The Cole family set up the farm back in 2011, when they saw that a majority of male kid goats born into the dairy industry were being put down at birth.
This seemed such an unnecessary waste, so they set out to take those males and rear them for delicious and healthy cabrito kid goat meat. Since then, they have branched out into rearing free-range rosé veal and also seasonal wild game. In 2019 they began producing vegetables and edible flowers. They now have their own artisan on-site butchery, where they teach others the art of butchery and of handling wild game. They also run foraging courses with Forage Ireland throughout the year, herbalist workshops, seasonal cookery classes, fermenting workshops, and more!
Broughgammon Farm is open for walking tours during this time, come and see the donkeys, goats, cows as well as the landless gardens and new projects. You will meet the craftsmen of this innovative farm who will happily teach you about the know how behind what they do.
The Cole family runs a series of craft courses on the farm, including cheese-making, butchery, natural living, foraging and much more. Take advantage of your visit to sample their products, and why not take one or more home with you!
Broughgammon Farm, 50 Straid Road, Ballycastle, Co.Antrim, BT546NP