At the end of October each year Ayrshire New Zealand produces the annual Herd Book, publishing details of all animals registered as pedigrees in the preceding 12 month period to 31 August. The Herd Book includes 2 sections, Main and Ayrshire Registry.To be eligible for entry into the main Herd Book as a registered pedigree an animal must be 16/16 Ayrshire, or in other words a full blooded Ayrshire. For animals of less than 16 parts Ayrshire, the Ayrshire Registry allows registration as follows:
Animals 15/16 Ayrshire
Animals 14/16 Ayrshire
Animals 1/16 – 13/16 Ayrshire
Under the ‘fast track’ system animals will be registered into the Ayrshire Registry section of the Herd Book up to S3A as long as their full ancestry details are recorded on the LIC database. Subsequent generations will then move up through the registry system until animals become eligible for the main section of the Herd Book. Bulls may only be registered from S3A or full pedigree dams.
Implemented late in 2003, e-Registration is now in use by many members. The completion of one simple form allows members to automatically register animals in a variety of ways.
Turn Your Herd On registers all female animals eligible for registration in the herd.
Age group application will register all eligible females in a specified age range.
Registration Costs are as follows: (Members price excl. GST)
Non Member Registration fees are double.
Females born after 1 June 1995
Heifers up to 1 year of age (first 100)
Heifers up to 1 year (over 100)
Heifers over 1 year
Naming on database required (additional)
Bulls up to 1 year of age
Bulls over 1 year of age
When an animal is sold, the pedigree ownership will automatically be transferred at the same time as the location details via LIC.