AUSLINE RULES & REGULATIONS

 

AUSLINE RULES & REGULATIONS as passed 8/6/18

 

PREAMBLE

What is an Ausline?

Ausline cattle originated as the result of a mix of genetics from Heritage Angus cattle.  No one group within the Heritage Angus Register, on its own, is to be considered as an Ausline animal. No one group within the Heritage Angus Register is to be considered more important than another. One parent must always be a registered Ausline animal.

(All animals already entered in the herd book as FULL BLOOD will be considered as Ausline cattle. Purebred animals already entered in the herd book which trace their pedigrees to Trangie and Heritage Angus animals ONLY, will be considered as Ausline cattle)

 

What are Heritage Angus Cattle?

Aberdeen Angus cattle that have not had any Standard Modern Angus influence since 1968.

Cattle from closed herds of Aberdeen Angus that have been closed since 1968 or earlier.

The use of semen from Aberdeen Angus sires born on or before 1968.

 

  1. GENERAL

1.1 These regulations take effect as from 1st January 2019 and are to be read pursuant to the Association’s Constitution. These regulations maybe amended from time to time by

resolutions passed by the Management Committee.

1.2 It does not follow that acceptance of any Ausline animal for registration implies acceptability of that animal for entry for any show or sale which may be conducted on behalf of the Society or on behalf of any Regional Committee or Sub- committee of the Society. Such entry will be conditional on the animal complying with conditions for Shows as set down in Regulations 12 and 13 of the Society.

1.3 The Ausline Herd Book is maintained for the recording of pedigree, tattoo, sex,

date of birth, origin and ownership of all Ausline animals meeting the requirements as set

forth by the Rules and Regulations of the Association.

1.4 The Ausline Herd Book consists of the following classifications:

 

1.4.1 Ausline

  1. All existing Full Blood Auslines as at the date of these amended Regulations
  2. Trangie descended, ALCA registered animals up to 31/12/2018
  3. All existing Pure Bred Auslines that have been bred from Ausline and Native Angus, only, as at the date of these amended Regulations.
  4. Animals that have been bred from Registered Ausline with animals registered in the Heritage Angus Resource Genetic Register.

 

1.4.2 Purebred Ausline

  1. Purebred animals are the product of a breeding up process using a base animal and an Ausline animal.
  2. The base animal is from a breed other than those in the Heritage Angus Genetics Register.
  3. This process requires 4 generations of breeding to achieve 93.75% Ausline genetics.
  4. The percentage of Ausline genetics will appear on the pedigree.

 

1.4.3 Percentage Ausline

  1. Percentage animals are the product of a cross breeding process from a base animal and an Ausline.
  2. See 1.4.2. b The base animal is from a breed other than those in the Heritage Angus Register.
  3. They have a genetic makeup of greater than 25% and less than 93.75% Ausline genetics.
  4. The percentage of Ausline genetics will appear on the pedigree.

 

1.4.4 Heritage Angus Genetic Resource

A Heritage Angus Genetic Resource register is maintained for the recording of      animals that are eligible to be classified as Heritage Angus. See Preamble, See 6.4.4

These animals are not classed as Auslines and therefore cannot be shown as Auslines.

 

  1. MEMBERSHIP

2.1 Application for membership is to be submitted on the Membership Application form and

include the member’s name (individual, partnership or company) and authorised

representative (nominee).

2.2 A member of any category shall pay entrance fees, subscriptions and annual subscriptions

as determined by the Society.

2.3 The Society will allocate a unique Breeder Identification (also known as Herd Tattoo),

which will consist of three digits (letters and numbers only – no symbols, conjoined or lazy

letters) and is to be distinctive from all others so as not to be misleading.

2.4 The Society will allocate a unique Herd PREFIX. This shall be used as a prefix to and as a part of the name of every animal of which that member is the first owner and which is

submitted for entry in the Records of the Society. Such Registered Herd Prefix shall not

exceed seventeen (17) alphabetic and/or numeric characters. The Prefix shall be distinct

from all others within the Ausline breed so as not to be misleading

2.5 Affiliated Herds.

2.5.1 Individual Herds owned by family members and co-managed

  1. Each member of the affiliation must be individual members of the Ausline Association.
  2. The affiliation must be a long term arrangement for a period of a minimum of 2 years.
  3. An application for affiliation must be submitted to the Registration Review Committee.
  4. An annual affiliation fee will be determined by the Committee and displayed on the    website.
  5. In the first instance 2 years’ fees will be charged up front. The Annual fee will be charged from the end of the second year.
  6. Leasing Fees associated with using bulls and females between these herds will be waived. Standard registration fees will remain in force.

