As you read this, I will have already handed over the Administration role to Jackie Andrews, who will be ably supported by David Norman. I wish them both the very best with their new roles. It has been a real pleasure getting to know so many members, often via email or telephone, and sometimes at Livestock Shows and demonstrations. We are a diverse community with a shared passion for livestock, the countryside environment and with angora goats in particular.
A couple of years ago I undertook to help the Society move administration processes on to the Grassroots Herd book. The advantages of this are that there is a commitment to this system that ensures we have a system that will be maintained for the foreseeable future, improved where necessary, and is suitable for, and used by nearly all the breeds of livestock in the UK, including the rare and native breeds. The most visible change this year has been the move from PedeWeb to Grassroots on-line. The Grassroots on-line is a Cloud- based system, which if you love computer systems you will fully understand, and if you are less interested it is a means of ensuring our data is better protected and available for the future as well as the present.
You will also have seen the website has been significantly changed following a crash in March. It was timely to make a change as it allows for more rapid updates and a more modern look.
– Imogen Collis
Please note the new address for correspondence/ registrations/ cheques is:
Barn Close Farm
Cold Ashby Road