Services of the Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society
Breeders should also be aware that the CMSS has an active genetic expansion and grade-up option for those with crossbred or previously unregistered cattle. Animals entering the CMSS herdbook enter with the purity percentage dictated by genes. Milking Shorthorn has one of the fastest and most accurate grade-up programs, with the minimum number of generations til purebred of four. Contact us today to see if this might fit for you! Registration of animals 50% purity or less are only $10!
The CMSS has three membership options:
Classification for Milking Shorthorns in Canada is now part of the Multi-Breed Classification System, administered by Holstein Canada. To get your cows classified for the first time, or to register for a mid-round visit, contact Holstein Canada.
Classification of Milking Shorthorns is tailored to the breed - our measurements and our trait weightings are part of the system. If you have feedback on classification, please contact either the CMSS office or the Holstein Canada classification department. Cost for the herd visit is $75, plus $11 per animal. For a mid-round visit, an additional charge of $100 is applied.
Updated Classification Scorecard (July 2012)
Shows and Sales:
The CMSS National Show is held in Lindsay, Ontario. The 2012 show will be held Friday, September 21st. A showmanship class is offered for juniors under the age of 21. Entry forms and prize lists are available from the website of the Lindsay Central Exhibition.
For the past few years, CMSS National Sale has been held as a remote online sale, featuring a selection of top pedigreed Milking Shorthorn animals from breeders across Canada. Two sales are held, one in the spring and one in the fall.
The CMSS currently has a young sire program with the Semex Alliance, with four sires released to date. There are also sires available from several other AI units across the country. For pedigree information on available sires, go to our Sires page.
Star Brood Cow Rules
With the following conditions:
Master Breeder Rules