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Semen and Embryo Donors

The Society must control the practice of AI and ET in Nguni herds in accordance with the Act.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION

  • Apply in writing to the Society;
  • Apply for co-ownership if applicable;
  • Bull for AI Centres will be recommended by Inspectors and approved by a Committee appointed by the Council.

STANDARDS
Requirements for donors of semen destined for transfer, sale or export (Schedule X)

Herd book section
Bull must be registered as Appendix A, B or SP

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

Data verification
The society shall reasonably ensure the accuracy and completeness of all the bulls’ pedigree, progeny and production data, but does not restrict itself to the accreditation of bulls with official BLUP figures, as it does not have a policy of compulsory performance recording by the ARC

Inspection

  • Bull must have been approved by at least two inspectors specifically appointed by the society (at least one of which should always be a senior) and score an average of ≥ 5 with not more than one score of ≤ 4, on the official score sheet, at a special inspection held for this purpose.
  • Must display no signs of genetic or chromosomal defects.

 

DNA profiling

The DNA profile must indicate purity and the LidCat number must be registered

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.
Requirements for donors of embryos destined for transfer, sale or export (Schedule Y)

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

Ownership
Must be registered in the name of the active member who is making application

Data Verification
The society shall reasonably ensure the accuracy and completeness of all the donor’s pedigree, progeny and production data, but does not restrict itself to the accreditation of donors with official BLUP figures, as it does not have a policy of compulsory performance recording by the ARC.

Inspection
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.

DNA profiling
The DNA profile must indicate purity and the LidCat number must be registered

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 i