Local breeders’ associations, which aimed to purely breed and breed certain breeds or hybrid types, have grown and strengthened over time and have become widely organized in the UK. Today, all sheep breeds in the UK have separate Breeders’ Associations and historically these organizations have bred their own breeds, promoted their superiority to the entire industry, increased the breeder sales of their members, increased the productivity and profitability of the sheep industry and directly affected the sustainability of sheep breeding. Purpose of breeder associations; The main objectives and duties can be summarized as the breeding and promotion of the breeds that are the same all over the world and of which they are representative on the basis of race, selling the breeding stock of their members at a value price, arranging the pedigree records, meeting the breeding needs of the members, increasing the competition within the breed, rewarding the good ones, and increasing the knowledge and manners of the members.
For instance; The conditions for membership of the British Dorset Down Breeders’ Association as it stands today, and the items that make up the financial support that keeps the association alive, such as dues, fees, commissions, which are required to be paid by the members, are as follows.
Entry Principles to the Association:
1.The breeder who wants to join the union agrees to open her herd records to the Union Council’s inspection if necessary and to pay the inspection costs if her herd is not accepted into the union.eder.
2. No herd may be admitted to the unit until they are determined to be true Dorsets.
3. The Union Council has sole authority to decide whether or not any herd should join the union. “Acknowledging the above principles, I apply to the Dorset Down Breeders Association and declare that, upon acceptance, I will abide by any other rules the association may propose. Signature.
1.Membership fee 42 + VAT Sterling (renewed on 1 September each year).
2. Associate Membership 25 + VAT Sterling
3. Young Member 10 + VAT £/First year
4. Sheep Registration: £1.20/ less than 12 months old
5. Sheep Registration: £2.50/ over 12 months old
6. Coach: £20
7.Presentation at the Fair Coach: £20
8. Put Up For Sale at the Fair: £10
9. Export Certificate: £1
National Association of Breeders
With the enlargement of Breeders’ Unions, a higher institution was needed and NSA was established in order to ensure the common and strong voice of the sheep breeding industry, to make the sheep breeding and organization more uniform, and to ensure a uniformity of different unions. Duties of this organization:
1.To promote and promote the sheep and products of UK sheep breeders at home and abroad,
2. Existing large contact group (Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transport, Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) deputies, MEPs of the European Union, European Union Authorities, other environmental and welfare groups) are well aware of the strength of the members represented by this organization. . For this reason, the problems of the Union become more priority and can be solved in a short time.NSA is active in 9 regions in the UK.