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An abnormal calf

is a calf that has phenotypic defects.

A bull

is a male cattle.

The goby

is a male calf.

The owner of a breeding animal

is a natural or legal person in whose name the animal is registered in the Republican Association of Hereford.


is the process of disposing of less productive, less desirable animals.

DNA testing to confirm parents

is a method used to determine the parents of an animal.

Index assessment

is a method for determining the relative indicators of the breeding value of an animal based on a complex of the most important breeding characteristics, determined in the manner approved by the authorized body.


is a bull or bull whose testes have been removed.

Year code

a letter that is indicated during permanent identification (tattoo, brand), indicating the year of birth of the animal.

Date of Birth Code
Code Date of Birth
A 2013 L 2023
B 2014 M 2024
C 2015 N 2025
D 2016 P 2026
E 2017 R 2027
F 2018 S 2028
G 2019 T 2029
H 2020 U 2030
J 2021 V 2031
K 2022 W 2032
K 2022 X 2033

A cow

is a female cattle after calving.

Cow Donor

biological mother of a calf obtained as a result of embryo transplantation.

Place of birth of an animal (Breeder)

a natural or legal person who is the owner of the mother at the time of birth of the registered animal.

Herd name (factory prefix)

the herd name chosen by the member and registered by the Association. The name is used when assigning nicknames to animals to identify the owner.

A heifer

is a fertilized heifer.

The body condition assessment of an animal

is a tool that is used to assess the body condition of cattle. Body condition scores range from 1 (emaciated) to 9 (very bold).

The gestation period

is the period from the conception of the fetus to its birth. The average gestation period for the Hereford breed is 283 days.

Pedigree cattle of the first category

are purebred cattle that meet the breed standard, having a breeding certificate containing reliable data on the pedigree of at least three generations of purebred ancestors of the animal.

Pedigree cattle of the second category

are purebred cattle that meet the breed standard and have a breeding certificate.

The assignment of the status of pedigree cattle of the first and second categories

is carried out by the Associations by assigning a registration number in the IAS database.

The assignment of a registration number to an animal in the Association

is a procedure that includes the appeal of individuals or legal entities to the Association on a voluntary basis with an application, the provision of documents confirming compliance with the criteria, verification of the animal's data in the IAS database, payment for services in accordance with the Association's tariffs.


information about the parents and ancestors of the breeding animal.

An accidental animal (covered, inseminated)

is a heifer or a cow, mated by a bull or artificially inseminated.

Breed standard

the minimum requirements for breeding animals of the corresponding breed in terms of productivity, body type and origin, approved by the authorized body.

A pregnant cow

is a female cattle fertile or artificially inseminated.

A heifer

is a female cattle over 6 months of age before fertile insemination.

The heifer

is a female calf.


cattle litter up to six months of age.

Embryo transplantation

biotechnological breeding method, which consists in the transfer of embryos from one female (embryo donor) to another (embryo recipient) in the early stages of embryo development (from morula to blastocyst), in order to obtain more offspring from one individual.


is the appearance, the external forms of the animal's constitution.