✔ 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.
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
30 - Appearance
31 - Color
32 - Died — Disease
33 - Died — Other
34 - Failed to Conceive
35 - Feet and Legs
36 - Performance
37 - Other
38 - Temperament