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Become an Associate Member of the Australian White Suffolk Association.

Associate Membership is available for anyone interested in keeping in touch with news and events relevant to the Association but who are not actively involved in a stud or managing the stud paperwork.
Associate members receive 3 newsletters each year and will receive our bi-monthly eNewsletter by email.
Associate Membership is just $55 per year.
A Flock Book can be purchased from the Secretariat at an additional cost of
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GUIDELINES

These guidelines have been included to assist members with the basic operational requirements of the AWSA.

The information listed below should provide new members with a basic guide on AWSA requirements, requests and general information.

Annual Membership Fees (inclusive of GST)

    Full membership:
    0-25 ewes: $194.00 (including GST)
    26-100 ewes: $266.00 (including GST)
    101 - 200 ewes $327.00 (including GST)
    Over 200 ewes $382.00 (including GST)
    Associate Membership: $55 (including GST)
    Junior Member: $85 (including GST)

Junior Member: Under 21 yrs of age and less than 25 ewes in their stud.

Associate Member: A non-breeding member with an interest in white suffolk sheep. May be associated with a stud but not managing the stud paperwork. Associate members receive newsletters, flock book and conference information only.

Full Member: Has a white suffolk stud and is actively involved in managing the stud, including ram registrations, annual returns. An active and financial Full Member is on the mailing list for all information that is sent to members. As a full member, please make sure to register your stud details immediately, or as soon as possible, after completing this page.

Partner Member: Are partners in the stud other than a spouse. There is no fee payable for a partner member and they will not receive a newsletter. But they will be listed as an active partner in the Flock Book.

 

Membership invoices

These will be issued in March each year, this payment covers a calendar - January to December of the year it is issued.
Membership is payable by April 30th to avoid a late fee.

Membership application fees - must be paid on application - $55.00

You can apply to be a member by:
    1) Using our Online Application Form
    2) Download a copy of the form to complete and post
    3) Phoning the Secretariat and request a form (08) 8210 5231
    4) Email the Secretariat to request a form

 

Annual Returns

Annual Return forms are mailed to all members in March of each year.
The deadline for Annual Returns in April 30th each year.
The information obtained from these returns is compiled into the Associations flock book and permits the Secretariat to maintain accurate data base records.

 

Registrations & Transfer Fees (All fees inclusive of GST)

Ram registration $11.00 per ram
Ram transfer $22.00 per transfer (applies to any weaned ram regardless of its age)
Transfer of previously registered ram to new owner $22.00
Ewe/lamb transfer $5.50 per lamb or ewe (applies to any weaned ewe regardless of its age)
Semen Transfers $11.00 per package
Embryo Transfers $11.00
AOB PROCESSING FEE    $27.50   for inclusion of an Any Other Breed Sire in WebManager

Flock Numbers

Flock numbers are allocated at the time of flock registration with the Australian White Suffolk Association.

Exhibition of White Suffolk Sheep

Members are encouraged to exhibit and display sheep. Sheep displayed must have a minimum requirement of being second generation and have a minimum of 50% Suffolk blood.

Ovine Brucellosis

All Australian White Suffolk studs must be in the Ovine Brucellosis (OB) programme to be a financial member of the Australian White Suffolk Association Inc. This is effective as of January 2018.
Contact your local Department of Agricultural for information on the Ovine Brucellosis requirements for your state.

Newsletter

Three newsletters are published each year - April, August and November
Members are encouraged to submit articles of interest, sales and show results, letters to the editor and advertisements.

Advertising in the AWSA Newsletter is available to all members with content to have a White Suffolk focus. Corporate rates for sheep industry related groups are available on request to the AWSA.

Advertisement rates:
Colour Page - Back Cover - $660
Colour Page - Inside Front Cover and Back Cover- $495
Double page spread in centre - $990
Colour Page - inside - Full Page $330
Colour Page - inside - Half Page $220

Due date for adverts and editorial:
April Issue - Mar 15th
August Issue - June 30th
November Issue - Oct 15th

Promotional Clothing

Rugby tops, windcheaters, golf shirts and baseball caps can be purchased through the Secretariat. These have as a standard item the White Suffolk logo and an option of your stud prefix at an additional cost.
Stock is not held by the Secretariat, purchases are only made via order form. >> more details

Superwhites - young sire and genetic improvement program

New members are advised that a Flock Improvement Program is conducted by a committee of white suffolk breeders with the assistance of Lambplan. This is a high performance program that requires participants to meet specific criteria.
>> additional information

Annual National Conference

The AWSA conducts an annual Conference each year, this takes the form of a three day live-in experience and involves sale, show, Annual General Meeting, educational forums and socialising. Specific program and registration papers are forwarded to all members in October or November each year.  >> additional information

Performance Recording

Members are encouraged to participate in a performance recording program. Programs available include, Stockscan, Lambplan and Primescan. For details contact the Secretariat.


INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER?

Phone the Secretariat to find out more (08) 8210 5231 or Email the Secretariat

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