The Canadian Shorthorn Association offers breeders of Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross cattle the opportunity to "tag" their Shorthorn animals with our Shorthorn management tag. The tags are sold individually, or as a package with the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency RFID tags. The word "SHORTHORN" is printed on the Reyflex management tag which is available in large sizes, in white or yellow.
In the future the Canadian Shorthorn Association would like to accumulate data on the performance and carcass merit of these "Shorthorn" tagged animals in order to promote the benefits of the breed.
Commercial cattlemen who have had a Shorthorn bull transferred to their name have been offered an incentive to use our tags - we are offering the RFID and Management Tag Package in size large for $3.50 (the management tags are complimentary) and shipping costs are absorbed by the Association.
You may order your tags blank or custom numbered. The tag applicator can be purchased with the tags or an Allflex tagger can be used by simply purchasing a Reyflex pin to put in it. Tags are packaged in lots of 25 and buttons are included.
Prices are as follows:
Large Tags and RFID Tag & Button $4.50
Large Tags are $1.25 individually
Prices include the $0.60 CCIA registration fee, custom numbering, taxes and shipping are extra.
Breeders, why not say thanks to your commercial customers by purchasing some tags for them to use on their Shorthorn calves - you can combine it with the CSA's incentive program!
For more information, or to order your SHORTHORN tags, contact the CSA office at 306-757-2212, fax 306-525-5852 or e-mail email@example.com. If faxing or e-mailing, please include all details of your order ie: color, size and number of tags ordered (in increments of 25) and send your complete address, phone and fax numbers. Allow 2 weeks for delivery. Tags are shipped directly from Ketchum Manufacturing in Ottawa.
In 2001 the Canadian Shorthorn Association introduced a voluntary whole herd registry which allows Canadian Shorthorn breeders the option of listing their herd in the WHR program with a single fee paid for a full range of required services. Those who wish to do so may make the decision to continue to register and transfer Shorthorn cattle using the traditional system.
The WHR program will simplify the paperwork for you as a breeder. It will also provide a basis for better financial planning by the Association. Most important, however, is the fact that the WHR program will provide information required by the Canadian Shorthorn industry - in the form of weights and performance data requested by the commercial meat production industry.
The registry service for the WHR program will be provided by Canadian Livestock Records Corporation. The performance program service will be provided by the American Shorthorn Association.
Please note that the following outline includes the dates and deadlines which will be a part of the long-term WHR program:
A reactivation fee of $60 will be paid to reinstate and activate a female in any year if she has been dropped from the previous year's inventory.
Note: If the calf dies before weaning, the breeder only needs to provide the appropriate calf disposal code, plus whatever information was collected (sire information, calf sex, birth date, birth weight and birth management group.)
Bulls under assessment age kept for sale will not be assessed a charge, however, annual enrollment must be paid on bulls younger than 30 months of age on the inventory date before any progeny can be registered.
Bulls which have been used for natural service in two or more herds must be activated on at least one herd inventory. Adherence to existing regulations is required in regard to bulls owned in partnership or calling for signature of the owner of the bull for registration of the calf.
- AI Sires will not need to be enrolled, however semen transfers are still required.
- Participation in the WHR requires adherence to existing regulations in regards to genotyping AI Sires and ET donor dams.
The owner of a dam at time of service on the traditional registry who sells the bred female to a breeder on the Whole Herd Registry is not required to enroll the service sire in order for the resulting offspring to be registered.
- 1, Breeder sends Calving Report and Registration Report to CLRC in Ottawa with birth weights
- 2. CLRC sends weaning/yearling worksheets back to the breeder with pre-printed tattoos and birth weights, with a copy also going to CSA
- 3. CSA forwards the birth weights to ASA
- 4. ASA sends birth weight report back to CSA who forwards to the breeder
- 5. Breeder submits weaning weights to CSA who forwards to ASA
- 6. Breeder submits yearling weights to CSA who forwards to ASA
- 7. Reports come back to CSA from ASA, along with an invoice, and CSA forwards the weaning and yearling reports to the breeder.
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- Decision to participate in WHR January 31, annually
(cow list to be returned activating females and reporting breeding information)
- FIRST PAYMENT (50%) due on the Whole Herd Listing January 31, annually
- Calving information submitted by breeder Spring of the Year - at breeder's convenience
- Second Payment (50%) due on Whole Herd Listing June 1, annually
- Performance Information submitted by breeder Fall of the Year - at breeder's convenience
- Deadline for submission of performance November 1, annually
(for information to be included in year-end sire summary)
Belinda Wagner, Secretary-Treasurer
Box 3771, Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3N8 Canada
Telephone (306)757-2212 Fax (306)525-5852 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org