Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Embryo Transfer Rules

At the Association we are always looking for ways to improve and streamline policies that affect our members.  You have probably noticed already that a number of rules have changed under the registry banner already this year and I am announcing one more today.  The rules governing how ET calves born from purchased embryos are treated have changed.  We have streamlined the process to make it easier on every breeder who buys and sells embryos.  Embryo Flushes will from now on be treated similar to AI sires -- once a flush gets registered, any resulting calf, which also meets all other registration requirements including DNA testing, will be registered. 

To get a flush registered --  The owner of the donor dam on the day of the flush should complete and submit form CAAFORM28- Application for Registration of a Flush and a copy of the Certificate of Embryo Recovery to the office as soon as possible after the first sale from the flush.  The flush will be registered and any required DNA testing which hasn’t already been completed will be set up.  Once DNA testing as per the current DNA policy (CAA Handbook, Registry Section, Page 18) is completed all progeny, meeting all other registration requirements, will be registered.  ET calves do still require parent verification to both the sire and dam prior to registration.  Transfers of ownership on embryos will no longer be required.   The fee to record a flush has been set at $30. 

Flushes that have been recorded in the past will not require additional registration and will be grandfathered in. 

If you are registering a calf from a purchased embryo --  Please use the updated CAAFORM26-Embryo Transplant Application for Registration, providing the flush date is now mandatory and the calf cannot be registered until that information is provided, successful parent verification results will result in the completion of the registration.

As we make this transition our registry staff will notify you if information is missing or incomplete.  If you have any questions regarding this or any other recent (or not so recent) rule changes please feel free to contact any of the registry staff, we are always here to help.

Posted by Cheryl Hazenberg Feedback: cdnangus@cdnangus.ca