It takes 10kg of goats milk to make 1kg of semi-hard cheese like the Kilchoan Crofter and the average milch goat like Pia will yield about 800kg milk in a lactation, or 80kg cheese. Dave, gourmet, accountant and smallholder reckons an artisan cheese must sell for £25/kg to be profitable. If he's right that's sales of £2000 worth of cheese per goat. Ergo twenty goats should keep me in some style here in Kilchoan with a 20% mark up.
Here's the snag. We have or soon will have the goat housing for up to 20 goats but we would need a milking
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