Middlecreek Meat Goats


We now raise Katahdin Hair Sheep

Welcome to Middlecreek Meat Goats.

Our farm is owned and operated by Rob and Hazel Wood.  We have been raising meat goats since 2002.  We raise primarily Myotonic Meat Goats, TexMasters, and Kikos.  We are raising breeding stock for the commercial meat goat ranchers who can appreciate the high meat yield that these goats will produce.  

We breed for sound feet, high parasite resistance, and does that kid in the pasture without any assistance.  We rarely loose kids during kidding and the does commonly have twins and triplets and raise all of them.  If you notice, most of our goats don't have names.  We don't have time to mess around with pets.  These are goats for the serious meat goat ranchers.      

TexMaster/Kiko cross buck
To all of you Kiko fans out there, this 16th month old buck is a good example of why you should cross some TexMaster in with your Kikos. 


Information about the breeds we raise


TexMaster Goats 

Because markets for meat goats demand different sized animals, Onion Creek Ranch began breeding Tennessee Meat Goat bucks to Boer and Boer-cross does.  After many generations of cross breeding, this composite breed has been trademarked by OCR as the TexMaster.  The breed is significantly Myotonic, with just enough Boer to add a bit of faster growth.  The precise breeding formula is proprietary to OCR, but the male used in the development of the TexMaster breed was always Myotonic or TMG.  TexMasters, like Tennessee Meat Goats, may be registered with Pedigree International.


Myotonic Goats

Myotonic, Tennessee stiff leg, Scare goat- these are common names for a breed of goats with a genetic condition called Myotonia Congenita.  When startled, the goat's muscles experience a prolonged, but transitory, contraction that can cause the goat to stop moving, stiffen, and fall down or tip over.  "Fainting Goat" is a misnomer, as the phenomenon is completely unrelated to the nervous system.  The gene is recessive and often not expressed in crossbred animals.  The American Livestock Breed Conservansy has placed this breed on their "rare" list, with an estimated world population of under 10,000.



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