Farm overjoyed to welcome 100 kids

NO kidding, Leap Farm at Copping has 100 new baby goats.

Owners Kate and Iain Field are being kept busy with the onset of spring milk, the restart of cheese-making, hunting for stray kids hidden in the hollow of an old Tassie blue gum and trimming hundreds of hooves.

The Fields breed 100 per cent Swiss Toggenburgs for milk, and a hybrid breed for meat production.

The farmers are part of the Seedlab Tasmania program run by Dr Hazel MacTavish-West.

Seedlab had a field day recently at Leap Farm and the lure of the baby goats and fresh cheese was too much to resist.

“Best work day ever,” said team member Emma Skalicky.

Seedlab helps Tasmanian food and drink, and agri-tourism businesses start, scale and grow to become export-ready.

It provides practical training and hands-on support from experts.

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