Join Lizzie Dyer of Cotswold Kid Meat on the Farm
Join us on our kid 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 locally roasted 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, showcasing our delicious kid meat.
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 at 4pm with a cup of tea or coffee and of course a slice of cake, before you make your way home. You will be given a written summary of all you learn on the day to take home with you.
Cost £130 per person (plus VAT)
Upcoming Introduction to Goat Keeping Courses
We currently do not have any dates for 2023 for our group courses but instead we are offering 1 to 1 or private group sessions please email for more information
“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
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