25th August 2018
Young Stock Show Results 2018
Results of Young Stock Show 28.07.2018
Judges Jill Barlow & June Atkinson
Class 1 Goatling 1 year & under 2 years not kidded
1stSunshine du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
2ndOlin du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
3rdSummerville Cara-Mai – Rebecca Martin
Class 2 Buckling 1 year & under 2 years
1stSummerville Cain – Rebecca Martin
2ndRosquaines Rio – Dyke Family
Class 3 Female Kid over 6 wks and under 20 wks
1stLiberte de Petit Bot – Robilliard Family
2ndLucy de Petit Bot – J Torode
3rdDoree Sarnia April – S de Carteret
4thDoree Sarnia Avril – S de Carteret
Class 4 Female Kid 20 wks and under 1 year
1stEmma Jane du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
2ndLynsum Niamh – L Martin
3rdAnnie du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
Class 5 Male Kid over 6 wks and under 1 Year
1stBuzby du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
2ndBurdock du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
3rdSummerville Casey – Rebecca Martin
Class 6 Wethers under 2 years
1stBen – Chris Merrien
2ndBertie de Petit Bot – J Torode
3rdBill – Chris Merrien
4thRocquaines Riley – Dyke Family
Class 7 Best Pygmy Goat
Class 8 Best Pair of Goats
3rdDe Carteret Pair
Class 9 Junior Handlers age 9-16yrs
Class 9a Junior Handler age 3-8yrs
Best in Show Summerville Cain – R Martin
Best Kid Buzby du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
Best Goatling Sunshine du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
Best Golden Guernsey Summerville Cain – R Martin
Best Pygmy No Entries
Best Wether Ben – C Merrien
Best Pair Merrien Pair
Best Owner Bred Summerville Cain – R Martin
Presentation & Condition Ben – C Merrien
Best Junior Handler Charis Burgoine
Annual Show Results 2017
Our Annual Show 2017 was held on a very sunny Saturday 26th August. Once again we were lucky to have beautiful weather for the whole day which made the preparations, showing, cafe & barbecuing feel exceptionally Summery!
Thank you to our BGS Judge Mr Gordon Smith for his expertise on the day.
We would like to thank all our competitors, spectators, supporters and volunteers for their continued support in the most important event in The Guernsey Goat Society annual calendar and look forward to an even bigger, better show next year!
Annual Show Results 2016
Our Annual Show was held on Saturday the 27th of August, we were blessed with beautiful weather and a great number of entries to the classes. We would like to express our gratitude to our judge Mr Richard Wood who made a flying visit to us to cast his expert eye over our exhibitors. Thank you to all who participated and those who supported TGGS to make this a truly great show - here's to next year!
Please see the results below.
Young Stock Show Results 2017
Judged by Mrs Linda Martin
Class 1: Goatlings - 1 year & under 2 yrs not kidded
- Minette du Catillon - C Turner
- Rockhopper Daisy - S&L Watson
- Amber of Ashgrove - C Brouard
- Buttercup du Douit Beuval - Girard Family
Class 2: Bucklings – 1 yr and under 2yrs
- Eugene du Douit Beuval - Girard Family
- Rocquaine Merlin - R Dyke
- Amos du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
Class 3: Female kid over 4wks & under 20wks
- Honey du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
- Willow du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
- Georgia du Douit Beuval – Robilliard Family
- Claudette du Douit Beuval – Girard Family
Class 3a: Female kid over 4 wks & under 20 wks
- Les Jonquilles Reia – Caitlin Burgoine
- Fiona – Robilliard Family
- Les Jonquilles Roxy – Charis Burgoine
- Wendy – Girard Family
Class 5: Male kid over 4wks and under 1yr
- Rocquaines Regent – R Dyke
Class 6: Wethers under 2 yrs
- Rockhopper Duke – S&L Watson
- Rockhopper Murphy – S&L Watson
- Rocquaines Rhys – R Dyke
- Rocquaines Rhyder – R Dyke
Class 7: Best Pygmy Goat
- Rockhopper Duke – S&L Watson
- Rockhopper Daisy – S&L Watson
- Rockhopper Murphy – S&L Watson
Class 8: Best Pair of Goats
- Ashgrove pair – C Brouard
- Le Douit Beuval pair – Girard Family
- Rockhopper pair – S&L Watson
- Georgia & Fiona – Robilliard Family
Best In Show: Minette du Catillon – C Turner
Best Kid: Les Jonquilles Reia – C Burgoine
Best Goatling: Minette du Catillon – C Turner
Best Buckling: Eugene du Douit Beuval – Girard
Best Golden Guernsey: Minette du Catillon – C Turner
Best Pygmy: Rockhopper Duke – S&L Watson
Best Neuter: Rockhopper Duke – S&L Watson
Best Pair: Ashgrove pair.
Best Owner Bred: Le Catillon Herd
Presentation & Condition: Rockhopper Pygmy Herd
Aside from our successful shows of 2015 our big news was the unveiling of our refreshed logo. We have branded merchandise available in our 'Goat Shop' along with other goat related goodies!
Castration update from David Chamberlain
"The Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012 makes castration of livestock by livestock keepers or owners illegal unless licensed by this Department. This includes the use of elastrator rings and any other techniques.
Any livestock keeper who wants a licence to castrate lambs, kids or calves will need to demonstrate competence in the technique to an officer of the Department in order to obtain a licence. A licence will only permit the castration of an animal within the first 7 days of age of its life. Alternatively castration can be carried out by a registered veterinary surgeon using an anaesthetic.
Failure to comply with the Law could result in prosecution under the Animal Welfare (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2012. The Department will be writing to all livestock keepers to make them aware or remind them of this restriction."
Kidding time is near
Peter & Mandy Girard have kept goats since 2000 and now have a small herd in St Peters. They sell cheese, yoghurt and milk to pay for their hobby & try to keep the rare Golden Guernsey breed alive by selling on the kids and encouraging others to start goat keeping.
Spring is near & they have lots of pregnant nanny goats! When there are goat kids to bottle feed in the coming months they welcome anyone to help out with the feeding of the baby goats in return for a small donation towards TGGS. This activity is suitable for families and children. To arrange a visit to the herd please call prior to arrival. Find more information on their Facebook page or call 01481 263053
2015 - The Year of The Goat
To celebrate Chinese Year of the Goat Guernsey stamps have created a beautiful selection of themed stamps for purchase.
Please find more on offer at Guernsey Stamps.
Golden Guernsey by Randalls
Last year Randalls produced a beautiful light ale called the 'Golden Guernsey'. We loved their logo & asked when it was coming back but the specific hops used to create the beer are proving difficult to come by this year - sad news!