I am waiting for a photograph but I know the goats arrived safely on Thursday morning. The place they will be living is so beautiful . They must spend 3 weeks in isolation but after that they will be out on the Swiss grass in the mountains. Imagine this without the snow and that’s where the goats will be!
The paperwork saga continued. The driver of the lorry still did not have all the forms he needed when he reached the Swiss border. My buyer was there to help him otherwise the goats would be in the lorry still! It is absolutely incredible that here in the UK, if you try to export animals and so earn foreign currency for cash strapped GB, there is no central point from which you can gather all the information you need about moving those animals abroad. Animal issues are dealt with by Central Ops Carlisle, Transport by DEFRA and heaven help you if you ask them about the precise requirements of another country. You are totally on your own. Of course, this is live animals. Trying to export semen or embryos is even more complex!