Story: Goats and goat farming

Kiko goats

Kiko goats

The Kiko goat (kiko means ‘meat’ in Māori) was developed from feral goats by Garrick and Anne Batten, on their property near Nelson. The animals were selected as meat-producing goats able to be grazed on typical hill-country pastures.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Meat production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008