Windy Hill Farm - Jackson, TN
David & Deb Johnson, Owners/Breeders
Windy Hill Farm was established in 2006 when David & I moved "back to the Farm" where David grew up. We started our herd with 9 commercial goats that we used to clean up the overgrowth around the farm. We enjoyed the goats so much that in 2008 we expanded our herd to include 100% New Zealand and Purebred Registered KIKO goats. After seventeen years in the goat business, we've settled down into a smaller herd of 30 does and two herd sires. We are focusing on breeding our Best does to our Best bucks.
In 2022 David retired. Hoping for a nice quiet existence raising our goats we soon learned he needed open-heart surgery. I was so glad that we had reduced our herd to our best does and that they had all kidded early in 2022. Through David's recovery months the goats flourished on the pastures without much attention from us. What a blessing not to have feet or parasites issues! In December 2022 our Kidding Season started again, and we are so pleased with the results! David's plan for stocky, hardier goats is working out.
We enjoy raising KIKO breeding stock that are hardy, good foragers, easy to handle & great mothers. We have two sires on the farm. We like to leave our doelings with their mothers and let nature take its course for weaning. We have seen that is makes a stronger doeling and instills strong familial bonds, thus making her a better mother. The bucklings are weaned at 3 months of age and moved into the buck pen.
We have found Registered KIKOs are the breed that works for us and we hope it will work for you too. Farm Management is key to raising strong goats. Rotational grazing is our preferred method of parasite control. Our goats are only wormed "as needed". All our registered stock is DNA-certified through the National Kiko Registry (www.NationalKikoRegistry.com).
KIKO goats were introduced into the United States in 1987. They came from New Zealand where breeders had developed a new goat breed that exhibited exceptional qualities for commercial meat production. New Zealand developers bred New Zealand feral goats with domesticated goats to produce a breed with superior performance characteristics, resulting in the KIKO goat breed.
KIKO goats have the following characteristics: