Important Information for all Members - General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Due to the changes in the Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come in to force tomorrow (25th May)


All members who have given their consent to allow us to use their data on our website, grassroots database, flock books etc will only be visible on our grassroots pedeweb database online


Members must now give their consent for their data to be visible on our database network


Please complete and return your data protection consent forms to the association office as soon as possible - I will accept scanned copies of the signed forms by e-mail or you can return them in the post - until consent is given you will not be able to access the pedeweb database to manage your flock on line


Please contact the office if you have questions regarding this matter - thank you

Council News from the Council meeting held 28th June, 2018 


Sale Commission - There will be no Association Commission taken from members selling at Association Ram Sales in 2018


REGISTRATIONS - All lambs entered for the Association Sales will now be fully registered on to the Grassroots Database system prior to sale so you must complete the entry form in full including UK Tag Information, Sire, Dam and Sire of Dam information.  For Shearlings and Older Sheep entry can be accepted with the Registration Number only as long as the breeding history is complete on the database - all entries must be sent to the Association Office on the Official Entry Forms and all forms must be signed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations


SUBSTITUTES – If you are substituting a ram or ewe lamb these too must be registered on the Grassroots Database prior to Sale time so please ensure your list of substitute lambs are registered


INSPECTIONS – The structure for inspections has been changed for this year’s sales.  The new structure is to have one inspector in each pen working side by side with a third inspector outside the pens and if there is a sheep to be marked then the third inspector will be called in to the pen, if the inspector has a sheep he has a concern with then the third inspector will have the final say to determine if the sheep is to be red spotted or not.  This structure will be used at Kelso, Builth Wells, Hawes and Carlisle Sales.  At the smaller sales only one inspector will be present


ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - To assist buyers this year it has been decided to include in Association Catalogues details of Animal Husbandry - these will be displayed under a letter coding system which will be displayed in the front of the sale catalogues - this is on a voluntary basis for the first year and will be reviewed at the Council Meeting in November


Entry Forms - When completing your sale entry forms please list your sheep in sale order and if you are using more than one entry form please number the sheets in order.