News from the  Council Meeting, 27th June, 2019


The Association is looking for two representatives to attend the NSA Sheep Breeders Round Table Conference

which is taking place in Derbyshire – this is a Biennial Conference  being held this year on the 15th – 17th November, 2019.

If anyone would like further information please contact the Association Office for more details



The National Young Stars of the Future event is taking place again this year at the Three Counties Show Ground in Malvern  

for teams of three to further their skills and display their abilities in a range of sheep keeping and presentation techniques.


If any young breeders would be interested to take a team of three to this event please contact the association for more details



COMMISSION - There will be no Association commission taken from members selling at the Association Ram Sales in 2019.


REGISTRATIONS - All lambs entered for the Association Sales must 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. (same as 2018)


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. The rule for substitutes is ‘One sheep per vendor per ten sheep or part thereof per section entered may be substituted’

Sheep can only be entered for one sale. Sheep not presented when entered may be used as a substitute at another sale (new for 2019).


INSPECTIONS – The structure for inspections will remain the same as in 2018.  The 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 again this year it has been decided to continue to include in Association Catalogues details of Animal Husbandry - these will be displayed under a letter coding system which will be displayed in the back of the sale catalogues - this is on a voluntary basis. (same as 2018)


If you are a member of a Health Scheme and would like this indicated on your catalogued entry tick the box on the sale entry form (This is New for 2019)