Rearing Goats for Meat

Please be aware that we are running courses again from Sunday 2nd August following postponements due to the Coronavirus.   We will be limiting the numbers on each course to ensure that we can follow Social Distancing guidelines while not compromising on your experience. 


Join Lizzie Dyer of Cotswold Kid Meat on the Farm

This course is designed for people who want to know more about rearing goats for meat – regardless of your scale.


What will we cover in the Rearing Goats for Meat Course?

We are currently the largest producer of Free Range Dairy Billy Goat Kids in the UK and you will have the opportunity to explore our farm and learn how and why we rear our Billies.  Time will be split between discussing the business considerations and opportunities of rearing goats for meat along with the practical farming decisions and practices.

There is growing interest in the fate of the Dairy Billy Kid and more people are embracing kid goat meat as a healthy, sustainable addition to our current meat repertoire.  It is estimated that there are in the region of 30,000 billy kids born into the dairy sector each year and it’s about time we gave them a little more thought and stop the waste.  In recent years kid goat meat has been embraced in kitchens from Michelin Starred restaurants to home kitchens up and down the country.

The course will start at 9am with refreshments and will be rounded off with a lunch when you try kid meat for yourself! You will be given a print-out summarising the areas covered in the course to take home.

Cost £99 per person (incl. VAT)

 Numbers are strictly limited.

Upcoming Rearing Goats for Meat Courses

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Sunday 27th September 2020

Sunday 18th April 2021

“Fantastic, informative and great fun. Lizzie is really knowledgeable and open, providing a really nice balance between informational and commercial/business. Also, great lunch! Highly recommended”
Liz, March 2018
“Thank you so much for a great ‘goat’ day! I really enjoyed it (and the lovely food!). You really put your heart and soul into it and gave us so much information. Many thanks for an amazing day, I think you have a lovely farm. ”
Charlotte, Jan 2019
Rearing Goats for Meat Course
Rearing Goats for Meat Course
rearing goats for meat


9:00 – 14:00

Event Category:

Rearing Goats for Meat

Contact Details


07875 331434


We'll cover the business considerations and opportunities of running a Kid Meat enterprise

Learn the practical farming decisions and practices when rearing billy kids.


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