THE owner of a Scottish Borders cookery school has branched out into goat farming.
Mike Muir, who runs TheCookSchool.com in Broughton near Biggar, said he hit on the idea of rearing goats for kid meat after learning male kids are often slaughtered because they are of no use for breeding or milk.
Muir has joined forces with Burnside Farm Foods in the Tweed Valley, which will distribute the kid meat to hotels and restaurants; the produce will also be used at TheCookSchool.com and in his catering business.
Describing kid meat as “sweet, succulent and tender”, Muir said it offers scope for “creativity and experimentation”.
“Kids are a waste product from the dairy industry,” he said.
“It is ridiculous that we are wasting young male kids by slaughtering them; why not give value to their life?”
Image – New kid on the block: Mike Muir.