Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Old Irish Goat Society

Hi again! It's great to be back posting after a very busy few weeks running two goat courses in Thurles and Navan.  I recently heard of a very important project to preserve the Old Irish Goat.  In recent years it was discovered that the breed was rapidly heading for extinction and a group of concerned individuals came together to preserve and promote the breed.  This is not just a heritage project either, there are plans to assess it's use in domestication.  Many of the goat breeds typically found on farms in this country are poorly suited to the Irish climate and the Old Irish Goat may well be capable of bringing traits of real value to the Irish goat industry.  The society have a very comprehensive and interesting site which you can check out here.

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