Officers and Trustees

Please be aware the Grassroots Officer is always reachable via email but only reachable by phone Monday – Saturday. Feel free to leave a message if you miss them, or email when outside sociable hours. Office will be closed on Sundays.

Chair

Jo Jenkins
Buckingham
01280 817294
joanne.jenkins@beaverfast.com

Vice Chair

Gil Liddle
Eire
00 353 851459028
gilliddle@gmail.com

Secretary

Marilyn Leggett                                 

 07751 089 228       secretary@britishboergoatsociety.co.uk      

Treasurer

Debbie Marshall
Wiltshire
01672 564685
purpledeb282@yahoo.co.uk

Grassroots Officer and Memberships

Nicola Knott
Suffolk
01449 737951
registrations@britishboergoatsociety.co.uk

Trustee Members

Aims Of The Committee

 The Trustees’s intentions for 2019 are listed below:

  • To promote through education, animal welfare, good husbandry and knowledge of diseases which can have a negative impact on the National Herd. This will assist members in maximising the productivity and health of their goats. 
  • Where possible the Trustees will inspect and update both the Rule Book and Constitution, to allow the Society to build for a better future. 
  • The new website has been completed and is running to full capacity, it has been designed to be user friendly and have a positive impact on both members and the viewing public. It incorporates a members’ hub where members can interact. Educational and promotional videos will be available to members. The new members’ map will display a full list of members who consent to have their details available to the public. The new website should provide better and easier access to information to enable them to research and promote the Boer goat.
  • We intend to publish three magazines per year, but this is absolutely dependent on the cooperation and input from members. Please support these publications with photographs, articles and information.

  • We will support and promote the holding of shows and seminars in various parts of the country, to promote the Boer Goat and it’s attributes.

Goat Health

As with all with all livestock there is inevitably going to be sickness and disease, good husbandry, good observation, vaccinations, and health schemes, can minimise the effects and increase the avoidance of some of these diseases . There are Articles within this website to assist in detection and avoidance. Contained in some of these Articles you will find the do’s and don’ts of buying goats, along with the importance of checking the health of any potential purchases, and how the quarantining of new additions to your herd can be of benefit. Your local Vet should be able to test for anything you feel uneasy about.  Please see here for further information.

Here are some articles that may help you:

SAC Johne’s Disease

SAC CAE

 

Imports & Exports

Are you thinking of Importing or Exporting live animals or semen/embryos?

The uncertainty of Brexit even affects Boer Goats, or should we say the Export and Import of Boer Goats. The BBGS have been working closely with Zootechnical department and DEFRA  in order that there may be as little disruption as possible, to the status quo. Further help can be found on the .Gov website. You can find further information through Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) or contact them through:

customeradvice@apha.gsi.gov.uk or

call on 0300 200 301. 

There is a key to breeders’ preferences on the Members Directory to help you find what your looking for. This includes members with Export status, see below for the Key.

H – Hobby   B – Breed Pedigree Boers   M – Breed and sell meat   G – Genetic material   E – have export status (though this might depend on country exporting to).