How to Register a Merino Stud
Merino sheep breeders who are interested in registering a Merino stud should contact The Australian Merino Centre to obtain the form, Application to Register a Merino Stud, for inclusion in the Australian Stud Merino Flock Register (the 'Application') or print a form from this website.
Click here for Application Form to Register a Merino Stud and here for GST Details.
Requirements for Registration
- The minimum requirement to register a Merino stud is twenty-five (25) stud ewes that have been purchased, leased or transferred from a registered stud and a registered Merino ram or semen from a registered Merino Ram. Alternatively, an inspection of ewes for upgrade from flock to stud status can be conducted by two Councillors upon request.
- The minimum requirement to register a Poll Merino stud is twenty-five (25) stud ewes that have been purchased, leased or transferred from a registered stud and a registered Poll Merino ram or semen from a registered Poll Merino ram. Alternatively, an inspection of ewes for upgrade from flock to stud status can be conducted by two Councillors upon request.
- Vendor and Purchaser (VP) Certificates must be presented for all rams, ewes or semen purchased for registration. When registering a new Stud, if an applicant does not have a VP, this must be obtained from the vendor and attached to the application form. (See Responsibilities section for further details).
- The Application includes a Statutory Declaration which is to be completed before a Justice of the Peace.
- Flocks proposed for membership of the NSW SMBA must be accredited by NSW Agriculture as Ovine Brucellosis Free, or if in the process of being accredited, the first test must be successfully completed with a negative result, before the application can be accepted. In order to avoid delay, a copy of the Accreditation Certificate or negative test results should be included with the Application. For further information in relation to the Ovine Brucellosis Scheme, please click here http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/sheep/health/ovine-brucellosis-scheme
- A Membership Entrance Fee of $165 and Annual Subscription of $286 are payable, being $451 in total. This includes the State Levy of $134 paid to the AASMB. However, if an application is made after 30th June, the initial Annual Subscription is reduced to $143, being $308 in total. All fees are quoted inclusive of GST and should be forwarded with your completed application form. A Tax Invoice will be sent to you with the registration details once the application has been processed.
- In order to comply with GST legislation, Recipient Created Tax Invoices (RCTI) are used, making it
necessary that an agreement be entered into with the NSW SMBA so that each member requiring a Tax Invoice can claim the input tax charged on membership fees and levies. Documentation in this regard is also included with the Application.
To register a Merino stud, applicants should forward to The Australian Merino Centre:
- Application form to "Register a Merino Stud for inclusion in the Australian Stud Merino Flock Register"
- Statutory Declaration completed in front of a Justice of the Peace
- GST/RCTI document
- VP Certificate/s
- Evidence of Ovine Brucellosis Free Accreditation status
- Payment covering entrance fee and appropriate annual subscription.