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Participate in the selection of members who serve on the ASA Board of Trustees by voting online or by paper ballot.  If you are sending in your paper ballot, use the enclosed envelope addressed to The Chairman of the Tellers. Please do not send it to the ASA office. We cannot forward it for you.

Here are the 2020 Trustee candidates. Please take the time to get to know them.

Are you working on submitting your calf data? Here is a quick checklist to make sure you’re getting all your data submitted correctly.

✔ Does every cow you enrolled in your 2019 spring enrollment have a calf reported? If you want more detailed instructions on how to report your calf data online go to simmental.org.
✔ Do you have a dam that didn’t have a calf? You’ll need to report the reason she didn’t calve that season/year with a productivity code (but if you have calf data and the calf died during/after birth jump to the next checkmark)

Here is how to report a productivity code:

(A) Select the BrthDam tab.

(B) Input a code into the Productivity column that fits the reason the cow didn’t calve best. Hint: you can click on the column header for your list of codes.

(C) Input “2019” in the Productivity Year column.

✔ Is a calf removal code reported for all calves that died or were removed from the herd after birth and weaning?

 

Here is how to report a Calf Removal code:

(A) Make sure the Animal tab is selected (default tab)

(B) Input a code into the CalfRemoval column that fits the reason the calf is not in the herd any longer Hint: pay attention to pre and post weaning code options!

✔ Is all your 2018 calf data submitted? If all the data is not in, your account is considered to be in non-compliance and you will not be able to process any registrations/transfers until the data has been submitted.

Here is how you can find out if you’re missing any data:

(A) On Herdbook, place your cursor over Data Entry and select Online.

(B) Select Inventory and your calving season and year.

(C) Look for the THE Reporting bar. Is it below 100%?

(D) To see which cows you need a calf reported select Update 2018 - Spring Calves. This will load in your entire spring THE cow inventory and  calf crop. Look for any cows that were enrolled in the spring that are missing a calf or a productivity code (a reason she didn’t calve that season/year).  Don’t forget to use calf removal codes if a calf died or was removed after calving. 

Productivity Codes

1 - Stillborn

2 - Aborted

3 - Not Exposed to Calve in given Season/Year

5 - ET Donor

6 - ET Recipient

7 - Exposed and failed to conceive - move to next season

8 - Exposed and failed to conceive - move to next year

9 - Exposed and failed to conceive - removed from herd

10 - Calving interval overlaps season (Dec-Jan) (Jun-Jul)

11 - Bred-but sold, removed or died prior to calving

12 - Cow Calved-Calf Not Found Intact or at All

 

Calf Removal - Animal’s Removal Code

Prior to Weaning

20 - Born Alive — Died Disease

21 - Born Alive — Died Other

22 - Died at Birth — Calving Difficulty

23 - Died at Birth — Defect

24 - Died at Birth — Other

25 - Other

26 - Stillborn — Full Term


After weaning

30 - Appearance

31 - Color

32 - Died — Disease

33 - Died — Other

34 - Failed to Conceive

35 - Feet and Legs

36 - Performance

37 - Other

38 - Temperament

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Back to Basics

December 09, 2019

Spring 2020 THE Enrollment is OPEN

in Back to Basics by ASA
By ASA’s Total Herd Enrollment Department | Any females of calving age that will calve between January 1 and June 30, 2020, will need to be enrolled by December 15, 2019, to take advantage of the lowest enrollment fees. ALL members previously enrolled in 2019, Spring Total Herd Enrollment (THE) MUST submit an inventory even if there aren’t any… read more
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