Review of Breeding Registers

February 24, 2020 9:13 am

Angus Australia maintains a number of breeding registers for the genetic advancement of Angus and Angus influenced cattle.

These registers have evolved over time and include the Herd Book Register (HBR), Red Angus Register (RAR), Angus Performance Register (APR), Multi-Breed Register (MBR), Angus Commercial Register (ACR), Progeny Test Register (PTR) and Export Breeder Register (EBR).

With a view to simplifying the Breeding Registers that are maintained, Angus Australia’s Board have recently concluded a review of each Breeding Register.

Resulting from this review, members are advised that the Progeny Test Register and Red Angus Register will no longer be maintained, effective immediately.

1. Angus Progeny Test Register

The PTR was historically provided for the recording of performance data from structured progeny test programs endorsed by the Society, however animals in progeny test programs are now routinely recorded on other Breeding Registers, and specifically the APR and ACR.

No animals had been recorded on this Breeding Register since 2010 and hence it was deemed that the Progeny Test Register was no longer required

2. Red Angus Register

The Red Angus Register (RAR) was provided for the registration of animals that are red in colour, or known to be carriers of the red gene.

Usage of the RAR was however very low, with the vast majority of Angus animals that are red in colour being recorded on other Breeding Registers, and specifically the HBR, APR or ACR. Illustrating the low usage, less than 100 animals were being recorded on the RAR each year.

It was deemed that maintenance of a specific Red Angus Register was no longer relevant, with the registration of Red Angus animals being more appropriately accommodated on the other Breeding Registers maintained by Angus Australia.

To accommodate the removal of these Breeding Registers, all animals recorded on the RAR have been transferred to either the Herd Book Register (where eligible) or the Angus Performance Register. No changes were necessary for animals recorded on the PTR.

To further discuss the removal of the RAR or PTR, 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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