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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Registration Requirements

Anyone can return papers quickly if time is not spent checking and correcting. If a breed association places emphasis on speed but not accuracy then that registry can soon become no longer credible and their paperwork quickly becomes worthless to serious breeders. Even a simple mistake compounds into future errors which will eventually corrupt a registry if a registrar is only recording what is sent and not checking for mistakes. Since one of the agenda items will be the PDCA registration requirements in protecting our registry from other registries that are becoming less accurate and reliable, the following from "Dual-Purpose Cattle" by Claude H. Hinman might help better explain the importance and the process of registrations:

The Work of the National Breed Association

"These national organizations have as their first duty the registration and transfer of purebred animals. This is their principal job, and it must be done whether anything else is done or not. The work of checking, indexing, cross-filing and the detection and elimination of mistakes made by breeders--and all make them--is much greater than is realized by the breeders whom they serve. This work is quite technical and requires a trained staff. It is essential that the work be accurate and it is desirable that it be as prompt as possible. As a matter of plain business management it is advisable that the clerical staff be large enough to handle an average estimated volume of work only. If applications for registry and for transfer were uniform in volume per day or week, this would be easy. But in fact the strain of business floods and ebbs, which means that there are periods during which there must be an accumulation unprocessed. Because of the technical nature of the work it is not practicable to hire an untrained force of clerks to handle temporary accumulations. These must await the slack periods. This is the reason that there may be times in which delay in return of processed papers to the breeders will be annoyingly slow and the recording office will be blamed accordingly."

Next time you hear someone mention what I call the McDexter approach for speedy paperwork, remember what Claude said and think about how professionals would handle these important papers of yours. PDCA registrations will always maintain their value.

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