NDGC Spring Dairy Show will be at the East Anglian Game and Country Fair.
We will have two shows back to back on the 27th and 28th April 2013.
If you wish to enter contact Diane on 01263 710245
or if you just love goats and country pursuits come along and taste a slice of country life.
For tickets go to www.ukgamefair.co.uk
Outcome of MEETING at HOCKERING VILLAGE HALL Re: Goats at The Royal Norfolk Show.
When you visit the Royal Norfolk Show, what is it that you expect to see? Agricultural stands, crafts, food and drink, exhibitions, these are all there certainly but for many the highlight is the opportunity to get close to a multitude of animals and birds. These range from the large Shire horse to the smallest Guinea Pig or Canary.
The variety enhances the experience and that applies equally to the main productive livestock, namely Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs. It therefore may surprise you, to learn that Goats will be excluded from show in 2013 and with no guarantee of reappearing in subsequent years.
Did you know that?
? The pedigrees of many goats and therefore their genetic make up are recorded further back than most if not all other livestock at this show.
? All of the goats at this show are females (as it is a dairy show) - they most definitely don't smell.
? Good milking goats rival the best cattle in production, taking their size and food consumed into account.
? The show is an opportunity for all, and in particular overseas visitors, to see top class stock in one place.
? Goats are friendly and positively relish human company.
? The show incorporates a milking competition including laboratory testing of the milk for quality - invaluable for improving quality.
? Goat keepers love talking about their animals, whether it's to a curious child or someone more mature and thinking about a greener, more sustainable way of life.
If we lose the opportunity to have a milking competition and judged classes at this show it will have a detrimental effect on all goat keepers in East Anglia.
We are concerned that if we cannot show case and keep public interest and support the other breeds which are also in decline will also become "rare breeds".
We would like to invite you to give your opinion on the feedback form with our grateful thanks from us ALL.
Please contact us for if you want more information.
Click for FEEDBACK FORM - This can be printed off, filled in and posted to Diane Parker
or printed off, filled in, scanned and emailed to Sheila Strover - see contacts page.
Mr A Cunnington died peacefully at 2.15am on 24th April 2012.
Our deepest sympathy goes to Jean and her Family.
The up to date calendar of events for 2012 can be viewed on the Diary page.
If you need more information on any of these please telephone Mrs Diane Parker on 01263 710245
or email Mrs Sheila Strover at email@example.com.
Further information will be added as it becomes available.