Welsh and West Angora Goat Club

 

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2020 CALENDAR

Saturday January 25th                                                    Social - pub lunch                                                          Hay-on-Wye

Lunch at the Three Tuns, Hay-on-Wye, from midday. Partners who are non-members are welcome to attend

 

Saturday 15th February                                 Talk - Showing Goats                                                     Llanidloes

This will be a talk by Tanya Rogers of Elan Angora Goats (see also the visit to their farm in June).

 

Sat 25th-Sun 26th April                      Wonderwool Wales            Royal Welsh Showground (Builth Wells)

Cancelled by organisers

The Crafty Goat Group goes from strength to strength, selling their own mohair products and informing the public about angora goats, their fleece and of course the W&W club.  Contact Deb Birks for more information.

 

Sat 16th-Sun 17th May             RWAS Smallholders Festival      Royal Welsh Showground (Builth Wells)  

Cancelled by organisers

This is an opportunity to promote the goats, mohair and our club.  Please let Deb Birks know if you can help

 

Fri 12th-Sun 14th June           Three Counties Show                     Three Counties Showground (Malvern)

Cancelled by organisers

Another opportunity to promote the goats, mohair and our club. Incoporates the BAGS breed show. Please let Jo Beswick know if you can help.

 

Saturday 27th June                            Farm Visit - Elan Angora Goats                                                    Rhayader

A visit to the farm with an opportunity to meet award winning goats and tour the farm.

 

Saturday 11th July                       Workshop – Weight and Conformation                    West Haddon, Northants

A visit to Northamptonshire to meet Jackie’s goats. Guess and check the weights and then experience life in the show ring looking at goat conformation.

 

Saturday 15th August                Workshop - Sorting and Handling Fleece, Spun yarns                  Venue TBC                                                

Share knowledge and experience of processed yarns. Bring samples for comparison. Bring along some fleece to sort and find out about BMM.          

 

Saturday 19th September                             Workshop - Felting                                                   Crai, nr Brecon

Try your hand at needle felting, with the possibility of making your own 3D animals. Bring some fleece and and any equipment you have.

 

Saturday 3rd October                               Workshop - Faecal Egg Counting                                          Evancoyd

An FEC gives an indication of intestinal parasite load. This introductory workshop will give you an idea of what to look out for and how to do an FEC. If you have equipment please bring it along, and also a sample of poo!

 

Sat 7th November                                            Welsh & West AGM                                                       Dorstone  

Review the last year and plan activities for next year. Bring along your ideas and enjoy business and pleasure!

 

 

A mixture of husbandry and craft meetings is planned, based on the requests of all our members.

Publicity and recruitment are also important, which will involve attending the main shows in our area.

 

Precise address details are circulated to members before each meeting.

If you would like to be involved, or need more details, do contact us!