Shangri-La and the Old Irish Goat Breeding Programme

In March 2013, OIGS were delighted to receive word from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that our funding application for DNA pedigree and relatedness analysis had been approved.  It was such a boost for us to have the department recognise the work of the Old Irish Goat Society as “very relevant and important”.  The funding will allow us to test which of the Mulranny feral goats will form the basis of our founding stock.  We've been working hard to finalise arrangements for the necessary animal housing.

Shangri-La

For a little over a week at this point, we had been caring for an injured adult male, Fionn, using a delightful if slightly run-down house named Shangri-La.  The site is owned by Pádraig and Cheryl Browne and through their endless and enthusiastic support and the hard work of the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) participants, made available to OIGS by South West Mayo Development Company, we have been able to turn the site into suitable animal housing and an outdoor holding pen. 

Thank you very much for my new home!Thank you very much for my new home

 

This progress will greatly help us redomesticate the Old Irish Goats and allow for their preservation in a sustainable breeding programme.

Rachel Kettenhofen
- 15 June 2013 at 17:31

I'm so glad to see them able to run and play in Shangri La, what a great home for them.
Sean
- 22 June 2013 at 23:53

I understand grey is a typical coat colour of the old irish. Whats the name of the grey old irish goat? The one on the left!
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