AHCS DNA Guidelines



Guidelines for mandatory parent verification for registration

DNA parent verification will become mandatory for all animal registrations from 1 January 2024.

The purpose of mandatory DNA parent verification is to remove any ambiguity and error as to the pedigree of an animal. This is important to ensure the integrity of the AHCS Herdbook.

Additional parent verification requirements for animal registrations (except Grade C and Steer registrations) will come into effect from 1 January 2024.

A series of guidelines and resources have also been established by the AHCS to inform and assist members with the transition to mandatory parent verification, and to offer information to new members interested in joining the AHCS on the requirements for registration.

We encourage all current and prospective members to read over the guidelines, Frequently Asked Questions and fact sheets below.

It is strongly encouraged that all members also review and familiarize themselves with the additional conditions for registration document at Item 7.7 of the AHCS Regulations.

If you have questions regarding the Regulations, process for registration and completion of parent verification you are encouraged to reach out to an AHCS Councillor, State Representative of the AHCS Office. Contact details can be found on our Contact page.

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