Goats

No kidding: Goats drafted in to keep Howth in check

No kidding: Goats drafted in to keep Howth in check

A team of Old Irish Goats have been drafted in to partake in a conservation grazing project on Howth Head...

September 8, 2021

No kidding: Farm makes €56,000 offering ‘virtual goats’ for video calls

No kidding: Farm makes €56,000 offering ‘virtual goats’ for video calls

A farm has seized the initiative to liven things up on lockdown video calls through the introduction of a “virtual...

February 2, 2021

Visitors warned not to feed animals at award-winning farm after goat deaths

Visitors warned not to feed animals at award-winning farm after goat deaths

Visitors to the award-winning Tannaghmore Rare Breeds Animal Farm in Co. Armagh are being advised that they must not feed...

September 4, 2020

Courses highlight goats as serious alternative; no kidding

Courses highlight goats as serious alternative; no kidding

The couple behind Goat Ireland are running training courses for people interested in diversifying into goats as a serious alternative...

December 15, 2019

Westmeath couple reared over 1,000 goats for Bóthar

Westmeath couple reared over 1,000 goats for Bóthar

A Westmeath couple who reared over 1,000 goats for the charity Bóthar were recently honoured for their work over the...

July 6, 2019

‘We made the switch from beef and sheep to goats’

‘We made the switch from beef and sheep to goats’

When the Leahy family’s 40ac beef and sheep enterprise was no longer sustainable, they switched to goats’ milk and cheese...

June 16, 2019

‘It’s like rural Ireland has been rubbed off the map’

‘It’s like rural Ireland has been rubbed off the map’

The couple behind Goat Ireland in Co. Galway have said broadband services in so many parts of the country are...

February 17, 2018

‘Significant’ number of sheep and goat census forms returned

‘Significant’ number of sheep and goat census forms returned

A significant number of sheep and goat census forms have already been returned, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the...

January 21, 2018

Countdown is on for farmers to return sheep and goat census forms

Countdown is on for farmers to return sheep and goat census forms

The countdown is on for farmers to return sheep and goat census forms issued recently by the Department of Agriculture,...

January 3, 2018

‘If the goats in the wild knew how well they’d be treated at the Puck Fair they’d be queuing up’

‘If the goats in the wild knew how well they’d be treated at the Puck Fair they’d be queuing up’

If the goats in the wild knew how well they’d be treated at the Puck Fair, they’d be queuing up...

August 10, 2016

Video: New kid on the block at Boston zoo

Video: New kid on the block at Boston zoo

There’s a new kid on the block (literally) at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston after a female Nigerian dwarf goat...

February 26, 2016

Deadline for sheep census returns is fast approaching

Deadline for sheep census returns is fast approaching

The closing date for returns of the 2015 sheep and goat census to the Department of Agriculture is January 29,...

January 22, 2016

Sheep farmer? You’ll have to count your sheep soon!

Sheep farmer? You’ll have to count your sheep soon!

This week over 45,000 sheep and goat farmers on the Department of Agriculture’s database will receive the Annual Sheep and Goat...

December 10, 2015

Sheep and goat owners to receive census this week

Sheep and goat owners to receive census this week

Over 43,000 flock owners, registered as keepers of sheep and goats on the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine’s database,...

December 9, 2014