Rules and Regulations DNA Changes

To all Members,
 
The Board wishes to advise that a change to the current Rules and Regulations have been passed at the November 2018 Shorthorn Beef Board meeting.
 
The new rule relates to the requirement for a DNA profile to be held at the Shorthorn Beef office for all Sires (AI or Natural) and Donor Dams. The new rule states:
All Sires and Donor Dams that have progeny born from 1st July 2019 must have a valid DNA Profile. If a DNA Profile cannot be obtained, progeny cannot be registered into the HBR register, however the progeny may be enrolled in the SFA register with any known pedigree. Frozen genetic DNA material stored prior to 1st July 2019 will still be eligible for registration at the appropriate level.

The requirement for DNA Profiles to be held at the Shorthorn Beef Office was implemented in 2010 to raise the integrity of the Herdbook. The board are of the opinion that there has been sufficient time for members to be aware of the DNA collection requirements and that to maintain the integrity of the Herdbook, the ability for exemptions should be removed for the start of 1st July 2019. 

The addition of this rule applies to to all mentions of DNA within the current Rules and Regulations. An updated version of the Rules and Regulations have been made available on the Shorthorn Beef Website.

If you require any further clarification regarding the change please don’t hesitate to contact the Shorthorn Beef Office or the Board.
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The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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