We have a range of support and benefits for our members. We are working towards expanding members education and understanding of the animals and animal husbandry. Through this we can keep improving the breed. We cannot forget that many of our members keep Boers for many purposes, from hobby breeder to commercial enterprises, and so we try and support all aspects of breeding.
We have exclusive offers and discount from businesses for our members, forums for our members to chat but more importantly support from each other. When our members log in to the members’ area they can then access their grassroots account, where they can manage their herd. If they do not wish to download and print the forms to return via post, they can simply use grassroots to complete animal transfers, registrations and other animal management.
When you become a member, depending on your membership you will receive magazines throughout the year.
Below you will find all the information and
forms you need to join.
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 up to two newsletters which will be in either printed or electronic format 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 each nominated (named) member at the time of application for membership. Any printed newsletter (one per household) 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 newsletters which will be in either printed or electronic format 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 newsletters which will be in either printed or electronic format 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 which will be in either printed or electronic format 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 which will be in either printed or electronic format 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.
For Renewing Members
Please log into Grassroots and go to “Manage Your Flock”, then from the menu select “Subscription Renewals” and follow the instructions.
Any problems please email [email protected]
Become a member
Or fill out the online membership application form below.
Once payment has been received by us, we will send you a welcome pack, membership and grassroots login details.
Payment by the following methods:
- BACS (sort code: 20-45-45, account: 43601897)
Herd Prefix Payment
Online Membership Application Form
(For new members wishing to join)
Already a member? Join us online!
Once registered log into the Members Hub where there is lots more information which is exclusive to current members.
Here’s a helpful guide.