How to Complete the Embryo Transplant Application for Registration
A. Membership Name
Enter the name of the Canadian Angus Association member who is applying for the registration of the ET calf/calves.
B. Membership Number
Enter the membership ID number of the Canadian Angus Association member who is applying for the registration of the ET calf/calves.
Enter the mailing address of the Canadian Angus Association member who is applying for the registration of the ET calf/calves.
D. Donor dam
Identify the donor dam by using her tattoo and Canadian Angus Association registration number. (If you have more than one calf from the same flush, you may put up to four calves on one form.)
Note: All donor dams must be DNA parentage tested.
E. Donor sire
Identify the donor sire by using his tattoo and his Canadian Angus Association registration number.
Note: All bulls used for breeding must be DNA parentage tested and sire verified if born on or before December 31, 2018. Sires born on or after January 1, 2019 must be parent verified.
G. Recip identification
Record the tag number if the recipient is a commercial animal, or record the tattoo and Canadian Angus Association registration number if the recipient is a registered Angus female.
H. AI or Nat? Service
Put A if the breeding was by Artificial Insemination or put N if the breeding was by Natural Service.
I. Implant Date
This is the date that the embryo was implanted into the recipient. Enter the implant date in the order day/month/year.
J. R/E Tattoo & Tag
List the full tattoo of the calf that you are registering. This will include the tattoo letters followed by a number of your choosing and then the year letter. It is also recommended that you list the calf’s tag number. If no tag number is given we will assign the tag number as the tattoo number followed by the year letter.
K. Birth date
This space is for the calf’s date of birth. Every calf requires a date of birth. The proper format is day/month/year.
Indicate the calf’s sex. A sex must be reported for every calf. Indicate M for male or F for female calves.
M. Num born
Indicate the number of calves born, regardless of the number of live calves. Use 1 for a single birth, 2 for twins, etc. In the case of multiple births, the second calf needs to be listed on a blank application form. Each calf in a multiple birth must be indicated as such on the form.
This refers to calving ease. Describe the cow’s calving experience using the following codes:
U – Unassisted delivery
E – Easy hand-pulled delivery
H – Hard, hand-pulled or mechanical delivery
M – Malpresentation, assisted
S – Surgical, caesarean section
List the calf’s birth weight in pounds, taken within 24 hours of birth. The weight must be measured by a scale. Scales reporting a weight rounded to the nearest 5 pounds are not acceptable. This weight will be printed on the calf’s registration certificate.
P. Bth Group
All calves that were given the same opportunity to develop and gain birth weight should be placed in the same management group. Any calf whose birth weight would have been impacted because its dam was treated differently during the gestation period should be placed in a separate management group. The birth weight management groups can be labeled 1–99 and are mandatory for herds that are on the performance program. If no management group is provided, calves will automatically be entered as group 1.
Calves that are raised together with the same opportunities to grow should be placed in the same management group, regardless of ownership. Members’ herds can be linked together for performance purposes, allowing the calves to be placed in joint management groups. Breeders who raise their herds together should notify the Association.
A colour must be reported for all calves. Indicate R for red hided animals and B for black. Any white markings on the animal (e.g. birthmarks) must be noted on an attached note. Please refer to Section C, Article 2 —Rules of Eligibility of the Constitution for rules governing the registration of animals with white markings.
R. Reg now
This box must be filled in. Indicate Y if you want to register this calf. The registration fee will be charged at this time and the calf will have a registration certificate. Indicate N for no if you are a performance recording herd and you only wish to record this calf and account for your performance data. If N is chosen there is no charge for the recording and the calf is assigned a CM (commercial) number.
For animals for which you have selected Y in box R, you have the option of printing a registration certificate right away or storing the registration certificate electronically. If you put N for no, then the registration certificate will print right away. If you put Y for yes, then the certificate will remain electronically stored. You may request a registration certificate that is electronically stored to be printed or released at any time at no cost.
T. Name of Calf
A name must be provided for all calves that you have asked us to register. There is a maximum of 30 characters including spaces. Any calf that was indicated as red in box number 14 will have the word RED added in front of the name. There are further regulations for naming your Angus calves; please refer to the Guidelines for Naming Angus Cattle section of this handbook for additional information.
U. Signature of Breeder that all information contained in this report is true.
The member applying for registration must sign the bottom of this page.
It is not necessary for breeders to submit embryo recovery sheets to the Canadian Angus Association office. Breeders are required to keep the sheets and must be able to produce them upon request from the Canadian Angus Association.