Code of Conduct

Charolais Society of Australia Ltd

Kenmere Charolais conduct business under the Charolais Society Code

Charolais Society of Australia Ltd
Seedstock Producer “Quality Certified” Code of Conduct.
Offered as the first, nationally recognised “Whole of breed” code of conduct, the Charolais Seedstock
Producer Code of Conduct provides warranties to customers on animals offered for sale by all Charolais Society Members in accordance with the Regulations of the Charolais Society of Australia Ltd, 2006.
This Code of Conduct remains voluntary until the 1st January 2011 at which point it will become mandatory.

Preliminary requirements for all registered Charolais animals sold:

1. That this Charolais Society of Australia Ltd “Quality Certified” Code of Conduct is made available to all prospective purchasers and can be viewed prior to animals being offered for sale.
2. All animals must be registered or recorded with the Charolais Society of Australia and transferred to the purchaser within thirty days of sale.
3. The parentage Animal as stated on the registration certificate may be verified by DNA typing.
4. A declaration of herd health status is published in the vendors sale catalogue or made available to the purchaser prior to sale.
5. Veterinary attention and animal health care administered 90 days prior to sale is to be published in the vendors sale catalogue or made available prior to sale.
6. Details of any foot trimming, coat clipping, dehorning and a general description of sale preparations
are to be published or made available prior to sale.
7. The prescribed fertility warranty (as stated below) for all bulls and females is published or made available
prior to sale.
8. Females over 12 months of age and catalogued as unjoined are warranted fertile to natural service
within twelve months of date of sale. The purchaser is to have the right to a full refund of the purchase price of the purchased female (excluding any costs and expenses of the purchaser) on submitting a veterinary report after the expiration of twelve months to the effect that the purchaser has been unable to get the female in calf to natural service.
9. The veterinarian must state that in his opinion there is no evidence that the female has suffered any injury or illness since being sold to the purchaser which could have affected her breeding ability.
10. The veterinarian must also state that in his opinion there is no evidence that the female has been subjected to embryo transfer procedures. The veterinary report (together with a statutory declaration by the purchaser to the effect that the substance of the report is true and correct) must be forwarded to the vendor (with a copy to CSA) within fourteen days of the first anniversary of the sale date.
11. All bulls over twelve months of age are to be sold as fertile and capable of natural service. The
purchaser is to have the right to a full refund of the purchase price of the bull (excluding any costs and expenses of the purchaser) within six months of the date of the sale subject to submitting a veterinarians report stating that the bull is infertile or incapable of natural service.
12. The veterinarian must also state that in his opinion the bull has not suffered any injury or illness since being sold to the purchaser which could have affected his breeding ability. The veterinary report (together with a statutory declaration by the purchaser to the effect that the substance of the report is believed by the purchaser to be true and correct) must be forwarded to the vendor (with a copy to CSA) within fourteen days being six months to the sale date.
13. For all Society Endorsed events, the vendor’s herd is enrolled in Group Breedplan. Estimated breeding values (EBV’s), and all breed specific $ Indexes on those animals listed for sale, are to be published or made available in the prescribed ABRI format. A minimum of two weight traits plus the scan (& scrotal) data must be recorded for each animal prior to entry to the event/sale
A. Weight EBV’s: Birth Weight, 200, 400 and 600 Day Weights.
B. Carcass EBV’s: Rib & Rump Fat Depth, EMA (cm2), and IMF(%).
C. Fertility EBV’s: Scrotal Size

*Members are welcomed and encouraged to incorporate item 13 of the Code of Conduct into their own on property sales.

Charolais Society
of Australia
PO Box 772, Armidale NSW
T 02 6771 1666
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