Birth Notification and Registration

Birth Notification

All animals should ideally be ‘Birth Notified’ by the time they are 27 days old and must be ‘Birth Notified’ prior to sending hair samples for registration. All females should be ‘registered’ by the time they are 9 months old otherwise they will incur a late registration fee.

Birth notifications can be completed online via the Grassroots Online Registry – if the sire is not in your herd for any reason (sold or AI) you may be able to ‘search’ the animals name – be sure to spell correctly and please ensure full names are used i.e Shamrock Daisy 2 and Shamrock Daisy 22 are completely different animals.

Births must mirror that of ICBF/Agri Depts. The two systems do not work in tandem. Therefore if you birth notify an animal with the Dept of Agri you must also notify with the Society.

Please remember that ‘birth notification’ and ‘registration’ are two different processes.

Birth notification is birth details only – adding animal to the system.

Registration is the process in which to register the animal as pedigree.

Please detail the colour, calving ease and weight

If you have any queries, please email the Breed Secretary.

Registration

The Society are currently undertaking a major DNA project to update testing techniques from Microsatelite testing to SNP testing.

The Registration protocol has changed for DNA testing since March 2021 please refer to your latest ‘Society Summary’ mailing here https://www.irishmoiledcattlesociety.com/snp-dna-testing-summary/  or contact the Breed Secretary

PROCEDURE FOR ENTERING ANIMALS IN THE HERDBOOK

  1. Tag the calf and notify its birth to the Department of Agriculturewithin 27 days of it being born. (An already existing statutory requirement of the Department of Agriculture)
  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 notbe 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.
  1. 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.

 

Note

1a. The cost to have entered in the Herdbook, an already 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, an already 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).

 

Downloads


Birth Notification Form

Colour guide

Irish Moileds come in a wide range of colour markings! This guide is an aid to choose the one which best represents the animal being Birth Notified

 

Mainly White – A predominantly white animal with red ears with or without a red band around the nose, some in this category may also have a small amount of red on the rib and or neck region.

 

50/50 – Around 50% red and 50% white. Some in this category may have a large proportion of white with a fair amount of red over ribs and usually will have some red on the neck.

 

Typically Marked – As close to the preferred colour as possible, predominantly red (70-80%) with a broad white stripe the full length of back (no broken lines), white underparts and ideally a white patch on thigh. Red ears, nose and a mottled or flecked face, which may be fairly dark or light in colour.

 

Mainly Red – Predominantly red animals, this would include animals with a broken, very thin or no white stripe down the back at all and with or without a little white around the head often with just a white star. Under parts are usually white in particular the udder and inside of legs.