Information for Breeders
Follow the link for Information for Members and prospective members of HDSBA including:
Members' Code of Good Practice
Please see below some guidance for members of HDSBA
Benefits of Membership
The Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association offers to members:
• Pedigree Hampshire Downs: only sheep bred and registered by members of the HDSBA may be described as Pedigree.
• Annual Flock Book: all members listed with flock details and sheep registered
• Pedigree Certificates: five generation certificate for registered sheep showing breeder and current owner.
• Area Clubs covering much of the country which offer a range of social and practical activities.
• Newsletter published six times a year.
• Group breed performance recording & Sire Reference schemes run by Signet.
• Export Inspection: official quality control inspection of all sheep intended for export.
• Cups and Trophies offered countrywide at agricultural shows, and HDSBA national Flock Competition.
• Annual General Meeting 'weekend': including the annual dinner, flock visits, informative speakers and the AGM. The event is held in a different region each year.
• ‘hampshir-e-news’: for those with an e-mail facility ~ bringing more colour photographs and more ‘instant’ news and reports.
• A friendly club of people with a common interest.
Membership Application Forms
Membership proposal forms for:
Full Flock Members
Junior Members (must be 8 years old as a minimum and 21 as a maximum)
Flock Members in Ireland
Please follow this link: HDSBA Membership Proposal Forms