Cabrita Hills Farm: Alberta, Canada

Kiko, Spanish, Savannah and Boer-cross Goats
Maremma Livestock Guardian Dogs


 
January 2017
NEW PUPPIES!
SOLD OUT
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SEE OUR UPDATED HERDSIRE  PAGE Cabrita Hills Herdsires
We have a few yearling bucks available!! 

Cabrita Hills Farm, located in the rolling hills of northeastern Alberta, Canada, raises meat goats on 320 acres of treed land. We currently run a herd of about 500 goats.

In 1999 we purchased ten Boer cross does, six pb Spanish does and a registered Boer buck. We added  high quality Boer bucks to our herd each year.

In 2004 we aquired Sultan , a pb Spanish buck, to breed to our Spanish does. We also bred him to some of our high percentage Boer does to improve mothering and add hybrid vigor. In 2013 we imported 3 more pb Spanish bucks to provide new Spanish genetics to our herd.

We liked what we read about Kikos (developed from feral New Zealand goats)  and in 2006 we added two young Kiko bucks from GUL lines as herd sires. kikogoats We were so impressed by our Kiko cross kids born in 2007 that we used only our 2 Kiko bucks to breed ALL of our does in December 2007. Our 2008 half-Kiko kid crop convinced us that we made the right decision. It was the best kidding season we've ever had. We had 148 kids born during the first 14 days of kidding - all sired by our two busy Kikos! The kids were up and running within minutes of birth, stuck closely to their dams, are intelligent and are growing quickly.

T29, half Kiko-half Boer buck weighing 103 pounds at 13 months.

In 2008, we purchased an AKGA Kiko buck out of Confederate / Generator / Moneymaker lines and another Kiko buck from Manitoba to breed to our half-Kiko Cabrita Hills doelings.
 
In 2009 we added 2 new Kiko bucks that were born in the States - out of Moneymaker / Generator / Goldmine / Goliath lines.
 
We also added three Savannah bucks from premier herds in December 2009, September 2011 and June 2013. They have been bred to many of our Kiko and Spanish x does, and we are very happy with the % Savannah kids.
 
Since we live in "coyote country," our commercial meat-goat herd is guarded by Maremma Livestock Guardian Dogs.

Brita, at 6 months, guarding her goats.

We now offer Maremma pups from our working dogs imported from some of the premier Italian breeders.  See  Pups for Sale for details.

Kids on the north side of one of our dugouts.

 

Our dogs and goats enjoy the snow when they have a bed of straw to lounge on.