Welcome to the British Columbia Goat Association
The BCGA was founded over a hundred years ago, in 1917
The BCGA Mission:
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.
The 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 ensures that goat industry concerns are heard at the provincial government level, such as input on the ALR (agricultural 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?
• We represents the BC goat industry at the Provincial and Federal Government level.
• We work for the advancement of the goat industry in BC
• Education for all levels of goatkeeping: health, shows, classification, breeding, genetics, grooming, milk production, testing, and more!
• BCGA clinics and workshops
• Breeders Directory
Collaboration and Community…
• BCGA works with regional goat associations throughout the province.
• We work closely with our BC Director for the Canadian Goat Society.
• Working committees in BCGA are always looking for new members to bring fresh perspectives and projects.
• Our Facebook page 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!
Find more resources on improving your herd management on our Goat Resource page! BCGA is committed to providing education through workshops and other media to advance the quality of goats and their welfare in BC.
Meetings will be announced on Facebook.
2024 BCGA BOARD
August 2020- Due to the changes in policy in the Yukon, small ruminant producers 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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