REGISTERING CHAROLLAIS SHEEP
Breeders who wish to maintain the pedigree status of their flock should enter the details of ALL lambs born on the Grassroots Pedeweb system. Sheep must be birth notified in numerical order.
The breeder will then decide which animals he/she wishes to notify with the Society and mark the web notification accordingly. All data is to be submitted to the Society BUT NO CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR LAMBS THAT THE BREEDER DOES NOT WISH TO NOTIFY. Breeders shall submit the relevant details, with the correct payment to the Society by the dates indicated below.
For lambs born by a sire not in your ownership, Grassroots will send an email to the ram owner advising them of the notification. Any owner who receives such a notification and does not believe it to be correct, should contact the Society office.
BIRTH NOTIFICATION SUBMISSION CHARGES
We would recommend that breeders birth notify all their lambs within the 60 day period. This is the cheapest way and saves penalty charges later on. As we have introduced the 61 – 120 days charge of £4 we will be sticking to this scale and to the higher £8 charge for any lambs not done by 120 days (all prices + VAT).
|0 – 2 Months||2 Months to 30/09||After 1st October|
Payment must be sent with all birth notifications unless you have elected to pay by Direct Debit. Payment for emailed notifications must be sent by return.
- Birth notified rams are eligible for entry into Official Society Sales.
- All birth notified animals must be the progeny of full pedigree registered sires and dams.
- All sheep at the Worcester Premier Sale must be full pedigree registered.
- All female sheep must be full pedigree registered prior to entry into an Official Society Sale.
- All service sires of in-lamb ewes entered for official Society sales must be full pedigree registered.
- All sheep entered for shows must be birth notified with the Society.
- All rams and ewes must be full pedigree registered prior to the birth notification of their progeny
Female upgrade to full pedigree registered charges (all prices + VAT): –
Paper + card cert.
Online + card cert.
Online + email cert.
|EWE LAMBS > 12 months||£8.00||£7.00||£6.00|
|SHEARLING EWE > 24 months||£12.00||£11.00||£10.00|
|RAMS any time + scrapie cert||£20.00||
SCRAPIE TESTING FOR RAMS
All rams born on or after 1st December 2013, upgraded to full pedigree, must have a test result for Scrapie genotype submitted to the office. This information will be entered onto the sheep database and appear alongside their ear number on pedigree certificates and in Society sale catalogues.
The Society can provide a kit, which involves taking a small tissue sample from the ram’s ear and it is sent to a laboratory in Germany for analysis. The costs associated with this service are shown below: –
|(all charges + VAT)||Members||Non-Members|
|Sample collectors||£1.70 each||£2.20 each|
|Agrobiogen Handling Charge||£5.00 each order||£5.00 each order|
|Applicator||£4 hire for 2 weeks , or
|£5 hire for 2 weeks, or
|Genotyping test||1 – 10 samples / £13.00||1 – 10 samples / £15.00|
|11 – 50 samples / £12.00||11 – 50 samples / £14.00|
|51 – 99 samples / £11.00||51 – 99 samples / £13.00|
|100+ samples / £10.00||100+ samples / £12.00|
CHAROLLAIS LAMBING YEAR
The official start date for the Charollais breeding season will be 7th July each year. Pedigree Charollais sheep should therefore neither be artificially inseminated nor run with the ram prior to this date. The lambing year for Charollais runs from 1st December to 30th November.
NAMES FOR FULL PEDIGREE RAMS
We encourage members to give rams a name at the time of upgrading.
2018 born ram names begin with the letter ‘T’
2019 born ram names begin with the letter ‘U’
2020 born ram names begin with the letter ‘V’
2021 born ram names begin with the letter ‘W’
The naming of females is at the discretion of the breeder. This information is not logged on the pedigree database (except for those sold at the Worcester Premier sale).
EMBRYO TRANSFER & ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
Applications to register lambs born by embryo transfer and / or artificial insemination must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the veterinary surgeon carrying out the work. This must certify the identity of the sire and dam and recipient ewe where applicable.
Don’t forget the rules with regard to short tail docking of sheep; you must leave sufficient tail to cover the anus of males and the vulva of females. For new breeders a warning – Charollais tails move up as the lamb grows. Trading Standards do check this at shows and sales and do have the right to request the removal of incorrectly docked animals from the venue.