CAE Blood Testing – Updated Prices

The Scottish Agricultural College continue to offer BGS members a reduced cost per blood sample if submitted with a BGS form.  These forms are available from the office or as a download from the website: Charges for the coming year are as follows: 1-3 samples       £7.60 4-9 samples       £6.80 […]

Office Closure

The office will be closed from Wednesday 2nd May to Friday 4th May inclusive. The emails will be monitored and if there is anything urgent these will be answered. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Rachel, Secretary

GVS Meeting 3rd May 2018 – BGS Members pay GVS Member Rate

The next Goat Veterinary Meeting will take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at Leicester Racecourse.  All BGS paid up members are being offered places to attend at the GVS member rate.  To register to attend please go to the Goat Veterinary Society webpage and sign up quoting your membership number. The programme for the […]

Go to Work on a Goat Farm

We have received the following enquiry in from a lady from Finland.  If anyone could help her find suitable experience please let the office know. Hello! I am Saila Ruuhinen from Finland. This spring I will graduate an agrologist (Bachelor of Natural Resources and the Environment). Next summer I would love to work in either […]

Doug Backhurst

Doug Backhurst I am sorry to report the recent death of Doug Backhurst, after a fairly long illness. It is a loss of one of our old time goat characters, and many people who kept goats in the 1970s, 80, and 90s will remember Doug. His wife Pam bred the Norbrook herd of dairy goats. […]

GVS Member Rates for BGS Members at GVS Meetings in 2018

In an effort to further encourage collaboration and shared purpose with the British Goat Society, the Goat Veterinary Society is offering all BGS members registration at 2018 meetings at the Goat Veterinary Society member rate. Any member wishing to attend Goat Veterinary Society meetings should complete the GVS online registration form, quoting their BGS membership […]

Membership Renewals

All members are reminded that I will shortly be restricting access to Grassroots to those that have yet to renew their membership. Any problems or queries regarding your membership status then please do either drop me an email on or call the office on 01322 611767. Thank you for your understanding. Rachel

Affiliated Societies’ Resolutions 2018

The following resolutions have been received and will be voted on at the Affiliated Societies’ Conference taking place on Saturday 7th April 2018 after the BGS Annual General Meeting. Hard copies will be sent out early next week to all fully-paid up Affiliated Societies and will include voting cards. The Essex & Suffolk Goat Club […]

Office Closure

The office will be closed on Wednesday 7th February and I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Rachel, Secretary

Mr Gerry Willis – Penhale Herd (updated 15.02.2018)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mr Gerry Willis, the Penhale Herd, on Friday 2nd February 2018. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family at this time. The funeral will take place on 20th February at 12.30 at St Mary’s Church, Plympton near Plymouth, Devon.  A celebration of life […]