Dear PCBRA Members and Friends,
I have started up a database of the
cattle registered so far, and it looks pretty good aside from a few holes that we are trying to fill in. Please look over the registration application – and then fill out a bunch of them so we can find out just
where we are with this important breed.
Registrations are important to keep track of the numbers of the breed, and to keep track of who has what. I also find them useful for tracking the different bloodlines of the breed. We need this
information so that we don’t lose any more important components of the breed. This will take work on everyone’s part – but together we can all make a huge difference and give this
breed intact to the next generation. Our ancestors did this for us – and we owe it to the next one
It helps me for folks to give some indication
of the family strain that the cattle come from. I know that in some cases this information is going to be impossible
to get, but in most cases it is possible to at least state that the ancestors were Conway, or Carter, or whatever. I try to include as much information as I can on the registration certificate, but more information is always better
It also helps for each animal to have some sort of unique identification,
such as a brand, an ear tag, or a tattoo. This may be troublesome in some situations, but it really helps sort
out which cow is which in the event of some disaster such as a death – or a hurricane!
Thanks to all the breeders for keeping up with these cattle –
and thanks for reading this plea for registrations.
Best wishes, D.