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Schedule Y

Requirements for donors of embryos destined for transfer, sale or export

Herd book section
Cow must be registered as Appendix B or SP

●  Ownership
Must be registered in the name of the active member who is making the application or belong to a recognised A.I. station.

●  Inspection
(a) Donor cows must have been approved by at least two inspectors specifically appointed by the society (at least one of which should always be a senior) at a special inspection held for this purpose.  Donor cows must score an average of ≥7 with no score less than 6, on the official score sheet (A score of 5 for the navel fold is the ideal).
(b) Must display no signs of physical defects

●  Progeny inspection
75% of presented females must pass inspection
50% of the presented males must pass inspection

●  DNA profiling
The DNA Lab number must be registered

●  Data verification
Inter calving period (ICP) ≤ 390 days (4% better than the breed average)
Reproductive index (RI) ≥ 104(4% better than the breed average)
In the case of heifers, the dam must meet the requirements.  The Society will ensure the accuracy and completeness of the production and progeny data.

●  Legal
All other relevant legal requirements, as prescribed by the Act, must be adhered to, including all veterinary requirements such as the submission of “Schedule O” forms

Remember that only the Registrar has authority to issue export permits for animals or genetic material, not the Society.

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