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  • Joined Jan 2011
Goat Transport
« on: January 19, 2011, 01:17:09 pm »
Hi, I am new to goat keeping and am preparing for my first pair.

A fundamental question though! How will I be allowed to transport a pair, once Ive found them, to my property?

I have a transit van but do I need special crates, a special vehicle or a special license?

I am aware of the DEFRA AML 1 informing that the goats are moving from one holding to another but cannot find info on how I am allowed to bring them home.
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  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Okehampton
Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 04:41:24 pm »
Call me on 01647 231456 and I will explain what is necessary.   Not complicated !!!!


  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 03:16:50 pm »
Thank you so much for the kind offer. We are sorted as have had plenty of advice from the seller of a pair of goats we have now agreed to buy.

Watch this space!

We are very excited indeedy


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  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2011, 11:36:55 pm »
Fabulous! We use a transit van as well- as long as the vehicle can be disinfected it is fine.



  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 08:22:43 am »
That's how we did it - 4 of them in the back, looking out the rear window, caused a few giggles. Savannah travels in there when we do daft stuff like visit local nursery for their billy goats gruff story time - she loves it.
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...


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Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 11:50:48 am »
same here, my first 2 goats arrived and left in an estate car -  lots of finger pointing along the road. our new ones were priviledged with a transit van!!
 ;D :D


  • Joined Jan 2011
Re: Goat Transport
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 08:11:58 pm »
got back yesterday

it was a long trip but so worth it!!!

they travelled fine in the van both in a giant dog crate, plenty of straw

off to start a thread on them and work out how to do photos lol


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