Guidelines for Prospective New Members to The Irish Texel Sheep Society
It is recommended that potential new members should contact the Society prior to purchasing foundation stock from other registered flocks. Beware, If pedigree certificates are not supplied with your purchase(s) there is a high probability that these are been sold unregistered and therefore may not be eligible for registration with the Society for a particular reason. All females must be registered with the Irish Texel Society prior to being sold for Pedigree breeding in the Republic of Ireland. Sheep bought that are registered with the British Texel Society will incur an importation registration charge to the Irish Texel Society. All intending members must join the society prior to lambing. Lambs born outside membership of the Society cannot be registered after registering your flock with the Society.
When can I join the Irish Texel Society? New Member Applications are accepted between September & December 31st of the year prior to lambing. Applications received after Dec 31st will not have a sale allocation for that calendar year. Applications received after April 1st will be carried over until the following Autumn.
How do I join the Society? Application forms can be downloaded from the website and are printed in sale catalogues throughout the season. All new applications must be ratified by the Council of the Irish Texel Sheep Society prior to acceptance. Receipt of application does not guarantee acceptance.
What are the minimum requirements? You must own five (5) Pedigree Registered female Texels. Certificates must be included with your application.
How much does it cost to join? The initial cost is €115 & €5 per ewe mated.
What information do I need to include Your Name Address Contact phone number Email address Sheep Designator Number: IE04 - - - - - Flock Name (2 choices)
What are the annual Society fees? Annual Membership €50 Mating Fees per ewe €5 Ewe Registration €10 Ram Registration €20
Where do I send my application? Applications must be received by post only. Application forms can be completed online but fees and certificates must be forwarded to the Society Secretary in order to be processed further. Send to:- The Secretary Irish Texel Sheep Society Kellistown Farm Kellistown Carlow
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