Regulations for registering calves from artificial insemination matings vary among the different beef breed registry associations. Management personnel and members of the respective breed associations vary in their policies and views. This booklet summarizes the artificial insemination regulations of the various beef breed registry associations.
The information listed pertains to the registration of progeny from out-of-herd artificial insemination. Out-of-herd artificial insemination is defined as the use of artificial insemination by the breeder (owner of the dam on record at the time of breeding) who is not the owner or co-owner of the recorded bull used. Breed associations not listed either did not respond to our request of their regulations or were not known to exist at the time this booklet was prepared. For your convenience, information in this booklet is arranged alphabetically by breed. The information listed provides a guideline for interested persons. Anyone registering cattle of a specific breed is responsible for obtaining complete details of regulations regarding registration from the respective breed registry association. The regulations this booklet summarizes are based solely on information provided by the respective breeding registry associations and believed to be complete and accurate. However, all regulations are subject to change and specific interpretation by the respective breed registry associations.
Neither Certified Semen Services, Inc., 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 herein.
One requirement that is generally common for all breed registry associations is that a record of the blood type of each bull used in artificial insemination be on file with the respective breed associations. It is recommended that each bull be blood typed at the time the semen is first collected. Some associations are now requiring blood profiling using DNA technology.
When having a bull blood typed/profiled for purposes of recording this blood type/profile with the breed association, the blood should be sent to the laboratory with which the breed association is affiliated. Before collecting blood samples for blood typing/profiling, obtain the necessary instructions, report forms and blood tubes containing anti-coagulant solution or other required materials from the respective breed registry association.