Total Herd Enrollment Requirements

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Total Herd Enrollment (THE) is a cow inventory-based program. Participation in the program requires an inventory of all your Simmental registered cows that is updated yearly.

ENROLLMENT DEADLINES

Spring Herds

Herds (dams that will calve between Jan 1 – June 30)

*Enrollment Time: Oct 15 – Dec 15 prior to calving season.  To meet compliance deadline for calf data reporting, all calf data needs to be submitted to ASA by the following December 15.

 

Fall Herds

Herds (dams that will calve between July 1 - Dec 31)

*Enrollment Time: Apr 15 - June 15 prior to calving season

To meet compliance deadline for calf data reporting, all calf data needs to be submitted to ASA by the following June 15.

Late Enrollment

If you miss the THE enrollment deadline and were enrolled the prior year:

Members enrolled in THE that miss the enrollment deadline will have all of the dams listed on  the preliminary inventory generated by ASA enrolled in Option A at $16.00 each.  Members will then have 30 days (February 1 for Spring herds, August 1 for Fall herds) to make adjustments to their inventory (the same way as enrolling) including a choice to change from Option A to Option B or C. (THE fees will be adjusted if you change to Option B or C within the 30 days).

Note:  If adjustments are not made within 30 days (February 1 or August 1), your preliminary inventory will be accepted as is (including enrolled in Option A, regardless of previous year’s option). There is a $1.00 late-enrollment fee that will not be refunded.

Highlights:

  • All Simmental or Simbrah registered cows must be enrolled in SAME option
  •  Commercial cows and cows of other breeds can be enrolled in either option
  • Members can have all ASA registered cows in TR and non-ASA registered cows in SR
  • Enrolling a cow in THE does NOT register the cow with ASA

For more information please see the Have You Herd blog, http://www.simmental.org/haveyouherd.

 

 

Benefits of THE

 

Goals of THE

 
  • Improve Quality of Data Submitted and Used by ASA in Genetic Evaluations — Submitting data on the entire cowherd provides the complete contemporary group, which leads to more informative EPDs and adjusted measurements.  Submitting only a portion of the cowherd causes the contemporary group to be biased, ultimately leading to misinformative EPDs. 
  • Improve and Develop Female Records — A reproductive record on every cow, every year aids in improvement and development of female oriented EPDs, such as Stayability and Heifer Pregnancy.  It will also enable an accurate calving interval to be calculated. 
  • National Animal Identification Program — Enrolling in THE will provide every animal with a unique number and allow for continuous data to be reported to that number each year.
  • Reduced or No Registration Fees — Registration fees for members enrolled in THE will be less or they may even be free depending on the enrollment option. 
  • More Informative EPDs Returned — Performance based EPDs will be provided to members enrolled in THE on any animal registered, which means the animal’s own weights and contemporary group will go in to the calculation of its EPDs.  Members not enrolled in THE will only receive pedigree estimated EPDs on the animals registered, which will be the average of their parent’s EPDs.  
  • Contribution to Genetic Improvement — Data from members participating in THE will be the only  Data submitted by members not enrolled in THE will not be used in the genetic evaluation because there is a possibility the entire contemporary group was not turned in, therefore, biasing the contemporary group.  data used in the genetic evaluation.

 

THE Enrollment Options

 

There are currently three enrollment options:

A, B and C, for members to chose from when participating in Total Herd Enrollment (THE).

Similarities Between Enrollment Options

• Every dam of calving age listed on inventory

• Calf record/productivity code submitted on every female listed on the inventory

 

Option A

• Every dam enrolled for $15/dam/calendar year

• Calves born in calendar year and meeting all registration requirements are registered for FREE

• EPDs displayed on all calves, regardless if they are registered or non-registered.

• Fits herds where registration papers are essential and EPDs are used in selection decisions

 

Option B

• Every dam enrolled on inventory for FREE

• Age dependent calf registration fees

           - Under 10 months of age $30

            -≥10 to < 15 months of age $40

            -15 months of age and older $50

• EPDs displayed on registered calves only. If the calf is placed on file(non-registered) EPDs will not be displayed.

• Fits herds where a few calves will be registered every year and EPDs are not needed on nonregistered calves.

 

Option C

• Every dam enrolled for $7.50/dam/calendar year

• Age dependent calf registration fees

          - Under 10 months of age $30

          - ≥10 to < 15 months of age $40

          - 15 months of age and older $50

• EPDs displayed on all calves, regardless if they are registered or non-registered.

• Fits herds where EPDs are essential to the operation and registration papers are not necessary. If a registration paper is needed on an animal, the Option B rates for registration apply.

 

 
 

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