Introduction to Keeping Goats Course


Join Lizzie Dyer of Cotswold Kid Meat on the Farm

Join us on our goat farm for a one day course designed to give you the knowledge and experience to decide if keeping goats is for you!  Or, perhaps you have had goats in the past and want to brush up on your skills and understanding of these very unique and rewarding animals.

We’ll start the morning at 10am with tea and coffee, along with something sweet to sustain you until lunchtime. Later in the day, we’ll serve up a hearty lunch to fuel you for the afternoon session.

The day will be a combination of:

Time spent inside talking and discussing all things goats

Plenty of time outside getting hands-on experience of handling, moving and looking after our goats  


What will we cover in the Introduction to Goat Keeping Course?

The fundamentals of goat keeping – what is necessary to keep goats, from the legal side to the welfare requirements

Why goats?  Learn about the breeds and why goats are so versatile and synonymous with small holdings

The practical implications of keeping goats – land required, shelters, fencing – yes they can be kept in with suitable fencing!

Keeping goats healthy – learn the basic theory but more importantly learn how to keep you goats healthy – prevention is better than cure!   


The day will finish by 4pm   You will be given a written summary of all you learn on the day to take home with you.


Cost £150 per person (plus VAT)

 Numbers are strictly limited 

Upcoming Introduction to Goat Keeping Courses

We are currently running group course on Saturday 13th July and Saturday 17th August

If you would rather a one to one course we offer these too! Please email Lizzie for more information
Goat Keeping Course, Goat Keeping, Rearing Goats, Kid Goat Course, Smallholding Course
Goat Keeping Course, Goat Keeping, Rearing Goats, Kid Goat Course, Smallholding Course

“Fantastic day – thanks to Lizzie and the team! Thank you for your hospitality, we learnt loads about these fantastic animals.”

– Patrick G , March 2018

“Amazing day – really inspiring. We loved all the hands-on time with the kids! Learnt loads, great food and left with a real enthusiasm to get some goats!

Louise, January 2019


10:00 – 16:00

Event Category:

Introduction to Keeping Goats

Contact Details


07875 331434


Introduction to Keeping Goats

Learn the fundamentals necessary to keep goats

Learn the practical implications of keeping goats

Explore details including land required, shelters, fencing

Hands-on time with our goats

Leave with the confidence and enthusiasm to keep your own healthy goats


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