Tamsin Cooper is a smallholder in France who writes articles, training guides, books and short stories about the nature and care of goats, and the dairy industry in France and the EU. Having fallen for our caprine friends while volunteering at Buttercups Goat Sanctuary in Kent, England, she now runs her own small herd in north-west France.

Follow her work at:

Goat articles on Countryside

Goat books

Both available on Amazon stores worldwide.


In progress: "Understanding Goats", a book about this fascinating species, their behaviour and management for anyone who wants to keep goats for any purpose.

Animal behaviour course mentoring

I thoroughly recommend the University of Edinburgh MOOC courses on Animal Behaviour and Welfare on Coursera, on which I volunteer as a community mentor.