Welcome to Maple Manor Farms of Carthage NC (a breeder of kiko goats)
We have approximately 20 acres of wooded rolling hills including a creek with fresh running water that needed clearing. We did significant research on the best type of goat requiring low maintance and decided to go with Kikos, and we are now hooked. Kikos are classified as meat goats, but also have good milk production.
Maple Manor Farms
350 Manor Rd
Carthage NC 28327
site updated (2/23/14)
NNT'S Z41 "Riverboat Gambler"
Our newest Sire 100% DNA Verified Triple registered
THE GOALS OF MAPLE MANOR FARMS
We are members of the International Kiko Goat Association. It has provided experienced peers in the goat business, which have been a far more educational resource than any book. People are always ready to talk "goats". Call us sometime or drop by to see us, we love sharing conversation and knowledge about our goats and love to hear about other's goats as well.
Kiko Goats in Carthage North Carolina
- Produce quality 100% New Zealand Kikos and American Purebreds kiko goats that are healthy & have
excellent qualities for breeding stock.
- Use the most natural means of raising our goats
- Share knowledge & resources with others interested in raising Kiko goats
- Working toward building a farm that in the long run will be profitable and a good example to others.
FOR SALE AND RECENT UPDATES
Should have about 25 kids this winter, Feb./Mar 2014. We will be selling some breeding age does when the kids wean and Pongo our black and white herd sire is for sale now. Check out our tabs related to goats for sale in March 2014. We have catagorized them, to make it easier for you to look for the type of goat you are interested in. All goats sold have health records, birth weights, and 90 day weighs. Some have 180 day weights if not sold by then. All CDT shots, a scrapie tag and will be microchiped. Most all kids are handled daily to assure they are tame and easy to handle in the future.
OUR BARN IS FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been a hard year with fire, goats getting out of fence, lack of barn for most of the year. But often as they say "pain makes gain". We have lived and learned and with the insurance money, and state and federal tax returns and every spare dime in between we built a 1300 ft. gravel road, cleared spot for barn and new pasture. Pat, and I along with our 12 year old son built a 30x48 barn 10ft high with telephone poles as the supporting beams. Pat was so creative in making the best use of his inexperienced crew. We used all kinds of rigging, and ties to keep very heavy beams of rough cut lumber from falling on us while we worked. Mitch was very proud of his work as we were too, we could not have done it without him. Within a week to 10 days of building our road and adding gravel, a tropical storm comes and washes out the road. We have someone come fix it and it washes out again, each time we built it back adding more rock, digging up rock that washed in the creek over and over. I picked up a thousand rocks I think. When barn got finished we built woven wire fence, added more electric on top and bottom of buck pasture, added electric to barn in a high and dry location central to all our land, which will make setting up land for rotational grazing much easier. We built 7 kidding pens, that will be easy set up and take down as we need, increased size of the previous barn x4, with structure sure to out live me, instead of something we built when we only planned to have a few goats a few years. We designed and built a feeding station where goats have to put their head in behind a barrier to eat, so waste does not go into the troughs. Added more troughs that are easy to clean off the ground. Added hay storage area in barn, so we can have dry hay and buy early in the Fall before all the good hay is gone in late winter. Goats now have access to new barn, it finally quit raining everyday, and the goats are looking great, most just starting to show their bumps of expectancy due in Feb and March mainly.
We are Animal Welfare Approved and had a first annual audit. All went well, so we will continute to use the seal. This takes alot of time and paperwork but I anticipate it will be worth it. It also lets others know we meet very high standards on a consistent basis.
OUR LINK PAGE
I am very proud of our link page on our website. We have linked sites that relate to kikos, goat health, farm supply stores, 4-H, extension offices, shows and conferences. You can actually come to our site and search all over the internet related to goats, without leaving our site. If you have a suggestion of further links that would be helpful to others, email me and we will try to get them linked.
We currently are members of the International Kiko Goat Association and find that it has been a helpful resource to us. If you raise or plan on raising kiko goats we encourage you to join. Click on the tab above titled links which will take you to our links page and click on IKGA for more details about kikos and the association. We will also have some kids this year that will be able to be registered in the AKGA.
the 2014 Kids Have Arrived