We aim to support members and expand understanding of pygmy goats and their husbandry and also to maintain and improve the quality of the breed. We recognise our members keep Pygmy Goats for various reasons - as pets at home or to provide therapy at home, schools, universities and care homes or as a visitor attraction or for educational reasons. Some members breed pygmy goats as a hobby and some members enjoy showing their goats for social reasons or competition.
We have Regional Advisors and Facebook forums for our members to support each other.
As a member you have access to the Members Login area where you can search for goats in the Herd Book and Pet Record by herdname, goat name, Registration Number, year of birth, sex and also by eartag number. You can view pedigree details, progeny, registered breeders and owners.
As a member you can exhibit in pygmy goat shows and enjoy socialising during the show season and at other events organised in the autumn and winter.
As a member you are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, normally held in April, and you have the opportunity to shape the club as an officer or member of the club. You will receive a copy of the Members' Handbook and you can also view a copy in the Members Login area. You will receive quarterly copies of "Pygmy Goat Club Notes" and you can view back copies of these in the Members Login area.
Club insurance covers members for public liability at pygmy goat shows in the UK, which are listed in Pygmy Goat Notes.
Single Adult £15
Single Adult Life Membership £300 (20 x £15)
Double Adult £20 (2 adults at the same address)
Family £20 (1 or 2 adults at the same address and any number of children under 16 years)
Junior £15 (Under 16 years)
Businesses are requested to take out Double Adult membership
Adult members have one vote each and may participate in the running of the club and hold office.
Junior members, who have joined in their own right, are entitled to vote but not to hold office.
There is a surcharge for overseas members to cover postage costs. All other aspects of membership are the same as for UK members.
Electronic "Pygmy Goat Notes' only : +£0
"Pygmy Goat Notes" posted to Eire/Europe: +£8
"Pygmy Goat Notes" posted to Rest of the World: +£15
Download, complete and return our Membership Renewal Form by email to the membership mailbox or post to Mrs Pauline Keates, Membership Secretary, Hill Farm House, Little Green, Broadwas, Worcestershire, WR6 5NH.
Make your payment by cheque to 'The Pygmy Goat Club' or by bank transfer or Standing Order to the Pygmy Goat Club at Sort Code 54-21-47 Account No. 29927862 with a Bank Reference of your Membership Number and Surname e.g. 12-8765 Able.
• When do I need to renew my membership?
Renewals are due by 1st January every year as the Membership Year is January 1st to December 31st.
• Will I receive a reminder & membership renewal form ?
Please look out for the Reminder and Membership Renewal Form in the December issue of ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’.
• Do I need to send in a renewal form ?
Please send in a renewal form each year as it enables us to keep your contact details up to date, helps to identify your payment if made by Bank Transfer or Standing Order and provides additional information e.g. contact preferences for GDPR.
• How can I find out my Membership Number ?
You can find your membership number from -
a. your “Pygmy Goat Notes” envelope or address label ,
b. the Herdbook entry for goats registered to you as owner or breeder,
c. membership correspondence i.e. emails and letters or by
d. contacting the Membership Secretary.
• Will I receive a new membership card annually ?
You will receive your Membership Card when you join the Club only and it is not reissued annually.
• Will I receive a copy of the Members’ Handbook every year ?
You will receive a copy of the Members’ Handbook when you join and whenever the Handbook is updated and reissued; the last reissue was in 2018.
• How can I check if I have renewed my membership ?
Where possible an acknowledgement of your renewal and payment will be sent by email.
You will receive the March edition of Pygmy Goat Notes and the additional editions for the year.
If you are in doubt, please contact the Membership Secretary to check.