Pedigree certification for Angus Heifer exports made simple

July 10, 2018 9:07 am

With heifer exports being an appealing market option for Angus breeders, the Member Services team thought it would be beneficial to provide a quick overview to streamline the processes necessary for Angus Australia Members to be involved in Export shipments, where export pedigree certificates are required.

Important Steps:
  1. Be a member of Angus Australia. This can be done by completing an application form and using Pay Way online or by printing off a form from the Angus Australia website. Please note that membership application is NOT instant and CANNOT be completed over the phone. It may take up to 24-48 working hrs to process membership applications.
  2. Make sure the bulls used are in your ownership, by checking them online or contacting the Member Services Team to do a check.
  3. Ensure that bulls used to breed the export heifers have 3 generations of pedigree on both the sire and dam side.
  4. Fully complete the Angus Export Sire Recording and Validation form, which may be provided by your stock agent. This form will be forwarded to Angus Australia by the Exporter. If the form has not been completed correctly it may be returned to you for amendments.
What’s the difference between Category 1 and Category 2 animals?

Category 1 – High quality, registered, purebred pedigree Angus cattle sourced from Australian seedstock breeding herds. Includes both heifers and bulls for breeding purposes bred from registered purebred Angus bulls and cows with a minimum of 3 generations of pedigree.

Category 2 – High quality, purebred Angus cattle sourced from Australian purebred breeding operations. Includes heifers for breeding purposes sired by registered purebred Angus bulls, with a minimum of 3 generations of pedigree, from a single or multiple sire mating group.

Things to remember:
  • Export animals can only be processed and certified if all requirements are met
  • Not every bull in your ownership needs to be listed on the Angus Export Sire Recording and Validation
    form, just the ones used to breed the heifers going to export.
  • Bulls with ‘AI’ written at the end of their name means that they were produced by AI (Artificial Insemination) eg. MSO PRINCE RON L15 (AI), it does not mean they are an AI sire.
Export Information Links:

How to Export

Export Certification Checklist

Export Certification Standards

If you have any questions or queries regarding the process of export pedigree certification please contact the Angus Australia office:

02 6773 4600   |