The American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) is a non-profit organization, to fund and support the prograrns of the organization in the key ranges of youth development, breeder education and research. AMAA youth are given with opportunities for personal growth and leadership within the Maine-Anjou breed and beef industry. The AMAA’s initial focus is on pulmonary hypoplasia with anasarca (PHA) and tibial hemimelia (TH), yet other defects might be addressed as testing turns out to be commercially feasible. Beginning February 1, 2006, the organization will require AI sires, donor dams, and cloned animals to be tested for hereditary imperfections, which might be either “lethal” (Class I) or “non-lethal” (Class II). A lethal defect for the most part results in the death of an animal or in the generation of an animal so significantly impaired as to influence its commercial profitability. Animals with non-lethal abnormalities might be commercially marketable yet at the same time compromised as a source of seed stock. The president shall cause to be kept and saved in the workplace of the association a full and finish record known as the American Maine-Anjou Association Herdbook, hereinafter alluded to as AMAA herdbook, consisting a record of registration, transfer and association documents. In registration permanent private herd number (brand/tattoo and area), sex, breeder, birth date, proprietor, sire and dam of every purebred Maine-Anjou, and in like manner, the private herd number, (brand/tattoo and area), sex, breeder, birth date, owner, sire and dam (including their breeding) of each Maine-Anjou animal acknowledged for entry in said AMAA purebred and cross herdbook as per rules and regulations governing entries herein.
The association should keep up a complete set of records which be set into a permanent document and properly indexed. This record should be known as the AMAA herdbook. It might contain duplicates of applications for enrollment, certificates of registration, applications for transfer of title, in addition to all other accidental records or files relating to the registration of purebred Maine-Anjou cattle or the enrollment of Maine-Anjou cross cattle having not exactly the levels determined as purebred as delineated in the Percentage and Upgrading Chart. All meat and dairy breeds or any crosses thereof might be utilized as foundation cows. Breeder herdbook might be the duty of every individual or other person enlisting or owning cows in the Maine-Anjou herdbook to keep, on all administration age females in the group that are registered or qualified for registry, a precise, complete and sequential record demonstrating dates of administration or insemination, name and emrollment number of animals served or inseminated, name and American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) number of sire utilized, date of calving and sex and identification of offspring.Read More»