The Brown Swiss Association offers two complete program packages: BSA & PTPR. If you are having trouble deciding which is right for your farm, see the main differences below! Applications for BSA & PTPR are due January 31, 2014. Be sure to get them in soon to take advantage of tax breaks. Signing up for BSA/PTPR (being on DHIR official test and Classifying) will also get reduced rates on genomics.
The main differences between BSA/PTPR are listed below:
$100 herd fee + $17.50 per cow up to 75 cows. $16.00 for 76th cow and up.
Free registrations and pedigrees for 6 months and under, not including ETs and males.
Maximum registration fee for females over 6 months, ETs is $15.00.
All male registrations are $50 (includes parentage)
$100 herd fee + $11.00 per cow regardless of number of cows. (Lower initial cost)
Free pedigrees for 6 months and under (No free registrations)
(long-term cost savings, but potentially more cost savings!)
PTPR maximum registration fee for any females is $25.
All males are $50 (includes parentage)
Which program is right for me?
-For breeders that do a lot of registrations or have large herds, consider BSA.
-For breeders that do not do a lot of registrations, have small herds or do mainly ET work, consider PTPR.
Both Programs include: 1st Class Brown Swiss Bulletin, One Membership, Opportunities for Production Individual and Herd Awards, One free Classification and Discount on second Classification.
Read more about BSA/PTPR