articles about goats
“I pulled out the 5th, 6th and 7th babies right after each other. We were incredibly amazed that all were born alive and strong”
On the latest installment of the ‘Young Farmer’ series, Kevin caught up with 21 year old sheep, goat and beef farmer, Norma Leahy, who also works as a calf exporter and in two marts in her native Co. Limerick. Read her story now below!
A goat breed native to Austria and primarily raised for dairy purposes, the Tauernsheck is a very uniquely marked breed and one of the world’s rarest breeds.
One of the oldest known dairy goat breeds, the Toggenburg goat hails from St. Gallen in Switzerland and is capable of producing up to 750kgs of milk per lactation. Read all about the breed below.
A breed which can be traced back to two solitary goats which were left on their now native Island by Captain Cook, the Arapawa goat is a feral and multi-coloured breed now native to New Zeland’s Arapawa Island.
A breed, as the name suggests, originating in the Netherlands and once down to only two surviving specimens, The Dutch Landrace goat is this week’s featured goat breed. Read all about the breed below.
“We don’t want to see the dairy goat farms of Ireland in a situation similar to Bobby Calves in New Zealand” - Ami Madden
This week’s featured breed hails from Ireland and calls Waterford county its home, a bred on the verge of extinction, the Bilberry Goat.
In ‘Going for Goats’ this week, we profile the champion goat of the Rocky Mountains in North America, known as the Oreamnos americanus or the Rocky Mountain goat. Read all about the breed below.