The Official ZSA Sales are subject to the LAA Conditions of Sale in addition to the Auctioneers General Conditions of Sale, the Ram Sale Bye-Laws and the Rules and Regulations of the Zwartbles Sheep Association.
All sheep are to arrive by 8 am on the morning of the sale. The market will be open the afternoon before the sale for the arrival of stock, please contact the market to arrange.
METHOD OF SALE:
All sheep will be sold in guineas and in catalogue order unless any alteration is authorised and announced by the auctioneers. A commission of 5% will be charged on all sheep sold and a society levy of 1% will be charged and paid to the Zwartbles Sheep Association.
New buyers or buyers who have not bought at recent sales must have supplied Bankers References before bidding.
SETTLEMENT AND CLEARANCE OF STOCK:
Settlement in full is due to the Auctioneers immediately at the close of the sale. No animals will be permitted to leave the premises without an official pass obtainable on settlement. Purchasers shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the law of Scotland and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Glasgow Sheriff court is prorogated to this contract.
Pedigree Certificates and Transfers will be dealt with by the Auctioneers and the Association following the sale.
MAEDI VISNA CERTIFICATES:
All vendors must ensure that a fully completed MV certificate accompanies their sheep to the sale where applicable
All Sheep will be sold subject to an inspection on the day of the Sale by inspectors appointed by the ZSA Council. The decision of the Inspectors will be final and any animal failed will be removed from the sale and forfeit the entry fee. See page 8 for further details.
All entries must be identified by their catalogue number by means of a neck card which will be provided. This must stay with the sheep at all times.
Vendors are responsible for obtaining a movement license to bring sheep to the sale.
All sheep must have ear tags that comply with current ministry regulations
SCRAPIE GENOTYPE RESULTS:
This catalogue lists the Scrapie Genotype results where official written confirmation has been provided.
Whilst the Society will make all possible effort to provide purchasers with the correct information, they can in no way be held responsible for any error or omission of information
Substitute entries must be notified to Christina Cormack (05603 466931), firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 days before the sale.
GUIDANCE TO BUYERS:
Each animal has a unique number which includes a year letter as follows:
2003 – J, 2004 – K, 2005 – L, 2006 – M, 2007 – N, 2008 – P, 2009-R, 2010-S, 2011-T, 2012-W, 2013– A
ERRORS AND OMISSIONS:
The Zwartbles Sheep Association and the Auctioneers can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions printed in this catalogue.
Only animals conforming to the Breed Standard may be shown at Official Sales. Rams forward for sale must meet the breed standard otherwise they will be excluded from the sale.
PROSPECTIVE BUYERS SHOULD NOTE THAT WHILST ALL SHEEP HAVE BEEN INSPECTED TO THE BEST OF THE INSPECTOR’S ABILITY, IT IS IN YOUR OWN INTERESTS TO CAREFULLY SELECT SHEEP THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR OWN PEDIGREE BREEDING OR COMMERCIAL BREEDING REQUIREMENTS.
PROCEDURE FOR ZSA SALE INSPECTIONS
All sheep must be presented for inspection on the morning of the sale.
All sheep must be presented for inspection in the marked area. No sheep are to be penned without prior instruction. ALL sheep that are rejected by the Inspector(s) must be removed to the special holding area or removed from the market. All sheep must be marked with their lot number or ticket prior to inspection. Unmarked sheep will not be inspected. The Association expressly forbids the use of OP dips or other noxious substances within the sale area or prior to the sale.
Any sheep which is found to have had its fleece coloured artificially, or trimmed to camouflage or hide any white markings will result in the whole of that vendors run of sheep being barred from that sale, any other official sale for 12 months hence, as well as any other disciplinary action Council renders fit upon report by the Inspectors.
At all official sales the Association shall appoint a panel of Inspectors, who shall consider the points below. The associations Inspectors is empowered to disbar any animal from the sale which does not comply with any of the matters contained in clauses 1 to 4 listed below.
1. That the animal’s identification is as required by legislation and the association and corresponds to the ear number as entered for sale. Animals without the correct identification will be rejected from the sale.
2. The animal is not suffering from any infectious or contagious disease.
3. All Rams must have two adequately sized testicles of approximately the same size and normal consistency.
4. That the animal is of a quality commensurate with the level set by the Association and is of adequate weight for the age and shows no malformation in structure.
The inspector shall consider the following points and is empowered to either disbar the animal from the sale or alternatively any faults found by the inspector shall be declared to the auctioneer who shall announce these at the time of sale.
1. The teeth of the animal are in the correct position. Account will be taken for the age of the animal. It is expected that lambs particularly Ram lambs teeth will be in contact with the top jaw when the mouth is closed.
2. There is no abnormal deviation in the structure of feet and/or legs.
3. Ewes shall be sound in udder
Please consult the Year Book for rules in respect of teeth and feet (pasterns)
The Inspectors decision shall be final and binding to all concerned and neither the
Inspectors, the Association, nor the auctioneers shall be liable to the owners of such animals or any other person or company for damage or any loss arising out of such rejection.
Inspection is a condition of entry of the Association and compliance with this inspection shall in no way form a guarantee to the purchaser of the animals so inspected.
Breeders are also reminded that although the Association welcomes the presentation of untrimmed sheep at Association events, they should be presented in clean and tidy.
a) Only animals seen by the inspectors may be shown or sold
b) Vendors will be told that their animal has either failed or passed inspection
DISPLAY OF ROSETTES/PERFORMANCE DATA
Only Rosettes or cards won at the sale in which the animal is present may be displayed, along with standardised authentic Signet information.
Please refer to the Year Book for the complete set of Rules for the Zwartbles Sheep Association.