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Format 2 - PUBLIC

Category

Miscellaneous - Formats used to exchange data between CDCB and partners.

Meaning

Format 2's are ownership (Owner Name and Address) records.

Exchange protocol

Before official evaluations, ownership information of all bulls up to 11 years old are sent from breeder associations to CDCB. In addition, on a monthly basis, breeder associations send Format 2 files for bulls requested by CDCB (new, young, genomic bulls).

Old (outdated) format

Old format

Current format

Byte
Position(s)
Num
Bytes
Field
Format
(1)
Data
Type
Ref
Note(s)
Field Description
Owner Identification Information
1-2 2 XX CH 5 State code
3-4 2 XX CH County code
5-8 4 XXXX CH Herd number
1-8 8 XX...XX CH Identification number for breed organization
Animal Identification Information
9-10 2 AA CH 4 Breed code of animal (alpha code only, no zeros)
11-13 3 AAA CH 119 Country code of ID origin
14-25 12 AA...AA CH Identification number of animal registration or eartag)
26-50 25 AA...AA CH Owner Name
51-75 25 AA...AA CH Second line of address
76-100 25 AA...AA CH Third line of address
101-125 25 AA...AA CH Town
126-127 2 AA CH 112 Province/state postal abbreviation
128-136 9 XX...XX CH 30 126 Zip code
137-139 3 AAA CH 113 Country code
140 1 X CH 26 Privacy code
141-142 2 AA CH 16 DRPC/DMS code
143 1 A CH 100 Source code
144 1 X CH 56 Record verification code
145-150 6 AAAAAA CH Zeroes: Available for future use
Optional fields for genomic distribution
(breed use only)
151-160 10 XX...XX CH Telephone number
161- AA...AA CH E-mail address (variable length up to a maximum of 320 charac