Member Services

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.

By enrolling in the ACE program, breeders gain access to more than 30 member services. These services include:

  • Membership Fee

  • Regional Association Membership Fee

  • * Calf Registration

  • Calf Transfer

  • * Weaning Weight Submissions

  • Yearling Weight Submissions

  • Ultrasound Scan Results Processing Charge

  • Canadian Angus Performance Program Membership Fee

  • * SNP Parentage Verification Test

  • Export Package

  • AI Approval for Sire

  • Donor Dam Approval

  • Registration of Imported Animal

  • Registration of Lease

  • Registration of Herd Name

  • Registration of Tattoo Letters

  • Transfer of Herd Name of Tattoo Letters

  • Name Change of a Registered Animal

  • Duplicate Certificate

  • Five-Generation Pedigree

  • Sale Promotion Package

  • Online Herdbook Package

  • Geneprob Report

  • Herd Data Extract for On-Farm Software Program

  • *Canadian Angus RFID Indicator

  • Age Verification

  • Sire Authorizations

  • *Tissue Sampling Unit (TSU)

Discounted services include: Angus GS Genomic Panel ($14 per test discount)

*These items must be accessed within two calendar years. For example, members have until December 31, 2023 to access services for cows enrolled on the program in 2022. Limit of one per cow enrolled.


An example of what a year on ACE might look like:



  • Annual or first of their tri-annual payment due for spring herds
  • Credit DNA technology account (1 test/cow)
  • Credit Angus indicator account (1 RFID/cow)

February to October

  • Register calves and transfer calves
  • Process parentage verification or genomic test requests
  • Record performance information
  • Process pedigree extracts and promote sales


  • Second tri-annual payment due for spring herds
  • Annual or first of their tri-annual payment due for fall herds


  • Third tri-annual payment due for spring herds
  • Second tri-annual payment due for fall herds


  • Third tri-annual payment due for fall herds
  • Female Exposure & Disposal Worksheet
  • Return deadline: December 1


  • Deadline to enroll in ACE: December 1
  • Spring Herd Inventory & Application for Registration




The Canadian Angus Association is proud to offer Canadian Junior Angus members their first five cows enrolled on ACE for free.

Enrollment for ACE is due by December 1 of the previous year. You cannot enroll in ACE after the calendar year starts, you must enroll by December 1 of the prior year.

If you wish to participate in the ACE program in 2023, your completed female exposure and disposal sheets must be received at the Canadian Angus Association office by December 1, 2022. Members who do not return their exposure sheets will not be enrolled.

Animals classified as an open, recipient or donor will not be charged the $65 ACE fee for that calendar year. If the cow remains in inventory and later has a calf, the $65 ACE fee will be assessed. No reinstatement fee will be assessed.

You can choose to pay either as a one-time annual fee or a tri-annual fee, where fees are broken down into three equal payments.

  • Spring herds will be assessed their annual fee on January 1 or their tri-annual fee on January 1, April 1 and July 1.
  • Fall herds will be assessed their annual fee on March 1 or their tri-annual fee on April 1, July 1 and October .

It is important for members on the ACE program to know that enrollment fees are assessed based on active cows on inventory. Because of this, it is best to complete the Female Exposure Worksheet and submit to the Canadian Angus Association. This process is designed so that Members have the opportunity to ensure that all females that are not active in your purebred herd are disposed of and are not counted in inventory.