Stock Registration

For all membership enquiries please contact Janet Hill       07917 833 215


The following transactions should be done online using the Grassroots system:  Birth Notifications, Ewe Lamb Registrations, Deaths and Animals Sold.

Ewe lambs chosen to retain for breeding should be registered online using Grassroots. Registration can be made at time of Birth Notification, or any time up to 30th November each season (a higher rate of registration fee applies from 1st October to 30th November).

Stock Rams previously birth notified ram lambs may be registered as stock rams by breeder using ram for service for the first time.  Application for Stock Ram Registration to be made to giving Flock Number and a Chosen Name, together with the appropriate fee for registration (and transfer where applicable).

From the 2023 breeding season, stock rams need to be DNA tested – kits can be purchased from the merchandise page.

Birth Notification

All live lambs born, male and female are required to be birth notified.

Ideally done online using Grassroots. Birth Notifications done on paper will incur an additional administration fee. Signet Performance Recording flocks must birth notify all lambs on the signetdata website.

Dates for Birth Notification are by end of third month following birth.

Birth Notification Fees

Females: Online submission £1.50 inc. VAT or if done on paper £2.00 inc. VAT.

Males: Free Birth Notifications

Late Birth Notifications received after 30th September £4.00 inc. VAT

Stock Registration Fees

Ewe Lamb Registrations £9 inc. VAT for lambs registered by 30th September

Ewe lambs registered 1st Oct to 30th November £13 inc. VAT

Additional female after 30th November £25 inc. VAT

Stock Ram Registrations £30 incl VAT for previously birth notified ram lambs and now used for pedigree breeding (need to be DNA Tested)

Stock Ram fee payable by breeder first using ram. Application for Stock Ram Registration to be made to the Membership & Registration Secretary.


All Stock transfers are £8 inc. VAT paid for by the new owner. There is no charge for sheep bought at HDSBA sales or for Junior Members. Also no charge for transfers made at time of new member joining for the first time.