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Breed Code List for livestock breeds in Canada. ET Registration & DNA Information

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Ayrshire Canada
Canadian Angus Association
Canadian Belgian Blue Association
Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association
Canadian Brown Swiss & Braunvieh Association
Canadian Charolais Association
Canadian Chianina Association
Canadian Dexter Cattle Association
Canadian Galloway Association
Canadian Gelbvieh Association
Canadian Guernsey Association
Canadian Hays Converter Association
Canadian Hereford Association
Canadian Highland Cattle Society
Canadian Limousin Association
Canadian Lowline Cattle Association
Canadian Luing Association
Canadian Maine-Anjou Association
Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society
Canadian Murray Grey Association
Canadian Piedmontese Association
Canadian Pinzgauer Association
Canadian Red Poll Cattle Association
Canadian Shorthorn Association
Canadian Simmental Association
Canadian South Devon Association
Canadian Tarentaise Association
Canadian Welsh Black Association
Holstein Canada
Holstein Ontario
Jersey Canada
North American Lincoln Red Association
Quebec Simmental Association
Salers Association of Canada

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BOVINE BREED ASSOCIATIONS - DAIRY
Procedure for Registering ET Calves & Submitting DNA Samples

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for Submitting DNA Samples

Ayrshire Canada
4865, boul., Laurier Blvd.,
St-Hyacinthe, QC
Canada J2S 3V4
Tel: 450-778-3535
Fax: 450-778-3531

Web Site: www.ayrshire-canada.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association for information.

   

Canadian Brown Swiss & Braunvieh Association
R.R. # 5, Guelph, ON
Canada N1H 6J2
Tel: 519-821-2811
Fax: 519-763-6582

Web Site: http://browncow.ca/

Brown Swiss
Embryo Transplant Progeny
a.  Offspring propagated by embryo transplant shall be registered on the same basis as offspring propagated by natural or artificial mating, except a blood type or DNA record of the sire and donor dam must be on file with Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.
b.  A certified Breeding Report and Embryo Transplant verification form shall be submitted with application for  registration, all as required by the Association.
c.  An embryo certificate of registration will be issued for each embryo transplant upon submission of the application for registration and report of transplant to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.
d.  A Standard Embryo Transplant Form shall be used, and it shall be produced in four copies.  The original to be submitted to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.  The second copy remains with the transplant centre.  The remaining two copies go with the recipient dam, with one copy being submitted to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation with the application for registration, and the owner of the calf retains the last copy.
e.  An embryo certificate of registration will be issued for each flush upon submission of the application for registration and report of flush to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation. The procedure to follow is the same as for an individual embryo.  One offspring per flush has to undergo a Blood Type or DNA profile.

Braunvieh
Embryo Transplant Progeny
a.  Offspring propagated by embryo transplant shall be registered on the same basis as offspring propagated by natural or artificial mating except a blood type or DNA profile record of the sire, donor dam and calf must be on file with Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.
b.  A certified Breeding Report and Embryo Transplant verification form shall be submitted with application for registration, all as required by the Association.
c.  An Embryo Registration Certificate will be issued for each embryo transplant upon submission of the application for registration and report of transplant to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.
d.  A Standard Embryo Transplant Form shall be used, and it shall be produced in four copies.  The original to be submitted to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation.  The second copy remains with the transplant centre.  The remaining two copies go with the recipient dam, with one copy being submitted to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation with the application for registration, and the owner of the calf retains the last copy.
e.  An embryo certificate of registration will be issued for each flush, upon submission of the application for registration and report of flush to Canadian Livestock Records Corporation. The procedure to follow is the same as for an individual embryo.

The first calf from every dairy (Brown Swiss) flush must be parentage tested before registration; every calf from a beef (Braunvieh) flush must be parentage tested before registration. 

DNA kits are ordered through CLRC because the pertinent information is then electronically transmitted to the lab before the sample even gets there.

   

Canadian Guernsey Association
R.R. # 5, Guelph, ON
Canada N1H 6J2
Tel: 519-836-2141
Fax: 519-763-6582

Web Site: http://www.guernseycanada.ca

Eligible for registration
a) calves propagated by embryo transplant will be registered on application to the Registrar on the same terms as calves propagated by natural or artificial mating provided the sire and dam have genetic identification prior to making application for registration, and further provided that all male calves and one female calf out of the flush be parentage tested, and further provided that the interpretation of the percentage identification report does not exclude either the sire, dam or both as parents of the calf.
b) embryo transplant certificates must be submitted with the application for registrations
c) the dam must be properly identifed and registered in the Canadian Guernsey Herd Book in the name of the owner at birth (except for ET claves acquired in the form of embryos previously transferred to the new owner before their birth) Refer to Article 13 of the Canadian Guernsey Constitution.
d) the sire must be properly identified and registered in the name of the owner certifying the service, or be subject to the regulation governing Artificial Insemination. Refer to the Article 13 of the Canadian Guernsey Constitution. Use of more than one sire per flush is prohibited.
(Please click here for a copy of the registration form)
Note: The Canadian Guernsey Constitution Article 13 and registration of embryos is listed on the CLRC web site: www.clrc.ca

DNA testing is done through Saskatchewan Research Council Bova-Can Laboratories visit their web site: www.src.sk.ca

Direct Link:
www.src.sk.ca/html/
research_technology
/ag_bio/bovacan
_lab/index.cfm

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for Submitting DNA Samples

Holstein Association of Canada
Box 610,
Brantford, ON
Canada N3T 5R4
Tel: 519-756-8300
Fax: 519-756-3502

Web Site: www.holstein.ca

REGULATIONS AND SEQUENCE OF STEPS LEADING TO REGISTRATION OF AN EMBRYO TRANSFER CALF

These regulations envisage a donor dam delivering one or more embryos at one time from one service, the transfer of these embryos to recipient dams of any sort and carried by them through a normal gestation cycle to parturition. They also envisage that embryos may be frozen, shipped anywhere, and transplanted at any time. They further envisage that an individual embryo might be "split" (divided) or "cloned" (nuclear transfer) and thereby produce several calves developed from one embryo.
To ensure correct registration of such calves, the CDB has developed the following safeguards and procedures to over come possible problems and risks, etc.
1.  Form ET is used by the business as an application to CDB for accreditation as an Embryo Transfer Business. (Requires annual renewal - Fee $26.50 - $25.00 + $1.50 GST). An accredited ET business is supplied with the CETA certified Embryo Transfer Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Purebred Dairy Cattle.
2.  Form ETN is used by the Embryo Transfer Business or owner to apply and receive approval to recover embryos from a particular donor dam. On receipt of an intent to flush a prospective donor dam, the respective Breed Registry Office will forward to the applicant materials to conduct a DNA genotype test with identification forms.
Each donor dam must be genotyped, and each donor dam must be parentage tested insofar as the necessary information is obtainable, prior to the recovery of embryos.
Owners and/or practitioners are encouraged to alert one of the Association's parentage verification staff before sending any samples to Bova-Can Laboratories. A kit will be sent to you containing specific animal data and instructions on securing the DNA material--most likely hair roots. Holstein Canada will then electronically forward all required information to Bova-Can.
3.  Each donor dam may be bred to only one bull within any fourteen day period, except for the Holstein breed which provides for the use of a maximum of two bulls to inseminate a donor dam for the specific purpose of Embryo Transfer only after pre-clearance from the Association, as to the real possibility of distinguishing offspring of the two bulls with a particular dam on the basis of genotypes. Each pre-clearance will be limited to a maximum of three comparisons with consideration according to order of preference indicated. Association policy requires payment in advance of the release of a verbal or writtenconfirmation report to the client/applicant.
The Association reserves the right to refuse registration of any or all resulting calves should pre-clearance not be obtained from the Association and/or should the genotype not clearly exclude one of the alleged service sires.
A pre-clearance of a pair of bulls is valid only for the named donor cow, not necessarily for any other donor dam.
4. Certificate of Embryo Recovery is issued by the Embryo Transfer Business to report the recovery of embryos from a donor dam.
5. Certificate of Freezing is issued by the Embryo Transfer Business if they freeze embryos described in Certificate of Embryo Recovery.
6.  Certificate of Embryo Transplant is issued by the Embryo Transfer Business to report the transplanting of embryos described in Certificate of Embryo Recovery and Certificate of Freezing, if applicable.
7. Individual Embryo Certificate as issued by the Embryo Transfer Business, for domestic purposes only, provides for the unique identification, transplanting and transferring of frozen embryos. This certificate provides an embryo movement trail (agents included) and only need to be filed with the Breed Registry Office when applying for a change in ownership at time of actual registration of the resulting calf. The breeder and the original owner of the embryo is deemed to be the owner(s) of the donor dam as recorded on her registration certificate at the time of the respective breeding.
8. Embryo Transfer Businesses and Breed Registry Offices create an Individual Embryo Certificate for domestic purposes, for each frozen embryo reported which moves with the corresponding embryo. The embryo certificate identifies the embryo, provides for subsequent embryo movement and identifies the final buyer in order that the resulting calf can be properly registered.
Embryo manipulations (split or nuclear transfer) should be reported/filed on regular forms and must contain reference to the parent embryo and recipient dam if transplanted.
9. A change in ownership (domestic only) of an embryo, frozen or transplanted, shall be reported to Breed Registry Offices by submitting an Individual Embryo Certificate or a regular application for transfer and the regular breed transfer fee. A regular transfer application if used, must include the identity of the embryo, donor dam, recipient dam, the date of recovery and the date of transplant. An Individual Embryo Certificate will be issued by the Breed Registry Office to reflect the current ownership.
Domestic transfer(s) of ownership for an embryo should be filed together with the application for registration within 3 months of the date of birth of the resulting calf/calves. Unless an application for an ownership change of the embryo is received direct from the seller or agent, the buyer (first owner of calf) must be held responsible for the transfer of ownership fee as well as the registration fee for the calf. Regular registration and transfer fees apply.
Application for Embryo Movement is used to record a shipment of fresh or frozen embryos to an ownership in any foreign country. The application is to be filed with the Breed Registry Office with the regular breed transfer of ownership fee per embryo up to a maximum of $30.00 per certificate (same recovery and common purchaser). The Registry office provides to the Foreign Herd Book Society certified copies of the relevant documentation with the genotype of the donor dam and service sire(s) to support the registration of resulting calves. No change in paper flow exports.
10. Positive identification of embryos is always important and particularly so with electronic transmission of data and automated processing of forms (activity) and animal registrations. Frozen embryos are referenced by their individual identification.
Transplanted embryos are referenced by the recipient dam's identification individual identification, if previously frozen.
Manipulated embryos are referenced by the parent embryo, recipient dam identification and individual identification, if previously frozen. It is essential that embryos (frozen and/or manipulated) are cross-referenced with their own individual identification and that of the recipient dam (when transplanted) and the parent embryo if manipulated in any way.
11. This reporting procedure and supporting fee structure was developed in order to streamline the paper flow for embryo transfer activity and ET registrations. CDB has a single filing fee rather than multi-activity charges. The system encourages complete and early filing of all embryo activity by ET practitioners/businesses. This aim is provided for by having a single fee and one submission form that provides for the processing of all activity (recovery, transplanting and freezing) pertaining to the same flush. Reporting forms to be filed within 3 months of the date of recovery.
Subsequent transplants of frozen embryos reported on original recovery/transplant freezing certificates will be included in the original processing fee providing an Individual Embryo Certificate is filed with the corresponding calf application at the time of registration. Otherwise an administration fee may be assessed in addition to the base registration fee and transfer fee, if any.
SINGLE FILING FEE UP FRONT
Manual or Hard Copy $15.00 - PLUS GST OR Electronic Filing $00.00 - NO GST
Filed by electronic means in accordance with the Canadian Date Dictionary file layout - Automated processing
12. An application for registry is prepared by the rightful owner of the calf when born, using the regular form and at the prescribed fees of the respective breed association. This application must also include the identity of the recipient dam that delivered the calf. The Registry Office forwards the material to the owner to conduct the test. The application is held in abeyance while requesting a genetic (hair/blood) sample from the calf.
Copies of the regulations are available from the Canadian Dairy Breeds, Box 610, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 5R4. Supplies of the various forms are available from the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association (CETA/ACTE), Box 2000, Kemptville Ontario, K0G 1J0.

Guidelines for collecting hair samples for DNA testing can be found on our web site at: www.holstein.ca/
English /Services /hairsamples
/index.htm

Hair roots can be collected from the tail switch. (Use withers, topline, or ears if there is no tail.) Please comb or brush the tail switch to remove any foreign material. If needed, wash and rinse with water and wait for the tail to dry before taking samples. (Dirty samples cannot be processed.)

Wrap approximately five strands of hair around a finger, about two inches away from the hide, and give a sharp pull. Repeat until you have about 15 to 20 hair roots/follicles. Pliers can be used if hair is too short. Inspect the hair to ensure the follicles are attached. They look like glass beads. Unfortunately, hair strands without follicles do not contain DNA and cannot be analyzed.

Place all of the hair roots/follicles at one end. Secure the hairs together with adhesive tape
wrapped around the shaft approximately one inch

(2.5 cm) away from the roots/follicles. Place the taped hair samples in the small envelope and seal.

Please insert the parentage verification request form along with the sealed hair sample envelope into the larger self-addressed envelope provided, and send by regular mail to:

Bova-Can Laboratories
c/o Saskatchewan
Research Council
125-15 Innovation Blvd.
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 2X8

   

Jersey Canada
9-350 Speedvale Ave. West,
Guelph, ON Canada N1H 7M7
Tel: 519-821-1020
Fax: 519-821-2723

Web Site: www.jerseycanada.com

To register a Jersey ET calf, the Dam of the flush must have DNA on file. If an ET registration is submitted in which there is no DNA on file for the Dam, Jersey Canada will mail a DNA kit to the breeder and the registration will not be processed until DNA is completed.

If a jersey breeder wishes to complete DNA on any animal, call the Jersey Canada office and request a "DNA Kit" (which includes instructions on how to take the sample, where to mail it to, the hair sample envelope etc.)  The breeder will mail the hair sample(s) to the lab (Bova Can lab). The lab will process it and send the results to Jersey Canada .  Once the results are received at Jersey Canada , the appropriate farm is invoiced by Jersey Canada and a copy of the DNA is mailed to the farm. If there are any calves waiting to be registered from this cow, they will be processed once Jersey Canada receives a copy of the DNA results and it will be mailed out with the DNA.

For further information regarding sampling technique or registration, please visit: www.jerseycanada.com

If a jersey breeder wishes to complete DNA on any animal, call the Jersey Canada office and request a "DNA Kit" (which includes instructions on how to take the sample, where to mail it to, the hair sample envelope etc.)  The breeder will mail the hair sample(s) to the lab (Bova Can lab). The lab will process it and send the results to Jersey Canada .  Once the results are received at Jersey Canada , the appropriate farm is invoiced by Jersey Canada and a copy of the DNA is mailed to the farm. If there are any calves waiting to be registered from this cow, they will be processed once Jersey Canada receives a copy of the DNA results and it will be mailed out with the DNA.

For further information regarding sampling technique or registration, please visit: www.jerseycanada.com

 

     

Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society
202-8 Speedvale Ave. W.,
Guelph, ON Canada N1H 1J4
Tel: 519-824-2119
Fax: 519-824-2566

Web Site: www.cmss.on.ca

The following is required for registration of ET progeny:

- DNA should be on file for both sire and dam of the flush
- The first progeny registered from each flush should also be parentage verified via DNA

There is no differential cost for registration of ET progeny by the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society (CMSS).

All registrations and DNA requests are performed on behalf of the CMSS by Canadian Livestock Records Corp. in Ottawa .

At time of registration, breeders should also be sure to present copies of flush reports, and in the case of implantation from frozen embryos, frozen embryo inventory reports.

In the case of imported embryos, pedigree information on both the sire and dam of the embryos should be presented at the time of registration.

Please contact the breed association for information.

     

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BOVINE BREED ASSOCIATIONS -BEEF
Procedure for Registering ET Calves & Submitting DNA Samples

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for
Submitting DNA Samples

Canadian Angus Association
142, 6715 8th Street N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 7H7
Tel: 403-571-3580 // Fax: 403-571-3599
OR
Web Site: www.cdnangus.ca

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

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Canadian Belgian Blue Association
P.O. Box 114,
Wiseton, SK
Canada S0L 3M0
Tel: 306-357-4827 // Fax: 306-357-2023

Web Site: www.belgianblue.ca

At the time of embryo recovery, your ET Vet will provide you with a paper called "Certificate of Embryo Recovery" Keep these in your files or send them to the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC). You must register an embryo if you want to register the calf ($10.00).You must register an embryo when you sell it. To obtain an Embryo Certificate forward the certificate of embryo recovery ant the appropriate certificate to CLRC. If you sell the embryo, complete an application for Transfer of Ownership of the embryo available from CLRC and add the transfer fee ($20.00).

Registering the calf
  1. Tattoo calfSend DNA (hair/blood) samples to (SRC) (Bova-Can Labs) with appropriate fees. MUST BE PARENTAGE VERIFIED.
  2. Send the CLRC the following:
    1. Embryo Certificate or Certificate of Embryo Recovery AND Certificate of Embryo Transfer Application to register WITH the embryo certificate number or identification of recipient indicated
    2. Appropriate fees.

Send DNA (hair/blood) samples to (SRC) (Bova-Can Labs) with appropriate fees.

     

Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association
2417 Holly Lane,
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 0M7
Tel: 613-731-7110 // Fax: 613-731-0704

Web Site:
www.canadianblondeassociation.ca/

Embryo Transplant Regulations:

Embryo transplant progeny must be parentage verified to the fullest extent possible, by either a Blood Type, DNA genotype or a combination of both, as per approved Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association procedures, before a certificate of registration will be issued by the Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association. The Blood Type and/or DNA genotype shall be done at the owner’s expense.

Effective January 1, 2005, all Embryo transplant progeny must have a DNA genotype on file with the Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association to be eligible for registration. The DNA genotype shall be done at the owner’s expense. The Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association reserves the right to request a DNA genotype for the recipient dam that the embryo was implanted into. The recipient dam will be DNA genotyped at the owner’s expense. The recipient dam’s DNA genotype will be tested by the CBDA’s designated agent as a possible dam of the Embryo transplant progeny.

The Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association reserves the right to request that all potential sires to which the recipient dam was exposed after the embryos were implanted be DNA genotyped, at the owner’s expense. These DNA genotypes will be tested by the CBDA’s designated agent as possible sires of the Embryo transplant progeny.

The Canadian Blonde d’Aquitaine Association reserves the right to refuse or suspend the registration of Embryo transplant progeny as per Article 4, Section 2. It is mandatory that all Embryo transplant progeny be tested and have a normal 1/29 status, which will be recorded on the certificate of registration.

The owner pulls the tail hair samples from the animals to be genotyped, and submits them to Bova Can Laboratories. The necessary application forms and hair sample envelopes can be obtained from either Bova-Can or from CLRC. When the testing has been done, the  breed association then invoices the owner for the test(s).

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Canadian Charolais Association
2320 - 41st Ave. N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 6W8
Tel: 403-250-9242 // Fax: 403-291-9324

Web Site: www.charolais.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
f
or information.

     

Canadian Chianina Association
Box 45,
Meskanaw, SK
Canada S0K 2W0
Tel: 306-864-3644 // Fax: 306-864-2936
Web Site: www.clrc.ca/chianina.shtml

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
f
or information.

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Canadian Dexter Cattle Association
2417 Holly Lane,

Ottawa
, ON

Canada
K1V 0M7
Tel: 613-731-7110 // Fax: 613-731-0704

Web Site: http://www.dextercattle.ca/

Embryo Transplant Regulations:

A calf that is the result of an embryo transfer, whether the embryo is domestic or imported, shall be eligible for registration providing that the sire, dam and the calf all have a blood type or all have a DNA genotype on file with the Canadian Dexter Cattle Association. The embryo must be registered before the resulting calf can be registered.

In the case of an imported embryo, the sire and the donor dam must have a registered 5 generation purebred pedigree in the country of origin. Copies of these pedigrees must be submitted with the application for registration of the embryo.

The owner pulls the tail hair samples from the animals to be genotyped, and submits them to Bova Can Laboratories. The necessary application forms and hair sample envelopes can be obtained from either Bova-Can or from CLRC. When the testing has been done, the  breed association then invoices the owner for the test(s).

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for Submitting DNA Samples

Canadian Galloway Association
2417 Holly Lane,
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 0M7
Tel: 613-731-7110 // Fax: 613-731-0704

Web Site: www.galloway.ca

EMBRYO TRANSPLANT REGULATIONS (Revised November 28, 1998):
1.     The documentation of embryo recovery, embryo transplant, and embryo freezing shall be on forms approved by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association.
2.     The appropriate above forms are required to be on file with Canadian Livestock Records Corporation prior to application for transfer of ownership of an embryo or application for registration of a resultant calf.
3.     An Embryo Certificate will be issued for each transplanted or frozen embryo registered with Canadian Livestock Records Corporation and transferred to a new owner.
4.     To register a resultant calf from an owned donor dam, complete an application for registration and indicate that the calf was produced by an embryo transplant.
5.     To register a resultant calf from a purchased embryo, complete an application for registration, indicate that the calf was produced by embryo transplant, and include a transferred Embryo Certificate.
6.     Parentage verification through blood typing or DNA genotyping, at the owner's expense, will be required for all calves produced by embryo transplant.
7.     No resultant calf shall be eligible for registration where the donor dam has been inseminated with semen from, and/or exposed to, more than one bull per flush.
8.     In order to register a calf resulting from an embryo imported into Canada, or an animal resulting from an embryo transplant that is born in another country and imported into Canada, in the Canadian Galloway Herd Book, the same requirements shall apply that apply for calves resulting from embryos produced in Canada. Previous registration in a foreign herd book shall not automatically qualify the animal for registration in the Canadian Galloway Herd Book.

The owner pulls the tail hair samples from the animals to be genotyped, and submits them to Bova Can Laboratories. The necessary application forms and hair sample envelopes can be obtained from either Bova-Can or from CLRC. When the testing has been done, the  breed association then invoices the owner for the test(s).

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Canadian Gelbvieh Association
110, 2116-27th Ave. N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 7A6
Tel: 403-250-8640 // Fax: 403-291-5624

Web Site: www.gelbvieh.ca

All Gelbvieh ET calves must be parentage (sire & dam) verified. All other details are the same as for natural born calves.

Additional information is posted on the Canadian Gelbvieh Association web site at: http://www.gelbvieh.ca/register.html (please click on ‘Handbook’)
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Please refer to the Handbook’ posted on the Canadian Gelbvieh Association web site at:
http://www.gelbvieh.ca /register.html

     

Canadian Hays Converter Association
650, 1207-11 Avenue S.W.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T3C 0M5
Tel: 403-245-6923 // Fax: 403-244-3128

Web Site: www.clrc.ca/haysconverter.shtml

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Hereford Association
5160 Skyline Way N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 6V1
Tel: 403-275-2662 // Fax: 403-295-1333

Web Site: www.hereford.ca

Registration information is posted on the Canadian Hereford Association web site at: http://www.hereford.ca/

DNA information is posted on the Canadian Hereford Association web site at: http://www.hereford.ca/

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Canadian Highland Cattle Society
7055 Tatlow Road,
Smithers, BC
Canada V0J 2N5
Tel: 250-877-7783 // Fax: 250-877-7783

Web Site: www.chcs.ca

The following animals are eligible for registration in the Herd Book:
2.7 Animals produced by the transplant in Canada of embryos or fertilized ova from cow to cow, provided that
2.7.1. the embryo or fertilized ovum is recorded in the Record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova maintained by the Society for the purpose;
2.7.2 the genetic sire and dam are registered in the Herd Book or, in the case of foreign animals, would be eligible for registration as imported animals;
2.7.3 proof of parentage is provided;
2.7.4 the collection, freezing, labelling, importing, use and recording of embryos and fertilized ova have been performed in compliance with the applicable governmental laws and regulations and the bylaws and regulations of the Society; and
2.7.5 the registration number of the animals shall be preceded by the letter
2.8 Animals produced in Canada by the transplant in a country other than Canada of embryos or fertilized ova from cow to cow, provided that
2.8.2 the embryo or fertilized ovum was recorded officially in the country of origin;
2.8.3 proof of parentage is provided; and
2.8.4 the requirements of clauses 2.7.2 and 2.7.4 have been complied with.

Herd Book
1.1 A register, known as the herd Book, shall be maintained by the Registrar on behalf of the Society, in which eligible animals may be recorded and allotted individual sequential registration numbers and in which transfer of ownership may be recorded. Progeny resulting from embryo and fertilized ova transfers shall be identified by the prefix letter “T” to the registration number.
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Record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova

2.1 A register, known as the record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova, shall be maintained by the Registrar on behalf of the Society, in which embryos and fertilized ova which meet the requirements of Section Seventeen, clause 2.7, and their transfer of ownership and use, shall be recorded.

2.2 The recording of embryos and fertilized ova in the Record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova shall be conditional on the filing with the Registrar of the following relevant documents, and as the case may be:
2.2.1 the Certificate of Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Recovery;
2.2.2 the Certificate of Freezing;
2.2.3 the Certificate of Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Transplant;
2.2.4 the Individual Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Certificate; and
2.2.5 the Authorization for Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Movement.

3. Registration of Animals

3.2 The application for registration of an animal
3.2.1 born in Canada, shall be made by and in the name of the owner, lessee or borrower of the dam at the time of the animal’s birth, provided that, in the case of an animal produced by embryo or fertilized ovum transplant, the application shall be made by and in the name of the owner of the calf at birth;
3.2.5 produced in Canada by embryo or fertilized ovum transplant, shall be supported additionally by the flush certificate or equivalent, together with proof of ownership in the case of an imported embryo or fertilized ovum and, additional, according to circumstances, by
3.2.5.1 the Certificate of Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Recovery;
3.2.5.2 the Certificate of Freezing;
3.2.5.3 the Certificate of Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Transplant;
3.2.5.4 the Individual Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Certificate; and
3.2.5.5 the Authorization for Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Movement.

4. Recording of Embryos and Fertilized Ova

4.1 The recording of embryos and fertilized ova shall be entered by the registrar in the Record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova upon receipt of the prescribed documentation, and upon payment of the relevant fee.

4.2 The recording of embryos and fertilized ova
4.2.1 originating in Canada, shall be made in the name of the owner, lessee or borrower of the donor cow; or
4.2.2 originating outside Canada, shall be made in the name of the Canadian resident importer.

7. Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Flush Certificates

7.1 Upon the recording of embryos or fertilized ova, the Registrar shall issue an Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Flush Certificate to the applicant.
7.2 If, for any reason, a certificate can no longer be produced, the Registrar may issue a duplicate certificate upon application of the registered owner, supported by affidavit attesting to its unavailability and on payment of the relevant fees.

9. Transfer of Recording of Ownership of Embryos and Fertilized Ova

9.1 The transfer of recording of ownership of embryos and fertilized ova in the Record of Embryos and Fertilized Ova shall be effected by the transferor within a delay of 6 months from the date of transfer of ownership of the embryos or fertilized ova. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the transfer shall be effected at the transferor’s expense. In the event of the failure by the transferor to comply with this obligation within the 6-month delay, the transfer may be effected on the authorization of the Society in its discretion and upon satisfactory evidence that the transfer of ownership of the embryos or fertilized ova is not contested by either party, without prejudice to the penalties applicable for default established by the Society and under the provisions of the Act.

