​Welcome to the British Boer Goat Society (BBGS) website. Within these pages is information to help everyone. If you are simply looking for information about Boer goats, are either a new or experienced keeper/breeder there will be something for you. 

Additional information for BBGS members is available in the Members Hub.

Grassroots UK


Members wishing to access the
UK Grassroots system.

Grassroots IRE


Members wishing to access the
ROI Grassroots system.

Contact Us


Contact the trustees, secretary and registrations officer.

REGISTRATION FEES DUE: £25 Males, £9 Females up to the age of 12 months.
Animals over 12 months, fee is double. Birth Notification is Free.

TRANSFER FEES DUE: £4 per goat or £6 per goat if more than 4 weeks after date of sale

Membership Types
(membership year runs from April 1st to March 31st the following year)

Annual Membership
(plus £5 for members in Ireland)

Full Member – £25 per year
For registering, goat-owning members. Membership may be in a family or business name, but only entitles the named member to vote and receive the newsletter and e-news.

Joint Member – £35 per year
This covers Family and Partnerships. Membership includes all members of a family and/or a Goat Farming partnership. There will be a limit of two votes to be held by members nominated at the time of application for membership.

Two newsletters will be supplied to one mailing address, but e-news can be sent to up to two email addresses.

Associate member – £15 per year
For Friends of the BBGS. This is open to non-goat-owning members who wish to receive the newsletters and e-news. This category of membership does not receive any voting rights.

Youth membership – £10 per year
For a junior who has not attained the age of 18 years on the 1st January in the year of Membership. These members do not have a vote, but receive all newsletter, and e-news and may have up to 8 goats registered in their name.

Overseas Membership – £30 per year
This is for members living outside the UK and Ireland who wish to receive BBGS newsletters and e-news. Members in this category will not be able to register goats in the BBGS herdbook, nor will they have any voting rights.

Life Membership – £375.00 (15x annual membership fee)
Full Membership for the life time of the nominated member. This can only be one member and is not transferable between family or other members.

Honorary Life Membership
This category of membership can be bestowed by a serving committee/trustees on a member or non-member of the BBGS for services to the BBGS or life time achievement or any other criteria that the trustees deem suitable. This category of membership does not have any voting rights, but does receive newsletters and e-news.

Re-joining Fee – £25
For all membership types if Membership Lapses.

Registration of a Herd Prefix – £15
Herd Prefix to be one word of a maximum of 12 letters, hyphens may be used in certain circumstances. Membership secretary will check availability of the prefix prior to its registration being completed.

Shows and Events

Staffordshire County Show 2021

Staffordshire County Showground has announced dates of Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th August 2021 with the hope the show will be able to go ahead. Please see their web site for details and news.

Current Boer Goat 2020 Shows

It is with regret that the BBGS committee inform members that due to current global pandemic that the individual show committees  have felt it necessary to cancel the highlighted  shows in 2020 . ...

For Sale

Northlew Boer Goats

Quality Male & Female young stock for sale. (SAC )CAE Accredited, 7 years Scrapie monitored, CLA & Johnes negative closed herd. Vaccinated...

Pure Bred Buck for Sale

Rising 3 year old proven buck. Registered 100% boer goat. SAC accredited CAE free closed herd. Proven sire, last years kids can be seen. Has...

Pure Billy

Proven Billy offered for sale. Registered with BBGS. Born March 2018. worked for two seasons genuinely 50/50 ratio of kids. last years females and...

Female & Male Pure Bred Kids

NORTHLEW BOER GOATS Female &male Pure Bred kids, born May 2021 SAC Accredited Health Status, 7 years Scrapie, vaccinated and wormed, (closed herd)....