INTRODUCING CLRC’S NEW GENERAL MANAGER
(August 21, 2014) Dan Stephenson, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Washer as General Manager, effective September 15, 2014.
“Recognized as an accomplished leader, Jim brings over 25 years of experience in program development, team leadership and stakeholder engagement to CLRC” stated Dan Stephenson. “On behalf of my Board colleagues, I would like to congratulate and welcome Jim as the new General Manager.”
Jim brings to CLRC a vast experience in community development, program management, Board leadership, budget administration, as well as stakeholder partnerships.
“I look forward to building relationships with existing and new partners in the preservation and recording of livestock” stated Jim Washer. “This position provides the opportunity to lead CLRC from its recent centennial anniversary into an exciting future.”
Biographical details for Jim Washer
Jim began his 25 year career path working in the community non-profit sector with Boys and Girls Clubs in both Montreal and Ottawa. Having held the positions of Adolescent Coordinator, Program Manager and Executive Director; Jim also sat on local boards and the Regional Council for Boys and Girls Clubs of Quebec.
Continuing in youth and community work, Jim joined the Canadian 4-H Council as National Program Manager. Responsible for national and international conferences, educational youth exchanges, and the agricultural grants and scholarship programs; Jim was instrumental in supporting youth in the development of agricultural practices.
From there Jim accepted a position as Senior Manager, Programs and Partnerships with SEVEC where he led a reorganization of the programs and processes that support over 6,000 youth to travel annually on educational exchanges.
Born and raised in Montreal, Jim is bilingual and is married with three children.
Jim completed a B.ED in Education from McGill University, Management Training with Boys and Girls Clubs, and certification in Project Management from Algonquin College. During his studies at McGill, Jim was co-president of the Phys.ED student association and participated in an international study exchange to the U.K.
Jim’s personal interests include community involvement, renovating and restoration of old homes, golf and outdoor recreation.
New Version of Electronic Registration Released (Version 3.1) using Appx Java Client
(July 23, 2014)
•Secure Encrypted data entry.
•Passwords can be requested by a click on the screen. You will receive them by E-mail.
•Credit Card information can now be securely entered. There is full SSL encryption.
•You may now enter the sire and dam by registration number, tattoo, National ear tag number, microchip number or name.
•You may request a printed receipt for your application when the tracking number appears on your screen.
•Canadian Galloway is now supported in addition to all previous breeds supported.
•Some bugs have been fixed and there is improved validation to help you not make data entry errors.
•You must be running Appx Version 5.0.0 or greater. The version number is shown when you double click on the Appx icon. If you are using an earlier version, please install the latest version of the Appx Desktop Client from http://www.appx.com/desktop-products.
•You must have a CLRC account. If you don’t, please call us.
•Your e-mail address must be on file at CLRC. If not, please call us or send us an E-Mail
Important – Support for the old HTML electronic registration forms will cease on December 31, 2014. At that point, the old electronic forms will be removed from our website.
IMPORTANT CHANGES REGARDING DNA TESTING
(June 11, 2014) **Please note that this bulletin only applies to Quantum (Genserve) customers, which excludes horse breeds other than Warmbloods.
All breeders who use the services of Genserve Laboratories Inc. (now owned by Quantum Genetix) are asked to note the following changes regarding applying for DNA testing.
- Genserve Laboratories Inc. will no longer be accepting hair samples that are not accompanied by a test application form that has been prepared by CLRC. Breeders are advised that they must now obtain a DNA test kit from CLRC and then send that with the hair samples to Genserve. If this is not done, the samples will not be processed. To request a DNA test kit, you may:
a) Download, complete and submit the DNA Kit Request form click here.; or
b) Call or e-mail CLRC with the details about the animal for which the kit is requested
If the test kit is needed quickly, the printed application form can be e-mailed to you and then you can put the hair samples in a plain envelope on which you have written the animal’s name, sex, birth date and identification and mail the envelope and the application form to Genserve.
2. Please note the new address for Genserve Laboratories Inc. as follows:
Genserve Laboratories Inc.
101-110 Research Drive
Your attention to these matters will help to have your samples tested in a timely manner.
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
(May 2, 2014) The 2014 annual meeting was held in Calgary on April 5th. For the minutes of that meeting, click here.
For the transcript of the afternoon session on the Animal Pedigree Act, click here.
During the Annual Meeting, Myrna Flesch, Stacey White and Dan Stephenson were re-elected to the CLRC Board of Directors. Following the meeting, the Board re-elected Dan Stephenson as Chairman and Sheryl Blackburn as Vice-Chairman for 2014-2015. For a listing of the Board of Directors, please click here.
The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Ottawa on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Presentation Regarding Animal Pedigree Act
(April 22, 2014) A very worthwhile session concerning the Animal Pedigree Act, and the possibility that it might be repealed, took place during the CLRC Annual Meeting in Calgary on April 5th. About 75 people representing a broad group of the Canadian breed associations were present to hear John Ross of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada outline why repeal of the Act is being considered.
