The Canadian National Goat Federation is announcing a new executive following its recent Annual General Meeting.

Linda Underwood was voted in to take on the role of President, with Beth Peers stepping down after serving for ten years on the CNGF Board. Linda is President of the British Columbia Goat Association, and has served on that Board for eight years.  She and her husband, Tom, own and operate a dairy goat farm in the Armstrong area.

“I look forward to working with the CNGF Board and its provincial representatives to give goat producers the national voice they need when it comes to issues like traceability, scrapie, and on-farm food safety”, says Linda. “I would also like to thank outgoing President Beth Peers for her outstanding service and passion for a successful goat sector in Canada.”

Also on the new Executive is Brian Pelleboer as Vice-President. Brian is the Chair of the Ontario Dairy Goat Co-operative.  Laurie Fries was voted in as the new Treasurer.  Laurie is a meat goat producer and Chair of the Alberta Goat Association.

The Canadian National Goat Federation was formed in December 2002 to provide a united voice dealing with national issues concerning the goat industry in Canada. Our mandate is to represent the interest of all goat producers across Canada whether they are raising meat, dairy, fibre or pet animals.