THE CHEVIOT LANDRACE GOAT

RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION SOCIETY

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The Cheviot Landrace Goat Research and Preservation Society

 

CLGRAPS is a 'not for profit' society. The general purpose of the Society is to preserve and promote the Cheviot Landrace Goat; to research its origin and history; research its breed characteristics, yield (milking capacity) and uses; archive material on the breed for future study; ultimately to exhibit the breed at shows.

OUR AIMS

 

1. Maintain a viable breeding population of Cheviot Landrace Goat, and so as to ensure its

future

 

2. Operate a breeding programme that will ensure recognition of the CLGRAPS goats as a

distinct landrace breed. Registering all goats so kept in a herd book

 

3. Incorporate this breeding programme into research pertaining to (1) the origin and

history of the breed, (2) a study of its phenotype, and (3) the outcomes of a study of its

genotype by way of DNA sampling - and so as to ensure that the breed is fully recognized as

the original and only landrace goat of England

 

4. To maintain the CLGRAPS goat as the variable landrace breed that it is, and in other words

its original primitive goat-breed state. It will not be “standardized”, “improved” or bred to a

particular standard that is nothing more than preference for a particular characteristic(s)

that are but a part of the overall standard pertaining to a native breed

 

5. Investigate uses for the breed that will help in its promotion and continuance. An obvious

example of this is its suitability for habitat conservation and grazing schemes, although it

may ultimately be useful in other endeavours such as specialist cheese production and

heritage projects that link the breed into other aspects of history

 

6. To hold an archive centre for the breed that will be useful in research

 

7. Carry out practical research into issues such as reproductive behaviour, fecundity,

natality, growth rates, maturation, mortality, food preferences, range of size, height and

weights in both sexes, population growth and so on.

 

FOUNDED NOVEMBER 1st 2016

 

By Raymond Werner and Tom Hogan

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ray@cheviotgoatsociety.co.uk tom@cheviotgoatsociety.co.uk

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

 

Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Avenue,

Merton Abbey, SW19RR

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