THE HERD

The first 23 goats arrived shortly after we moved to the farm, in early 2008. We have grown the herd using our own kids, and now have over 100 girls. We also have four fine billies, who are on duty from October onwards, but spend the spring and summer in their own residence on the other side of the farm.

The herd comprises three different British goat breeds. “Cleo”, pictured on this page, is one of the Anglo-Nubians. We also have British Toggenburgs and British Saanens. The Saanens give higher yields, but the Nubians and Toggenburgs produce richer milk. We feed the herd a mixture of cereals and hay, which we get from our fields and also from the RSPB nature reserve at West Sedgemoor. They also browse our permanent pasture from early spring until the start of the winter, when, aside from the odd leg stretch, they tend to prefer it inside.

Now that we have reached our optimum herd size, we have a number of beautiful pedigree female and male goats for sale every spring. Our herd is closed, CAE tested and Scrapie monitored. All the goats are registered with the British Goat Society and descended from Dreda and Ro Randall’s wonderful Monach herd in Cambridgeshire. If you are interested in any of our Anglo-Nubian, British Toggenburg or British Saanen kids, you can get in touch with us using the details on the ‘Contact’ page.

our herd