Pedigree Heifers for Export to Russia
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5.3. Pregnancy – 2-5 months at the time of selection.
5.4. Animals must be purebred and must comply with their breed type. They need to have good health, must be robust, without defects and lacks of exterior. Animals must belong to the herd book (breeding cattle), must be full-blood (100%) and purebred (100% Holstein breed). The heifers must be evaluated at the genome level with the presence of complex and separate genomic indices allowed for publication in official sources of information in accordance with the recommendations of ICAR/INTERBULL. The same requirements are applied for bulls, the semen of which was used for insemination of selected animals.
5.6. Selected animals must be dehorned.
5.7. The heifers must be evaluated genomically (RZG, GTPI, GLPI). Information about these animals (at least 3 generations) must be traced in any of the following systems and databases: Interbull, Canadian Dairy Network and GLobaL Dairy Sire Genetic Evaluations – Dairy Bulls, World Holstein Friesian Federation. The genomic evaluation must be at least RZG-115, GTPI-1700, GLPI-2200. Genomic evaluation must be provided in the form of indices (complex and separate) and also in the form of a linear exterior profile.
5.8. The heifers must be assessed on the calving ease and have an index of at least 100 of Calving ability. Daughter calving ability – also not less than 100.
5.9. Animals should not receive feed containing ruminant proteins, with the exception of substances recommended by the OIE Code.
5.10. It is necessary that all animals must be tested on carriage of genetic mutations BLAD, CVM, DUMPS, Brachyspina and should not be their carriers. Also, animals should not be the carriers of haplotypes (HH1, HH2, ННЗ, HH4, HH5) and HCD. Bulls, which semen was used for insemination of heifers, also should not be carriers of genetically determined diseases and haplotypes.
5.11. The heifers must be achieved by the method of artificial insemination or transplantation of embryos, over which manipulations of segmentation or cloning were not occurred. The authenticity of origin must be confirmed by the presence of a genetic passport (DNA TYPING CARD) with STR-markers or with confirmation of origin by the genomic laboratory, as well as by the pedigree certificates (PEDIGREE CERTIFICATE), which contain information of at least three generations of ancestors and must be issued officially by the authorized pedigree service of the exporting country.