We have two pet goats, rare breed Golden Guernsey’s. Of the two native goat breeds on the RBST watch list, the Golden Guernsey is more numerous and popular due to its milking ability as well as its appearance. Whilst it will never challenge the very milky breeds for production, its milk is much sought after.

Our two goats are pets. Georgie is a very old nanny goat, at least 14 years old. She is not the prettiest goat, but she has a lovely character and is always ready standing at the gate whenever we arrive with fresh hay. Ollie is younger and is a wether (castrated male). He has developed a bit of an aversion to going out in winter, but he can be coaxed out for a good grooming.