Do you have documentation that supports verifiable lineage back to a US import / import farm? We need to tie the animal to the document(s) via ear tag or DNA. The documents need to be validated by origin OR by what is already populated in the herd book. Here is a helpful aid that may clarify any questions.
We have set up a submission form to try to assess whether the documentation you have qualifies for Phase 1 (verifiable lineage) or Phase 2 (unknown or incomplete lineage). To submit a request for review, go here.
DNA Specimen Collection
Did you collect genetic specimens? To register your animal you must collect a DNA specimen via blood, hair, or TSU and record the specimen along with the 840 tag and picture. Upon registering your animal, you will be sent a GeneSeek submission form already populated with the animal's information. Send this form along with the collected sample to the address on the form.
We will require at least a side picture of the animal at the same height as the animal. Here are some examples:
I'm still confused..
We have made a flow chart to help in understanding the requirements, timeline, and expectations to proceed. We understand that there is a lot and encourage you to review it so you understand. Check it out here.