DNA Requirements for Animal Registration

October 15, 2019 2:24 pm

Members are reminded of the DNA requirements when registering calves with Angus Australia in the Herd Book Register (HBR), Red Angus Register (RAR), Angus Performance Register (APR), Angus Commercial Register (ACR) or Multibreed Register (MBR).

New Registrations

  • If the sire of the animal being registered is born after 1/1/2004, a DNA profile must be recorded with Angus Australia for the sire
  • If the sire of the animal being registered is born after 1/1/2018, a DNA profile must be recorded with Angus Australia for the sire with > 5000 SNPs (i.e. the sire must have been genotyped with HD50K for Angus or Angus GS, or the predecessors of these products).
  • If the animal being registered was bred by artificial insemination (AI) or embryo transfer (ET), and the sire of the animal being registered is born after 1/1/2018, the sire must be tested for the 8 genetic conditions monitored by Angus Australia.
  • If the animal being registered was bred by ET, and the donor dam is born after 1/1/2004, a DNA profile must be recorded with Angus Australia for the donor dam.
  • If the animal being registered was bred by ET, and the donor dam is born after 1/1/2018, a DNA profile must be recorded with Angus Australia for the donor dam with > 5000 SNPs (i.e. the donor dam must have been genotyped with HD50K for Angus or Angus GS, or the predecessors of these products).
  • If either the sire or dam of the animal being registered was under 11 months of age at the time of conception, the animal must be DNA sire verified.

Modifications to Existing Registrations

  • The sire of an animal can only be amended if the animal is DNA sire verified to the new sire.
  • The dam of an animal can only be amended if the animal is DNA parent verified to both its sire and new dam.
  • The sex of an animal that is more than 24 months of age can only be amended if the animal is DNA sire verified.

Registration of Animals Recorded with Other Breed Associations

  • An application for registration of an animal recorded with another breed association must be accompanied by either a DNA parentage profile from an Angus Australia approved laboratory, or a DNA sample for testing at an Angus Australia approved laboratory.

To further discuss the DNA requirements when registering calves with Angus Australia, please contact staff at Angus Australia.

 

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