History of Wildcroft.
Wildcroft started as a Rare Breed Farm in June 2009, keeping rare breed pigs, sheep and goats.
The first English Goats were purchased in 2011. The English Goat was finally acknowledged as a Rare Breed by the Rare Breed Survival Trust in 2020 when it was given a critically endangered status, having less than 100 breeding females.
In the new terminology of the RBST it is seen as a Priority breed which means it has low numbers and a high level of inbreeding due to the limited gene pool.
Of the breeding females, Wildcroft have approximately 20% of the total number, which means there is quite a job to do in establishing and saving this delightful breed.
As well as the beloved English goats, the herd consists of three Anglo Nubians, six pure British Toggenbergs and a handful of crosses that make up the milking herd.
In 2020 Covid forced decisions that weren’t easily taken, one of which was that Tracey decided to take redundancy from her role as CEO of a small Surrey based charity to focus on developing the activities of Wildcroft Rare Breed Farm.
With this in mind she decided to focus on utilising the established goat herd and increasing its number, so launched Wildcroft Dairy.
Wildcroft Dairy focuses on producing Raw Goats Milk, Kefir and Goats Milk & Kefir Soaps due to the fact that all these products are known to help conditions such as IBS, Eczema, Psoriasis and Rosacea by re-populating and balancing both the gut and the skin biome.