Council News

Association Tag – Ordering Procedure

This year for the first time the bank account details will be included on the tag order form for members wishing to pay for their tags direct in to the bank, this will speed up the ordering process.  For those still wishing to pay by cheque you can still do so, but please be aware your tag order will not be processed until the funds have cleared.  Southern Ireland members who wish to pay by direct payment can do so by making contact with the office for the Euro Bank Account details - Southern Ireland members can also pay for their tags by Euro Cheque


Sale Commission

There will be no Association Commission taken from members selling at Association Ram Sales in 2017


Upset Price 

for Association Sales In England, Scotland and Wales is set at:

Males £200

Females £150

For Sales in Northern Ireland the Upset price is set at £200 on both Males and Females


Black Wool

The A5 size equivalent of black wool ruling has been rescinded at the 2016 November council meeting


The wording in the Conditions of Sale relating to Black Wool –

The Council have agreed to refer to it now as Coloured Wool and not Black Wool

Black Lambs are still not eligible for Registration


The wording in the Conditions of Sale will now be:

Coloured Wool must be declared by the Vendor at the time of sale, but Inspectors still have the right to reject sheep for coloured wool so extensive as to seem not true to breed type.  If coloured wool is not declared and found by the purchaser before it leaves the market, the sheep can be returned on that day.


Sale Inspections

The inspection standard for lambs is to be tightened up on for the 2017 sales and the standard will be if you can scrape the teeth then the lamb will be red spotted – bad mouthed lambs will still be rejected


At the point of inspection the Vendor or their representatives are to be available at the pen but not in the pen