How to Register & DNA Type Your Ausline Cattle
THE YEAR LETTER FOR 2017 IS N
Ausline members have the option of registering or recording their animals. Animals can initially be recorded and then at a later date be upgraded, for a fee, to registration status. The difference being that:
Registered animals (Latest fees here):
- require a DNA profile ( parent verified)
- will receive a certificate of registration
- can register progeny
- can be transferred
- are not able to register progeny
- will not receive a certificate of registration
- cannot be transferred
- do not require a DNA analysis
- their pedigree information can, however, be viewed and obtained from the ACA database.
DNA Analysis is required for all:
- Fullblood registrations (to include parent verification PV)
- Purebred registrations, which will be used to sire, registered cattle or be included on the semen register (to include parent verification).
- Percentage registrations (First cross (F1) registrations must provide a DNA profile and PV to the Ausline Sire or Dam used in the cross)
The process involves the following steps:
1. Obtain a DNA test kit from either Pfizer Animal Genetics or the University of Queensland, Cattle DNA lab. Instructions for hair sample collection are included with each test kit together with a sample submission form. Samples will not be processed unless payment is provided at time of lodgment.
2. Once you have received your DNA test results for the animals you wish to register, complete the “Ausline Animal Registration Application”. The DNA parent verification will need to confirm the sire and dam mating of the animal you wish to register. Please attach a copy of the DNA test results for each animal you wish to register.