Membership Descriptions & Privileges

The Australian Red Poll Cattle Breeders Inc offers membership categories to members. In addition the ARPCBI Executive may bestow Life membership upon a member that has made an outstanding contribution to the breed. The categories are:

Full Membership

Full members will be able to record and register Red Poll animals in the Herdbook. Full members have the right to vote and hold positions on the Red Poll Executive. Each Full member is required to record a Prefix and Tattoo for their herd, which will be unique to their membership. All animals registered by that member will use the prefix and tattoo in their identification.

Full members have the opportunity to participate in Red Poll BREEDPLAN, and list registered cattle for sale on the website. Full members receive all ARPCBI publications, discounts and voting rights (one per stud/bundle).

Commercial Membership

Commercial membership is designed for people with an interest in the Red Poll breed who do not wish to register herdbook cattle. Commercial members receive all ARPCBI publications and may utilise marketing initiatives. Commercial members do not vote or hold a position on the Red Poll Executive.

Junior Membership

Junior membership is a restricted membership category to enable youth to commence breeding Red Poll cattle and/or participate in self-development programs. Junior membership shall be accepted up to and including 21 years of age, but not carry voting rights. In the case of an application under the age of sixteen years, a financial full member shall countersign the application form. The counter signature shall be regarded as a guarantee by that member of the fees payable to the society.

Junior members who wish to register cattle will be required to record a prefix and tattoo with the Society. Junior members are restricted to 10 head of female cattle unless the Executive grants an exception.

Schoolsv or colleges shall be allowed the same privileges as a full member but at the rate of Junior membership provided the school or college does not want the right to vote or hold any position within the Society.

International Membership

International membership is a restricted membership category to enable our international colleagues to participate in our discussion forum and build relationships with our Australian members. (No voting or registration rights)

Should you have a membership enquiry please email the Executive Officer at

* Application for membership can be made below. Fees will be due on the first day of each financial year (1 July). 

Alternatively, download a copy of the paper application form to fill out HERE.

Once complete please copy and email to 

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