Friday, March 12, 2010

Remember to transfer!

It's been a busy winter with many bull sales. Whether you are buying or selling, we would like to remind you that bulls sold as purebred must be transferred into the name of the buyer. This is a requirement not only of the Canadian Angus Association, but it is also a legal obligation under the Animal Pedigree Act. According to the Animal Pedigree Act, a transferred paper needs to be provided to the buyer within six months after the sale date if an animal is sold as a purebred.

Registration certificates:
  • Identify the animal by its permanent mark, the tattoo.
  • Identify ownership of the animal.
  • Identify the three-generation pedigree of the animal.
  • Show the identification of animals that have tested free for genetic defects, as well as those who have tested as carriers of genetic defects.
  • Qualify offspring for Angus tags and open marketing opportunities for owners of registered seedstock.
  • Are legal documents recognized by the Animal Pedigree Act.
  • Are a guarantee of authenticity backed by the Canadian Angus Association.
Commercial bull buyers must have registered Angus bulls in order to purchase Angus tags and qualify their animals for Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed. We have 12 licensed participants across Canada actively searching for Angus tagged cattle. These participants have indicated that there is a shortage of Angus tagged cattle. You can find licensed participants in your area on the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed website.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky