REGULATIONS OF THE SIMMENTAL CATTLE BREEDERS’ SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED
As of 05.09.11
PUREBRED REGISTER means that section of the New Zealand Simmental Register in which Purebred Simmental cattle are entered.
GRADING-UP REGISTER means that section of the Register in which cross bred Simmental cattle accepted for registration are entered.
PUREBRED SIMMENTAL means any animal registered or eligible for registration as a purebred Simmental in any Register recognised by the Society. F1, F2 and so on means the number of top crosses of pure Simmental blood in the pedigree of the animal.
GRADING-UP FEMALE means any female of 50 per cent or more Simmental blood accepted by the Society for registration.
BASE COW means any female of any breed or cross, mated with a Simmental bull to produce an F1 animal.
HERD NUMBER means the letters, figures or other symbols allotted by the Council to each herd accepted for registration.
REGISTRY ID NUMBER means the unique 10 digit Breedplan identification given to every animal.
REGISTERED OWNER means the owner of any animal as recorded in the Register.
BREEDING YEAR means the calendar year from 1st January to 31st December.
YEAR LETTER means the letter denoting the year of birth of a registered animal.
HERDBOOK NUMBER means the unique 10 digit identification given to every registered animal.
BREEDER applied to a purebred animal or an animal of F2 and subsequent Simmental crosses means the owner of the dam at the time of mating.
BREEDER applied to an F1 female means the Member who first registered the animal.
SERVICE, SERVED, MATED, BY, and similar terms include the insemination by Artificial Breeding.
PREFIX means a word or words registered as the name of any herd.
GRADING-UP STATUS LETTER means the letter denoting the number of top crosses of pure Simmental blood in the pedigree of any grading-up animal.
REGISTER STATUS means registration in the Purebred Register, or in the case of an animal entered in a Grading-up Register or other Register the number of top crosses of pure Simmental Blood in its pedigree.
NAME of an animal means any or all of the prefix and her designation of the herd in which it was born, its station number, purebred or grading-up number or letters, and its year of birth number or letter, as the Council may from time to time decide.
1. The Society shall keep registers as follows:
(a) PUREBRED REGISTER, which shall include:
1. Imported purebred Simmental cattle registered or eligible for registration in a Register, recognised by the Society.
2. Purebred Simmental cattle bred in New Zealand
3. Any cattle of fifteen-sixteenths Simmental blood whose dam is a seven-eighths Simmental registered in a recognised grading-up register, and whose sire is a registered purebred Simmental bull.
(b) GRADING-UP REGISTER, which shall include any half or three quarter or seven-eighths blood Simmental female, whose sire or dam is a registered purebred Simmental.
Seven-eighths Simmental bulls may be registered only to enable transfer on export.
(c) SIRE LIST, which shall include any purebred Simmental bull approved for breeding registered Simmental cattle in herds other than those owned by the owner(s) of the bull.
(d) Any other register the Council may consider necessary.
NOTE: This section must be interpreted as subject to Rule 18 (b) covering inspection.
2. Animals eligible for registration are:
(a) Animals born in a registered herd or a herd subsequently registered by the herd owner and within the age specified in Regulation 4.
(b) Graded-up animals bred and supplied under a written pre-arranged contract between a cattle breeder and a Registered Owner. Such contract to be presented at the time of application for registration of the said animals by the Registered Owner, together with artificial insemination dockets/certificates as set out in Regulation 18.
(c) Purebred animals born from recipient cows obtained under contracted ovum transplant arrangements between the owner of the donor cow and a Registered Herd Owner.
NOTE: Unregistered heifer calves may not be purchased from unregistered breeders for registration in a Registered Herd Owner’s own herd unless bred under contract in Regulation 2 (b).
3. Application for registration of an animal in a Purebred or Grading-up Register shall be made on a form approved by Council and shall show the name of the animal (where applicable), sex, the name and registered number of its sire and the name and registered number of its dam. Each animal accepted by the Council for entry in the Register shall be allotted a registered number.
