Dutch Spotted Sheep UK
Dutch Spotted Sheep UK

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Dutch Spotted
     Sheep UK 
 

Springfield  

Lockerbie  

DG11 1RW  

Contact:

Secretary

Pam Parker

Tel: 07712577337

Email:office@dutchspottedsheep.co.uk

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INAUGURAL BREED SALE REPORT

 

 

The much-anticipated inaugural breed sale for Dutch Spotted Sheep did not disappoint last Friday at H&H, Borderway Mart Carlisle.

With a 92% clearance rate, packed sales ring and top price of 3500gns the sale has been deemed a massive success for this fledgling breed and society.

 

The show, kindly sponsored by Solway Recycling and judged by Messrs. Hall, preluded the sale.

Standing as champion was ‘Bullseye’ a Belgium imported Aged Ram from Ali Jackson - Tiptop flock. (Sold for 3000gns)

Reserve champion was ‘Atomic’ a Dutch imported shearling ram from Messrs. Parker - Lochlad flock. (Sold for 2200gns)

 

Heading the sale ring was the UK bred winning ram lamb Damson Bailey from Megan Rowlandson who sold for 3500gns to Richard Barber-Fleming and will be joining his Castle Douglas based ‘Top Of The Spots’ flock.

 

MV Averages:

Ewe Lambs £1540

Aged Rams £3150

Shearling Rams £1627.50

Ram Lambs £1504.50

 

Non MV Averages:

Ewe Lambs £693

Shearling Rams £1150

Ram Lambs £626.50

Damson Bailey - Ram Lamb from Megan Rowlandson

Top Price 3500gns

Bullseye - Overall Breed Champion - Aged Ram from Ali Jackson's Tiptop Flock - sold for 3000gns

Atomic - Reserve Breed Champion - Shearling Ram for Andrew & Pam Parker's Lochlad Flock - sold for 2200gns

Top priced female - DSS(UK) 2018 imported ewe lamb - sold for 1900gns

31st August 2018 SHOW & SALE at H&H Carlisle

2018 Sale Catalogue.pdf
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FOA MV ACCREDITED MEMBERS ONLY

IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES TO MV SCHEME IN 2019

 

Amended Rules
 
2.5.2  Non-MV/CAE accredited animal screen
 
If non-MV/CAE accredited animals are kept on the same holding(s) as MV/CAE accredited animals at every RPBT a female cull screen of 12 non-MV/CAE accredited animals must be performed

  • The flock’s/herd’s veterinary surgeon should perform the selection of animals to be tested using the criteria outlined on the submission form
  • If suitable animals are not available to test as part of the female cull screen of 12 non-MV/CAE accredited animals at the time of the RPBT, the screen can be performed on a separate occasion however testing will revert to one-yearly until the test is completed
  • If any animal tests antibody positive in the female cull screen the flock/herd will be classified as “high risk” and the MV/CAE accredited flock will revert to one-yearly testing
  • If it can be proven by testing that MV/CAE infection has been eradicated from the non-MV/CAE accredited flock/herd, the MV/CAE accredited flock/herd can revert to two yearly testing
  • A negative female cull screen of 12 non-MV/CAE accredited animals does not indicate freedom from MV/CAE infection in the non-accredited flock/herd and strict biosecurity should be maintained (see Rule 3).

 
4.1.2  Adding MV/CAE accredited animals to an MV/CAE accredited flock/herd
 
All MV/CAE accredited animals added to an MV/CAE accredited flock/herd must be tested between 6 and 12 months after arrival.

  • They must have been on the holding for a minimum of 6 months before testing
  • Failure to comply with this rule will lead to the flock/herd reverting to one yearly testing
  • It is also strongly recommended that all added animals regardless of age are tested at the time of purchase before adding them to the accredited flock/herd. This would include, for example, male animals younger than 12 months of age, although they would also need to be tested again as above to prevent a breach of the rules
  • Any bought-in accredited animal that is to be sold on before its 6-12 month individual test on purchased accredited animals has been completed should be tested prior to sale and then subject to the 6-12 month test requirement once in new flock

 
                       
4.1.3   Imported Animals  
Imported animals accredited under a non-UK scheme must be kept isolated until authorisation is given by the PSGHS vet to add them to the MV/CAE accredited flock.

