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
The applicant identifying an artificially conceived animal assumes full responsibility for the accuracy of all information required by the Holstein Association on appropriate application forms for the issuance of a Certificate of Registration, Recording or Identification.
The Holstein Association may at any time request the owner of dam at time of service or owner of dam at time of calving, whichever is applicable, to provide proof of ownership of semen or the availability of semen of the indicated sire on the application for identification.
- Such proof may be in the form of a breeding receipt which identifies the semen used when inseminating the identified dam of the animal for whom an application for registry or identification has been filed.
- In instances where the semen used was involved in a transaction (sale, purchase or gift) for future use (not applicable under "a." above), the first owner or seller should provide the second owner or buyer with a Bill of Sale or equivalent document identifying the semen, the date of the transaction, quantity involved and source of such semen. A copy of the Bill of Sale or equivalent document may be requested at any time by the Holstein Association as evidence of availability of semen for use. The Bill of Sale or equivalent document need not necessarily be from the original producer or supplier, but should be traceable to the original source through a series of such documents involving each ownership of the semen available and used.
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:
- The name and registration number of the bull registered in the Herd Book of Holstein Association USA, Inc. This may be supplemented by the unique identification code of the sire placed on file with The Holstein Association by the semen producing and/or freezing business or owner of sire.
- The date of semen collection or a semen collection code which is unique and identifiable with the business or organization collecting and/or freezing the semen. Such code shall be available to The Holstein Association for reference on request.
- The identification code of the business or organization collecting and/or freezing semen as assigned by NAAB may be shown at the option of the owner of the sire. When a code is used, adequate information must be on file with The Holstein Association to completely and accurately identify it with the business or organization collecting and/or freezing the semen, otherwise, the name of such business or organization shall be included on the inseminating unit.
3. Blood Type
- At such time as semen is frozen, the bull from which collected will be blood typed with his living unblood-typed sire and/or dam. Approval of the laboratory from which a blood type will be accepted must be obtained with The Holstein Association. Specifications for the blood type and form of report are available from The Holstein Association. Under extenuating circumstances, The Holstein Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to this requirement.
- Blood Typing Service Available: The Holstein Association provides a blood typing service to meet these requirements through an arrangement with a blood typing laboratory qualified to meet all provisions set forth in 3a (above). A $40.00 service fee will be charged by The Holstein Association for each animal involved in such blood typing service.
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.