (a Warsaw son) Frank (an E66 son), Iron Man (son of Iron Horse), Blue Demon (a son of Blue's Son) and Money Bags (a Sunboy 117 Loverboy son). We also use the benefit of lapriscopic AI to introduce genetics from some of the bucks that made this breed what they are today. They are guarded and protected by our Anatolian and Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs.
We have learned more than we could have ever imagined over the last few years and have worked really hard to build a herd we are very proud of. Still, we look at every day as an opportunity to learn something new. We love what we do and it is our goal to always offer our very best to others.
MEET THE FARMERS
LESTER & STEFANIE GOODMAN
We began our journey in 2014 largely because we wanted to know where our food was coming from combined with our desire to be more self sufficient. While we have both worked for over 20 years in the construction industry, Lester's background was in farming and we were given the opportunity to put his family farm back in use after several idle years. Although our original vision was smaller scaled, we quickly grew to love the Kiko breed and our vision for our herd grew as well. We now have a growing herd of over seventy New Zealand Kikos and a few purebreds as well. Our passion is to continually improve our herd of Kiko goats using proven and tested genetics. Every day is an opportunity to learn something new and as we continue to grow we are excited for continued opportunities to produce quality breed stock and share what we've learned and what we produce with the ever increasing Kiko community.