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Piper Hole Goat Farm

Piper Hole Goat Farm is a traditional family run hill farm set on the borders of the Westmorland Dales and the Yorkshire Dales National parks at Ravenstonedale. The farm is “Holistically” managed and has been for several generations, there are no artificial inputs. 

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Address: Piper Hole Farm, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria, CA17 4NN
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Piper Hole Goat Farm

The farm consists of SSSi meadow land that is covered by an agri-environment scheme to help enhance and protect the plant diversity. The meadows are also recognised as Cumbria's first "Coronation Meadows". This was an appointment by Prince Charles where bye 60 counties throughout the UK would each have a meadow that would donate seed to a recipient site within the county to produce another hay meadow in a bid to enhance and increase the numbers of traditional hay meadows throughout the UK. The pastures that the animals graze on are equally as rich and diverse as the meadows. The position is such that the animals graze the herbal plants and benefit from the nutrient source from the plant. In winter the housed animals are fed the crop that has been taken from the herbal meadows. 

A herd of goats are kept at Piper Hole. A dairy herd is milked twice a day through a milking parlour. 

The milk after pasteurising is used for making soap, yoghurt, kefir and fudge with the remainder of the milk being put into cartons and sold off the farm.

Handmade Goats Milk Soap

Emma Rose Goats Milk Soap is a small cottage industry run by Ruth and Emma based on our traditional hill farm in Ravenstonedale. 
The goats milk soap is handmade here on the farm using natural oils and goats milk from our own dairy herd. The herd graze on the herbal rich pastures enhancing the quality of the milk.

Our goats milk soap is beneficial in many ways the inclusion of the goat milk helps reduce the redness of acne, as it is rich in vitamins A, B and C which are known to reduce inflammation. It also relieves the itching in eczema, helps sooth dry skin and helps people suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis. 
You can buy our soap on-line, or here on the farm in from our small ‘Little Soap Shed’ and our ‘famous’ Honesty box at the end of our lane.

We also sell at the following outlets:

Dent Heritage Centre
The Big Onion- Staveley 
The Ark – Appleby
Lune Spring Garden Centre - Newbiggin-on-Lune

And you can find us at a wide range of local agricultural shows and craft fairs!

 Business Name: Capra Meats

Capra Meats is run by Georgia. A young farmer, working on the family farm. Thanks to the help and support by the Princes Trust, who help young people pursue a career in agriculture, she is able to home rear Billy Kid goats from birth from the dairy herd. These are then sold as a range of quality cuts of meat.

Goat meat has a varied amount of qualities that are beneficial to our daily diet and is becoming one of our healthier options. It holds lower calories, low total fat, low saturated fat and low cholesterol, combined with its high iron and protein content. Goat meat is an excellent choice for anybody looking for a healthy red meat, as it is leaner, thicker and a much healthier choice when compared to equal serving sizes of chicken, beef or pork.

As the demand for goat meat is increasing in the UK we are confident in selling our home reared produce as a niche market, at local farmers markets, agricultural shows and local restaurants.