News

Office Closure

The office will be closed on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th May.  Normal service will resume on Thursday 21st May.  All calls and emails will be responded to then.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mary Thomasson

It is with a very heavy heart I report the sad passing of Mary Thomasson.  Our thoughts are with her husband Mike at this very sad time.

Ruth Goodwin

I am sad to report that Ruth Goodwin died on Thursday. She had been in a nursing home for a few months and I understand that she passed away peacefully in her sleep. Ruth was involved in the goat world for many years having kept goats since she was a girl. She played a very […]

Disbudding – GVS Statement

During these unprecedented times the GVS is aware of the difficult position veterinary surgeons may find themselves in when asked to disbud goat kids. The GVS fully accepts and wishes to promote the Governments stance on social distancing and the current lock-down, but would like to add that goat kids are very different from cattle […]

Registrations – Use Grassroots

In an attempt to minimise the paperwork coming into and out of the office, the Society would like all members, wherever possible, to use Grassroots for their registrations and transfers.    Certificates can be emailed as a PDF with hard copies following at a later date. Instructions and guidance on using Grassroots to assist those […]

Payment for Registrations, Membership Subs etc

With the on-going uncertainty on when normality will be resumed, the Society is asking members that wherever possible any payments for membership subscriptions, registrations, transfers, or any other services are paid for via paypal.  For any members that do not have a paypal account a request for payment can be sent via paypal, you will […]

BGS National Show & Breed Show Weekend

The decision has now been taken to cancel this year’s National Show and Breed Shows which were due to take place at Newark at the end of June. The show calendar is being updated regularly but at the moment it seems unlikely that there will be much of a show season, if any.    

2020 Show Recognition Fees

A quick note to confirm that all those shows that have paid their 2020 show recognition fee but have had to cancel their events due to the coronavirus, the fee will be carried over to 2021.

Somerset Goat Club AGM – Postponed

The Somerset Goat Club AGM which was due to take place on Sunday 29th March has been postponed until further notice….

AGM & Affiliated Society Conference – POSTPONED

Due to the risks involved with the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Committee has decided that the Annual General Meeting should be postponed until further notice. The situation will remain under review and details of the revised date will be provided in due course.