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Star Breeder Program

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What is the Star Breeder Program?

Understanding reproductive disease risk is essential when either selling or buying breeder cattle. The STAR BREEDER Program (Steps Taken Against Reproductive Diseases) is a quality assurance program with benefits for both stud and commercial producers.

Stud breeders will protect their reputation by ensuring the sale stock offered are both free and protected from transmitting reproductive diseases. Bull purchasers in particular can be confident their bulls are ready to use and require no further vaccinations prior to use,
Commercial breeder buyers can be confident the cattle have been managed to ensure there is a low risk of them introducing preventable reproductive diseases to their herds.

Seller Certification

Registered Stud and Commercial STAR Breeder Program sellers certify that each bull, heifer or mob has been:

Vaccinated against Pestivirus (with Pestigard) to ensure they are protected from the effects of this infection
Vaccinated against Leptospirosis (with Ultravac 7in1) a serious disease of cattle and WH&S risk for cattle handlers
Vaccinated against Vibriosis* (with Vibrovax) a sexually transmitted cattle disease (*bulls only)
Given two (2) vaccinations to ensure they have immunity established prior to leaving their property of origin
Issued a STAR Breeded Program Certificate - valid for 12 months

Additionally Stud Breeders:

Certify that each bull or heifer has been tested to show that they are not Pestivirus persistently Infected (PI) animals
May also wish to certify and record on ther certificates any additional vaccinations, testing or programs conducted e.g. BEF, tick fever, botulism, VBBSE or genetic testing (HD 50K, i50K, Clarifide or SireTrace)

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Program Membership Benefits

Enjoy benefits from the STAR BREEDER Program when you register:

Step by Step Guide to a Quality Assurance Program with details on correct vaccination programs
Quality Assurance Vendor Declarations
Automated Reminder System
Sale Day Support Materials
Resource Library – with Vaccination Planning Calendars
History of Cattle Registration Certificates

Registration is so simple

There is no cost to register.
Registration is so easy - for both stud and commercial breeders. 

Registration steps

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The Star Breeder Program - Content for Stud Breeders

Stud Breeders – these breeders record details on each individual animal. The site enables them to utilise the program as a Recording System, a Reminder System and a Resource / Reference Hub as shown below:

RECORDING SYSTEM
Individual Cattle
  • Record vaccinations: Ultravac7in1, Pestigard, Vibrovax
  • Record genomic tests / other treatments
  • Record cattle IDs or simply attach a data file
Individual Cattle
  • Obtain New Accreditation Certificates (email)
  • Obtain Past Accreditation Certificates
REMINDER SYSTEM Register to receive reminders - Vaccination Planning Calendars
RESOURCE / REFERENCE HUB Develop Vaccination Planning Calendar (Based on Joining or Calving Dates)
Access Sale Day support materials - eg pen flyers
Access key Zoetis Resources - brochures and Repro Active materials

The Star Breeder Program - Content for Commercial Breeders

Commercial Breeders – these breeders record details on a mob of animals. The site enables them to utilise the program as a Recording System, a Reminder System and a Resource / Reference Hub as shown below:

RECORDING SYSTEM Cohorts (group of cattle)
  • record vaccinations: Ultravac7in1, Pestigard, Vibrovax
  • record cattle IDs or simply attached a data file
Cohorts
  • Obtain New Accreditation Certificates (email)
  • Obtain Past Accreditation Certificates
REMINDER SYSTEM Register to receive reminders
  • Vaccination Planning Calendars
RESOURCE / REFERENCE HUB Develop Vaccination Planning Calendar (Based on Joining or Calving Dates)
Access Sale Day support materials - eg pen flyers
Access key Zoetis Resources 
  • Brochures and Repro Active materials

Star Breeder Certificate

On completion of the registration process, each breeder will be provided with a registration certificate that can be used to assist the sale and buying process.

Star Breeder Certificate

Resource Library – Excellent Literature

Star Breeder Website

This section of the site contains a wide range of materials on:

ReproActive - Best Practice Materials from key cattle consultants on:
    • Critical Mating Weights
    • Condition Scoring
    • Joining Periods
    • Bull Health
Northern and Southern Beef  Materials
Vaccine and Parasiticide Treatments
Genetics Tools
Vaccination Planning Calendars

Resource Library – Vaccination Planning Calendar

Customise your own program:

Enter your own Joining or Calving date

Program will then display when vaccines should be administered

Print or save your unique calendar

The example below easily identifies when the vaccine Pestigard should be administered to protect against the reproductive disease called pestivirus.

Pestigard_Vaccinations_Table

Downloads

Please refer to the Star Breeder Program brochure or visit www.starprogram.com.au

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Further Reading

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