A number of recent changes have been made to Angus Australia Regulations regarding what information displays as a suffix at the end of each animal’s name. The new Regulations were implemented from the 1st of July 2018. One key change to note is the introduction of five new suffixes which identify the DNA parent verification that has been conducted for an animal. The new suffixes represent a commitment from Angus Australia to ensure the integrity of the Angus Australia herdbook and highlights the value of accurate pedigree information.
The suffixes apply to all HBR, APR, RAR, ACR and MBR animals and are:
PV : both parents have been verified by DNA
SV : the sire has been verified by DNA
DV : the dam has been verified by DNA
# : DNA verification has not been conducted
E : DNA verification has identified that the sire and/or dam may possibly be incorrect, but this can-not be confirmed conclusively.
The display of the parentage verification suffixes will initially be implemented on the Angus Database Search. The suffixes will not be displayed within sale catalogues until the 30th October 2018, ensuring members have sufficient time to undertake any testing they deem appropriate.
Accurate pedigree information is critical and to highlight those members who undertake DNA testing for parent verification, from the 1st of January 2019, sale or semen catalogues where all lots have been parent verified (both sire and dam) will be displayed on the Angus Australia website with a soon to be developed Angus Pedigree Assured logo. The logo will also be available for members to utilise in promotional material for any animals or sales where animals have been parent verified, while users of the AngusSELECT tools on the Angus Australia website will also be able to limit searches to those catalogues that are Angus Pedigree Assured.
Previous animal name suffixes (AI, ET, IMP) have been removed, with this information now displayed in the Basic details tab of the Angus Database Search.
For further information visit www.angusaustralia.com.au/