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Performance Registry Instructions

The FFSSA Performance Registry offers two types of registration:

  1. Approved Registrations for sheep 22 months and older and,

  2. Provisional Registrations for sheep less than 22 months who have two FFSSA registered parents.

How to Apply for Approved Registrations

Step 1) Join FFSSA as a Senior, Junior, or Associate with Registry Privileges member. If you are a Senior or Junior member you have already had your sheep micron tested and will need to determine which sheep on your OFDA 2000 Report (summary page) to register. You will also submit the NASSA registration certificate if one or both of the sheep’s parents are NOT FFSSA registered.

 

Step 2) If you are an Associate Member with Registry Privileges and have NOT micron tested your sheep, take a mid-side sample from each sheep as outlined here and send samples for testing.

 

Step 3) When you have the OFDA 2000 Report (summary page), write the sheep name on this report for each sheep you want to register. The report is ready to submit.

Step 4) Scan the front and back of each sheep’s NASSA registration certificate. The back side of the registration certificate should include the name of the sheep. (NASSA certificate is not required if both parents are FFSSA registered.)

 

Step 5) Fill out the applicable sections of the Fleece Performance Approval and Provisional Registration Form.

Step 6) Attach scanned documents in the Upload Section at the end of the online form. Sign and submit completed form.

Step 7) If you choose to submit paper documents, mail or email your documents to:

The Livestock Conservancy

Attn: Registrar

P.O. Box 477 Pittsboro, NC 27312

jray@livestockconservancy.org

919-542-5704 ext. 111

Each sheep’s fleece will be graded by the Registry Chair.

Step 8) Use the PayPal button at www.finefleeceshetlandsheep.org or send your check with the appropriate fees to:

The Livestock Conservancy

Attn: Registrar

P.O. Box 477 Pittsboro, NC 27312

 

For each sheep submitted for registration you will need:

  1. Front and back side of NASSA registration certificate. (NASSA certificate is not required if both parents are FFSSA registered.) 

  2. OFDA 2000 Report (summary page), including names of sheep you are registering.

  3. FFSSA Fleece Performance Approval and Provisional Registration Form (multiple sheep can be listed). 

How to Apply for Provisional Registrations

(Includes free upgrade to Approved Registration.)

Step 1) Join FFSSA as a Senior, Junior, or Associate with Registry Privileges member.

Step 2) Fill out the applicable sections of the Fleece Performance Approval and Provisional Registration Form

 

Step 3) Sign and submit completed form

 

Step 4) If you choose to submit paper documents, mail or email your documents to:

The Livestock Conservancy

Attn: Registrar

P.O. Box 477 Pittsboro, NC 27312

jray@livestockconservancy.org

919-542-5704 ext. 111

 

Step 5) Use the PayPal button at www.finefleeceshetlandsheep.org or send your check with the appropriate fees to:

The Livestock Conservancy

Attn: Registrar

PO Box 477 Pittsboro, NC 27312

 

Sheep from two FFSSA parents maintain provisional status until they reach 22 months of age, are micron tested, and pass approval on their own merit.

How to Upgrade from Provisional to Approved Registration

(There is no fee to upgrade your sheep’s registration from Provisional to Approved.)

Step 1) Take a mid-side sample from each sheep as outlined here and send samples for testing.

Step 2) When you have the OFDA 2000 Report (summary page), write the sheep name and FFSSA number on this report for each sheep you want to upgrade from Provisional to Approved. At the top of the report write: “Upgrade named sheep from Provisional to Approved.” The report is ready to submit. 

 

Step 3) Scan and send document to the Registry via email at: jray@livestockconservancy.org. If sending document by US Mail send copy to:

The Livestock Conservancy

Attn: Registrar

PO Box 477 Pittsboro, NC 27312

jray@livestockconservancy.org

919-542-5704 ext. 111

Each sheep’s fleece will be graded by the Registry Chair. After your sheep is approved, you will receive an embossed sticker to place on the sheep’s registration certificate which designates your sheep’s fleece grade, and that the sheep is Approved.

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