Important Note for Sheep Exhibitors
Procedure for Movement of Northern Ireland Sheep into and out of Shows
Identification - For Moves to and from a ShowAll sheep, irrespective of their date of birth, must be identified and comply with the Sheep and Goats Identification Regulations and be registered in the flock of the exhibitor. All sheep must be identified correctly before arriving at the Show. Sheep arriving at the Show without the correct identification will be refused admittance. Movement of Sheep to a (non CPR) Show (A non CPR show is one where the tag numbers are not being scanned and uploaded to APHIS) Sheep must be accompanied by a fully and accurately completed SG2 self-written movement document. The SG2 movement document authorises the movement of sheep or goats from the farm to Show premises. The individual identification numbers must be recorded on the SG2 document (it is acceptable to attach a cross-referenced printed schedule listing the tag numbers to the SG2). These numbers must be checked by the Show Operators against the animals presented before the animals are allowed entry to the Show. The SG2 movement documents must be stamped with the Show stamp. The white copy must be sent to the local DAERA Direct Office at the latest by the next working day. Show Operators must have books of movement documents (SG2s) for sheep and separate books for goats. Movement of Sheep from a ShowThe yellow copy of the SG2 provided by the Show Operator must accompany the animals back from the Show. This must include details of the Show and receiving flock, the individual tag numbers (it is acceptable to attach a printed schedule listing the tag numbers to the SG2) or be cross referenced/stapled to the pink copy of the incoming SG2 (only if the whole batch moves out at the same time). Section 3 of the outgoing SG2 must be signed by the flock keeper. Both move in and move out white copies of the SG2 must be sent to the Show’s local DAERA Direct Office by the Show Operator at the latest by the next working day. Movement of Sheep to and from a Central Point of Recording (CPR) Show Sheep moving to a CPR Show must be accompanied by a fully and accurately completed SG2 self-written movement document, however, the individual tag numbers do not have to be recorded on the SG2. The total number of sheep being moved into the Show must still be entered on the SG2. The ear tag numbers will be read electronically on entry to the Show and a list of tag numbers will be given to the exhibitor. The exhibitor must complete and sign a declaration stating that the sheep will be returned to their flock of origin directly from the Show premises. The Show must send the declarations to the local DAERA Direct Office for the Show at the latest by the next working day. On departure from the Show the ear tag numbers will again be read electronically and the exhibitor will be issued with a C movement document. This C document must accompany the sheep back to their premises of origin. Both the tag list and the C document must be kept with the exhibitor’s flock register. Procedure for Movement of Sheep from the RoI into and out of Shows Sheep must have two matching identifiers, one of which must carry an EID device. NB - In order to receive sheep from the RoI, the RELEVANT PART OF THE Show premises must be operating to full EU Assembly Centre Standards for sheep and be approved for this purpose. ADVICE ON AND APPROVAL OF THIS MUST BE SOUGHT FROM THE LOCAL DIVISIONAL VETERINARY OFFICE As part of these requirements, RoI sheep must be kept segregated from NI sheep and must be re-exported directly from the Show premises to their premises of origin in the RoI as soon as the Show ends. Note: The ROI may change their guidance within the next 12 months. Shows should check prior to their show date to ensure all measures are satisfied.Sheep Imported Directly Into a Show Sheep entering a Show will be accompanied with a Health Certificate issued by a Department Vet in the ROI which must be copied to the local DAERA Direct Office responsible for the Show. An SG2 document must be completed for the move from the RoI to the Show (Show’s own SG2 book). Sheep Re-Exported Directly From a Show Sheep being re-exported to the RoI will need to be accompanied by:Their original Health Certification suitably endorsed by the Veterinarian responsible for the Show.Non Co-Minglement Certificate which will be issued by the Veterinarian responsible for the Show.An SG2 document which must be completed for the move from the Show to the ROI (Show’s own SG2 book).
All Entries should be on field by 9.00am
Entry Fee £5.00(unless otherwise stated)
Prizes in Sheep Classes (unless otherwise stated) 1st Prize £20; 2nd Prize £15; 3rd Prize £10
No entries permitted on day of event.