Canadian Angus Association

Member Services

Paperwork submitted to the Canadian Angus Association is processed based on the date it is received. The amount of work to be processed fluctuates throughout the year although the normal turnaround time for work to be processed is within one week of receipt. We offer next business day service for an additional fee (see the current fee schedule for rates) to those members who urgently require paperwork, however, members should be proactive and allow sufficient time for processing of their paperwork rather than rely on rush service.

Funds must accompany all work submitted to the Canadian Angus Association. Members can choose to keep a Visa or MasterCard number on file to be charged as work is processed, can send a cheque or credit card number in the mail with their paperwork, or can pay by e-transfer (to The member submitting the work will be charged.

Programs That Add Value

ACE Program

For breeders looking to take advantage of many of the Canadian Angus membership services, the best value just may be the Angus Cow Enrollment program (ACE). The voluntary ACE program gives breeders the option to pay an annual fee of $65/cow enrolled to gain access to a full suite of member services provided at no extra cost.

Canadian Angus
RFID Indicator Program

The Canadian Angus Tag Program, based on the nationally required RFID indicator, is the world’s largest branded tag program. The RFID tags visually and electronically identify cattle with a minimum of 50% Angus genetics. Canadian Angus RFID tags are Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) compliant. Management tags are also available in large, maxi, and supermaxi sizes. Producers with Angus cattle with at least one registered parent are eligible for the program—regardless of whether or not they are Canadian Angus Association members.

Ordering Canadian Angus
Management Tags

The Canadian Angus Performance program is a voluntary evaluation program designed to help breeders select animals that will propel them toward their breeding goals. The program is based on performance data submission by breeders and the generation of selection tools by the association.


The Canadian Angus Performance program is a voluntary evaluation program designed to help breeders select animals that will propel them toward their breeding goals. The program is based on performance data submission by breeders and the generation of selection tools by the association.


A comparison of membership & programs of the Canadian Angus Association

Tools That Add Value

Animal Transfers

Cattle transfers have never been easier with AngusNOW.  Looking to give Sire Authorization for registration of calves.  Find all the information here.


Animal Registration
on AngusNOW

AngusNOW is the live Canadian Angus Association registration system. AngusNOW provides you with the tools to register animals, enter calving data, enter weights, transfer animals and much more from the comfort of your home! With AngusNOW you can receive registration numbers and transfer ownership instantly – no more waiting for your information to be processed!

Animal Search: Herdbook

Explore Canada’s largest cattle registry, trace the lineage of registered Angus animals, locate the progeny of famous sires and dams, research their EPDs, and contact the breeders responsible for excellent Angus genetics.


Breeder Handbook

The handbook contains essential information about the Canadian Angus association policies, procedures, programs and services. It includes a step-by-step instructions to help members complete paperwork correctly.  All forms can be downloaded or filled out and applied for on our site.

DNA Test Requests

DNA testing is available for a variety of purposes which include parentage verification testing and genetic condition testing.

DNA Portal

Track your requests.

Embryo Transplant, Artificial Insemination, Donor Dam & AI Approval

Resources to help registrations of your AI and ET calves go smoother including Donor Dam and AI Approval.

AngusONE: EPD Genetic Evaluatons

EPDs are selection tools that describe the genetic potential or breeding value of seed stock animals.

Importation of Animals

Angus associations have differing policies for registering animals. Thus, any animal imported into the Canadian Angus Herdbook must be eligible for registration according to our rules.

Pedigree Extract Requests

To minimize the number of errors caused by typing three-generation pedigree data for sale catalogues, along with making sure the most up-to-date information is included, pedigree extracts are available for CAA members putting together sale catalogues. A pedigree extract is a text data file which contains individual animal identification, a three-generation pedigree, and all available performance data.

Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasounding your animals provides you with fast, economical, and proven data on carcass composition of breeding stock at your fingertips. By ultrasounding bulls and heifers, you can determine their genetic merit for carcass traits without actually looking under the hide. These traits are heritable. Genetic evaluation of these traits will allow breeders to select animals with the carcass traits that they desire for their breeding program.

Reference Material That Adds Value

Collecting Performance Data

An at-your-fingertips guide to help you with your own management. 

How to Register Your Animals

How to complete the herd inventory and application for registration.

Tattooing an Animal

To register Angus cattle in Canada, you must apply for and secure the right to use a set of unique tattoo letters. Tattoo letters need only be applied for once and stay with the member as long as (s)he is an active member of the Association.

Breeder’s Guarantee Guidelines

The objective of the Breeder’s Guarantee Guidelines is to provide a framework for both buyer and seller to have equitable agreement in which to create confidence in the buying and selling of purebred Angus cattle.

Forms, Fee Schedule & Worksheets

These worksheets will help you organize, process and collect information about your cattle more efficiently.

Female Exposures

The Female Exposure Worksheet is used to keep track of all females that were exposed to bulls either through natural breeding or artificial insemination and the dates of their exposures. 

Check the Ear Tattoo of Each Animal You Buy

The Canadian Angus Association by-laws state that the tattoo must be in the right ear. When you purchase animals, check the right ear tattoo and make sure it matches the registration certificate. Contact us immediately if the ear tattoo and registration certificate do not match.

The letters I, O, Q, and V may not be used as a year letter. After Z, the next year’s letter shall revert back to A.

Year and Corresponding Letter