Welcome to the British Columbia Goat Association
The BCGA was founded over a hundred years ago in 1917
To increase public awareness of the value of goats and goat producers, disseminate information about breeds of goats and their care, and encourage young people with their involvement with goats and 4-H clubs.
Benefits of Joining BCGA!
What we do…
Raise public awareness of the value of goats. Provide educational information on goat management and care. Encourage young people with their involvement with goats and 4-H clubs.
BCGA also ensures the goat industry concerns are heard at the provincial government level. Such as input on agriculture land reserve, MOVI working group for wild sheep and other important issues.
At the Federal Government level BCGA works with the Canadian National Goat Federation on issues such as traceability on farm safety and scrapie.
Why join BCGA?
• Represents the BC goat industry at the Provincial and Federal Government level.
• Monthly E-newsletter
• Advancement of the goat industry in BC
• BCGA clinics and workshops
• Breeders Directory
Collaboration, Committees and Community…
• BCGA works with regional goat associations through the province.
• Working committees in BCGA are always looking for new members to bring fresh perspectives.
• A monthly e-newsletter fosters community in the goat industry.
Education is key for progressive goat breeders
Did you know Canada has a Code of Practice for the care of goats? It covers everything from, housing, feeding, management, processing, livestock markets and transportation. Find the Code here!
The code is currently under revision with the updated version to be released sometime in the Fall of 2021.
The comment period is now open for the revised Code of Practice until Feb, 22, 2021- provide your feed back here!
Link to feedback survey and Revised Code of Pracise PDF file.
Find more resources on improving your herd management on the Goat Resource page! BCGA is committee to providing education through workshops and other media to advance goat welfare in BC.
Next meeting Feb 27 2021
please contact BCGA for more details
2019-2020 Board of Directors are:
Current Goat Industry news!
Johne's the slow killer
Check the information sheet on the Johne's disease below.
August 2020- Due to the changes in policy in the Yukon small ruminant producer may be looking to rehome M. ovi positive animals into BC. It is critical that known M. Ovi animals not be relocated into areas where wild sheep or goat reside. Click here to find out more.
Our goals are to increase public awareness of the value of goats and goat producers, circulate information about breeds of goats and their care, and encourage young people with their involvement with goats and 4-H clubs."
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