2.5.2 Individual Herds owned by unrelated parties but co-managed.

  1. Each member of the affiliation must be individual members of the Ausline Association.
  2. The affiliation must be a long term arrangement for a period of a minimum of 2 years.
  3. An application for affiliation must be submitted to the Registration Review Committee.
  4. An annual affiliation fee will be determined by the Committee and displayed on the    website.
  5. In the first instance 2 years’ fees will be charged up front. The Annual fee will be charged from the end of the second year.
  6. Leasing Fees associated with using bulls and females between these herds will be waived. Standard registration fees will remain in force.
  7. If animals that are not owned by the parties to the affiliation are used for breeding, the            normal leasing fees will be charged.
  8. If the affiliation ceases to exist within the 2-year period, the normal leasing fees will be     charged.
  9. IDENTIFICATION OF AUSLINE CATTLE

3.1 All Ausline and Purebred Ausline cattle requiring registration must carry at least 2 forms

of permanent identification one of which will be the National Livestock Identification tag.

One other form of identification is required. This may be in the form of an ear tattoo or a

legible, DPI registered and ACA recorded brand. The brand is to include the animal Identification – year letter and identification numbers as they appear in the animal’s tattoo. Percentage cattle will require a National Livestock Identification tag and will be registered with their allocated herd tattoo and identification as per rule 3.4

3.2 The complete visual number of the NLIS tag (including the Property Identification Code)

will be, if provided, recorded on the pedigree of each animal. If an NLIS tag is lost and a

replacement tag inserted, the Association must be notified of the number of the new tag

within seven (7) days of insertion in the ear. The new tag number will then be applied to a

revised pedigree.

3.3 A Member shall apply to have both a Herd Prefix and a Herd Tattoo registered with the

Society before applying to enter (ownership of) any animal in the records of Society.

3.3.1. The registered Herd Tattoo shall be as described in Regulation 2.3.

3.3.2 The Registered Herd PREFIX shall be as described in Regulation 2.4.

3.4 The composition of the tattoo (applicable to Ausline and Ausline purebred) will consist of the following sequence as set out below:

  1. Herd Identity Letters
  2. One (1) alphabetical letter denoting the year in which the animal was born
  3. The Drop Number which shall so far as is practicable indicate the order in

point of time in which the animal was calved in relation to other calves

e.g. An Ausline or Purebred Ausline calf born in 2012 would have the following     tattoo XYZ H046. This would denote a calf that is the property of a stud with the Herd Identity of XYZ, born in year H (2012) with the unique number of 046

3.4.1 The Herd Identity Letters would appear in the animal’s right ear and the Year letter

and Drop Number would appear in the animal’s left ear.

3.5 The brand is to be linked to the 3 letter Herd Identity Letter code

3.5.1 The ownership of the Brands must be registered with the relevant State Government

authority in the name of the Ausline stud owner.

3.5.2 Brands maybe freeze or hot

3.5.3 Symbol or 3 piece brands must be noted on the pedigree.

 

  1. HERD INVENTORY

4.1. On commencement of each Financial Year of the Society (June 30th), a list (Herd

Maintenance List) shall be generated for each Financial Life membership and for each Full

and Youth/School and membership, of all registered Ausline recorded by the

Society as owned by that membership at that time.

4.2. Animals not active in the herd yet recorded on the list are to be “fated” in accordance with the instructions accompanying the list.

4.5. Completed forms are to reach the Society by August 31st of the year due.

4.6 The Society, upon receipt of a letter from the owner, being a Full Member of the Society,

requesting they wish to deregister the animal for life, & together with receiving the

animal’s certificate of registration, then no reactivation of the animal can take place at any

time.

 

  1. REGISTRATION OF ANIMALS

5.1 Application for registration of an animal into the records of the Society shall be submitted

on the Form or other format approved by the Society.

5.2 The recorded owner of the dam of an animal (or recipient if born by ET) at the date of

birth, will be recognized as the breeder of that animal.

