For help with any pack goat questions the best resource is
Clay Zimmerman with High Uinta Pack Goats
A wonderful resource for the Kiko breed and goats in general
Dr. Dave Sparks
Goat Hill Kikos
Hands down the best place to meet goat experts, get information and be immersed in the world of goats. As an extension school if you have an issue these guys are here to help at no cost.
Langston University in Langston Oklahoma
We use Ranch Manager software for our farm needs. We find it easy to use and allows us to manage not only the animals but finances as well
Ranch Manager by Lionedge
National Kiko Registry:
This is the registry that we use to register our animals. We have tried other registries in the past, and have chosen this registry due to ease of registration, professionalism and the cost.
American Goat Federation:
Organization that is geared toward the promotion of Goat and Sheep production. This group is the voice for producers regarding legislation, medical advances, and welfare of the animal and the producer.
North American Pack Goat Association:
For all your pack goat needs, not only is this a great resource for those interested in pack goats, but they also stand up for the pack goat enthusiast regarding legislation. Here you can connect with other pack goat enthusiasts, find equipment, places to take your goat, rendezvous, and reading materials.
Over the years I think I have bought every book available on goats. If it mentioned a goat I brought it home. Below is a list of my top go to books in order of use. These are the books I refer to over and over and a review of each one.
Meat Goat Production handbook. This is a manual put out by Langston University in Langston Oklahoma. It is a compilation of many authors each a leader in their field. This is probably the most thorough book to date. It covers a-z, from bio-security, to fencing, butchering, health, marketing, feed, genetics, parasites, it is a book you can use and apply in the field and very easy to understand. It can be used for all goats not just meat.
Diseases of the Goat, 3rd Edition by John Matthews. I use this book often as another resource for any extra ailment we may think we have. This book is written more for the veterinarian but can be applied to your operation. I use it in an aid to diagnose or rule out a diagnosis, before I call our vet. Great pictures and written for goats in the UK.
Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats: Managing, Breeding, Marketing by Maggie Sayer.
I use this book for two things: 1.) It has a great section on kidding with clear cut instructions and pictures. I value it so much I keep a laminated chart in the barn.
2.) I use the weight chart to measure my goats. I have found it to be very accurate to within a few pounds.
The book as a whole is great and well written, good reference for the beginner to the seasoned rancher.
Natural Goat Care by Pat Colby. I love this book! I use this regarding nutrition. As our area struggles with cooper this book has helped. The other thing I love is the author is from Australia, she has been working goats for decades and her amount of knowledge is incredible. Much can be learned form her.
The Pack Goat by John Mionczynski. Great resource for the beginner to the advance packer. A must have
Storey's Working Animals, Livestock Guardians, using Dogs, Donkeys and Llamas to protect your Herd. by Janet Vorwald Dohner.
If you are considering which guardian will work for your operation this is a must have. Compilation of ranchers that use each method and what works and doesn't work for them. We found this very helpful in looking at our operation and deciding what would work for us. Well written, thoughtful and informative.