19590 East Mainstreet #104  |  Parker, CO 80138  |  
303-840-4343  |  info@americanaberdeen.com

How to Register Cattle

Registration Questions?
Call the office at 303-840-4343  or email info@americanaberdeen.com

To Order DNA Kits (Blood Cards, Hair Cards or TSU’s)
Order online here or call the office at 303-840-4343

Questions About DNA Results?
Call Neogen at 402-435-0665 or email Igenity.support@neogen.com

Learn About the Importance of Parentage Verification
View the webinar from Neogen here. Learn about “Genes and Genomics” in another Neogen webinar here.


• Fullblood registrations
• Moderator®/Purebred bulls used artificially (A.I.) must be verified to American Aberdeen portion of pedigree.
• Moderator®/Purebred females who will be flushed must have DNA type on file – parent verification not required.
• Parentage Verification is not necessary for the registration of Moderator®/Purebred animals.
(See Rule III number 6 under Standards for Registration)


1. Get a DNA Kit from the American Aberdeen Association®. Fullbloods must be parent verified. Moderator cattle only need to be parent verified IF they meet the qualifications above.
To get a kit: Order online here or call the American Aberdeen Association office at 303-840-4343.

2. Once you have received your DNA kit, obtain a blood sample or hair sample.

For cattle over 6 months, Neogen requires a hair sample or a TSU (Tissue Sampling Unit).
For cattle under 6 months, Neogen requires a blood sample or a TSU (Tissue Sampling Unit).
For info on how to obtain hair, blood or semen samples, see the article – DNA Sampling Instructions

Order your blood cards, hair cards or TSU’s by going to the Online Payments page here

3. Fill out the DNA Testing Form. 

You received one with your DNA kit or you can download the DNA Cattle Testing Submission Form.

4. Send the DNA Testing Form, the blood/hair sample and payment to Neogen.

Neogen offers 3 options for receiving your results: email, fax or regular mail. Please be sure to indicate your preference on the DNA Testing Form.

Once you receive the DNA Parentage Report from Neogen showing qualification of the sire, dam and mating combination, you are ready to apply for registration.
See a Sample DNA Parentage Report Here

*If the sire, dam or the mating combination is disqualified, you will need to refer to your herd records and contact Neogen  with updated information to achieve a qualification.
Neogen 402-435-0665 | Igenity.support@neogen.com.

5. Register your cattle.
In order to apply for registration, you will need the following:
a. Your animal’s tattoo numbers. For more info please see the article Guidelines for Tattoo Requirements

If you DNA Parent Verified your cattle, you will also need:
b. the barcode from the Neogen DNA Parentage Report.
c. a copy of the Neogen DNA Parentage Report either saved to your computer or printed out.

6. You may apply for cattle registration either online or through US mail.
• To apply for cattle registration online:

Click “online version” and fill out the form. Online applications are processed with credit cards only.

If you DNA Parent Verified your cattle – During the application process you will need to upload your Neogen DNA Parentage Report with the application for registration OR you may email your Neogen DNA Parentage Report to cattleregistration@americanaberdeen.com at the time you apply for registration online.

See a Sample DNA Parentage Report Here

Note: If your registration requires a certificate of embryo recovery (embryo transfer calves), it is recommended that you submit your application via the mail and include all documents with your application.

• To apply for cattle registration through the US mail:
Download the Single Animal Registration form. Fill out the form and send with a check and the Neogen DNA report to:
American Aberdeen Association
19590 East Mainstreet #104
Parker, CO 80138