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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 06 7:15 pm    Post subject: Wanted: Goat  Reply with quote    

I've just had a call from my mother-in-law asking if I know of any goats for sale in the Wiltshire area. Story as follows...

MIL has a friend who until last week had 2 goats, until sadly one of them died last Friday. The remaining goat is pining badly and the friend wants to get a replacement asap. I told MIL that the friend is probably far better placed to track down a goat than me as I know NOTHING about them. I enquired about breed/sex etc, but MIL knew nothing more than 'not too big, and its got to be tame because there are young children living there'. Not exactly a lot to go on now is it?

MIL said that her friend has already been in touch with various rescue centres and vets but has drawn a blank, so has basically asked if I could think of anywhere else she could try....I'm guessing there must be some kind of Goat Owners society or similar, anyone got any details? Or any other avenues worth exploring?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 06 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The only help I can be is the CS breeders directory:



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 06 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

you could also contact the local smallholders society, there are bound to be some goat keepers there


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 06 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are usually quite a few advertised in adtrader in our area - it might be worth a quick look. Or she could also place her own ad. What about cards in agricultural suppliers places?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 06 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mrs S. Gow, Stow House, Dauntsey Road, Great Somerford, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 5HU.
Tel 01249 720621
E-mail: Robinthegows@aol.com

Any good?

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