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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
By becoming a member of the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association, you give your customers the peace of mind that your business is recognized through the nation as well established and known for its quality business practices.

We invite you to become part of the organization, a non-profit corporation that encourages, develops, promotes, and regulates the breeding and import and export of Blonde d'Aquitaine cattle in Canada. Remember, the success of the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association is dependent on an active and involved membership.

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Bylaws & Code of Ethics
The Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association is governed by a member-approved Constitution and Code of Ethics. If you have any questions or comments about either of these documents, please contact any member of the Board of Directors.

Constitution - Amended to December 15, 2015
Code of Ethics - Adopted as of May 26, 1976
AGM & Board Minutes NOTE: AGM & Board Minutes are Password Protected - Please contact a Board Member for the password.

Fee Schedule
    Effective May 1, 2016 - (DNA fees effective Feb 10, 2016)

SNP DNA testing
The CBDA Board has decided that we will change the Laboratory providing our DNA services, and the type of DNA parentage test we are using for our breed. We have been using a Microsatellite parentage test and we will be moving to a SNP parentage test. This change became effective February 10, 2016.
    Details here

Axonopathy - Newly Identified Defect
Axonopathy is a newly identified defect. Below is a status list of the French AI bulls that are present in the Canadian Herdbook.
    As of February 22, 2017

1/29 Robertsonian Translocation Carriers
This list contains carriers of 1/29 Robertsonian Translocation that have been confirmed through blood chromosome analysis, and have subsequently been reported to the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association. It also contains animals identified as 1/29 carriers through the pattern of inheritence. If you have a confirmed carrier animal not on this list, please contact the Association.
    1/29 Robertsonian Translocation Carriers (Updated April 23, 2015)
    Description

Electronic Registrations
Electronic registration is designed to make the registration process easier and faster by eliminating the need for hand written applications and mailing time to the CLRC office. This is accomplished by completing the application form on-line and submitting it to CLRC.

Electronic registration is designed to make the registration process easier and faster by eliminating the need for hand written applications and mailing time to the CLRC office.Before submitting your first electronic applications, you must download an Electronic Registration Agreement form from the CLRC website. This form must be completed and forwarded to CLRC, who will in turn notify you when you have been approved to do electronic registrations. If you register your cattle in the name of a partnership, farm or company, all of the persons who have signing authority must sign the Agreement form. This form only has to be completed once. Once it has been filed, you may then submit applications electronically at any time.

The next step for first time users is to log onto the CLRC website for instructions on how to download the necessary software onto your computer. Again this is a one-time task.

Once the software is downloaded, you are ready to submit your applications. As you are completing the applications, you are connected to the CLRC database for Blonde d'Aquitaines. You will receive feedback from the database if you make certain errors that are detected at that time because of the connection, and you will be prompted if information is found to be incorrect or incomplete. This will minimize errors and therefore, the need to contact you for corrections when your applications are being approved.

Please note that only the owner at birth of an animal may apply for registration electronically. The program does allow, however, for transfer information to be included if the animal has been sold prior to registration.

In certain cases, you may be required to forward required documentation by fax in support of your application. This includes the foreign certificate in the case of registration of imported animals, and embryo documentation for ET calves.

Please note that transfers of animals that are already registered cannot be accepted electronically, as the existing certificate must be surrendered to CLRC in order to receive the transferred certificate.

The final thing to note regarding electronic registration is that fees must be paid either by credit card or by an existing credit in your Blonde d'Aquitaine account at CLRC.

If at anytime you experience difficulties in the electronic registration process, please do not hesitate to contact the CLRC staff. We will be pleased to assist you.

Ron Black, General Manager

Registration of animals is conducted through the Association's affiliation with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Ottawa, the national pedigree service for purebred livestock in Canada.
Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association
c/o Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 0M7
Phone: 613-731-7110 ... Fax: 613-731-0704 ... E-Mail cbda@clrc.ca
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