5.3 Application for registration will only be accepted for progeny of males that are either

  1. ‘Active’ in the inventory year in which the progeny is born,
  2. or from Sires registered on the semen sire list

5.3.1 Affiliated herds may register progeny as per rule 2.5

5.4 Every animal submitted for entry in the Records of the Society shall be entered in the

relevant herdbook or register as per regulations 1.3, 1.4

5.5 Multiple ownership is limited to eight members of the Society for bulls and four members

for females whose interest in any given animal shall be registered with the Society, and

possession must be vested with at least one of the eight multiple owners. Each multiple

owner shall be issued with a registration certificate on payment of the requisite fees. The

certificate will show the exact interest of the part owner.

5.6 The Society may cancel the registration of any animal in the Records of the Society if it can be found that the particulars furnished in the application for registration of such an animal are incorrect. In addition, the Society may cancel the registration of any descendant of such animal and/or correct the recorded information as required.

5.7 The society may refuse to accept an application for registration if the member has any

overdue fees and charges payable to the Society.

5.8 A name shall be assigned by the Breeder to each animal for which an Application for

Registration is made. Registration of an animal under a particular name or number will be

accepted provided that such name or number together with the Prefix and Suffix shall not exceed 40 characters and that name must not be so like the name of any other registered Ausline animal as to be likely to mislead.

5.9 Every Ausline or purebred Ausline animal submitted for entry into the Records of the Society shall be tattooed as per 3.4 and 3.4.1

5.9.1 Animals to be considered for Purebred registration must have all animals at all steps of the breeding up process, tattooed or branded.

5.10 No two animals shall be tattooed with the same Identification Tattoo.

5.11 The society may refuse to accept an application for registration if the information supplied (pertaining to an animals Ident and/or name) is considered to be misleading, misapplied or contrary to the interests of the members generally.

5.12 Ausline animals produced by AI and or ET methods must comply with Regulation 10.

 

  1. HERD BOOK REGISTRATION

6.1. AUSLINE HERDBOOK:

6.1.1 See 1.4.1

6.1.2 An Ausline animal submitted for registration must be the progeny of an Ausline and Heritage Angus Genetic Resource animal or 2 Ausline animals.

6.1.3 Auslines must be DNA parent verified.

 

6.2 PUREBRED AUSLINE HERDBOOK:

6.2.1 See 1.4.2

6.2.2 Only Polled animals are eligible

6.2.3 Animals to be considered for Purebred Ausline registration must be:

  1. “Sire Traced” (by DNA testing) in generation 1
  2. DNA parent verified in subsequent generations.
  3. The dam or sire can provide the Ausline component of the breeding up process.
  4. The committee reserves the right to require further DNA testing to verify the status of purebred Auslines.

6.2.4 See 5.9.1 Animals to be considered for Purebred registration must have all animals at all steps of the breeding up process, tattooed or branded.

 

 

 

6.3 PERCENTAGE AUSLINE REGISTER –

6.3.1 See 1.4.3 Percentage Ausline

6.3.2 Percentage Register A (animals bred for commercial purposes only)

  1. Must contain 25% or greater Ausline genetics.

6.3.3 Percentage Register B (animals being bred towards Purebred status)

  1. Must contain 25% or greater Ausline genetics.
  2. Must be verified for parentage using DNA typing procedures at all stages of the breeding up process and be tattooed or branded.
  3. The appropriate DNA Certificate must be enclosed with the application for registration.
  4. Once an animal reaches 93.75% Ausline it will be flagged as being eligible for

purebred registration and the breeder notified that with the payment of the required fee

the animal can be upgraded from percentage to purebred status.

 

6.4 HERITAGE ANGUS GENETIC REGISTER

6.4.1 See Preamble See 1.4.4

6.4.2 Members requesting an animal’s inclusion in this register must submit an application to a subcommittee consisting of a minimum of 3 committee members.

6.4.3 A fee for inclusion of animals in the Heritage Angus Register will be charged. This Fee will be displayed in the list of charges appearing on the Ausline website.

6.4.4 Eligible animals are: Trangie descended animals; Native bred Angus; Animals from Aberdeen Angus herds closed from 1968 and registered with Angus Associations; Animals from closed Aberdeen Angus herds with in herd pedigrees, closed from 1968

6.4.5 The 3-member committee will determine the eligibility of individual animals.

 

6.5. For multiple births, birth dates must be either the same day or two adjoining days.

6.6. The Society shall furnish a Certificate or such other evidence of registration. Whilst the

pedigree shown is certified in accordance with information supplied by the Breeder, the

Society accepts no responsibility for its accuracy.

