Membership

MerinoLink was officially launched in February, 2013 and has been gradually growing its membership base. The majority of current members (54%) are commercial sheep producers.

MerinoLink relies on membership, sponsorship and project funding to fulfil its objectives. There are 5 membership categories available (see further information below).

You can apply to become a member of MerinoLink Limited by completing the Application Form and Member Survey online, or by downloading the form and sending a completed copy to merinolinklimited@gmail.com

The MerinoLink Membership fee works on a financial year basis. Membership covers the period from 1st July to the 30th June each year.

 

Membership Categories

All fees are GST inclusive.

 

Membership Benefits – Ram Breeders$495 (GST inclusive)

Ram Breeder membership is valid for two (2) people only, additional members cost $50/person.

  • eNewsletter and Hard Copy Newsletter
  • Input into the content of the annual MerinoLink Conference.
  • Reduced entry into the annual MerinoLink Conference.
  • First preference and notification in entering sires or clients in MerinoLink performance trials, e.g. wether trials, sire evaluations and on farm demonstrations.
  • Access to the MerinoLink run sire evaluations.
  • Notification of all affiliated MerinoLink performance trial results – summary; directed to full reports; access to information on the members section of the MerinoLink website.
  • Availability of cutting edge breeding technology, for you to trial and assist in its development and validation.
  • Product purchasing power, for example electronic sheep technologies.
  • Two-way communication with industry leaders.
  • Opportunities to have input into research trial development.
  • To have a collective voice on issues that impacts our industry and your business.

 

Membership Benefits – Commercial Breeders $195 (GST inclusive) FROM 1st JANUARY 2018

Commercial Breeder membership is valid for two (2) people only, additional members cost $50/person.

  • eNewsletter and Hard Copy Newsletter
  • Input into the content of the annual MerinoLink Conference.
  • Reduced entry into the annual MerinoLink Conference (MerinoLink member rates).
  • Notification of all affiliated MerinoLink performance trial results – summary; directed to full reports; access to information on the members section of the MerinoLink website.
  • Product purchasing power, for example electronic tag technologies.
  • Priority preference and notification in entering sires or clients in MerinoLink benchmark, performance trials.
  • Opportunities to have input into research trial development.
  • To have a collective voice on issues that impacts our industry and your business.
  • To be better informed and be more active in the Australian sheep industry.

 

Membership Benefits – Service Providers$396 (GST inclusive)

The Service Provider membership is for an individual only not an organisation, see Corporate Member for additional options.

  • eNewsletter and Hard Copy Newsletter
  • Notification of all affiliated MerinoLink performance trial results – summary; directed to full reports; access to information on the members section of the MerinoLink website.
  • Reduced entry to annual MerinoLink Conference (MerinoLink member rates).
  • Notification of sheep technology trial information and opportunities to have input into research trial development and to have a collective voice on issues that impact our industry and your business.

 

Membership Benefits – Under 25 years$55 (GST inclusive)

Under 25-year membership is for an individual only.

  • eNewsletter and Hard Copy Newsletter
  • Notification on upcoming events and youth opportunities, for example Peter Westblade Scholarship and Breeding leadership programs.
  • Provide mentoring opportunities and networks.
  • Reduced entry to annual MerinoLink Conference (MerinoLink member rates).

 

Membership Benefits – Corporate Membership(GST inclusive)

Corporate Membership options relate to the categories outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus. Please see the Sponsorship Prospectus document for more information.

Download the 2018 ML Sponsorship Prospectus Here