Welcome to the British Boer and Meat Goat Association (BBMGA)
Founded by a group of passionate pedigree Boer goat breeders, the British Boer and Meat Goat Association (BBMGA) aims to support all Boer and meat goat owners. Our society operates with the overarching goal of promoting the breeding of pedigree Boer and meat goats. As part of this, we are also immensely proud to be the official British DEFRA-recognised Boer breed society, thanks to our membership of the Zootechnical Standards (Zootech), which ensures that British BBMGA Boers adhere to internationally recognised breed standards. We are also thrilled to run a separate Meat Goat register for non-Boer stock to promote greater traceability of genetics.
BBMGA membership is open to all, whether you're a pedigree stud breeder, a commercial breeder for meat, or a hobby goat owner. To this end, we maintain three separate pedigree herdbook registers.
A British Boer Register
An International Boer Register
The third register is for meat goats. This herdbook is open to all other meat goat breeds, such as the Kiko and Cashmere types.
Both Boer herd registers will be open to traditionals, reds, blacks, paints, and dapple Boers.
Whether you're a hobby goat keeper or own hundreds of breeding animals as part of a commercial goat herd, through the BBMGA, we strive to help connect and represent all Boer Goat / meat goat owners in a society of likeminded members.
Please visit our members' portal to register your goats.
Stay up to date with all the latest news and developments for the BBMGA! Our society aims to promote new opportunities throughout the year, while releasing regular content and investing in new marketing opportunities to support our members. Some of the latest new developments for the BBMGA include the following:
01/10/2023 - First BBMGA AGM Announced
The first annual BBMGA AGM is set to be held on the 21st of October, 2023. Looking forwards to seeing everyone there! Seem emails or contact the secretary for further details.
10/09/2023 - Pedigree Notes System / Feature Announced
Our pedigree notetaking system has just been announced, which offers members a simple and easy way to record notes, data, and any general musings on individual animals.
02/09/2023 - Melton Mowbray Market Show and Sale
Our first annual show and sale at Melton Mowbray was a huge success. 50+ animals entered & a great trade, 100% clearance. Topped at £380 for a pedigree BBMGA-registered Boer buck.
Promoting Pedigree Boer and Meat Goats
Our aim for the BBMGA is to promote pedigree Boer and Meat Goats to a wider audience, with the overarching aim being to support members in their breeding goals while promoting goats to new audiences, thereby growing the pedigree breeding stock and goat meat industries alike.
The BBMGA is here for all meat goat breeders, including Boer goats, Kiko goats, Cashmere-type goats, dairy billy rearing systems, and more. We endeavour to support every member, and we welcome new ideas and input from every member to help the association grow and promote Boer and Meat Goats to a wider audience.
Pedigree Boer Goat
As the official DEFRA-recognised British Boer breed society, we strive to encourage the development and growth of the British Boer industry.
By promoting the breed standard through education, we here at the BBMGA actively help support the development of the national herd, based on international genetics and directives.
Promoting Meat Goats for Productivity
A productive Boer or meat goat is measured by more than the colour of its hair alone; the BBMGA aims to support members in breeding the most suitable Boer and meat goats for their particular rearing system.
After all, we believe that every herd of meat goats is unique - there's no single way to do things!
Representing all Boer and Meat Goat Breeders
As an association for pedigree Boer and meat goat breeders, we don't discriminate against the choices made by our individual member's choice of breed, or purpose.
We embrace the strengths of each breed used for meat production purposes and encourage our members to do the same.
Affordable Solutions for Every Member
To help our members as much as possible, we have set our registration fees as affordably as possible: starting from £6.00 per head for does and £15.00 per head for bucks.
All pedigree certificates are sent by email, by default, but the certificates can also be sent by post with a slight increase in cost.