Welcome to Keno! Farms
Keno! Farms is located in Central Texas about 20 miles north of Austin, on the Eastern edge of the
Texas Hill Country. The farm takes its name from the old gambling game; when we bought the farm in
1971 it was the biggest gamble we had made. We were looking for a place to raise our family and build
a good life, and happily this was the place. We found three other couples, who were interested for
different reasons, in buying a part of a large farm. We bought an old family farm and divided it
equally among the four players and the game began. We bought an old used trailer and used it as a
temporary place to reside while we built our "dream home" with our own hands.
A part of the purchase of the farm included a commercial herd of Hereford cattle. That original herd
evolved into the Red Brangus herd we presently enjoy. Our dairy goat herd began with 4H projects, but
by the time our children were grown, we were deep into the breeding and raising of quality milk goats.
For several years we concentrated on Nubian goats; we showed all over Texas and had a busy exporting
business. We no longer show or export, and our milk goat herd now includes Alpines, LaManchas and our
most recent addition, some excellent Saanens. We enjoy a very brisk raw milk business utilizing a herd
share program which allows lease owners to participate in the product of the herd, including raw milk,
chevre and various types of cheese. Our breeding programs produce outstanding breed stock from all of
the animals we breed. In addition to the animals, we also are the home of a very special all-natural
chili seasoning known as Red Eye Chili Blend, a family recipe
handed down for generations that allows you to make the best pot of homemade chili ever tasted.
Our goat herd incorporates some of the newer herd names with the best of some of the old, honored lines
to produce quality animals. We strive for stature, good udders, good milk production, strength and
longevity in our goats. As with any breeding program, it is a work in progress.
In our early years with the dairy goats we were members of the
American Goat Society
(AGS) which recognizes only purebred animals. Currently we are members of both AGS and the
American Dairy Goat Association
(ADGA); we have both purebred and American animals in our herd. We are Lifetime Members of ADGA in good
standing. Our purebred goats are registerable with both AGS and ADGA. The American bred goats are
registerable with ADGA.
In addition to the goats and our outstanding herd of Red Brangus cattle, the farm is home to chickens,
geese, guineas, peafowl and ducks, and several horses grace the pastures. It is a family affair, with
grandchildren involved in many of the day-to-day activities since their families live on the farm.
Have a look around at some of the current members of our herd. Browse
through our website to see more information about our herd and find out what is
currently available for sale.
Thanks for visiting!
Mary & John Fenoglio, owners