Goats have always been a part of Raystede. Our goats come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and crosses. They arrive here under differing circumstances ranging from owners moving home to being left alone when their companion has passed away.
Traditionally goats were bred, raised and maintained for many purposes including milk, cheese, meat and mohair and usually kept on farmland or in rough rural areas. However, over the years they have gradually become more domesticated and are now often seen as pets or as companions to other animals.