4. Applications for registration should be made by the 31st December in the same calendar year of birth. Registrations made later than the 31st July in the year following the year of birth shall be subject to approval of Council and shall be at double the normal fees.
5. The Council shall allot to each herd on registration a herd number which shall remain the exclusive property of the registered owner of the herd.
6. Each Registered Herd Owner shall apply to the Council for approval of a herd prefix that shall consist of not more than two words and shall remain the exclusive property of the Herd Owner.
7. Herd numbers and prefixes may be transferred only with the consent of the Council.
8. Any person wishing to register a new herd shall be or shall become an Ordinary Member of the Society and shall apply for the registration of his herd on a form approved by the Council and forward the completed form and required fees to the Society Office.
9. (a) Every animal eligible for registration in a Purebred or Grading-up Register shall, before it is weaned, be permanently marked by AHB tag, ear tag, tattoo, brand or other approved means in such a manner as the Council shall from time to time require. Calves should be identified as soon as practically possible after birth.
(B) Animals accepted for the Purebred or Grading-up Register shall be permanently marked with such marks in addition to those set out in Regulation 5 above as the Council may from time to time require.
10. Identifying animals by means of tattooing is voluntary.
PURITY YEAR TATTOO LAYOUT
A = Purebred 2007 = U TOP LINE - Herd Number
B = Seven-eighth bred 2008 = W
C = Three-quarter bred 2009 = X BOTTOM LINE - Purity, Year,
D = Half bred 2010 = Y
11. Every animal that is to be registered with the society will be assigned a HerdBook number. The first four numbers is the Herd Number, then the purity letter, followed by the Year Letter, finally a four digit number that is given to the animal by the registered owner, usually in order of age.
Example – 9999AU0001
Therefore this animal has been bred by Herd Number 9999, is purebred, born in 2007 and was the first calf born in this herd in 2007.
NOTE: The following letters are not used ‘I’, ‘O’, ‘Q’, ‘S’, ‘V’
12. A Base Cow shall be identifiable by ear tag or other means acceptable to the Council.
If any permanent marks become illegible the Council may require the Herd Owner to provide results of a parentage verification DNA test.
13. If any permanent marks become illegible the Council may require, the Herd Owner to provide results of a parentage verification DNA test.
14. Every animal that is to be registered with the Society will be assigned a Registry number. The first four numbers are the Herd Number, then the purity letter, followed by the year letter and finally a four digit number assigned to the animals by the registered owner usually in age order.
Note: The following year letter are not used – I, O, Q, S, V
15. Transfers of animals shall not be recognised unless the animals are registered, and transferred from one registered herd owner to another registered herd owner or to another herd owner who subsequently registers a herd with the Society. No animal may be admitted to a registered herd unless it is transferred from a herd registered with the Society or from a herd registered with any other Society approved by the Council, except under Regulation 2 (b). The breeding of any animal transferred from another Society must be certified by that Society or a person or organisation in terms acceptable to the Council.
NOTE: Where an animal is sold to an overseas purchaser and exported an Export Fee will be payable by the vendor. A transfer form shall be completed in the normal manner for record purposes. (Refer also Regulation 24.)
16. The transfer of any registered animal shall be recorded by the registered owner on the appropriate official form and sent to the SNZ registry. SNZ registry will then ensure that the transfer is recorded in the official registry on Internet Solutions and will send a copy of the transfer form to the new owner.
CERTIFICATES OF SERVICE
17. Natural Matings. Where a registered owner of a female wishes to use natural mating but does not own his own purebred bull, he may only use a bull registered with the Society and must at the time of application for registration of the resulting progeny furnish a signed certificate of service from the Registered Owner of this bull giving such particulars as the Council may require.
18. A Member may use artificial insemination in a Registered Herd owned byhim provided the semen used is from a bull listed on the Society Sire List or from a registered purebred bull owned by him solely or jointly for use in his own herd.
19. Progeny resulting from ovum transplant will be registered with the Society provided the requirements of this Regulation and any amendments that may be necessary from time to time are met and that all appropriate Government regulations are complied with.
