Using Semen and Embryos Imported into Canada

CSPA BULLETIN

IMPORATING SEMEN AND EMBRYOS INTO CANADA

THE CSPA REQUIREMENTS

            Recently Canadian Speckle Park breeders have been asking about the requirements and procedures for registering calves born in Canada and propagated from imported semen or imported embryos.  Please consult Section 18 of the CSPA By-laws.  What follows is a re-statement of what is required to comply with the requirements of the By-laws.    

Imported Semen

It is the responsibility of the person applying for the registration of a Canadian born calf propagated by imported semen to apply for the CSPA registration of the donor bull, to ensure that the following requirements are met and to pay the required fees.

1.     The donor bull must be registered with a registry recognized by CSPA for these purposes.  Speckle Park International (SPI) and the Irish Speckle Park Cattle Society are recognized by CSPA.   

2.     The donor bull wherever registered must

a.     Be registered with the Canadian Speckle Park Association prior to any offspring being registered in Canada (Section 18, 2a and e);

b.     Meet all the current CSPA rules of eligibility for registration (Section 18, 2b);

c.      The application for the registration of the donor sire is accompanied by  an export registration (recording) certificate and a pedigree which records at least five complete generations of ancestors for each of which there is a registration number and a specified colour and pattern (Section 18, 2c);

d.     The application for the registration of the donor sire is accompanied by the bulls DNA profile and a clear statement from an accredited laboratory that he has qualified against both parents (Section 18, 2f).

Imported Embryos

            The applicant for the registration of a Canadian born calf propagated from an imported embryo, must meet these requirements and provide with the CSPA application to register the calf all of the following:

a.     The donor cow and embryo’s sire must be registered with a registry recognized by CSPA for these purposes.  Speckle Park International (SPI) and the Irish Speckle Park Cattle Society are recognized by CSPA.

b.     The donor cow and embryo’s sire must meet all the current CSPA rules of eligibility (Section 18, 2b);

c.      An export recordation certificate for the embryo (Section 2c) must accompany the applications;

d.     Pedigrees for the donor sire and dam which record at least five complete generations of ancestors for each of which there is a registration number and a specified colour and pattern (Section 18, 2c) must accompany the application;

e.     For both the sire and the dam, DNA profiles and clear statements from an accredited laboratory that they has qualified against both parents (Section 18, 2f).

For clarification on any of these points please contact the office of the Canadian Speckle Park Association at 403-946-4635 or info@canadianspecklepark.ca