New Bluetongue cases confirmed in temporary control zone following surveillance

Following active surveillance within the 10km temporary control zone (TCZ), a further four cases of bluetongue serotype 3 (BTV-3) have been identified in cattle on two additional farms. “It’s clear the surveillance is working,” says Dr Joseph Henry BVMS Cert SHP MRCVS, chair of the Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) bluetongue working group and president […]

Semen Export to Brazil

On 17th October semen from 3 males, two British Toggenburg and one British Saanen, arrived in Brazil after it and the males involved had undergone rigorous checks and tests to fulfil the UK export and Brazilian import requirements for health, quality and genetic potential. The males involved derived from the Ashdene and Charnocks herds and […]

Grassroots Online – Webinar

Existing users of Grassroots Online (formerly Pedeweb) will no doubt be aware of the recent upgrade to the system. While this was not without a few initial hitches and with a few things still to iron out, the upgraded system offers many benefits and enhancements when compared to the previous version. A number of committee […]

Important Notice Regarding CAE

We have been alerted by one of the CAE testing laboratories that they have seen an increase in the incidence of CAE positive reactors on tests from BGS members.  There have also been goats tested which have had an inconclusive result. Both testing laboratories have informed us that they have seen examples of herds that […]

Annual General Meeting & Extraordinary General Meeting

British Goat Society Annual General Meeting & Extraordinary General Meeting To be held in the Joe Hallam Suite at Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY On Saturday 15th April 2023 10.30am Arrival and Light Refreshments 11.00am BGS AGM Followed by the EGM 11.45am Affiliated Society Conference 12.30pm Lunch 1.30pm Speaker from the Milking Goat Association 2.30pm […]

Pat Turner – Rouval Herd

We are very sad to report the death of Pat Turner who passed away on Saturday following a long illness.   I am sure everyone will join us in sending our sincere condolences to her family at this very sad time. Pat’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 25th April at 11am at Langham church for […]

Affiliated Society Resolutions 2023

To view the Resolutions received please click here.

Kidding for Beginners Webinar – Thursday 16th February 2023

BGS Webinar – Kidding for Beginners Thursday 16th February 2023 @ 7.30pm Jess Hagain, Richard Pemble and Hilary Matthews will be talking about kidding. Specifically aimed at beginners and new goatkeepers, our speakers will cover pre-kidding preparations, what happens before, during and after kidding and giving the kids the best start in life. This webinar is […]

Doreen Stubbs of the Densdale Herd

Doreen passed away, in hospital, on 9 December.  The Densdale goats (British Alpine and British) were extremely successful in Derbyshire and surrounding areas.  Her husband, Norman, died earlier this year.  Our thoughts and sympathy are with her daughters Jill and Karen.

Peter Cox of the Domino Herd

We are very sad to report the death of Mr Peter Cox who passed away peacefully on 12th November aged 87.  Peter along with his wife Janet kept the Domino herd of British Alpine goats and gave a huge contribution to goat-keeping and the BGS.  I am sure everyone will join us in sending our […]