Policies – All Other Goats

Policies of Pedigree International Registry

– Registration of any goat
The breeder must complete all the registry paperwork, submit fees, and send to PI. If This registration is from progeny of semen use, a DNA parentage report from UC Davis must be included with the application.

Note: If the NAME OF THIS ANIMAL field is left blank on the application the animal will automatically be given the breeders herd prefix followed by the left ear tattoo.  If there is no left ear tattoo (thus the breeder is using micro chips)  then the animals name will be the breeders herd prefix and the micro chip number

– Sale of a goat
The breeder/seller (active PI client)  must complete all the registry paperwork, submit fees, and send to PI.

The buyer may no longer register or transfer goats that were purchased. The breeder/seller must complete all the registry paperwork, submit fees, and send to PI. This applies to transfers made both on the back of the certificate and transfers on application.  Transfer fees are the same weather transferring to buyers that are clients or non clients.

– What percentage constitutes a PUREBRED goat?
For any goat to be registered as a PUREBRED, within the herd book it is registered, a DOE must be at least 15/16 – 94% and a BUCK must be at least 31/32 – 97% (rounded up).

– Time frame for transfers from a sale?
The seller must send in the transfer paperwork to PI within 30 days of the sale.

– Transfers past the 30-day deadline of a sale?
If Pedigree accepts the documents for transfer, there will be an additional fee of $5 per month past the first 30 days of sale.

– Notify PI of the death of a PI registered goat?
Yes, all goats that have died are to be reported.  Certificates are to be returned to P.I. with the word deceased written on the certificate with the date of death if known.

– Annual client fee for PI breeders
Yes, its $35 per year. This maintains the herd books and advertises the breeders within Pedigree’s breeder file. Pedigree is also using social media advertising to bring perspective buyers to Pedigree’s web site and associated web pages. This will help new customers find PI breeders in their area.

– What if I do not want to be listed in PI’s breeder list?
PI will remove anyone breeder or a portion of any contact information with written request.

-DNA dictated pedigree change policy

When a goat proves different then its pedigree by DNA, it must use DNA to prove its pedigree status.  When a parent proves out by DNA, that parent reverts to a 0%, unless DNA can qualify in a new parent.

Changes will be made to an animal only after a verified DNA report from US Davis has been submitted to PI.  PI reserves the right to further investigate the results of the report.  The submitting party will provide PI with all DNA case codes associated with the case; failure to do so could result in 0% on the affected parent.

The submitting breeder is responsible to promptly contact  all their buyers to alert them that a change may/will be forthcoming in an effort to halt any sales, purchases or breedings that may be pending.

The submitting breeder will be responsible for all fees associated with the changes. 

– Rush Orders
There is a $25 fee for a rush order. A JPG file of the new certificate can be emailed the next day. The new certificate will be mailed the next business day. If a certificate is required to be overnight express mailed, the fee will be $75. Contact PI by email or phone prior to placing a “Rush” order.

– Returned Check fee
You really don’t want to do this. Be professional. There is a $40 returned check fee. The second returned check would result in additional fees plus loss of check privileges.

Cost to register goats is located under FEES on the drop down menu located on the website tool bar.

Reproduction Policies

DNA genotype report must be on file with PI prior to semen collection taking place. This case Identifier number will be used in the parentage of progeny prior to registration. Progeny resulting from an Artificial Insemination must also have a completed goat application plus a semen collection memo signed by the processor who collected semen from the sire. The semen collection memo must contain the sire’s registration number, visible identification, the date the semen was collected, the straw number, the size of straws collected, and fresh/frozen indication.

– Artificial Insemination

The person who performed the Artificial insemination must sign a service memo. A copy of this memo is required to be submitted to PI. The memo must contain the Sire’s registration number, the Dam’s identification and registration number, the date of insemination, and the straw code if applicable. All kids produced by the doe that is shown as serviced on any one “AI Service Memo” must have ALL offspring from that service registered at the same time and the original service memo must be submitted to PI.

Live Service By Any Buck. 
When a live buck is used to service a doe that is owned by another breeder a “Service Memo” must be filled out by the owner of the buck used. ALL does that are listed on the any one service memo must have ALL the kids born to them registered at the same time and the original service memo must accompany the registration for application.

If the semen was purchased, a copy of the semen straws bill of sale will also be required.

All kids produced by AI must be DNA Parent verified.

– Embryo Transfer

An embryo transfer memo must be provided stating the Sire’s registration number, the Dam’s registration number, the recipient number, the date of implantation, and must be signed by the person who performed the implantation. If the embryo was frozen, the straw code will also need to be submitted.

The identification number of the recipient that carried the animal must be indicated on that animal’s application for registration. A service memo is required if the Sire was not owned by the owner of the Dam at the time of breeding.

The owner of the Donor Doe is responsible for the registration of all kids submitted for registration from the flushing of that specific Donor Doe. If the owner of the Donor Doe sells recipients or is in a ‘joint venture’ on the flushing of any Donor Doe, the breeder on record of the Donor Doe is still responsible for the registration and fees of all kids submitted for registration from any single flush.  All kids submitted for registration from an ET program must be Parent Verified by UC Davis DNA testing.  A copy of the parent verification must be presented with the original application for registration.   The breeder may call PI ahead to reserve PI registration numbers for the kids to be DNA tested but the actual registration can not be completed until the DNA parentage verification has been preformed and submitted to PI with the animal application.

In the event that some embryos were frozen, the owner of the frozen embryos at the time of thawing will be responsible for the registration of all thawed embryos. The appropriate paperwork on the flush, freezing, selling, thawing, implantation , and DNA parentage verification of the embryos must be submitted with the animal application.

                                              Pedigree International requires DNA parentage on all progeny of the genetics work.

If you have a circumstance that is not covered by the policies above, or would like to petition for a variance, you may contact Pedigree to discuss your matter.