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The New Zealand Hereford Association Cattle Genetic Export Standards and Quality Assurance Certification Process of the standards that are detailed in this document are produced by the New Zealand Hereford Association.

All breeding animals exported under The New Zealand Hereford Association Cattle Genetic Export Standards and Quality Assurance Certification Process will be individually inspected and certified by accredited Hereford NZ Inspectors. The certification process is comprehensive and thorough. Animal identification and pedigree data will be individually verified and certified as correct and in all categories there will be individual animal inspections in accordance with the compliance standard for structural soundness with the New Zealand Hereford Association structural soundness quality assurance specifications. All animals will also be individually inspected to ensure that they are true to their breed type and comply with the breeds strict phenotypic standard.

 

1. Livestock Category Standards

We are pleased to offer the following Livestock Category Standards for New Zealand Hereford breeding cattle to meet all requirements for efficient, high quality beef production. All animals complying with the Livestock Category Standards must have been inspected by an independent Hereford NZ accredited inspector, the inspector will hold a current category 1 or 2 RAS (Royal Agriculture Society) Judges certificate and comply with the Livestock Inspection Standards.

Category 1:

Registered Purebred Hereford Stud Breeding Cattle

All Category 1 NZ Hereford registered purebred cattle are registered with the New Zealand Hereford Association and have been quality assured and certified by an independent Hereford NZ accredited inspector to the compliance levels in this category and structural soundness specifications in this export standard document.

Breeding:

These high quality pedigree stud animals have been bred from registered purebred pedigree bulls and registered purebred pedigree cows.

Recommended use:

For the production of high quality bulls for genetic improvement in beef producing herds and heifers which are used for further stud stock breeding.

Compliance Standard:

  • Male or Female animal

  • Pedigree levels: 3 generations on both the sire and dam sides of the animals pedigree

  • Sire and Dam registered with the New Zealand Hereford Association

  • Each animal uniquely identified and traceable via the New Zealand National Animal Identification Traceability scheme (NAIT) ear tag (compulsory) and a secondary tag or ear tattoo

  • Export Certification including month and year of birth, pedigree certification, animal identification verification, and Hereford True to Type phenotypic certification

  • Registration to be transferred to the new owner on request

  • The Hereford NZ Export Certificate will include a notation if a Category 1 NZ Hereford animal is a known DNA tested carrier of a recognised genetic condition.

Category 2:

Registered Purebred Breeding Cattle


Breeding:

Cattle in this category are purebred and have been sired by registered purebred Category 1 NZ Hereford stud bulls in a single or multiple-sire mating group and their dam may be recorded. They have been quality assured and certified by an independent Hereford NZ accredited inspector to the compliance levels in this category and specifications in this export standard document.

Recommended use:

The cattle are for the establishment of high quality herds to produce highly productive heifers and steers suitable for producing high quality carcasses, and heifers for further breeding.

Compliance Standard:

  • Sired under single or multiple sire-mating conditions using sires registered as Category 1 NZ Hereford

  • A single sire or a maximum of 5 sires in the sire mating group

  • Each animal uniquely identified and traceable via the New Zealand National Animal Identification Traceability scheme (NAIT) ear tag (compulsory)

  • Export Certification including month and year of birth, single or multiple Sire Mating group, identification verification and certification, Hereford True to Type phenotype verification.

 

Category 3:

Unregistered Purebred Breeding Cattle


Breeding:

Cattle in this category are purebred and have been bred from unregistered cows and are sired by unregistered bulls.

Recommended use:

These cattle are for the establishment of breeding herds to produce for feeding to produce beef carcasses and heifers for further breeding purposes.

Compliance Standard:

  • Sire and Dam not registered on the New Zealand Herford Association register

  • Each animal uniquely identified & traceable via the New Zealand National Animal Identification Traceability scheme (NAIT) ear tag (compulsory)

  • Export Certification showing Hereford True to Type phenotypic verification.

 

 

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