MV Gimmer Rule Change

Published on 21 March 2024 at 21:41


Accredited ewe lambs may be purchased and sold as accredited gimmers the following year under some circumstances.

In summary:

•The ewe lambs may join an established accredited flock. In this case they are treated as added accredited animals (see Rule 6.2), and require an added accredited animal test 6 to 12 months after joining the flock, or before sale if this is earlier.


•The ewe lambs are set up as a separate fully bio secure group. The group retains accreditation, but lose it if they are not all tested by 13 months after establishing the group (the test is due in 6-12 months, plus the one month grace period routinely added to all health certificates).

If sold before the group has been established for 13 months, they can be sold as accredited with no additional testing

For more information contact SURC


Add comment


David Knowles
3 months ago

Great this enables members to buy ewe lambs and sell them as shearlings without testing