The female used as a donor must be registered with the Society and shall have recoded Beef Class scores submitted to Breedplan in the preceding 12 months of ovum transplant.
Ovum Transplant Centres must provide the Society with the following documented information:
(a) The name, registered identification and owner of the donor female.
(b) The name and registered identification of the sire used in artificial insemination or service.
(c) The date of insemination or service.
(d) The date on which the ova recovery was made.
(e) The identity and description of the recipient animal to which the fertilised ova was transferred. (NOTE: Recipients must be tattooed and tagged).
(f) The date of positive pregnancy for FREEZING.
(g) The identity of the ampoule or container into which the fertilised ova have been placed for freezing or storage. If the container contains more than one ovum, the number shall be stated.
(h) The female used as a donor, must at her first ovum transplant, have a DNA profile on record at the Society.
(i) If the Sire used does not already have a DNA profile on record at the Society it must have a DNA profile test and the certificate forwarded to the Society.
REGISTRATION OF OVUM TRANSPLANT PROGENY
20. (a) Where a recipient cow is calved in New Zealand the owner, if not the owner of the donor, may, with the permission of the owner of the donor, apply for registration of the progeny into his own herd.
(b) At the time of calving the calf must be identified. If the calf is destined for export, DNA parentage verification must be conducted in accordance with the current New Zealand exporting requirements.
(c) Calves destined to reside in New Zealand do not have to be DNA parentage certified, however if at a later date they are exported they may have to be, to meet the requirements of the importing country. The cost of the DNA parentage certification will be at the expense of the owner or exporter.
(d) Application for registration of calves from ovum transplant are made on the normal registration application form, but must show the identification of the recipient cow from which they were born. Where calves are DNA parentage certified relevant documents must accompany the registration application.
(e) Calves from ovum transplant must be identified in the normal manner and in addition must carry the letter ‘ET’ immediately following the HerdBook number.
The Council reserves the right to decline acceptance of an animal’s registration in New Zealand at any time if it considers it to be unsuitable or if there is any reason to doubt the authenticity of the information provided.
EXPORT OF RECIPIENT COWS
21. (a) Where a recipient cow carrying an ‘in-utero’ Simmental calf is to be exported the owner or his agent must provide the Society Office with full details and identification of the animal to be exported.
(b) Relevant documentation (Regulation 19) if not already forwarded to the Society Office, must be forwarded immediately after the export arrangements are made.
(c) Documents for every recipient to be exported will be collated by the Society Office and on completion of all the export and Society requirements will be forwarded to the Simmental Office in the country to which the animal is being exported.
(d) An export fee set by the Council will be payable for each recipient exported. This fee will be payable by the exporter or his agent.
(e) The Council reserves the right to withhold documentation on any recipient animal to be exported if there is any reason to doubt the authenticity of the information provided.
EXPORT OF FROZEN OVA (or Cultured Ova)
22. (a) Any owner or his agent wishing to export frozen or cultured ova must immediately after the sale or export contract is arranged, forward to the Society Office full details and identification of the ova to be exported.
(b) Documentation relevant (Regulation 19) to the ova to be exported, if not already forwarded to the Society Office, must be forwarded immediately after the export arrangements are made.
(c) All such documents must be received by the Society Office prior to the date of export.
(d) Documents for every fertilised frozen or cultured ovum to be exported will be collated by the Society Office and on completion of all export and Society requirements will be forwarded to the Simmental Office in the country to which the ova is being exported.
(e) An export fee as set by the Council will be payable for each fertilised frozen or cultured ovum exported. This fee will be payable by the exporter or his agent.
(f) The Council reserves the right to withhold documentation on and fertilised frozen or cultured ova to be exported if there is any reasonto doubt the authenticity of the information provided.
NOTE: The Regulations on Ovum Transplants, Export of Recipients or Exports of Frozen or Cultured Ova are subject to alteration at any time.
IMPORTATION OF FROZEN OR CULTURED OVA
23. (a) Importation of fertilized frozen or cultured ova will be recognised by the Society provided the requirements and regulations of the Simmental Society in the country from which the ova is obtained have been fully met and all fees paid, and that all appropriate requirements of the New Zealand Government are complied with.
