The registration procedure is applicable from January 1st, 2019.
Where possible all registrations should be completed on line using Grassroots. Please find full instructions in the guidance notes. PDFs of Guidance & Registration forms
All sheep must now be registered by 31st October in the year of birth. In addition any sheep not fully registered by 14th June may not be entered for the Premier Sale under any circumstances. Sheep attending shows should also be registered, and only registered sheep should be presented at the major shows.
Blue Sires - the Birth notification system will continue unchanged, but all lambs should be notified immediately after their 6 week weighing as in the original agreement.
Council agreed that it would be the breeders’ choice as to whether they use the society flag tag, as has been previously supplied or opt to use their own suppliers EID and match up tag. If you decide to use your own tags, the following information must be printed on the match up tag.
Side 1. UK information
Side 2. Flock letters, year and last 3 digits of UK number. .
If you wish to continue to use the Society flag tag these need to be ordered through the Society and they will be chargeable to the breeder.
For anyone wishing to adopt the system using your own tags you will be required to order these yourselves and ensure the correct flock details and year are included. Tags can be ordered in small quantities so there should be very little waste.
Any sheep not registered by 31st October will attract double fees immediately so please ensure you do everything on time. The rule of June 14th will be strictly adhered to.
When a member applies to have lambs registered or birth notified the individual EID number must be used on the registration form (either on line or paper version). If you require a Society tag to replace your own secondary tag this must be clearly stated on the form and you will be required to pay for it, in addition to the registration fee. It will have the individual information on it as well as the Bleu du Maine or Millennium Bleu flock number, the year and the individual number. This number will be the last three digits of the official EID number. (e.g. BDM ABC11 345)