Registrations And Transfers

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:

S3A Animals 15/16 Ayrshire
S2A Animals 14/16 Ayrshire
S1A 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.
  • Individual registrations.


Registration Prices

Registration Fees – per animal (all prices are exclusive of GST)

Non Member Registration fees are double.

Females born after 1 June 1995  
Heifers up to 1 year of age (price if DNA verified to sire, and also dam if possible) $6.00
Heifers up to 1 year (price if not DNA parentage verified) $8.00
Heifers over 1 year $10.00
Naming on database required (additional) $1.50
Bulls up to 1 year of age $50.00
Bulls over 1 year of age $100.00

When an animal is sold, the pedigree ownership will automatically be transferred at the same time as the location details via LIC.

Registration Standing Orders

Standing orders for e-registration apply only to animals born in the preceding season. All other registrations must be dealt with individually.

A “what if” report from e-registration will be created based on the following parameters, specified by the member. This will be sent to the member with the following:

1. A reminder to make sure that all calves are named on MINDA.
2. Details of any sire queries.
3. A reply portion to confirm the animals to be registered. This will include the ability to exclude any animal and to include male animals individually.

On receipt an invoice will be generated and sent to the member.
The registrations will be processed once the invoice is paid.