The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors has adopted a new genetic conditions testing policy. The complete document containing all policy information can be found on the Genetic Conditions Information page under the Education Center tab at www.www.gelbvieh.org. The core genetic conditions testing policy, effective October 9, 2013, is as follows:
1. All new AI sires and donor females must be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at the owners expense in order to register progeny.
2. The top 50 sires each year (that have not been previously tested) will be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at AGA’s expense.
3. Other than points one and two above, there is no additional mandatory testing.
4. On all pedigrees, the animal’s genetic condition status will be designated.