IBBA Member Handbook

IBBA By-Laws

Section Contents
Tab I. General Information
Table of Contents
Sec I-A. Brangus® Characteristics
First Generation Brangus® Calves
Generation Determination
Sec I-B. History of the IBBA
Tab II. Registration Issues
Sec II-A. Total Herd Reporting
Fee Structure
Reporting Requirements
THR Schedule
Performance Option
Sec II-B. Animal Identification Options
International Letter
Freeze Branding
Hot Iron Branding
Tattooing
Sec II-C. Registration and Certification Requirements
Requirements for Registrations
Registration Disqualifications
Recording Derivative Cattle
Sec II-D. Registration Terms
Animal Status
Color Score
Private Herd Number
Scurs Score
Service Type
Sec II-E. Performance Adjustments and Ratios
Contemporary Groups
Adjusted Birth Weight
Birth Weight Ratio
Adjusted 205 Day Weight
Weaning Weight Ratio
Adjusted Yearling Weight
Yearling Weight Ratio
Adjusted Scrotal Circumference
Sec II-F. Transfer of Registration
Application for Transfer
Transfer of Partial Interest
Date of Sale
Signature on Transfer Form
Service Information on Females
Registration and Transfer of Calf at Side
Sec II-G. Certificate Corrections/Duplicates
Corrections to Registration Certificates
Animal Name Change
Duplicate Registration Certificates
Sec II-H. DNA Genotyping / Parent Verification
DNA Genotyping
Parent Verification
AI Sire
Donor Dam
Sec II-I. Genetic Defect Policy
Sec II-J. DNA Genotyping Procedures
Semen Sample
Blood Sample
Tab III. Genetic Improvement
Sec III-A. Guidelines for Within-Herd Performance Programs
Herd Sire
Heifer Selection
Merchandising for Seedstock Producer
Sec III-B. Expected Progeny Differences (EPD)
What Are Expected Progeny Differences?
How Do You Use EPD?
What Are Accuracies?
How Are EPD Calculated?
Sec III-C. Marker Assisted Selection
Sec III-D. Crossbreeding for Commercial Beef Production
What Is Heterosis?
Why Is It So Important to Have Crossbred Cows?
Sec III-E. Ultrasound as a Measure of Body Composition
Technician and Equipment Proficiency
Reporting of Data
Sec III-F. Frame Score
Sec III-G. Cow Body Condition Score
Sec III-H. Artificial Insemination
Sec III-I. Beef Performance Glossary
Tab V. Effective Promotion
Sec V-A. Service Your Customer
Sec V-B. Building a Marketing Plan
Sec V-C. Using the Internet to Your Advantage
Sec V-D. Effective Print Advertising
Sec V-E. Proactive Promotion
Tab VI. Exhibiting Brangus Cattle
Exhibiting Brangus® Cattle
Tab VII. Junior Programs
Junior Programs
International Junior Brangus Breeders Association
Tab VIII. International Brangus Auxiliary
International Brangus Auxiliary (IBA)
Tab IX. IBBA By-Laws
Tab X. IBBA Code of Ethics
Sec X-A. Members
Sec X-B. Directors, Officers and Employees
Tab XI. Appendix
Sec XI-A. IBBA Authorization Forms
Sec XI-B. Natural Breeding Agreement Form
Sec XI-C. Heifer Exposure Form