QWe are new to cattle and I have a question. We have just bought three to start with: a 12-month heifer, a sixmonth heifer, and a six-month bull. They have no papers that we know of. How can I go about registering them?
Debbie Kingsley says: Only the breeder of livestock is able to register their animals, if they come from registered parents and meet the breed standard. In addition, you need to be a member of the appropriate breed society to register your animals, and in some case, the animals in question have to be inspected by society representatives (often two or three society inspectors working together), although this requirement varies hugely from society to society. Some societies insist on inspecting males and females, some males only, others rely on the member registering those of their animals that meet the breed standard and whose parents are registered stock. So if the breeder of your cattle is not willing or able to register your stock, they cannot be registered (and are therefore not describable as being pedigree). The breeder may not be able to register the stock if the parents of your cattle are not themselves registered, if the breeder is not a member of the breed society, or if they sold the animals as meat or pet quality.
Only the breeder of livestock is able to register their animals