Say hello to our new rare breed goats

During Lockdown we’ve been looking into making Barleylands a Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST)-approved farm park. We’re delighted to welcome some beautiful new and rare residents to the farm: our own trip (group) of Bagot goats.

The first known record of Bagot Goats in the UK is in 1389, a herd owned by Sir John Bagot of the Blitchfield Estate in Staffordshire. They are classified as ‘endangered’ by the RBST with only around 200 breeding nannies remaining. Nowadays they are mainly kept for conservation grazing, helping to increase the biodiversity of natural areas.

Come and meet them now the Animal Barn is open.