Goat Breeds TexMaster


TexMaster buck.


TexMaster kid.


TexMaster does.

This breed was developed by Onion Creek Ranch through several generations of crossing Tennessee Meat Goats™ with Boer goats. The purpose of the breed was to develop a meat goat breed to meet commercial demands such as low maintenance, efficient feed utilization, good mothering skills, rapid growth, and thrifty kids. TexMasters™, like Tennessee Meat Goats™, may be registered with Pedigree

Goat Breeds Tennessee Meat Goat

Tennessee Meat Goats

Tennessee Meat Goat does.


Tennessee Meat Goat buck.


Tennessee Meat Goat does.

Tennessee Meat Goats™ were developed by Suzanne Gasparotto at Onion Creek Ranch in Buda, Texas. She selected Myotonic goats with the largest frames and heaviest muscles for breeding. The Myotonic goats were “improved” by breeding these larger and more muscled full-blood Myotonic goats to unrelated full-blood Myotonics. The resultant strain was named …

Goat Marketing


Meat Goat Marketing

Demographic shifts in the United States indicate that there are almost 53 million people who have a preference for goat meat. There are approximately 2 million market goats in the United States, according to the latest agricultural statistics. Based on consumption trends, goat demand exceeds inventory by 160 percent.

As the meat-goat industry in the United States has grown, so to has the market infrastructure. Producers must realize that our markets are dependent on demographics, supply/demand and …

Goat Breeds Savanna


Savanna buck.


Savanna kid.


Savanna does.


Visitors may find name of this breed spelled two ways, Savanna and Savannah.

The white Savanna goat breed was developed from indigenous goats of South Africa. Various farmers bred what was known as white Boer goats for a number of years in South Africa. One of the advantages of these white goats was the fact that the white color is …

Goat Breeds Kinder


Kinder buck.


Kinder does.


Kinder kid.


Kinder goats were developed in 1987 by the Showalter family who crossed a Nubian doe with a Pygmy buck. The breed was developed as a dual-purpose breed for milk and meat. Kids usually are born weighing 4 or 5 pounds and grow rapidly at a rate of about 7 pounds per month.

Recently, 6-month-old and 14 month old Kinder wethers …

Goat Breeds Genemaster


Genemaster buckling.


Genemaster doe with twins.


Genemaster buckling.

The Genemaster was developed as a composite breed. It is based on a foundation of three-eighths Kiko and five-eighths Boer. The breed will retain a portion of the original hybrid vigor over the next several generations. Still relatively early in its formation, there have not been studies in the public sector to verify level of performance of this …

Goat Breeds Spanish


Spanish does.

Spanish buck.

Spanish does with kids.

This breed is actually a type of goat that, on the whole, has been subject to some selection pressure for various production traits such as prolificacy and weight for age. The name is used loosely at times to refer to local or brush goats, but strictly speaking this is a misnomer. Although scattered across much of the United …

Goat Breeds Boer


Boer doe.


Boer buck.


Boer doe with twins.


The Boer breed is characterized by a red head and red on at least a portion of the neck, with a white body. They have large pendulous ears. Some breeders have chosen to breed and promote solid color Boers, but there is little scientific evidence that they have any unique merit in productivity. Several Boer breed associations exist …

Goat Breeds Pygmy


Pygmy goat.


Pygmy goat.


Pygmy does grazing.

Pygmy goats are small goats of African origin. They were originally called the Cameroon Dwarf goat. The goat is mostly restricted to the West African countries. Similar forms of Pygmy goats also occur in all of northern Africa, in the southwestern African countries and also in east Africa. However, what we call the Cameroon Dwarf goat is the one …

Goat Breeds Kiko


Kiko buck.




Kiko buck.


The word “kiko” had traditionally been used by New Zealand’s native people, the Maori, to describe substantial meat producing animals. In Maori, the Polynesian language spoken by the Maori people, “kikokiko” is the generic term for flesh for consumption. Originally, a consortium of New Zealand’s farmers were determined to continue the local usage to describe the enhanced meat producing goat they …