|01/052013||Website Manager: Following the Committee Elections Mr Graham Godfrey has joined the BGS Committee. Mr Godfrey will oversee the project to upgrade the website.|
|01/05/2013||New BGS Judge: At the committee meeting on 27th April, Mr Paul Mounter was elected as a BGS judge for the next three years.|
|22/04/2013||Publications: Members (fully paid subscriptions) should now have received their copies of the Herd Book and Year Book. A big thank you to the Editor and everyone who contributed to the 2013 Year Book|
|27/03/2013||Subscriptions which became due on 1st January are now well overdue. If you have any queries regarding the status of your subscription, please contact the BGS Office.|
For updates please follow the farming press or visit: www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla/tag/schmallenberg/
Service Certificates: The Grassroots programme now has a service certificate facility. Once details of the service have been submitted to the breed society, in the same way as registrations and transfers, a printable service certificate is available that can be given to the female goat's owner.
Notice of the service certificate is downloaded and automatically attached on the datafile of both the male and female. This is picked up by Grassroots when kids are registered from the mating. If this facility is used there is no need to send a paper certificate to the office. You can use this instead of the service certificates booklets. If you have any queries regarding this part of the Grassroots programme, please phone the office 01434 240 866
Service certificates are required, where you are not the owner of a sire, when registering kids. This requirement applies to both online and paper applications and may mean you have to send a paper service certificate by post even if you have used Grassroots for the registrations.