To view the Powerpoint slides that Mr. Ross used, click here. To read a full transcript of the presentation and ensuing discussion, click here. During the meeting, those present nearly unanimously expressed their strong opposition to repeal of the Animal Pedigree Act.
New Hours for Mavis MacDonald
(April 10, 2014) Please note that Horse Registrar Mavis MacDonald is now working reduced hours. She will be working and can be reached Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. She will no longer be in the office on Mondays and Fridays.
You may leave messages on Mavis' voice mail (Ext. 311) on the days she is not here and she will respond on the following Tuesday. If the matter is very urgent, another staff member will assist you, on those days.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Lorna Woolsey - New Goat Registrar
(April 10, 2014) As the result of Mavis MacDonald's reduced working hours, Lorna Woolsey has taken over responsibilities as the Registrar for the Canadian Goat Society. Lorna can be reached at extension 306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Annual Report and Statistics Now Available
(March 28, 2014)
The 2013 Annual Report is now available online.
The 2013 statistics are also available online and can be found on each association's
Kiko Goat Applications are Now being Accepted
(January 15, 2014) The registry for Kiko Goats is now open. For more information and application forms, please click here.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
(October 22, 2013) Year End is here and it is time to renew your membership.
For most associations, you may check the status of your membership
here. Current membership
fees can be found here.
You may renew your membership here
Sending Photographs by E-mail
(May 10, 2013) For those breeds which require photographs of animals to be submitted with applications for registration, CLRC recommends that breeders scan the application forms and e-mail them, along with the required photographs, to CLRC.
Photographs e-mailed directly from a digital camera chip are very often superior in quality and reproduce better on the certificates than printed photos that must then be scanned by CLRC staff. E-mailing both the application and photographs will save mailing time as well. In these cases, we do request payment by credit card or that you have a credit balance on file.
For transfers, the photographs can still be e-mailed with a copy of the transfer application and certificate, but the original certificate must then be mailed to CLRC.
Updates to CLRC's Electronic Herdbook
(Updated daily) The CLRC Electronic Herdbook is updated daily.
Inbreeding Coefficients and Virtual Mating
(April 11, 2013) CLRC announces that Inbreeding Coefficients are now published on our website for all breeds except Swine. We hope to add Swine in the near future.
Inbreeding Coefficients measure the degree of repeating or common ancestors that exist in the pedigree. Coefficients are measured as a percentage from 0% to 100% or values from 0 to 1. Our website uses percentages. An animal with a coefficient of 0% has no known common ancestors that appear on both the sire and dam side of the pedigree. If you were to breed an animal to its sire or dam, the resulting offspring will have an inbreeding coefficient of at least 25%, depending on the number of other common ancestor lines that might appear in the pedigree.
In addition, CLRC now offers a virtual mating service which will determine the inbreeding coefficient for a proposed mating and display a five generation pedigree and common ancestor list. The virtual mating option appears at the bottom of each animal page and you can select a mate based on member ID number, animal name or registration number. If you select the ID number option, you can select one or more or all animals owned by that member.
Animal Photos and Marking Diagrams now available on-line
(December 12, 2012) Photos and markings diagrams when available digitally are now available on animal pages. Below is a list of associations offering photos or diagrams of animals. Click on the association name to access our on-line Members and Pedigrees database for that association.
Can ID (Crossbred Registry)
Canadian Donkey & Mule Association
Miniature Horse Association of Canada
North American Peruvian Horse Association
Canadian Morgan Horse Association, Inc.
Canadian Percheron Association
Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada
Peruvian Horse Association of Australasia
Peruvian Horse Association of Canada
Marking Diagram or Photo (One or the other per animal)
Canadian Connemara Pony Society
Canadian Haflinger Association
On-Line Extended Pedigrees now Show Repeating Ancestry
(November 6, 2012) As step 1 in our efforts to supply our members with more information on repeating or common ancestry, we are now providing additional information with the extended pedigree for each animal in our on-line Members and Pedigrees database. This is accessed here. When displaying an animal's record, there is a link to the extended pedigree near the bottom of the page. This will display a 5 generation pedigree.
What is new is a list of repeating ancestors which is sorted by the percentage of the pedigree that each animal represents. In addition, there is an alphabetic list of ancestors. This latter list will allow you to more easily compare pedigrees of animals that you are considering to mate to identify common ancestry.
Furthermore, we also offer a 12 generation analysis of the pedigree for repeating ancestors. A link appears below the 5 generation tree. You will experience a short delay while the database is doing the analysis.
To clearly show repeating ancestry, the 5 generation pedigree tree is also colour coded. The key repeating males are displayed in bright red and the females in magenta. Their ancestors are displayed in dark red and purple respectively. When an animal does not repeat in the pedigree, it appears in black.
Please watch this page for more related services as they are added.
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