  • Accreditation certificates of imported animals and a signed import declaration should be sent to the PSGHS office for examination. Import declaration forms can be found at www.sheepandgoathealth.co.uk
  • The PSGHS will then issue clearance to add the animals to the flock/herd if appropriate
  • All imported animals with recognised non-UK MV/CAE accreditation will require testing as per Rule 4.1.2 “Adding MV/CAE accredited animals to an MV/CAE accredited flock/herd”
  • Imported animals that are not accredited under a recognised non-UK accreditation scheme will require testing as per Rule 4.1.5 “Acquiring non-MV/CAE accredited animals”.

 
4.1.4  Imported semen/embryos
 
Imported semen/embryos from animals accredited under a non-UK scheme must not be used/implanted in MV/CAE accredited animals until authorisation is given by the PSGHS vet.

  • Accreditation certificates from the animals of origin used to produce semen/embryos should be sent to the PSGHS office for examination
  • The PSGHS will then issue clearance if appropriate to use/implant the semen/embryos in MV/CAE accredited animals
  • Semen/embryos from animals that are not accredited under a recognised non-UK accreditation scheme should not be used/implanted in MV/CAE accredited animals.

MV Accreditation for Imported Sheep

 

We can confirm that any Dutch Spotted Sheep purchased via the 2017 or 2018 society imports from DSS(UK) carry the correct and recognised paperwork to be regarded as MV accredited sheep under PSGHS.
 
As per UK legislation from PSGHS all sheep, whether purchased from the UK or imported, should be routine blood tested within 6-12 months of purchase, once over 1 year of age.
 
DSS(UK) advises if purchasing privately or via any other arranged imports to check the sheep carry all the correct paperwork and MV schemes are recognised within the UK before the sheep are introduced into your MV accredited flocks.
 
If you have any questions regarding this please contact: PSGHS, SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, Greycrook, St Boswells TD6 0EQ - Telephone: 01835 822456

2018 SOCIETY IMPORT UPDATE 26th May 2018

 

 

Everyone who had completed our pre-order form for this years import will now have the appropriate paperwork in their inbox.

 

Places on the selection day and within the selection order are filling up quickly at this early stage. We would advise if you are still interested in purchasing Dutch Spotted Sheep via the society to return the signed paperwork at your earliest convenience.

 

There is still however, plenty of opportunity to become involved in this fantastic breed and become an owner/member. If you are interested please contact the society for more details on the breed and the forthcoming import.

 

Email For More Information

2018 IMPORT

After the great success of the 2017 society import we shall be arranging another this year.

Members should have received details on this along with the April newsletter and non-members are invited to email the society where further details can be sent.

 

INAUGURAL BREED SALE AT H&H CARLISLE

GRASSROOTS ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

 

We are delighted to be able to report that members now have access to the Dutch Spotted Sheep Flock Book and Registry ‘online’. 

 

Visitors to:

 

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

or 

www.grassroots.co.uk/dssuk.html

 

can look up member details, animal details, pedigrees, progeny lists and search for animals for sale. 

 

NOTE: You will require your 3 digit flock number and individual 4 letter access code for login - If you have lost this information please contact DSS(UK)

 

Members will be able to do online registration, notification of transfers and deaths. 

 

 

CONSTITUTION ALTERATION 3rd Sept 2017

After guidance from DEFRA it has been agreed by the trustees that a small alteration to our constitution shall be made regarding our dispute procedures. This can be found under section 26.DISPUTES of any copies of the constitution published post 03/09/2017

The change can be emailed to members if requested.

BREED STANDARD ALTERATION

Our breed standard shall now read:

Tail docking is optional

EMBRYO TRANSFER & ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION

A decision on these breeding methods will be voted upon by members in the coming years

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