Frequently Asked Questions:


1. Visit

2. Select “Become a Member” found under the “Membership” tab.

3. Read the section titled, “Become a Member.” and select the link below for the AGA Membership Application.

a. For membership to the American Gelbvieh Junior Association, select the link for the Junior Membership Application.

4. Complete the appropriate form entirely, including signatures to the AGA Headquarters physically, or via email. a. Emailed applications may be sent to

1. NAME- This is how you will be recognized within our association. This can be the name of your ranch, farm, institution or even you personal name.

2. Applicant Name- This is who will be the primary contact for your account.

3. If you wish to have additional family members, or business partners, added to the membership (Granting them access to all account details) they will be listed on page 2.

4. Herd Prefix is a requirement for all memberships, including juniors.

a. This Prefix will proceed any and all animals registered under the account and consists of 3-4 letters. NUMERS ARE NOT ALLOWED in a herd prefix.

b. You may provide six options for a herd prefix. The association will use these options first. If an options is already spoken for we will move to the next option. Should all six provided options be unavailable a prefix will be chosen for you by the association staff using your suggestions and application details as a guide.

c. Example: Name: J.R. & Sons Gelbvieh

Applicant: John Ray

Herd Prefix: JRSG or JRS

1. Once your membership application has been processed and approved payment must be received by check/cash or over the phone by calling the AGA Office at 303.465.2333 or emailing to request a phone call to provide your credit card information.

2. Once payment is received, new members must complete the form linked below before a temporary password is assigned to the account granting access to your personal AGA Online Registry Service.

AGA Online Registry User Agreement


– Annual AGA Membership Dues (Includes one-year Gelbvieh World Subscription: $130

– New AGJA Membership Fee $30

– Annual AGJA Membership Fee $20

– Gelbvieh World Subscription $40

– Annual Herd Assessment (HAS) fee (applies to females 13 months of age +: $25/cow

– Animal Registration Fee (Active Members) Free, with HAS

– Transfer Fee (Active Members) Free

– Foreign Animal Import to AGA Herdbook $25

– Processing Fee $2/Transaction/Animal

– Cow Reactivation Fee $25/Year Female not on inventory

*Processing fees include transactions made by AGA staff at the request of the member that could be administered themselves once access to account is granted by completing the AGA Online Registry User Agreement.

REGISTRY is the home webpage for the association including education material, association policy documents and junior information. To register calves, or enter data, you must visit

1. Log into the AGA Online Registry Service at

2. On the left of your screen, locate “Work Queues”

3. Select the appropriate data you wish to revisit:

a. Birth Recording

b. Weaning

c. Yearling

d. Transfer

e. Disposal

Before you leave any data entry screen (Birth Recording, Weaning, Yearling, etc.) be sure to click “Validate”. Failure to do so may cause information to be lost if you navigate away from that page.

Depending on the error, you may need to contact the AGA staff to resolve any errors that appear in your birth recording queue. The most common errors that will appear and require AGA staff assistance include (but are not limited to):

“Sire must have SNP Parentage Markers on File”

“Sire must have at least a Low-Density (LD) SNP Panel on file.”

“The dam does not have an available Herd Assessment credit for the year of the calf’s birth.”

Common errors that can be resolved by the member include any missing information on the calf’s data:

“Sex of animal is not identified.”

“Tattoo is already used in herd.”


1. Transfer the animal as usual.

2. When prompted for the buyers “Member Number” select “Search for Buyer”

3. Enter the buyer’s Zip Code.

4. Search the provided list to see if that individual/ranch has purchase Gelbvieh or Balancer animals in the past. If they have, they will be in the list shown.

5. If you do not see the buyer’s name/ranch select “Create Profile” at the bottom of the list provided.

6. Enter the buyer’s information including name, address, phone number and email.

a. Contact information is very important as it helps AGA staff confidently share the registration papers on the animal with your customer.

b. If the customer does not want a registration paper, you should still transfer the animal as instructed above. You will be prompted at the time of transfer to select “Mail Cert to Buyer”, “ Email Cert to Buyer” or “No Certificate Requested.”

c. Select the appropriate option and click “Commit”.

Yes. If you are a member of the association, simply log into your AGA Online Registry User Account and click on the red bar found under the balance on your main profile page. You will be asked to enter your credit card information including billing address before processing. The AGA does not keep credit card information on file for security and liability reasons so a credit card will need to be entered each time a payment is made online.

Yes. Simply log into your AGA Online Registry Account and find the “Legacy” tab from the row of options running horizontally through your screen. This will show any animal (bull or female) that has ever been listed under your ownership since your memberships inception.

