On this page you can find details about the role of our National Field Officer as well as how to contact him, technical information and downloads.
National Field Officer
Mr Gordon Connor
West Lothian, EH49 6NH
Tel: 01506 834806 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Field Officer Role
The Society structure includes an elected Field officer, appointed to provide guidance to members about the breed standard, and also to continue to review the breed standard and future direction of the breed. The Field officer is a member of the Society Council and is always an experienced breeder and judge. They travel around the regions, attending shows, sales and regional events. They also give advice to members of the Society on their flocks, their breeding policy and any aspect of flock management. They are also responsible for ensuring that judges appointed by the society are undertaking their duties properly and professionally.The Field Officer also provides technical information to the Society on various aspects of breeding and keeping sheep and the current advice can be accessed using the links at the end of this page.
The Pat Bromley Trophy
Tay-Sachs in Jacob Sheep
Testing of Sheep
Testing Prior to Registration
Once you have Birth Notified your sheep, you will be able to go on to request the Tay Sachs DNA testing kits from the Grassroots website.
Tay Sachs Advice
Please do not contact the Lab direct. The Field Officer can provide help with interpretation of results and with breeding advice.
please click here to read the Tay-Sachs pedigree certificate code change information
Technical Information & Downloads
The following technical information is provided and updated by the Field Officer for use by members.
- The JSS guide 'An Introduction to Jacob Sheep' can be found here
- Inspection Rules for Society Shows & Sales click here
- For the latest news on the Schmallenberg Virus (January 2013) click here
- Guidance on the Electronic Identification of Sheep click here
- Guidance on Food Chain Information to be provided with sheep going to slaughter click here and model document for sheep keepers in Scotland click here
- Guidance for Flock Competitions and Assessments click here and click here for the assessment card
- Guidance on EID in Northern Ireland click here
- Guidance on movement of sheep in Northern Ireland click here