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Import / Export

Society Export Register

Members who wish to be included on the register should enrol by emailing

All Members on the register will be circulated with any appropriate enquiries as they are received at the Society office.

Further information on imports & exports is available from or or

Latest Export Health Certificates


Livestock and Genetics Export Enquiry

We would be delighted of course to show you the sheep in person, if you have any plans to visit at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us, this is always the best way to purchase Genetics. But we can also arrange purchasing on your behalf, acting as a go between for prospective customers and our members.

To start the ball rolling, we ask that any prospective customers complete the Livestock Questionnaire which will give us more background information about your farming system.

The British Texel Society runs an Export Registrar of Members that have an interest in exporting livestock or genetics abroad. When an enquiry comes in, the customer’s requirements are sent to members on this Export Register.

We are able to arrange full transportation but this is at the cost of the customer. Below is a questionnaire which we would appreciate if you could complete and return to us.

Livestock Questionnaire

If you should have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

Scrapie Monitoring Rules Revised

Please note the attached letter from Defra regarding changes to EU-trade scrapie requirements for sheep, goats and their germplasm, with effect from 1 July.

Membership of the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme (SMS) is important to assist in export trade, including trade with NI. The Society has been extremely successful in recent years assisting with the removal of trade barriers and development of new heath certificates to countries outside the EU. Recent inward missions to the Royal Highland Show and Texel flock visits included Brazilian, Swiss, German and French breeders. All helping to raise the Breeds appeal which is now “World Class”.

Additionally Scrapie Monitored flocks are required to purchase ARR/ARR stock or source from flocks of equal health status.

The Defra notice is now listed as a CIN on the Defra website:

Also listed are two other CINs that might affect you or your connections:

1] All import matters are now being handled by the AHVLA Carlisle centre.

2] UKECP have just negotiated an export health certificate for sheep and goats to Serbia.

CIN in brief:

(i) the scrapie requirements for trade more in line with those recommended by World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) i.e. increases the surveillance period required to demonstrate scrapie freedom from 3 to 7 years; and
(ii) accepts it is unnecessary to restrict movement of animals where a case of atypical scrapie has been confirmed.

However, provisions have been retained to allow:
(i) movement between holdings within the EU which have demonstrated freedom for 3 years; and also
(ii) sheep belonging to the scrapie resistant genotype ARR/ARR.

Download 21-06-13 CIN-GEN-2013-58 re scrapie requirements for EU trade

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