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“Johnes Disease – The Future is Here now!” Webinar – Wednesday 14th April 2021

The next webinar will be taking place on Wedneday 14th April 2021 and will cover Johnes Disease.  The talk will be given by Emily Gascoigne from Synergy Farm Vets and will include a case study from a goat farm which she has worked with to achieve elite health status.  All of our webinars are free […]

AGM – Saturday 10th April 2021

A reminder to all members that our AGM will be taking place virtually this  Saturday 10th April 2021.  Any member/person wishing to join the AGM should email the office on admin@britishgoatsociety.com to request an invitation.  Please do not forward or share the invitation once received.  Invitations should be requested from the office only.   If anyone […]

Mike Elphick

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mike Elphick who passed away recently.  Many members will have met Mike at one of the many shows he was involved with running.  Mike was always very welcoming and supportive to all goat-keepers.  I am sure you will all join us in sending our […]

For Sale Section

The new “For Sale” section of our website is now live.  Members can now place advertisements for pedigree stock that they have for sale for free, as long as the goats are registered with the BGS.  There is also a section for equipment to be listed.  All adverts placed will need to be approved by […]

Robert Hardy – Funeral Arrangements

The funeral of Robert Hardy will take place on Wednesday 31st March @ 4.15pm at Mansfield Crematorium.  The chapel will be for immediate family only but anyone wishing to pay their respects living locally can go to the school. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the RNLI and […]

Wednesday 17th March @ 7.30pm Evening Webinar – “Metabolic Diseases of Goats”

The BGS will be hosting their first evening webinar for members on Wednesday 17th March at 7.30pm.   The first talk will be covering the Metabolic Diseases of Goats with emphasis on pregnancy toxemia and acetonemia.  We are very grateful to Bryony Kendall from Tyndale Farm Vets who will be our speaker and will also be […]

Robert Hardy

It is with heartfelt sadness that I report the passing of Robert Hardy who died earlier today.  Robert was the loving and supportive husband of Vicki of the Kinmea Herd.  Robert was well-known to many members both as a friend and in his role in helping to organise and run goat sections at numerous shows.  […]

Defra Open Consultation – Improvements to Animal Welfare in Transit **Extended Deadline for Response**

Please find below the link to take part in Defra’s open consultation regarding improvements to Animal Welfare in Transit.  Please note that the closing date for response has been extended to 25th February 2021. https://consult.defra.gov.uk/transforming-farm-animal-health-and-welfare-team/improvements-to-animal-welfare-in-transport/  

Mervyn Griffin-Marlow

I am very sad to report that Mervyn Griffin-Marlow passed away on 25th December 2020. The funeral will take place on 14th January with very limited numbers and family flowers only. Mervyn’s favourite charity was the Devon Air Ambulance so if anyone wishes to make a donation they can do so through F. J. Luxton & […]

Guidance Letters from Defra re: Export of Goats / Related Products Post-Brexit Transition Post-Brexit Transition

Please find attached some letters of guidance from the English / Welsh Chief Veterinary Officers concerning arrangements for the export of goats and related products from January 1st 2021 when the Brexit transition period comes to an end. Please note that both the letter for Farmers (and updated version) and the letter for Vets are […]