Marie Nesfield

Angora Farmer
Marie Nesfield

I started farming angora goats in 1990 when we bought a lifestlye block of 7 acres I got hooked on their personality and intelligence and found them easy to control, also the income from their fibre was a factor.  

 The income from the mohair paid for my rates, also as the property was run down with weeds such as ragwort, woolly nightshade and inkweed were rampant, so weed control was also a major factor which the angoras addressed.  My husband was in the Merchant Navy and so was away for long periods. I was the one who was doing the day to day farming so having animals that were easy to handle was a major factor. In 1992,  7 acres expanded to 35 acres (14.4 hectares) and I currently have 130 angoras.