You will need this registration if you intend to perform artificial breeding procedures on livestock.
An artificial breeding procedure means:
- veterinary procedures directed at fertilisation of livestock ova by artificial means, including artificial insemination, embryo transplants and in vitro fertilisation
- collecting, processing, handling, storing or distributing livestock semen, ova or embryos for the purposes of such procedures.
Livestock means animals kept or usually kept in a domestic or captive state such as cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and horses.
There are three categories of artificial breeding procedure registration which may be granted:
- insemination of livestock registration: authorising the holder to carry out artificial insemination of livestock
- semen collection and processing registration: authorising the holder to collect semen from livestock and process it
- embryo collection and processing registration: authorising the holder to collect ova or embryos from livestock and process them.
Licence holders must maintain sufficient records in accordance with the legislation.