Late calf registration

Stockwell

Member
To cut a long story short I was late registering one calf. A very genuine oversight, we’re usually very organised with a passport applications. Anyway, it’s new birthdate is a whole 10 days after it’s real birthdate. Which isn’t a life threatening problem in its self, however it’s a pedigree calf that was got by ET, So there is obviously proof of when it should of been due. But unfortunately when the calf was actually born was genuinely 9 days after it’s due date....so adding that to my additional 10 days that I needed to give him to register with BCMS, to anyone looking the calf was born like 19 days late (which I assume is basically impossible???) ?‍♂.

What on earth do I do now. Unfortunately the calf is absolutely exceptional so desperate to get it registered with the society. Frustrating knowing the people out there leaving calves 2 months before they register and now I’m in a pickle because of a genuine mistake after accurately registering several hundred calves without putting a foot wrong. It’s a native breed but won’t say anymore or il be accused of jaegerbomb round 2 ?. Any body got any advice?...it would be hugely appreciated
 

Stockwell

Member
Don’t want to risk calling BCMS and end up with the passport being revoked or something daft. Can calves be 19 days overdue? Had them up to a fortnight late I think
 

Estuarybeef

Member
Location
Kent
Come clean if you want the real birthdate on passport you'll just have to do a DNA test to prove dam/calf link.. £100ish vet thing..
 

Gulli

Member
Location
Somerset
Either don't worry about it. Or now you've admitted it on a public forum give bcms a ring and tell them you put the wrong birth date down and they will change it for you
 

JHT

Member
Location
Wales
I had a pedigree lim cow and she went 19 days overdue with five calves all by Djerk on AI with AI tickets from genus. Never had a problem registering
We had a Djerk bred Lim bull years ago- the calves would go so over time you’d think the cow had returned- then they’d have a dead calf the size of a weaning. Bloody nightmare!
 
JFDI!

I know of "someone" not far from me who regularly registers a batch of calves in one go, often substantially more than the 3 days after Birth.

What I cannot understand is somone registering a Birth late, and then actually putting the correct DoB on the application... and then getting a penalty or Flag!!
 
Either don't worry about it. Or now you've admitted it on a public forum give bcms a ring and tell them you put the wrong birth date down and they will change it for you
I have genuinely done that and called them and said I realised my error when I was x-checking on the computer. They were OK, but that was some years ago...
 
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There was a thread on here a week or 2 ago about this.
Experience reported was that a call to BCMS explaining your mistake will sort the problem. They sometimes ask for a DNA test, sometimes not.
They seem more pragmatic now than they were few years ago.
 
Post number 30 on this thread
 

onthehoof

Member
Location
Cambs
JFDI!

I know of "someone" not far from me who regularly registers a batch of calves in one go, often substantially more than the 3 days after Birth.

What I cannot understand is somone registering a Birth late, and then actually putting the correct DoB on the application... and then getting a penalty or Flag!!
You have 28 days to register them, we always do ours in batches about every 21 days.
Or are you talking about pedigree rules
 

CollCrofter

Member
Location
Isle of Coll
I register all calves hours after birth. My memory isn't the best and also far easier to tag the calf. Shearwell app on my phone, boom, job done. I too have been there years ago and that's why now most of my calves are registered within 24 hours
 

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