Application to join the
New Zealand Highland Cattle Society
Form ver 2.3 09-05-2022
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Welcome - thank you for applying to join the New Zealand Highland Cattle Society
Please complete the fields on each of the pages using the "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom of the page.
Required fields are indicated by * next to the field label.
Once submitted a copy of your application will be emailed to you.
Our Constitution requires membership applications to be considered and approved by the Society's Council of Management. Once that consideration is completed (usually in a few days) we will email you membership confirmation and a link to verify your account details.
In the meantime check out our official New Zealand Highland Cattle Society page on Facebook
....... and also the New Zealand Highland Cattle Friends group on Facebook.
They are very popular pages - so check back often for the latest in New Zealand's highland cattle news. Don't forget to "Like Us".
Important documents for your review
Registration and Herd Book Rules
NZHCS Knowledge Base
NZHCS Web Site
Application detail for your completion
Alongside many fields you will see a ? icon. Hovering on the icon shows hints on how to complete the form.
This field is used to personalise any communication to you.
If your membership application is for you and your partner enter both sets of names e.g. Betty and John Smith.
Temporary Member Code
This 5 alpha code is used in the NZHCS database to identify the member's record in the database and linkages to the herd and animal registers.
The code is automatically generated from the first four letters of the surname and a letter from the first name.
Postal Address 1
Postal Address 2
Postal Address 3
Postal Address 4
Farm Address 1
Farm Address 2
Farm Address 3
Farm Address 4
Farm Address Postcode
There are three kinds of membership
Full Members are entitled to all Society publications and information, full participation of Society activities, the facility to register cattle in the Herdbook and voting rights.
Associate Members receive all Society publications and information, have full participation of Society activities, do not have any voting rights or ability to register cattle.
An associate membership is designed for people who own cattle but do not want to breed them, or have an interest in the breed but don't want to own any cattle.
You must be under 18 years old to be eligible for a Junior Membership.
Junior Members receive all Society publications and information, have full participation of Society activities, ability to register up to 5 cattle, do not have any voting rights.
Are you also applying for a Fold
Every Member wishing to register cattle is required to register a separate Fold, with a unique Herd Name.
Each Herd Name will be allocated a letter prefix know as the Herd ID, and a three digit number known as a Herd Number.
Direct Credit to account number 15-3953-0511620-00
Must be under 18 years old for Junior membership
Notes On Membership
NZHCS Privacy Statement
By clicking "Agree" you confirm that you have read and understood the NZHCS Privacy Statement
Date Privacy Statement Last Agreed
Review the OSPRI requirements
It is a legal requirement in New Zealand for farms to have both an Animal Health Board (AHB) number and a National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) number.
Both are administered by OSPRI.
You can find the OSPRI application form for both numbers here.
If requesting to register a herd with New Zealand Highland Cattle Society please provide both your AHB and NAIT numbers.
NAIT Number 2
TBFree (AHB) Number
Prefer Fold Name 1
Prefer Fold Name 2
The following check boxes allows you to select what information you are happy to make available to the public.
Members can alter these preferences at any time.
Any selection will result in that information showing on the Society's web site here.
Opt in web site?
Show Contact Details
Show Postal Address
Show Farm Address
Opt in suppliers?
This information is only shared under the conditions stated in the Privacy Statement.
The email that will be displayed f you select to have your contact details shown under the the "Folds Directory"
on the New Zealand Highland Cattle Society web site (http://www.highlandcattle.org.nz).
The email address entered under Contact page is the email address the Society will use for our communication to you.
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