Wagyu around the World - Czech Republic
The Czech Beef Breeders Association (Český svaz chovatelů masného skotu or "ČSCHMS") is the organisation authorised by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic to co-ordinate and organise a selection program for all beef breeds reared in the Czech Republic. Since it was established in 1990, the ČSCHMS' main objectives are performance recording, evaluation of animals, selection of young bulls for breeding at performance test stations, estimation of breeding values (with assistance of Agricultural Research Institute in Prague), the keeping of a Herd-Book for all beef breeds and the promotion of beef cattle - shows, seminars for all of the breeds.
The ČSCHMS operates all over the Czech Republic. Within the ČSCHMS, breeders' clubs for particular breeds have been established. These breeders' clubs are independent in coordinating the breeding aims and tools of a particular breed - they assign the selection programme, standard of breeds and all other matters regarding their breed.
Interested Wagyu breeders met for the first time on 24th January 2013 at Střítež u Jihlavy. Petr Krontorád
of Bovet was elected inaugral President and he represents the breed on the ČSCHMS committee. The other members of the Wagyu council are Tampierová
Martina (Čapí hnízdo, Agrofert), Strejc Miloslav (Ekofarma Rumburk), Bernas Mirko
(MBH) and Müller Josef (ERC Pardubice).
It was agreed that Wagyu bulls will be selected in autumn when aged approximately 16 to 18 months for performance testing. About 10 bulls will be exhibited at the National Show.