Recording of Base Animals

February 24, 2020 9:14 am

Angus Australia’s registration system facilitates the recording of “base” animals on the Angus Performance Register (APR), Angus Commercial Register (ACR) and Multi-breed Register (MBR).

Base animals refer to animals where one or both parents are either not known, or not recorded with Angus Australia. Base males can only be recorded if they are sired by a bull that is recorded with Angus Australia in the HBR, APR or MBR. Performance information is not accepted for inclusion in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation for base males recorded in the APR or MBR.

Base animals cannot be recorded on the Herdbook Register (HBR), where animals are required to be the progeny of a sire and dam who are recorded in the HBR or another Angus Australia approved register.

Following a review by Angus Australia’s Board, members are advised of some changes to the arrangements when recording base animals.

1. Requirement for DNA sire verification

While previously the identification of the sire was required for the recording of base males, it will now be a requirement that the application to record a base male must be accompanied by DNA sire verification.

2. Introduction of Genomic Testing Surcharge

A surcharge of $25 (ex GST) will now be applied when base animals are tested with either the HD50K for Angus or Angus GS genomic products. This surcharge is designed to support the ability to utilise genomics data on such animals in genetic evaluation.

To further discuss the changes to the recording of base animals, please contact Angus Australia’s Member Services Manager, Scott Wright on (02) 6773 4636 or scott.wright@angusaustralia.com.au.


Appendix

Angus Australia Breeding Registers 2020

Angus Herd Book Register (HBR) is provided for the registration of straight-bred black or red Angus animals that are the progeny of a sire and a dam each of which are also recorded in the HBR or in some other register approved for the purpose by the Society.

Angus Performance Register (APR) is provided for the registration of straight-bred black or red Angus animals not eligible for recording in the HBR. Straight-bred refers to animals of 7/8th Angus content or greater.

Multi-breed Register (MBR) is provided for the registration of Angus influenced animals not eligible for recording in the HBR or APR.

Angus Commercial Register (ACR) is provided for the registration of non-seedstock Angus and Angus-influenced animals.

Export Breeder Register (EBR) is provided for the recording of Category 2 export breeding heifers that require pedigree certification for export.

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