9.2 The application for transfer shall be filed with the Registrar, accompanied by payment of the relevant fee. An Individual Embryo/Fertilized Ovum Certificate shall be issued by the Registrar to the transferee.

2.5 Animals produced by embryo or fertilized ovum transplant, in addition to the applicable fee, a surcharge of 10.00 / 20.00
2.6 Animals produced by imported embryo or fertilized ovum transplant, in addition to the applicable fee, a surcharge of 15.00 / 30.00
3. Recording of Imported Embryos and Fertilized Ova
3.1 Recorded at time of registration of calf 15.00 / 30.00
6. Transfer of Record of Ownership of Embryos and Fertilized Ova
6.1 Transferred at time of registration of calf 15.00 / 30.00
7. Transfer of Record of Ownership of Embryos and Fertilized Ova for Export
7.1 Transferred within 60 days of date of sale:
per unit 20.00 / 40.00
per flush 75.00 / 150.00
7.2 Transferred more than 60 days from date of sale:
per unit 40.00 / 80.00
per flush 150.00 / 300.00

Please contact the breed association
for information.

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for Submitting DNA Samples

Canadian Limousin Association
#13, 4101, 19th Street N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 7C4
Tel: 403-253-7309 // Fax: 403-253-1704

Web Site: www.limousin.com

Rules and Regulations for registering Embryo Transplant Progeny:
Calves propagated by embryo transplant are required to be parent verified by blood/DNA at time of registration. Donor dams born before January 1, 1997 must have a bloodtype/DNA genotype on file with the association. Donor dams born on or after January 1, 1997 must be sire verified. A certificate of embryo recovery must be forwarded to the association at or before time of registration. If the donor dam is not owned or leased by the applicant (person applying for registration of the resulting calf), an embryo transfer must be on file with the association before the calf can be registered. All embryo transplant forms must meet the minimum standards as established by the Canadian Embryo Transfer Society.

The breeder can download an Embryo Data & Registration Form from our website. These forms can also be requested from our office. Return to the CLA office the completed form along with the required Certificate of Embryo Recovery and Transfer Form. The Embryo Animal will not be registered without the Certificate of Embryo Recovery and Transfer Form.

Costs associated with this are:

DNA for Embryo animal……………………$32.00
Whole Herd Enrollment Member………….$ 0.00
(if Recipient Dam is enrolled)
Whole Herd Enrollment Member………….$20.00
(if Recipient Dam not enrolled)
Non Whole Herd Enrollment Member…….$60.00

Please refer to the Canadian Limousin Association web site: http://www.limousin.com/ my_association/registry/
labinfo.asp

     

North American Lincoln Red Association
109 Pothier Rd.,
St. Charles, ON
Canada P0M 2W0
Tel: 705-867-2291 // Fax: 705-867-0127

Web Site: www.clrc.ca/lincolnred.shtml

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Lowline Cattle Association
Box 506,
Air Ronge, SK
Canada S0J 3G0
Tel: 306-293-2971 // Fax: 306-293-2090

Web Site: www.canadianlowline.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

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Canadian Luing Association
Blacketlees Farm, RR 4
Rimbey, AB
Canada T0C 2J0
Tel: 403-843-0094 // Fax: 403-843-0094

Web Site: www.luingcattle.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
 for information.

     

Canadian Maine-Anjou Association
5160 Skyline Way N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 6V1
Tel: 403-291-7077 // Fax: 403-291-0274

Web Site: www.maine-anjou.ca

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Marchigiana Association
P.O. Box 37,
Priddis, AB
Canada T0L 1W0
Tel: 403-931-2415 // Fax: 403-931-2415

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Murray Grey Association
Box 2093
Stettler, AB
Canada T0C 2L0
Tel: 403-742-3843 // Fax: 403-742-3857

Web Site: www.cdnmurraygrey.ca

Parentage Verification of ET Calves:
In the case of ET calves, one calf of every single sire flush will be parentage verified. In the case of mixed semen, each calf will need to be parentage verified. Please refer to the rules regarding Embryo Transfer for more information. View this pdf file for more information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

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Canadian Piedmontese Association
R.R. # 3,
Lacombe, AB
Canada T0C 1S0
Tel: 403-782-2657 // Fax: 403-782-6166

Web Site: www.clrc.ca/piedmontese.shtml

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

Bovine Breed Association

Procedure for Registering ET Calves

Procedure for Submitting DNA Samples

Canadian Pinzgauer Association
R.R. # 2, Site 16, Box 8,
Olds, AB
Canada T4H 1P3
Tel: 403-507-2255 // Fax: 403-507-8583

Web Site: www.pinzgauer.ca

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Red Poll Cattle Association
2417 Holly Lane,
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 0M7
Tel: 613-731-7110 // Fax: 613-731-0704

Web Site: www.clrc.ca/redpoll.shtml

No requirements currently on file.

