About G Squared Ranch.
G Squared Ranch, producers of colorful Kiko Goats, is located in Creek County, Oklahoma on historic Route 66. With 80 rolling acres that's a mixture of native hardwood timber and open pasture, it's an ideal location for raising goats. The Ranch is owned and operated by Victor and Lisa Glunt who are breeders of commercial Kiko/cross meat goats and AKGA registered Kiko Goats, since 2007.
What is a Kiko Goat?
Would you know, just by looking, if it was a Kiko goat by the shape of it's horns or by it's color? No, because Kiko's come in a variety of colors, with white being predominate and they have several different horn shapes, too. Kiko (pronounced kee-KO') goats were developed in New Zealand and are a registered breed in the United states. Known for their mothering abilities, Kiko mothers go out of their way to care for their young. The knack for nurturing comes natural to this breed, even first time mothers know exactly what to do when nature presents them with offspring. So, how do you know if you just bought a Kiko? By knowing your new purchase is a registered Kiko, or if it's unregistered, originating from registered stock. Ask questions and get to know your breeder.
Kiko's, they're for everyone!
What are Kiko goats good for? Kiko's are outstanding meat goats that can also be milked. If you like to go camping or hiking you can take a couple of Kiko's with you as pack goats. Kiko's can mow your yard, clean up your pastures or remove underbrush in heavy wooded areas, browsing is their favorite past time. Kiko's can be utilized as fire prevention, by being allowed to clear the underbrush in fire prone areas, they can reduce the threat of wild fires in your area. Kiko's are "all wheel drive" goats that enjoy being on rough, hilly areas, but they don't mind being on flat terrain, either. There's not a sanctioned Kiko goat show, but they can and are being shown in many areas by both 4-H and FFA students in the "all breeds" type shows, some places require their horns to be removed, but in other places horns are allowed, check with your local adviser. Last, but not least Kiko's enjoy being your pet. Kiko goats, they're for everyone.
Why Kiko Goats?
Like many goat producers, Vic and Lisa wanted a meat goat that was low maintenance, who needed minimal hoof care and exhibited a high tolerance to parasites. Constantly working goats by either trimming hooves or worming them on a "regular" schedule just to keep them alive was not on their agenda. After researching many different breeds of goats, the Kiko became the breed of choice at G Squared Ranch.
Kiko, the all around goat.
Have you ever considered milking a meat goat? The Kiko goat is officially labeled as a meat goat, but Kiko's can also be milked. Not just any milk, but great milk that tastes good. You can use the milk to cook with, make soap, cheese (yum) and a favorite, ice cream! The Kiko doe to the left gave birth to twins and when it was time for her to dry up she continued to produce nearly a gallon of rich, creamy milk per day for the next 5 months. At first, as you can see, only enough milk was squirted on the ground to relieve pressure on her udder, but when she continued to produce a full udder it was decided her milk should be used. Until she was bred again that next fall, she was milked only once a day. During the time she was being milked this doe was able to produce enough milk to take care of all the milk related needs for a family of four who normally purchased 12 to 16 gallons of milk per month. The additional milk she produced was made into cheese and delicious homemade ice cream. What a gal this doe turned out to be!
G Squared Ranch welcomes you!
Everyone welcomes you to the website of G Squared Ranch. Sit back and have a look a look around, if you would like to talk more about what you find, we would love to visit with you!