Resistance to gastrointestinal parasites

Parasites are an important limiting factor among goats which might limit performance and profitability.  Therefore, parasitism may have an important economical incidence.  Kiko goats have been selected in the South island of New Zealand  where the climate is temperate and humid in the low lands and it could be quite cold and humid in the region of higher altitude.  Kiko goats have been developed in this mountainous region.The instigators of the Kiko breed has always been rigourously selecting for parasites resistance and/or resilience since the beginning.  The Kikos from Northern Kiko Genetics undergo great trials for parasites resistance.  Besides, they are adapted for pasturing from the most economical as possible and having a great productivity in these difficult conditions of management.