DAIRY BREED AI REGISTRY RULES
A Summary of Artificial Insemination Requirements of
Members of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association

INTRODUCTION

The respective breed registry association AI rules are not totally uniform, but are quite similar. The Requirements in this pamphlet are based solely on information provided in published form by the respective breed registry association and is believed to be complete and accurate. However, all regulations are subject to change and interpretation by the respective breed registry association.

This information is provided as a guideline to interested persons. It is the responsibility of anyone planning to register cattle of a specific breed to obtain complete details of all regulations pertaining to registration from the respective breed registry association. Neither Certified Semen Services, Inc., the National Association of Animal Breeders, their staff, Board of Directors or membership are responsible for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions in the information contained herein.

BLOOD TYPING

One requirement common to all the dairy breed registry associations is that the blood type of a bull and his living unblood-typed parents be on file with the respective breed registry association. Before collecting blood samples for blood typing, obtain necessary instructions and report forms from the respective breed registry association.


REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRY AND IDENTIFICATION OF HOLSTEIN CATTLE RESULTING FROM ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF DAM
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place
Brattleboro, Vermont 05302-0808
Telephone: (802) 254-4551

1. Applicant Responsible:

2. Identification of Semen:

The vial, straw or other package containing the semen from which the dam conceived shall have been accurately labeled with the following information:

3. Blood Type:

4. Canadian Semen:

Semen originating in Canada and produced by a sire(s) registered in the Herd Book of the Holstein Association of Canada, shall have met all requirements of the Joint Dairy Breeds Committee of Canada for use in artificial insemination in Canada before importation. In addition, provisions 1 and 3 above shall apply.

REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION OF PUREBRED DAIRY CATTLE

These requirements apply to the following:

1. Blood Typing

2. Listing Bulls

A registered dairy bull from which semen has been collected and used for the artificial insemination of dairy cows must be listed with the respective breed registry organization by the owner or lessee before the resulting offspring are eligible for registration.

Compliance of essential Listing shall consist of:

3. Semen Identification

Positive identification of semen is essential for accuracy of records to register the resulting offspring. The breeder submitting the application is responsible for proof of identification of semen used to produce the offspring for which application is being made.

4. Registration Procedure

Each Application for Registration must be submitted with one of the following conditions to be considered for registry when the sire and dam are not owned by the same person at time of breeding:

5. Each breed registry organization reserves the privilege of establishing separate conditions for the artificial insemination of animals within its respective breed.

07/2007


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