British White Cattle Association
Herd Name and Herd Prefix Instructions
British White Cattle Association Rules pertaining to Herd Names,
Herd Prefix/Letters and Tattoo.
1. All members of
the BWCAA and individuals or entities that want to register British White Cattle as non members, except
Associate Members, must apply for and be assigned a Herd Prefix consisting of two to four letters of the
alphabet. These herd letters will be recorded and reserved for the exclusive use of the owner and the same
set of letters may not ever be assigned to another BWCAA member or breeder of British White
2. It is an official requirement to register cattle with the
BWCAA that the Herd Prefix be a part of the animal’s permanent tattoo.
animal’s permanent tattoo is to be placed in at least one ear and to include; The breeders Herd
Prefix, a serial number and year code. An example of a tattoo for an animal born in ABC herd in 1998
would be: ABC 10H. ABC is the herd prefix, 10 is the serial number and H is
the code letter for 1998.
3. All members of the BWCAA and individuals or entities that
want to register British White Cattle as non members, except Associate Members, must apply for and be assigned a
Herd Name. This Herd Name will be recorded and reserved for the exclusive use of it’s owner and it may not ever be
assigned to another BWCAA member or breeder of British White Cattle.
Example with the herd name being Woodbastwick. This herd name would be used as the first part of
each animal’s name when it is registered as in “Woodbastwick Marble”. When filling out the application for
registration the “Woodbastwick” part of the name would not have to be written in, it will automatically be included
by our new computer system and be printed on the pedigree certificate. Exception: If the Herd Name and Herd Prefix
are the same then the computer does not print the Herd Name as part of the animal’s name. However if there are
requests for the Herd Name and Herd Prefix to be the same we can still handle it by adding a period to the Herd
Name as (MEH.) for the Herd Name and (MEH) for Herd Prefix.
The maximum digits we have available
is 30 for the Herd Name and another 30 for the animal’s name but if the total of the two exceed 35 digits a part of
the name is printed over a part of the first Herd Sires Pedigree. We get a more tidy looking certificate if the
total digits are kept to 35 or less.
enter your first three choices below, save a copy for your records and forward to the office.
Herd Prefix Letters