1. Log into your AGA Online Registry User Account

2. Locate the “All” tab to the far left from the row of options running horizontally through your screen.

a. If you do not see an “All” tab, look for “Herd” in the middle of your screen and select that. The “All” tab should appear at that time.”

b. The “All” tab shows you all active animals (bulls and females) currently active and under your account’s ownership.

3. Notice the headers on the top of the table once you’ve selected the “All” tab.

a. Season

b. Sex

c. Tag

d. Tattoo

e. Reg #

f. Name

g. Born

h. Wean

i. Year

j. Scan

k. DNA

4. If the column beside the animal(s) you wish to enter data on has a date, the data was already entered.

5. If the column beside the animal(s) you wish to enter data on has a box, click the box until it reads “Queued”. You can select multiple animals at once from this screen.

6. Once you’ve selected all the animals you wish to enter data on, find “Work Queues” on the left menu and select the appropriate option.

7. Select “Go to Queue”


No. Because the AGA works solely with Neogen, all DNA samples must be submitted using a Neogen Hair Card, or Blood Card. Tissue Sample Unit (TSU) Kits may be purchased from out outside source but must be compliant with the requirements of the AGA regarding submitting DNA samples.

Hair Cards, Blood Cards, Tissue Sample Unit (TSU) Kits, and Tissue Sample Unit Applicators can be purchased directly from the AGA office by calling 303.465.2333 or emailing with the quantity needed and providing your AGA membership number.

  1. Log into your AGA Online Registry User Account.
  2. Locate the “Herd” tab.
  3. From the columns provided to the right of each animals detail, locate the column with “DNA” as the header.
  4. Click the boxes under the DNA column for all animals you wish to submit a DNA request for
    a. Helpful tip: To expedite the DNA order process, have your samples collected and the animal(s) registration number(s) organized in a way you can find the correlating barcode on the sample the quickest.
  5. Once the DNA boxes are selected under the DNA column for all animal(s) you wish to DNA test, locate “Herd Mgmt” on the left side of your screen.
  6. From the dropdown menu, select DNA.
  7. Select “Unsubmitted Request from the tabs at the top of your screen.
  8. All animals selected in step four should appear on the next screen.
  9. Type the barcodes under the “Barcode” column that is associated with each entry.
  10. Be sure to click the “SAVE” button that appears to the right of the barcode when you begin typing it in.
  11. Select the appropriate tests to be ran on each animal.
  12. Select Place request at the bottom center of your screen.
  13. The work order will appear on the next screen. Click “View/Print Order Submission Form.”
  14. Print the Order Submission Form and mail it to the lab (address on form) with the samples associated with your order.

All hair samples should be pulled from the tail switch and no other place on the animal. Do not cut the hair as the hair root contains the DNA material needed for testing. The best way to pull the hair sample is to wrap the hair around a pencil or your finger and pull up. Please include 30-40 hair follicles for testing and make sure the sample is free of debris and manure. Place the hair root in the middle of the collector and close the plastic cover over the sample. Finally trim off any excess hair extending from the collector.

Yes. Semen does not have to be frozen. The best way to ship semen is inside of an ink pen, with the cap taped on. This will prevent the semen straw from breaking while in transit to the office. It is also a good idea to place a piece of scotch tape over the end of the semen straw that contains the plugs, sometimes as the semen thaws the plugs will come out and all of the semen will be lost.

Test Requirements for AI Sires:

GGP-100K (Comes with Parentage)

AI sires must parent verify to both their Sire and Dam.

Both parents must have DNA on file as well.

Full Conditions Panel

See Gelbvieh Rule II.B.1

Test Requirements for Natural Service Sires:


Natural Service Sires must parent verify to their sire.

See Gelbvieh Rule II.B.2

Yes. For a full list of Donor Female requirements, including external donors (females registered with an association other than the AGA), see Gelbvieh Rule II.C.2.

Test Requirements for AGA Donor Females:

GGP-100K (Comes with Parentage)

AI Donors must parent verify to both their Sire and Dam.

Both parents must have DNA on file as well.

Full Conditions Panel


1. Locate the animal you wish to submit a second DNA request for in your inventory and select “View”.

2. Find and select the “DNA” tab.

3. Once the DNA profile appears, find “To initiate a new Genotype Case: Request Reason:”

4. Using the dropdown menu provided, select the appropriate option.

5. Select “Submit”.

6. Find “Herd Mgmt” from the menu on the left.

7. Select “DNA”

8. Select “Unsubmitted Request” from the tabs at the top of your screen.

9. Under “Barcode” column, click the box beside “Retrieve sample from (date of previous sample)”.

10. Complete the DNA request as usual.

Submitting a request on an animal that already has DNA on file does not require any paperwork to be mailed to the lab. Only when a new sample is submitted does the DNA Order Form need to accompany the sample to the lab

Results are emailed to the email address on file at the association.