Continuing the tradition
Linebreeding, old line genetics for size, muscling and parasite tolerance
Who We Are
Hickory Branch Farm is a 20 acre Myotonic Goat Farm located in SW Louisiana about 30 miles north of Lake Charles, LA and 30 miles east of Orange, Texas.
We started raising goats in 2005. Herd health, nutrition, pasture management, facilities, etc. were not new terms, having raised and showed purebred cattle for a number of years on a larger ranch.
After experimenting with another goat breed, we came to realize that for us to raise goats successfully, we had to have a breed that was better adapted to the southern region. Too much time had previously been spent dealing with internal parasites, hoof maintenance, and less than desirable mothering ability. Our search for another breed led us to Myotonics and Kikos, both of which seemed to fare better in those important aspects. What tipped the scales for us was the superior muscling of the myotonics. The ones we had seen, truly were meat goats.
So, the unique breed that met our requirements is a medium sized, heavy muscled goat called by many names, but the name we prefer is the American Myotonic Meat Goat, a truly “American original”
You are cordially invited to visit our farm. Please call or email ahead for an appointment.