Purchase of Animals
After joining the Society
the following services are available to acquire females:
Advisors are at your service at all
sales under the
rules of the Society.
Technical Advisors for private sales of inspected females - they visit every
breeder in the country and try to maintain high selling standards.
breeders in your area and insist on
objective information viz. EBV’s on the performance pedigree certificate and
give preference to animals that passed the
If you have
cross bred Simmentaler/Brahman (any blood share) we will arrange a visit of our
Technical Advisor who will give you valuable breeding advise and register
animals which comply to the visual standards in the Simbra F1 Herd Book.
training course is recommended. The
visually perceptible superior and inferior characteristics of animals are dealt
with in detail.
Always insist on the certificate:
(i) an animal that has been approved and
complies with the requirements of the
breeders’ society will have an
inspection date in the top
right corner of the certificate
(Animal inspected and approved on…);
(ii) an animal without an inspection
date has not yet been inspected (calfbook)
and may be rejected,
but the certificate contains vital
performance and breeding particulars;
(iii) an animal without a certificate
has been rejected due to faults or the
animal’s parent(s) were
marks in the animal’s ear must correspond with the identification marks
reflected on the certificate.
Make sure that
the seller will
inform the Society in writing to
transfer the animal/s to your name – you
cannot register progeny if this is not
purchasing cows the calving record is of great importance. Avoid purchasing
cows without an official calving record and ask for the seller’s SIMPRO list.
purchasing pregnant cows, the seller must furnish you with full details of the
AI or service bull.
Advisor will be present at sales which are advertised as “national” and “under
the rules of the Society”.
Members can import animals, semen and
/ or embryo’s provided the legal application form for an import permit is
completed. Consult the Society for advise on selection and import