The owner pulls the tail hair samples from the animals to be genotyped, and submits them to Bova Can Laboratories. The necessary application forms and hair sample envelopes can be obtained from either Bova-Can or from CLRC. When the testing has been done, the  breed association then invoices the owner for the test(s).

     

Canadian Salers
Suite 1, 517 - 10 Avenue South,
Calgary, AB
Canada T0M 0N0
Tel: 403-337-5851 // Fax: 403-337-3143

Web Site: www.salerscanada.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

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Canadian Shorthorn Association
Box 3771, Canada Centre Building,
Exhibition Park,
Regina, SK
Canada S4P 3N8
Tel: 306-757-2212 // Fax: 306-525-5852

Web Site: www.canadianshorthorn.com

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Simmental Association
13, 4101-19th St. N.E.,
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 7C4
Tel: 403-250-7979 // Fax: 403-250-5121

Web Site: www.simmental.com

Embryo Procedures
1)  The CSA member must ensure that they have entered the embryo calf record into our Herd book (via either- our Online system or by submitting the embryo forms for processing by the CSA registry staff).

Important calf-entry note for Online users: The embryo “entry box” should be answered as Y-es. That way it allows you to enter the Tag (or, the - Complete Tattoo: if the Recip is a registered Simmental dam), the Birth Year (BYR), and the Breed Make-up (e.g. if Simmental: SMSMSMSM, if Angus/cross: ANANXXXX).

In addition, the A.I. “entry box” should be answered as Y-es. That way it allows you to enter the required Transplant Date that appears on your Embryo/CETA Transplant Form.

2) If you do not have the “Embryo Calving Form” you can download a copy of it from the Canadian Simmental Association website by clicking on the link below http://www.simmental.com/downloads.shtml

3)  Complete the form, separating the embryo calves by Flush Date. Since our embryo Bylaw states that only 1 embryo from each flush must be Parentage Verified (PV) – you must indicate “Y” in the DNA box for the embryo you wish to obtain a hair sample from. Then, we can order the parentage kit and provide you with the required Application Form and sample envelope. ** Note: DNA instructions on how to obtain the hair sample and where to send them will be provided along with your parentage kit.
4) Lastly, when returning the “Embryo Data & Registration Form” you must send copies of the Embryo/CETA Transplant Forms. It helps if you write the tattoo of the resultant embryo calf beside the appropriate Recipient Dam on the form (this enables the CSA registry staff to manually track the embryo activity for that particular flush).

If you have any other inquires regarding these procedures please feel free to contact the CSA office using our toll-free number: 1-866-860-6051. You may also email us directly at cansim@simmental.com
 
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Canadian South Devon Association
Box 43
Rockglen, SK
Canada S0H 3R0
Tel: 306-476-2303

Web Site: www.southdevon.ca

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association
for information.

     

Canadian Tarentaise Association
Box 1156
Shellbrook, SK
Canada S0J 2E0
Tel: 800-450-4181

Web Site: www.tarentaise.ca

Please contact the breed association for information.

Please contact the breed association

for information.

     

Canadian Welsh Black Association
2417 Holly Lane,
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1V 0M7
Tel: 613-731-7110 Fax: 613-731-0704

Web Site: www.canadianwelshblack.com

Embryo Transplant Regulations:

Calves propagated by Embryo Transplant will be registered on the same terms as calves propagated by natural or artificial mating except a parentage record of the sire and dam must be on file with the Society. A completed embryo verification form (showing implant date) shall be supplied to the Society.
To verify parentage of embryo transplant offspring a blood typing or DNA genotyping record of all sires used as semen sources and the donor cow must be on record with a recognized laboratory and submitted to the Society to be kept on file.
All import Welsh Black embryo offspring presented for registration in the Canadian Welsh Black Cattle Society Herd Book must be fully parentage verified and a copy of a four (4) generation registration certificate of the sire and dam, certified by the Official Herd Book in the Country of Origin, must accompany the enrollment forms.

The owner pulls the tail hair samples from the animals to be genotyped, and submits them to Bova Can Laboratories. The necessary application forms and hair sample envelopes can be obtained from either Bova-Can or from CLRC. When the testing has been done, the  breed association then invoices the owner for the test(s).

     

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