CMSS SERVICES

Registration

The Canadian Milking Shorthorn registers its cattle through Holstein Canada. Registration applications and a list of fees are available in the list of Forms on the right of this page.

For online registration, members can use the forms accessible under Holstein Canada's web login or breeders can use the online form here.

Breeders should also be aware that the CMSS has an active genetic expansion and grade-up option for those with crossbred or previously unregistered cattle. Animals entering the CMSS herdbook enter with the purity percentage dictated by genes. Milking Shorthorn has one of the fastest and most accurate grade-up programs, with the minimum number of generations til purebred of four. Contact us today to see if this might fit for you! Registration of animals 50% purity or less are only $12!


Membership

The CMSS has three membership options:

  • Full Membership ($85) with all rights for registration, voting, and information access,
  • Junior Membership ($25) for members under 18, and
  • Associate Membership ($20) than ensures placement on our mailing list and copy of the annual breed magazine,
    The Improver. Contact the office for more details.

Classification

Classification for Milking Shorthorns in Canada is part of the Multi-Breed Classification System, administered by Holstein Canada. To get your cows classified for the first time, or to register for a mid-round visit, contact Holstein Canada.

Classification of Milking Shorthorns is tailored to the breed - our measurements and our trait weightings are part of the system. If you have feedback on classification, please contact either the CMSS office or the Holstein Canada classification department. Cost for the herd visit is $75, plus $11 per animal. For a mid-round visit, an additional charge of $100 is applied.

Updated Classification Scorecard (July 2012)


Shows and Sales:

The CMSS National Show is held in Lindsay, Ontario. The 2016 show will be held Friday, September 23rd. A showmanship class is offered for juniors under the age of 21. Entry forms and prize lists are available from the website of the Lindsay Central Exhibition.

For the past few years, CMSS National Sale has been held as a remote online sale, featuring a selection of top pedigreed Milking Shorthorn animals from breeders across Canada.

The CMSS also maintains an Online Marketplace, where breeders make animals available for sale.


Sire Programs

The CMSS currently has a young sire program with the Semex Alliance, with four sires released to date. There are also sires available from several other AI units across the country. For pedigree information on available sires, go to our Sires page.


Master Breeder Rules

A single breeding unit must tally 4 points per average female registration per year, over a 12 year period.

Points are accumulated for animals born within this 12 year window, which starts 15 years before the year of application. For example, Master Breeder applications for 2009 would include animals born between 1995 and 2006.

Herds must have a minimum average of 5 registrations per year to be considered for a Master Breeder Award.

For a herd to qualify, the average classification score of animals bred during this time must be above breed average, and the average BCA of animals bred during this time must be above breed average for 8 of the 12 years.

Points are accumulated by:

  • Star Brood Cows: 5 points
  • EX cows: 2 pts (1 extra point if 3E or greater)
  • VG 87-89: 1 point
  • Class Leader: 2 pts
  • Superior Production Awards : 2 pts
  • Lifetime Production Awards : 2 pts (Level 1), 4 pts (Level 2), 6 pts (Level 3)
  • Proven Sire with plus LPI: 5 pts

Star Brood Cow Rules

Points
Composite BCA or
Lifetime Milk Production
Conformation
1
+25 or 40,000 kgs +
GP-83 or GP-84
2
+50 or 50,000 kgs +
VG-85 or VG-86
3
+75 or 60,000 kgs +
VG-87 to VG-89
4
+100 or 70,000 kgs +
EX or EX-2E
5
+125 or 80,000 kgs +
EX 3E or more

With the following conditions:

  • 6 points for 1 star
  • Differential from breed average used when no herd average present
  • Average Comp BCA on best 3 lactations
  • points are needed for both type and production to contribute to point total
  • 2 progeny need to contribute point to receive a star
  • Proven sires can contribute star brood points. Bulls with LPI greater than 1200 contribute 6 points. Bulls with LPI greater than 13500 contribute 9 points. Bulls with LPI greater than 1500 contribute 12 points.

For a listing of Star Brood Cows, click here.

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION /
ENREGISTREMENT SUR LIGNE:

English Form
Formulaire français

PRINTABLE FORMS:

Fee Schedule (Jan 2016)
Horaire des coûts (Jan 2016)
Registration Form
Demande d'enregistrement
Membership Application
Demande d'adhesion
Colour Reference for Registrations
Guide des couleurs pour l'enregistrement
 
 
 

CMSS Master Breeders:

Oceanbrae Farms (Barrett)
2008
Valley Crest Farms (Patterson)
2008

CMSS Distinguished Service Awards:

Jack Atkinson
2008
Frank Ulrick
2009
Keith Barrett
2010
Walter Goudy
2011
James & Patricia Knott
2012
Mike Sullivan
2013

CMSS Cow of the Year Winners:

Hauxwell Princess 6th (tie)
Oceanbrae Joe 34th (tie)
2008
Oceanbrae Pepper 2nd
2009
Fieldcrest Ideal-P
2010
River's Edge Betty Anne
2011
Lynmark Outlaw Fleece
2012
Valley Crest Alice 39
2013
Koopycrest Mocha Ali Apple
2014
Oceanbrae Fawn's Accent-P
2015
Lynmark NS Clarica
2016
 
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