6.7. No alterations to an animal’s Date of Birth will be accepted after the registration has been completed.

6.8. Any alterations to a registered animal’s tattoo or brand (including corrections or re-tattooing illegible tattoos) must be notified in writing to the Association.

6.9. A registered animal that becomes ‘Inactive’ will not be eligible for any of its progeny to be registered in the Herd Book during the period of inactivity.

6.10. Application for reinstatement of any animal which has been recorded as Inactive, shall be made in writing to the secretary and accompanied by written permission from the owner of the animal at the time of inactivation, along with such fees as determined from time to

time by the Management Committee.

6.11. A reinstatement fee is payable on a Dam to allow the progeny to be registered. A

reinstatement fee is not required to complete a (an overdue) Transfer of a Dam.

 

  1. REGISTRATION REVIEW COMMITTEE.

7.1 Composition:

  1. The committee is composed of a minimum of 3 Committee members who must be members of the Ausline Management Committee.
  2. The chair is appointed by the Management committee.

7.2 Duties:

  1. Review animals submitted for inclusion in the Heritage Angus Genetics Resource Register to confirm eligibility for inclusion
  2. Review online data base entries for corrections.
  3. Review animal details submitted for registration.
  4. Approve imported Semen and Embryos. See 11.
  5. TRANSFER OF ANIMALS

8.1. Upon the sale, exchange, gift, lease, or other disposition of an animal registered with the Society the recorded owner shall lodge with the Secretary an application in the prescribed form for recording of the transfer of the animal, signed by the recorded owner as

transferor.

8.2 The notification for recording of a Transfer of a registered animal shall be accompanied by the appropriate fees.

8.3 Upon recording of the transfer of an animal a new Registration Certificate shall be sent by the Society to the transferee as the new recorded owner, if the new owner is an Ausline member.

8.4.1 The transferor shall be responsible to pay to the Society the prescribed fee in respect of each animal transferred to a member of the Society.

8.4.2 If the Purchaser does not require the animal to be transferred, the seller shall make the animal inactive at the next herd inventory review or earlier.

8.5 A late fee shall be payable in respect of each application for transfer lodged for recording after 60 days.

8.6 A member of a Syndicate may transfer his part of Syndicate Ownership provided that he

complies with all the requisite regulations and pays the requisite fees.

8.7 A transfer of an animal by a member of the Society in favour of his/her spouse may be

approved by the Society and may be recorded without fee or at such special fee as

determined by the Society.

8.8 Both the transferor and the transferee shall be responsible to physically check the Tattoos and/or Brand before that animal is delivered or consigned to the transferee. If a Tattoo and/or Brand cannot be clearly read, or if an error has been made on the Registration Certificate, it shall be reported to the Secretary for direction.

8.9 It shall be the transferee’s responsibility to satisfy themselves with regard to a registered

Ausline female, the subject of a (proposed) purchase, both as to that female’s status as a

donor dam and the number of embryos or progeny retained by the vendor or any other

person.

8.10 It shall be the transferee’s responsibility to satisfy themselves with regard to the registered status and activity status of an animal prior to purchase.

8.11 If a calf is transferred with its dam and it has not already been registered, it is to be

registered in the herd of the breeder.

 

  1. ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION.

9.1. An animal produced by AI shall be eligible for entry in the records of the Society providing that the sire used by the owner of the Dam at the time of insemination is:

9.1.1. A Registered AI Sire or

9.1.2 Owned by the member

9.2. To have a bull recorded as an AI Sire it must be a Registered Ausline or Purebred Ausline.

  1. The relevant fee must be paid.
  2. The Association may remove the name of any bull from the Register of AI Sires at any time and refuse to accept the Application for Registration in the Records of the Society of the progeny of the said bull if the Committee considers to its complete satisfaction that the said bull is carrying any abnormal genetic defect that may do harm to the future of the breed.
  3. To be registered as Export Approved Semen the relevant certificate as provided by a recognised AQIS accredited collection centre will need to be supplied.

9.3 To signify that an animal was obtained by Artificial Insemination the registration in the

Ausline Herd Book, the Purebred Herd book and the Percentage Register, it shall carry the suffix “(A.I.)”.

