The Angus Commercial Register (ACR) is a non-seedstock register and is strictly for the production of commercial steers and heifers. It is designed to performance record commercial Angus for inclusion in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
The ACR is not designed to be a seedstock register. Consequently, only steers and heifers may be recorded as the progeny of ACR females. No entire males can be recorded and EBV will only be published for females.
Breeders participating in the ACR must ensure all male calves born from ACR recorded females will be castrated by 6 months of age.
Full Members are eligible to record animals in the ACR. Commercial members who wish to use the facility will have to upgrade their membership status.
Producers of commercial Angus cattle can use the ACR, along with the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation, to improve their herd management and marketing. For example, by performance recording, producers can improve their success in identifying superior females, and are able to make more informed mating and culling decisions to improve herd productivity and to target specific market requirements.
Pedigree and Performance Certificates can be issued upon request for ACR females.
Breeders of Angus influenced crossbred animals can also enrol their cattle on the ACR and submit performance records to the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
Members who wish to enrol new females on the ACR can do so by completing an ACR Base Animal Input Form. In addition, females currently recorded in the Angus Performance Register (APR), Angus Herd Book Register (HBR) or Red Angus Register (RAR) can be downgraded to ACR status.
The minimum requirement for females to be enrolled on the ACR is a unique individual identification number (tattooing or double ear tagging is recommended) and year of birth. However, any known pedigree information (e.g. sire idents) can also be included to improve the accuracy of genetic evaluation through the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation. The breed composition of any non-straight bred animals must also be provided.
The fees for using the ACR are outlined in the Angus Australia Rules & Regulations. The base ACR registration fee covers initial entry of females on the ACR.
Breeders who wish to participate in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation must pay an annual enrolment fee.
If you require further information about the ACR please contact The Member Services Team, Ph: 02 6772 3011, Fax: 02 6772 3095 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org