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How to Complete the
Calf Abnormality Report

Reporting an Abnormal Calf

Calf report

Members of the Canadian Angus Association are required to report abnormalities in their herds. If an abnormality is observed:

  1. Complete and submit Calf Abnormality Report to the Canadian Angus Association office.
  2. Collect DNA samples (hair from calf, dam and sire) to keep on record for future reference.
  3. Verify parentage (through DNA parentage testing) of the abnormal calf to both the sire and dam.
  4. Collect photographs for future reference.
  5. Conduct a pedigree search for common ancestors.
  6. Complete a veterinary inspection, DNA analysis and/or pathology exam if required.