VANCOUVER ISLAND GOAT ASSOCIATION

Why goats?

 
 

Vancouver Island is suitable for small, diverse farms or homesteads, and goats fit into this picture very well. Manageable on small acreages, from them we obtain milk, meat, and fibre. Goats are also great for 4-H projects, pack animals, and can make excellent companions for ourselves and other animals.

Goats have personality plus! To learn more about goats and the Vancouver Island Goat Association, click on the links at the top of the page.

 

2019 MEETINGS

January 20 - Duncan, annual general meeting


Other 2019 meetings will be posted as locations, dates, and topics are determined.

Email for information.


Dairy Goat Judges Training Conference

VIGA will host a Canadian Goat Society Dairy Goat Judges Training Conference in May, where current judges can renew their licenses, aspiring judges can obtain licenses, and anyone else can audit the course in order to learn a LOT about dairy goat conformation!

May 18-20, Nanaimo, BC Email for information


VIGA has a membership directory where you can look up breeders.

UPDATED for 2018! VIGA2018directory.pdf


VIGA has a promotional poster you can print and put up in your community. VIGAposter.jpg

News

Click images below for Member Directory and VIGA poster.

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VIGA has members from all over Vancouver Island as well as some of the Gulf Islands. We are a diverse lot, and represent a cross section of the dairy, fibre, meat, and companion goat population.

We meet several times a year at the homes of members up and down the Island. Our regular meetings provide us with the opportunity to network with other goat owners, and we welcome everyone from the experienced breeders to newcomers who are looking to connect with others to learn more about goat care. Mentoring new goat owners is one of our priorities. We usually cover a specific topic at the meeting, often with a presentation and discussion on such topics as kidding, nutrition, etc.


The Vancouver Island Goat Association is incorporated under

the Society Act of British Columbia.


VIGA’s Mandate:

~ To increase public awareness of the value of goats and goat products in society;

~ To circulate information about breeds of goats and their care;

~ To encourage young people with their involvement in youth goat clubs (such as 4-H etc);

~ To promote and facilitate goat breed improvements.

Who we are and what we do....

Vancouver Island Goat Association © 2019