Naughty goat to appear in new television programme

PUBLISHED: 13:47 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 23:00 15 June 2010

A NAUGHTY angora goat and three schoolboys are to star in a new children's television programme, thanks to a family business based at Corrymoor Farm, near Stockland.

A NAUGHTY angora goat and three schoolboys are to star in a new children's television programme, thanks to a family business based at Corrymoor Farm, near Stockland.Harold the Naughty Goat and Jake with the Smelly Feet is part of CBBC's Animals at Work programme, which shows how animals help humans.It features local boys Jake Stow, Josh Fuller, both 11, and Josh's brother Oliver, who is 13.Steve Whitley, who runs the farm with his wife Jenny, says the producers of the programme became interested in the antics of one particular goat.He said: "Initially they were interested in how angora goats' fleece is good for people with foot problems and then they asked if we had animals that are characters."I told them about one particular kid who was really naughty, and kept putting his head through netting and had to be continually rescued."Harold, who had 1066 on his ear tags, became a major part of the show. The programme shows how Harold's fleece is shorn and made into socks which help solve the problem of Jake's smelly feet.Mohair does not absorb bacteria and moisture in the same way that sheep's wool does. The Corrymoor sock enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. For more information, visit www.corrymoor.com


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