Modifications to Parentage Verification Regulations

May 31, 2017 11:46 am

A number of minor modifications were made to Angus Australia’s Regulations regarding parentage verification at the recent Angus Australia Board Meeting in Ballarat.

The modifications aim to remove any ambiguity in the interpretation of the previous regulations, while ensuring appropriate pedigree integrity checks are undertaken when the parents of calves are not of normal breeding age.

The modified regulations are as follows:

  1. Regulation 6.41 has been revised to “It shall be a requirement for the registration of all HBR, RAR, APR or MBR calves that their sire has a DNA profile recorded with the Society. If HBR, RAR, APR and the sire is born after 31/12/2002, the sire shall be DNA paternity verified. If MBR and the sire is born after 31/12/2014, the sire shall be DNA paternity verified.”
  2. Regulation 6.38 has been revised to “An application to change the sire of an animal recorded in the HBR, RAR, APR or MBR that is more than 12 months of age must be accompanied by a DNA sire verification”
  3. A new Regulation 6.40 has been introduced: “DNA sire verification will be required for the registration of any animal recorded in the HBR, RAR, APR & MBR when either the sire or dam were under 12 months of age at time of conception”.

A copy of Angus Australia’s current Regulations can be accessed from the Angus Australia website CLICK HERE

To further discuss Angus Australia’s Regulations regarding parentage verification, please contact Lee-Anne Turner, Member Services Manager on (02) 6773 4604 or lee-anne@angusaustralia.com.au.

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