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barefoot_boo



Joined: 06 Aug 2005
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Location: Wiltshire
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?

cheers
boo

Treacodactyl
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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:

http://www.countrysmallholding.com/content/resources/?id=875

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
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Location: carms in wales
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

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
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?

Stacey



Joined: 18 Jul 2005
Posts: 8380
Location: Kernow
PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 06 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

WILTSHIRE GOAT SOCIETY
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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