(b) Full pedigrees and DNA profile certificates for both the donor female and the sire used must be forwarded to the New Zealand Society Office.
(c) The subsequent application for registration of progeny from imported fertilised frozen or cultured ova will be considered provided those requirements in (a) and (b) are met and additionally those regulations laid down by the New Zealand Society for ovum transplants and registration of ovum transplant progeny and any other regulations are fully complied with.
(d) All such progeny shall be DNA parentage certified prior to application for registration.
(e) The Council reserves the right to decline registration of any animal if there is any reason to doubt the information provided, or if any of the requirements enumerated have not been fully complied with.
NOTE: The Regulation on the importation of fertilised frozen or cultured ova may be altered at any time.
EXPORT OF PUREBRED OR GRADING-UP ANIMALS
24. (a) An owner of registered purebred or grading-up animals wishing to export the animal/s must forward to the Society Office immediately a sale or export contract is arranged, all documentation relevant to the animals’ registration and where applicable DNA parentage certification (ovum transplant progeny) accompanied by a signed transfer in duplicate. All such documents must be received by the Society Office prior to the date of export. Failure to forward the relevant documents for the animal being exported may debar the animal from leaving the country.
(b) Any animal to be exported must have been identified in the correct manner and such identity shall be clearly readable and identical to that shown on the transfer, Certificate of Registration and any Government or export forms necessary. Incorrectly identified animals will not be accepted for export.
(c) Any Registered animal sold for export must be Beef Class structurally assessed by an accredited inspector prior to export at a time as close as practically possible to the date of export. Export Beef Class assessment supersedes any previous inspections that might have been made. Should an animal be rejected at the time of assessment the Inspector/s shall immediately inform the Society office by telephone.
The Owner of the animal or his or her agent may, if the rejection is disputed, lodge an appeal with the Society Office. Such an appeal must be made immediately and the Inspector/s informed. The Council will then appoint an Arbitrator and his or her decision will be taken as binding.
Where such an appeal is made a bond of $50.00 is applicable, which will be subject to forfeiture, plus expenses incurred, if the rejection is upheld by the Arbitrator.
(d) An export fee set by the Council will be payable for each animal exported. This fee will be payable by the exporter or his or her agent. (Refer fees).
25. All calves to be registered with the Society must be by a sire that has a DNA profile on record at the Society. Any calves by sires that do not have a DNA profile on record will be denied registration until a DNA profile is submitted to the Society.
26. Where a registered animal is inspected by Society appointed inspector/s a fee is payable, as set by the Council, relevant to the number of animals inspected at one location. (Refer fees)
PRE-LIST FEES AND CALF ENTRIES
27. (a) A fee is applicable, as laid down by the Council for each breeding female pre-listed in a registered herd. (Refer fees).
(b) A discount as set by the Council will be given to herd owners that submit calf entries electronically.
28. Any person who classifies a registered animal as polled or scurred implies a guarantee that the animal has not been de-horned or de-scurred. This information should be submitted on the Calf Returns. If an error is made on the polled status of an animal changes can be made by Registry.
(GST TO BE ADDED TO FIGURES SHOWN)
Application for Ordinary Membership $200.00
Ordinary Member $500.00
Associate Member $50.00
Junior Member $100.00
3 yo + females
1 – 20 $35.00
21 – 40 $30.00
41 – 60 $26.00
61 – 100 $24.00
101 – 150 $20.00
All 2 yo females $18.00
The above pre-list fees apply to 2006. The fees are subjected to the CPI increase of 4% each year.
Domestic AI Sire $112.00
Imported AI Sire $200.00
Imported Donor Dam $100
Domestic Embryo $
Imported Embryo $
(if neither Sire or Dam are registered in NZ) $70.00
Purebred and Seven-eighths $
Other Grade Animals $
In-calf recipients $
Fertilised Ova (Per Unit) $
Cattle Inspection Fees Price dependant on number of animals being inspected
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