 

  1. EMBRYO COLLECTIONS AND TRANSFER

10.1. Progeny produced by an “Embryo Transfer” may be registered in the records of the Society.

10.2. The Regulations of both Commonwealth and State Governments must be complied with.

10.3 The dam and sire must both have DNA-type records on file before the Embryo Transfer

process is initiated.

10.4 All embryos must be from a dam and a sire both registered with the Ausline Cattle

Association.

10.5 The calf must be DNA-typed for parentage verification and the appropriate DNA certificate be enclosed with the application for registration.

10.6 An embryo transfer calf shall carry the suffix “(E.T.)” for the registration in the Ausline

Cattle Association Herd Book & register.

 

11 IMPORTED EMBRYOS and SEMEN

11.1 Application to importation Semen and Embryos must be submitted to the Registration Review committee.

11.2 The Management Committee reserves the right to refuse to accept the Application for Registration in the records of the Society of an animal resulting from an imported embryo or sired by imported semen if after due consideration it considers that such animal should not be so registered.

 

  1. SHOW CONDITIONS

The Management Committee prescribes the following conditions for all Cattle entered for

Royal Agricultural Shows and any other equivalent show.

12.1 Before being presented for show, each animal may be subject to inspection and/or examination by an inspector or inspectors appointed by the committee responsible for the event. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to present cattle for inspection as required by the inspector/s.

12.2 Each Inspector/s shall report to the Society’s appointed representative in respect of each animal whether or not the animal meets the following requirements:

  1. All animals ideally will comply with frame score range of two to four as defined by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Agriculture Frame Scoring of Beef Cattle.

(http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/content/agriculture/livestock/beef/appraisal/publications/frame-scoring)

  1. All animals entered in classes under 18 months of age shall not show evidence of having had or having any permanent teeth. Partially erupted permanent teeth and/or loss of milk teeth shall not be evident.
  2. The animal meets the requirements of Regulation 13.
  3. Registered Auslines and Purebred animals only are to be entered for Royal Shows.
  4. Percentage Auslines may be shown subject to individual show rules.
  5. No animal bearing a Caesarean Scar, evidence of a prolapse or having undergone any operation or procedure materially altering the structure or natural confirmation of any part of its body, is to be shown with the exception of normal dressing of hair and hooves.

12.3 Calves at foot must be: –

  1. The cows own genetic natural progeny but not ET progeny.
  2. Eligible for registration with the Society.

12.4 Ausline cows can only be shown with Ausline or Purebred Ausline progeny

12.5 Purebred Ausline cows can only be shown with purebred progeny.

12.6 Able to meet the requirements of Regulation 13.

12.7 Prohibited Substances:

  1. A person must not administer a Prohibited Substance or cause one to be

administered to an Exhibit, except as permitted by the By-Laws or the Regulations of       that particular show

  1. Any exhibit which has been brought to the Show grounds and is found to have had

administered to it any prohibited substance as defined above may, without prejudice      to any other action which may be taken in respect of the matter, be deregistered by     the Management Committee.

12.8 All Animals must be polled

12.9 All animals shown at any registered show must be registered in the ACA herdbook with

the exception of calves at foot which must be eligible for registration.

12.10 All animals must conform to the Breed Standards

 

  1. COAT COLOUR FOR SHOWS

13.1 Red and black cattle should be a uniform solid colour. A little white may be found on the scrotum or the udder. This white patch should not extend further forward than the navel, on the underbelly only. It is not permitted on the head, body or tail of the animal.

13.2 White cattle can also be shown. White cattle also mean cattle that display the white park colour pattern. That is predominately white with black or red points.

 

  1. MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

14.1 As per the constitution, the Management Committee will comprise a minimum of three people being President, Secretary and Treasurer and a maximum of seven people.

 

  1. ANIMAL REGISTRATION DATA ENTRY

15.1 A member of the Association or someone who holds of the position of Registrations Officer, Assistant Registrations Officer or who is in an appointed position to enter data into the ABRI Ausline Database on ILR 2 shall not, without the prior approval of the Registration Review Committee,

 

  1. Enter, amend or transfer the details of any animals that they have bred or owned at any time.
  2. Enter, amend or transfer the details of any progeny from animals that they have bred or owned at any time.
  3. Enter, amend or transfer the details of any animals that any family member has bred or owned at any time.
  4. Enter, amend or transfer the details of any progeny that any family member has bred or owned at any time.
  5. Enter, amend or transfer the details of any animals that any client has owned at any time.