The new pygmy goat society that has been recently set up has no connection whatsoever with the Pygmy Goat Club which remains, as it always has been since its foundation in 1982, the official body for the breed in Great Britain. The Club manages the only recognized registration system for pedigree Pygmy Goats.
Pygmy Goat Buyers and Sellers - Coronavirus During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increased demand for pygmy goats especially as they are increasingly portrayed as 'cute' or 'the new dog' and prices of puppies have soared. Despite the impression sometimes given in social media, especially in posts from the USA, pygmy goats are kept in a stable, barn or large shed and NOT kept inside homes. Pygmy goats are herd animals and at least two pygmy goats need to be kept together. Pygmy goats will be ready to leave their mother when they are no longer dependent on milk and are eating hay and other fibre, browse and hard feed, which is normally around 12-14 weeks of age. Pygmy goats are NOT bottle fed away from their mother except in rare circumstances as this can sadly result in distress, illness and death. In the UK all pets are covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and pygmy goats are also covered by Livestock regulations and there are legal requirements in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland e.g. CPH number, Herd Mark and Movement Licence.
Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 a pet owner has a legal duty to ensure the welfare of their animal[s]. A pet's welfare needs include a proper diet, somewhere suitable to live, any need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, allowing animals to express normal behaviour, free from pain, suffering, injury and disease.
This years' AGM has been cancelled once again and is now planned to be held in April 2021 at Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB. The committee's AGM reports are published in the September issue of 'Pygmy Goat Notes'. We hope everyone stays safe and well and look forward to seeing as many members as possible in April.
Almost all agricultural shows with pygmy goat classes have been cancelled this year. The PGC show list is being updated as information becomes available, however please make direct contact with show societies for the latest accurate information.
There is a vacancy for the PGC Committee post of Treasurer. One of three roles open for election in 2020, the Treasurer role has become vacant as Tim Bee has been co-opted to the position of Editor. Would any member like to join the Committee as Treasurer ? If so please contact PGC Secretary Wendy Kinsey .
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