The SA Angus Society offers its members the following:
Ampsdraers / Office Bearers
- Active Membership: For members with registered herds who actively breed and register animals.
- Non-Active Membership: For persons who wish to keep abreast of Society activities, but do not wish to register their animals;
- Junior Membership: For persons under the age of 18 years, without powers to vote or eligibility for election to Council.
- Foreign Membership: For the benefit of members or organisation outside the borders of South Africa.
- A Herd Book Proper Section for Black and Red Angus cattle, in co-operation with the South African Stud Book Association;
- An Appendix System for Red Angus cattle including Appendix A, B and C (followed by Stud Book Proper).
- An Appendix System for Full Blood Black Angus Females, from Appendix A to Appendix C and thereafter a Full Blood Herd Book. Full Blood Angus cattle may not be registered in the Herd Book Proper Section for Black Angus.
Information on Cattle
- Progeny lists
- Performance data
- Reproduction lists per animal and per herd, including ICPs, age at 1st calf, days since last calving, etc.
This information is provided in co-operation with the S A Stud Book Association and the National Beef Performance Testing Scheme.
Professional Inspection System
This service is rendered country-wide at no additional cost to the member. It includes visual inspections of each
animal as a prerequisite for registration. Herd classifications can also be done for fertility, milk production, visual
evaluation and progeny evaluation.
- BLUP (Best Linear Unbiased Prediction)
figures on registered Angus bulls' annual Sire Summaries containing BLUP figures on Angus bulls. This service facilitates selection for specific traits in a herd.
- SA ANGUS JOURNAL AND NEWSLETTERS
This promotional magazine appears annually in full colour. Full assistance is rendered with the design and layout of advertisements, etc. Quarterly newsletters containing matters of internal importance are issued.
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- membership lists per area;
- Guidelines for new members;
- Advice on the importation of semen as well as full assistance with the applications;
- Information on cross breeding systems to commercial farmers.
- SALES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOCIETY
Subject to a set of guidelines to ensure quality and service to prospective buyers.
- COMMERCIAL MEMBERSHIP
For members who whish to participate in the Angus Beef Project who need to stay in contact with the Society and Society activities, by being able to attend General Meetings, Courses, Seminars, etc.
Due to the world-wide distribution of the breed, a World Angus Secretariat was founded in 1968 with the view to promoting Angus on an international scale. The Secretariat also deals with matters of mutual importance and interest. A world congress is held every four years and for the first time in 1995, the World Angus Technical Committee Meeting was held, which was an exchange session of technical information. South Africa was the first host of this event in April 1995.
Worldwide genetic movement takes place in the form of animals, semen, embryos and products (CAB importations). Semen can be imported from Argentina, the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.