The Australian Poll Dorset Association

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The Australian Poll Dorset Association (APDA) is the organisation representing the interests of stud Poll Dorset breeders. The organisation was formed in 1954 by the foundation breeders Messrs Dawkins, Stuart and Wilson.

The Purposes of the Association are:

  • To encourage the breeding of Poll Dorset sheep and to develop, promote the improvement of the breed in Australia. Also to actively promote the use of Poll Dorsets in the Australian lamb industry.
  • To collect, record and publish information relating to Poll Dorset sheep.
  • The investigation of the histories, pedigrees, purity, and type of sheep registered or entered for registration.
  • The consideration and the granting or refusal of any application for registration of any sheep or the transfer thereof or for the issue of a certificate for the export of sheep registered in accordance with the rules for the time being in force.
  • The consideration of all questions affecting the interests of breeders of Poll Dorset sheep.
  • To encourage, promote and carry out research into better methods of animal husbandry and genetics and thereby promote the development of the agricultural resources of Australia in general and the development of Poll Dorset sheep in particular.
  • To invest and deal with the moneys of the Association as may from time to time be determined in such manner as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above purposes or any of them.

Click Here to Download the APDA Rules and Regulations

Click Here to Download the APDA Guidance to Breeders and Inspectors



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East Bendigo, Vic 3550
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