IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOW TO AVOID LATE REGISTRATION FEES
We would like to bring to the attention of breeders that the Irish Moiled Cattle Society has introduced a late registration penalty. There will be a grace period from now until the 1st September 2023 to allow breeders to catch up. All females over the age of 9 months old after 1st September 2023 will incur a penalty at registration after this date. It is advisable for all breeders to have all their older female calves,1 year-old females and 2 year-old females all registered before 1st September 2023. Full information on the late registration penalty charge is in the Breeding Programme of the Irish Moiled Cattle Society is in section 7 page 7 (details regarding the guidelines on how to enter animals in the herdbook is included below and be found on the Irish Moiled Cattle Society website at the following link;
Go the the breeding programme of the Irish moiled Cattle Society
PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING ANIMALS IN THE HERDBOOK
1. Tag the calf and notify its birth to the Department of Agriculture within 27 days of it being born. (An already existing statutory requirement of the Department of Agriculture)
2. Birth notify the calf (ideally before 1 month old) to the Irish Moiled Cattle Society Grassroots Online Database registry. Birth notification should be carried out preferably by the online Grassroots registry, or by email, WhatsApp, or post to the secretary of the IMCS by submitting the following details: tag number, name of animal, dob, sex, name of sire and name of dam.
3a. Pay and request to enter a female animal into the Herdbook should be made by a breeder to the Irish Moiled Cattle Society before the animal reaches 9 months old, at the cost of €110/£100 (discounted rate to members of €55/£50). The fee will increase if the pay and request to enter a female animal into the Herdbook is over the age of 9 months old, the cost will be €220/£200 (discounted rate to members of €110/£100). Requests should be made by email or WhatsApp to the breed secretary of the IMCS.
3b. Pay and request to enter a male animal into the Herdbook should be made by a breeder to the Irish Moiled Cattle Society before the animal reaches 18 months old, at the cost of €160/£150 (discounted rate to members of €80/£75). The fee will increase if the pay and request to enter a male animal into the Herbook is over the age of 18 months old, the cost will be €320/£300 (discounted rate to members of €160/£150). Requests should be made by email or WhatsApp to the breed secretary of the IMCS.
4. A hair kit with the individual animal’s ear tag number pre-printed should arrive with the breeder, approximately 2-3 weeks after the date it was paid and requested. Hair samples should be collected by the breeder adhering to the instructions directed by ICBF. Hair should be pulled to include approximately 30 hair root follicles. Hair should not be cut from the animal. Hair should be pulled from the tail switch area which contains large root hair follicles. Please see the ‘hair sampling demonstration’ video online on the IMCS website.
5. All breeders will be responsible for sending their own animal’s hair kits with hair samples included, to ICBF.
6a. Once the breeder sends the hair kit with the hair sample to ICBF, and if a successful parent verification result is attained for that animal, then that animal will be entered in to the Herdbook by the secretary of the IMCS. Once this process has been completed, a zootechnical certificate will be printed and sent to the breeder by post. The zootechnical certificate should arrive with the breeder approximately 6-8 weeks after the date the breeder sent the hair sample to ICBF.
6b. For animals that have an unsuccessful parent verification result, the secretary of the IMCS will notify the breeder.
1a. The cost to have entered in the Herdbook, analready genomic tested female animal before the age of 9 months old, is €50/£45 (discounted rate to members of €25/£22.50). The fee will increase for females over the age of 9 months old to €100/£90 (discounted rate to members of €50/£45).
1b. The cost to have entered in the Herdbook, analready genomic tested male animal before the age of 18 months old, is €110/£100(discounted rate to members of €55/£50). The fee will increase for males over the age of 18 months old to €220/£200 (discounted rate to members of €110/£100).
A NOTE FROM SECRETARY
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A quick re-cap….Since Spring 2021 we have undertaken to change our DNA method from MS to SNP. Therefore MS is the ‘old’ testing method and ‘SNP’ is the ‘new’ testing method. All registrations must be completed via SNP testing where possible and only in exceptional circumstances will we use MS testing.
Where MS testing is required we will also need to SNP test in order to register future progeny. An easy way to remember is that every animal breeding or intended for breeding must have a SNP profile.
Going forward SNP testing is – pre-paid, pre-ordered and pre-printed complete with a QR unique to the animal detailed on the hair kit/card. These kits/cards can take up to two weeks. Hair must be freshly ‘PLUCKED’ not cut. The abbreviation SNP does not mean snip/cut. DNA is gathered from the bulb root of the hair follicle hence the need to pluck. Never write on a hair kit/card. Always use one card per bag. Do not mix or contaminate.
When registering animals please ensure that your herd is up to date. APHIS, TAURUS and BCMS are in no way linked to our IMCS herd book or software and therefore you are also required to birth notify, complete transfers and notify deaths on our Grassroots Software/IMCS Online Register for your Irish Moileds.
Please remember that to REGISTER an animal means to DNA parentage prove. This comes with a general cost of €55/£50 female and €85/£75 male.
When registering a female or male please get in touch with the breed secretary prior to payment, stating the animals details. The Breed Secretary will then check the eligibility of the animal and confirm cost. Once paid, the kits will be ordered in due course. The kit/hair card will be posted out and must be returned by you the breeder using the envelope provided. Do not return samples to the Breed Secretary unless asked to.
A few tips to make life an little easier for all!
Do not use any dashes or spaces when typing a tag number
Do not use the fada above any letters in Irish names – the software systems do not recognise this
Do not pay for something and assume we know instantly. The process will be smoother if you drop us a message to say you’ve paid.
Do not message us asking for an update for ‘that heifer’ or can I order a kit for ‘this cow’. We need a tag, confirmation of payment and your details.
Its not all bad!
You can WhatsApp, text, leave a voicemail or ring during the hours of Tues – Thurs 9-3pm. Please note that the phone line can be busy. WhatsApp is the best method.
Do send us screen shots of payment and let us know what its intended for…better to see it twice than not at all!
Do reference payments either by BACS or Paypal. Unknown or overpayments may be viewed as donations. Payment methods are under the ‘Online Payments’ section of website.
Do ensure your herd is up to date – online 24/7 access using the ONLINE HERD BOOK (right hand corner of website). Should you require your login details, please WhatsApp the Society number. We understand that there many be some who prefer not to be online…no problem just get in touch.
Do make yourself a regular to the website for all updates and info, especially the Breeders Resources tab.
Please do remember – the daily running of the Society registrations/notifications/herd book and memberships is the Breed Secretary +44 (0)7842 185008
Pre-paid, Pre-ordered, Pre-printed and finally we are here to help and once you do the first few registrations it becomes second nature.
If you need any advice, help or assistance regarding registrations please contact breed secretary Gillian Steele between the hours of 9am to 3pm on Tues, Wed and Thur. Get in touch sooner rather than later and avoid unnecessary late registration fees.
Emergency Contact only outside of Gillian’s working hours on Mon 9am to 3pm and Fri 9am to 3pm –
ROI – Seamus Holmes 00353(87) 2828170,
NI- Michelle McCauley 07849833507,
GB- Dan Bull 07803330514