The Angus Performance Register (APR) is provided by the Angus Society of Australia to enable its members to record pedigree and performance information on their non-Herd Book straight bred Angus cattle. This data can be included in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation, for the purpose of breeding seedstock bulls and improving their female herd.
Animals which show signs of developing the following are NOT eligible for entry into the APR.
All Full and Junior Full Members of the Angus Society are eligible to record animals in the APR and participate in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
The pedigree and performance information provided by breeders is used to calculate Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for a range of growth, fertility and carcase traits. Pedigree links between herds enable the calculation of EBVs that can be used for across herd comparisons. EBVs can be used to make more informed mating and culling decisions to improve herd productivity and to target specific market requirements.
Pedigree Performance Certificates for APR animals are issued by the Angus Society on request. In addition, if you are a participant in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation you will receive EBV reports after each batch of performance data is submitted. This information is valuable documentation of the genetic potential of your animals.
Members who wish to enrol new animals on the APR can do so by completing an APR Base Animal Input Form or by submitting the animal details electronically. New Base APR animal details must be accompanied by a written statement from the breeder of these animals, declaring that the animals in question are at least 7/8th Angus. Forms are available from the Angus Society and can also be downloaded from www.angusaustralia.com.au
Any black or red coloured straight bred Angus female can be recorded as a Base APR animal. Any straight bred Angus bull’s, sired by either a HBR or APR registered sire can be recorded as a Base APR animal.
To be enrolled as a Base APR an animal must have a unique individual identification number, (NLIS tag, tattooing and/or double tagging recommended) and the animal’s birth year must be known. Actual birth dates and known Sire Idents can also be included to improve the accuracy of genetic evaluation through the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
Individual performance records for base animals cannot be included in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation. However, performance records on progeny of base animals can be included.
Following the recording of Base APR animals, the breeder may then submit calf details on a Calf Record Form or electronically. Once the calves are recorded breeders are sent further forms for entry of subsequent performance details (200-Day Weight, 400-Day Weight and the like) for inclusion in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
The fees for using the APR are outlined in the current Angus Society Rules & Regulations The base APR registration fee covers initial entry of females on the APR.
Following the first year, an annual Herd Inventory fee is payable for all females 2 years and older recorded on the APR.
Breeders wishing to participate in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation must pay an annual Genetic Evaluation Service fee.
Historic performance data on APR animals can be included and a fee is charged per calf. If error free data can be electronically entered from a compatible software program then the costs can be reduced. A rebate applies for error free input of calf registration data provided electronically in standard format (via email or USB).
If you require further information about the APR please contact The Member Services Team on Phone 02 6773 4600, Fax 02 6772 3095 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members who wish to enrol new animals on the APR can do so by completing an APR Base Animal Input Form or by submitting the animal details electronically.