On Friday, December 18th a draft version of the national code of practice for care and handling of goats was released. Release of the draft version of the code represents a huge step forward in updating and enhancing the existing code of practice which was released in 2003.
Goat producers representing the meat, dairy and fibre aspects of goat production were involved in an enormous amount of work creating this draft. They were joined in their work by industry partner experts in animal health and care. We are posting the draft version along with this notice.
The time has arrived for YOU to make your comments about the draft. The comment period is open until February 22, 2021.
The CGS Board encourages all goat owners to study the draft code. If you have any comments on any aspect/aspects of the code please do so.
It is very simple to both access the code online and to provide your input. Simply click on this link and follow the instructions: https://www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/goats
Just click on the red box on the top right of the screen and it will take you to the survey page where you can enter your comments.
This is a very important development for the all segments of the goat industry in Canada. We strongly encourage you to review the draft and make any and all comments you regard as appropriate.