Identification: All sheep must be identified with appropriate ear tags issued in accordance with the requirements of the National Sheep Indentification System (NSIS). Movement Documentation: 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 many 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. AIM Notification: 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:
The owner/keeper presents the signed and completed dispatch document to the Show Secretary who checks it to ensure that it is completed in full.
The Show Secretary 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.
The Show Secretary then forwards the competed pink section of the dispatch document to the local DVO office within 7 days of the show movement.
The Show Secretary keeps the white copy for his/her records.
The source/destination keeper keeps the yellow copy to enter it into their flock register. Ultimate responsibility for fulfilling this requirement lies with the Show Secretary.
Flock Register: All movements of sheep to and from shows must be recorded in the keeper's flock register.
Suffolk, Charollais: Mr Padraig Murphy, Castledermot, Co Kildare
Border Leicester, Blackface Mountain, Other Breeds & Commercial: Mr Podge Bolger, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Southwest Region Texel: Mr Michael Bird, Trim, Co Meath