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Herd Book Rules


1. Organization
2. Fullblood Galloways
3. Belted Galloways
4. White Galloways
5. Other Ineligible Cattle
Regardless of their color patterns, the following cattle are not eligible for registration in any Section or either Appendix of the Herd Book: 6. Suffixes for Color
7. Change of Prefix or Suffix
The prefix and/or the suffix in a registration number will be changed as and when the genotype of the animal is determined. These changes do not affect the validity of any previously issued pedigrees or certificates, but the changed numbers will be used on all pedigrees and certificates issued thereafter. The numerical portion of a registration number remains as a permanent and unique identification of the animal.

8. Ownership
9. Registration
10. Transfer
Ownership of record of an animal may be transferred with the written consent of all Current Owners of the animal.

11. Decisions and Appeals
The Secretary of the AGBA has authority to determine the eligibility of an animal for registration. Proof of parentage through blood-typing or DNA-typing may be required at the expense of the Current Owner as a condition of registering or continuing the registration of any animal. An AGBA member may appeal a decision of the Secretary to the Board of Directors. The Board's decision is final.

As revised and approved by AGBA Board of Directors
July 1, 2008
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