Livestock & Pets
This section of the website holds articles on everything you need to know about keeping pets and livestock. Choose from the menu on the left to browse our articles.
Goats need holiday care
Goats that have chewed their way through the dry herbage at many gateways over the summer need as much holiday care as any other animal in the family or on the farm.
Plants that poison goats
Assume that all garden shrubs are a potential danger to goats. Some plants cause delayed poisoning as well as immediate poisoning eg ragwort and St John’s wort.
Worm control in Goats
Throughout their lives, goats are very susceptible to worms in their stomach and intestines.
Very similar to sheep, they have a similar blind spot at the rear – but they are more difficult to catch using this area as they are generally more alert than sheep.
Hands-on at the goat face
We've been farming angora goats for over fifteen years and can't imagine life without them now.
The magic of mohair
Snuggling up to a soft mohair blanket is a simple luxury, and we are so lucky in New Zealand to have some of the world’s best mohair producers on our doorstep.
Angora health - ill-thrift and miscellaneous diseases
If your goats are not doing well, there are many possible causes.