Department of Agriculture and Food and the Marine 2013
Specific Requirements - SHEEP
All sheep must be identified individually with appropriate ear tags issued in accordance with the requirements of the National Sheep Identification System (NSIS).
All consignments of sheep being moved must be accompanied by a completed dispatch document. Individual details of each sheep in the consignment must be recorded on the document. Sheep from non-restricted flocks only can be moved to shows. In the case of flocks restricted following diagnosis of scrapie, sheep possessing the ARR/ARR genotype only may be exhibited. The movement of these ARR/ARR genotype sheep must be accompanied by the relevant movement permit (SCR/10), which can be obtained from the local District Veterinary Office in the county where the flock is located.
The movement of sheep to and from an Agricultural Show within the State must be recorded on AIM. This is done using a copy of the owners sheep dispatch document as follows:
1. The owner/keeper presents the signed and completed dispatch document to the show Coordinator who checks it to ensure that it is completed in full.
2. The show Coordinator fills in the MART section of the dispatch document with (i) the show number, (ii) the date of the move back to the source holding, (iii) stamps it with the show stamp, and (iv) signs the dispatch document.
3. The show Coordinator then forwards the completed pink section of the dispatch document to the local DVO within 7 days of the show movement.
4. The show Coordinator keeps white copy for his/her records.
5. The source/destination keeper keeps the bottom yellow copy to enter in into their flock register.
Ultimate responsibility for fulfilling this requirements lies with the Show Coordinator.
All movement of sheep to and from shows must be recorded in the keeper's flock register.
Exports to Northern Ireland
All sheep must be accompanied by a TRACES intra-community trade certificate, will be sent for each animal or consignment being dispatched to the show (this will be performed by Department officials of the DVO). Exhibitors are advised to contact the show society in Northern Ireland well in advance of any show to determine the suitability of the show for return of animals (e.g. premises and sheep status), and whether the authorities will have officials and veterinary staff present to supervise and process documentation for animals returning to origin.
For further information on our Website www.irishshows.org
CROSSBRED AND COMMERCIAL CLASSES – JUDGING WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER PEDIGREE CLASSES
ALL SHEEP TO BE SHOWN IN HAND
Excessive Wool on Sheep will be penalized.
EXHIBIT NUMBERS MUST BE DISPLAYED WITH ANIMALS
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