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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.

If you have purchased a foreign registered animal from a country that is recognized under the World Angus Secretariat, you would apply to register the animal in the Canadian Angus Herdbook using Application for Registration of an Imported (Foreign) Animal. This form itemizes exactly what paperwork to attach to the completed form, depending on the situation of its entry into Canada.

A foreign animal that is going to be used for artificial insemination must meet the requirements for AI approval; see the section on Official Regulations Governing Artificial Insemination for details.

A foreign animal that is going to be used as a donor dam must meet the Official Regulations Governing Embryo Transfer.

 

Before you submit the completed Application for Registration of an Imported (Foreign) Animal, please ensure you have done the following:

  • Attach an original certificate of registration from the country of origin.

  • If you are the current owner listed on the foreign registration certificate, attach the completed Application for Registration of an Imported (Foreign) Animal, along with the registration certificate. This will be sufficient for entry into the Canadian Angus Herdbook.

  • If the animal being applied for is for use as an AI sire or a donor dam and is not owned by the Canadian Angus Association member submitting this application, include Signing Authority Agreement on Behalf of Individuals, Partnerships, Ranches, etc. indicating the animal’s name and foreign registration number.

  • CFIA proof of import for animals, embryos or semen must accompany application.

 

The service sire will have to have been DNA parentage tested and have sire verification on his DNA parentage report. The Canadian Angus Association will contact the Angus Association of origin for imported animals to obtain DNA SNP markers and parentage reports. All imported AI sires and donor dams must meet the requirements for registration in the Canadian Angus Herdbook and requirements outlined under the Canadian Angus Association Parentage Verification Policy and Genetic Condition Policy.

An imported bull being used as a sire will have to have an acceptable DNA report on file, along with sire verification, before his progeny will be eligible for registration in Canada.