All calves born in Ireland must be registered at birth by their breeder with Animal Events (ICBF), for entry in the Main Herd Book (Class 1 and Class 2).

  1. To qualify for entry into the Main Section of the herd book an animal shall:
    -be descended from parents and grandparents entered in the Herd Book or another E.U. Herd Book for the breed;
    -be identified at birth according to the rules of the Herd Book;
    -have a pedigree established in accordance with the rules of the Herd Book.
  2. The Main Section of the herd book shall be divided into two classes:
    1. Class 1: These animals descend from parents 100% Aubrac (according to ICBF), comply with all the characteristics of the breed and are free from genetic defects. Ref on Certificates PED 1
    2. Class II: These animals meet the minimum criteria for entry in the Main Section but have an undesirable breed characteristic (e.g. white patches or white tail and/or are carriers of a genetic defect) Ref on Certificates Ped 2
  3. An animal from another Member State shall be entered in the class of the book whose criteria it meets.
  4. The Society reserves the right to refuse to accept the notification of birth of a calf where the data provided is deemed to be deficient or inaccurate. The Society reserves the right to impose a late registration penalty for any animal registered after 27 days of birth as well as full DNA parentage proof. All donors or bulls used for breeding purposes must have been blood/DNA typed by an approved laboratory before progeny can be accepted for registration.
  5. All AI dockets must be forwarded to the Society. Where more than one insemination is carried out, all the insemination certificates must be forwarded to the Society.
  6. In the case of a sire located outside the state, the member shall supply full pedigree details of the sire and mating records, certified by the Herd Book of the state of export to the Society. In the case of official mating records not being available, parentage verification through DNA will have to be carried out and the registration of the calf pending results. The onus is on the breeder to seek out this information.
  7. Embryos must be notified at the time of collection on the appropriate embryo registration form, which must be properly and accurately filled out and signed by both the owner of the donor female and the representative of the approved collection team. Original copy should be sent to the Society within 14 days of collection of the embryos. The breeder is advised to keep a photocopy for his/her own records.
  8. When an embryo notified as above in any way changes its status by means of thawing, implantation, change of ownership etc., this change of status must be notified to the Society on an approved Embryo Amendment Form appropriately signed.
  9. In the case of calves born as the result of embryo transfer, both donor sire and dam must be blood/ DNA typed and the resultant calf must have its parentage verified by an approved laboratory within 12 month of birth.
  10. The cost of any DNA/blood typing will be paid by the member and the Society reserves the right to request the owner to do additional DNA/blood typing at his/her own expense if thought necessary by the Council.
  11. The Society reserves the right to withdraw any certificate without refund if the animal fails parentage verification. The onus is on the breeder to ensure that all details on the Pedigree Certificate are correct. The Society will not be responsible for lost or mislaid forms.
  12. The Society reserves the right to carry out, at their discretion, random blood/DNA typing, at the breeder’s expense on all animals. In the event of an animal failing this verification, the Board may then decide to have all animals proposed for registration by the breeder blood or DNA verified for a period of 2 years.
  13. Each animal must be named, the first letter of the name must be that of the current Society year letter, for example each animal born in 2005 shall have a name commencing with the letter A.
  14. Only paid up members of the Society shall be allowed to register animals in the Society’s Herd Books.