Fall 2015 Calf Data Reporting – is Your Herd in Compliance?

Fall 2015 compliance reporting is now in effect.  What does this mean?  It means that each dam enrolled on your Fall 2015 THE inventory needs to either have a calf reported or a productivity code(reason why she did not calve).  If the reporting requirement has not been met, 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 turned in.  There are three ways to submit the compliance information: online, spreadsheet or by paper submission.

Online
Log-in to Herdbook Services
Go to Data Entry, select Online
There are four tabs on the left, select the bottom one, Manual Job
Under Job Type, leave it as selected in Animal Data Reporting
Enter in a Job Title, i.e., Last of 2015 calf data
From the right under default groups, select the last one, Dams Not in Compliance
Click the black dot in to As Dams
Select Start New Job
This will start an online job that lists all of the dams lacking data for 2015 calving.  If the dam had a 2015 born calf you will go ahead and enter the information.  If she did not calve, report a productivity code and the productivity year as 2015. To view more information on reporting 2015 calving data, click here.

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Keep in mind, if you are not reporting a 2015 calf record, you will need to record a productivity code for the female indicating why she did not calve in calendar year 2015.  The productivity columns are located under the BrthDam tab.  Click on the Productivity column header for a help box that displays the 11 different codes you can choose from.  Next you will need to fill in the productivity year, which in this case is 2015.  By reporting a productivity code, you are informing the database that this dam did not have a calf in the year 2015.  There will not be any calf data information listed under the Animal tab for this female, just a productivity code and year under the BrthDam tab. Note: A productivity code should only be used if there is not any calf data to report for the given year and cannot be used in addition to calf data, it’s either a calf is being reported or a productivity code, not both.

Productivity Reporting

Spreadsheet

Log-in to Herdbook Services
Go to Data Entry, select Download
From the left under default groups, select the last one, Dams Not in Compliance
On the right under Animal Entry, select Standard File
Under Download File, select As Dams
Select Document type, i.e., MS Excel
Select Download
This will open a spreadsheet that lists all of the dams lacking data for 2015 calving.  If the dam had a 2015 born calf you will go ahead and enter the information.  If she did not calve, report a productivity code and the productivity year as 2015.  After you have filled in the spreadsheet with the necessary information you can either go back to Herdbook Services and upload your file or email to the@simmgene.com and we can process it for you.

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Paper Submission

Contact ASA and request a non-compliance packet to be mailed out to you.  You will receive a form containing all of your dams that need data reported for 2015 along with any other years your herd is missing data.

Once the non-compliance information has been entered, your account will immediately be considered to be in compliance with THE reporting requirements and you will be able to submit registration/transfers requests at will.

If you have any questions or concerns about THE and compliance reporting please email the@simmgene.com or contact our office at 406.587.4531 and select option 4 to be connected to THE department.

Spring 2015 Calf Reporting – Are you in Compliance?

Spring 2015 compliance reporting is now in effect.  What does this mean?  It means that each dam enrolled on your Spring 2015 THE inventory needs to either have a calf reported or a productivity code(reason why she did not calve).  If the reporting requirement has not been met, 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 turned in.  There are three ways to submit the compliance information: online, spreadsheet or by paper submission.

Online

Log-in to Herdbook Services
Go to Data Entry, select Online
There are four tabs on the left, select the bottom one, Manual Job
Under Job Type, leave it as selected in Animal Data Reporting
Enter in a Job Title, i.e., Last of 2015 calf data
From the right under default groups, select the last one, Dams Not in Compliance
Click the black dot in to As Dams
Select Start New Job
This will start an online job that lists all of the dams lacking data for 2015 calving.  If the dam had a 2015 born calf you will go ahead and enter the information.  If she did not calve, report a productivity code and the productivity year as 2015. To view more information on reporting 2015 calving data, click here.
Screenshot from 2016-04-08 10:13:34
Keep in mind, if you are not reporting a 2015 calf record, you will need to record a productivity code for the female indicating why she did not calve in calendar year 2015.  The productivity columns are located under the BrthDam tab.  Click on the Productivity column header for a help box that displays the 11 different codes you can choose from.  Next you will need to fill in the productivity year, which in this case is 2015.  By reporting a productivity code, you are informing the database that this dam did not have a calf in the year 2015.  There will not be any calf data information listed under the Animal tab for this female, just a productivity code and year under the BrthDam tab. Note: A productivity code should only be used if there is not any calf data to report for the given year and cannot be used in addition to calf data, it’s either a calf is being reported or a productivity code, not both.
Productivity Reporting

Spreadsheet

Log-in to Herdbook Services
Go to Data Entry, select Download
From the left under default groups, select the last one, Dams Not in Compliance
On the right under Animal Entry, select Standard File
Under Download File, select As Dams
Select Document type, i.e., MS Excel
Select Download
This will open a spreadsheet that lists all of the dams lacking data for 2015 calving.  If the dam had a 2015 born calf you will go ahead and enter the information.  If she did not calve, report a productivity code and the productivity year as 2015.  After you have filled in the spreadsheet with the necessary information you can either go back to Herdbook Services and upload your file or email to the@simmgene.com and we can process it for you.
Screenshot from 2016-04-08 10:08:00

Paper Submission

Contact ASA and request a non-compliance packet to be mailed out to you.  You will receive a form containing all of your dams that need data reported for 2015 along with any other years your herd is missing data.
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Once the non-compliance information has been entered, your account will immediately be considered to be in compliance with THE reporting requirements and you will be able to submit registration/transfers requests at will.

If you have any questions or concerns about THE and compliance reporting please email the@simmgene.com or contact our office at 406.587.4531 and select option 4 to be connected to THE department.

Fall 2015 Calving Data – How to Report

Have you utilized ASA’s online data entry recently? Reporting/registering cattle on the ASA website has never been easier than it is today. We encourage each member who has internet capability to explore this invaluable resource. If you are new to the website or just need a refresher, go ahead and give us a call and a staff member will gladly guide you through your first entry. Remember, every dam enrolled on your 2015 Fall inventory either needs to have a calf reported or a productivity code (reason why you are not reporting a calf to the dam) to ASA by June 1 to be included in the fall sire summary evaluation or by June 15, 2016 to keep your account in compliance with data reporting requirements.

How to start an Online Job to enter your Fall 2015 Calf Data

Go to Herdbook Services

Select LOGIN from the top right hand corner of your screen

Account # ASA Member Number

Password – *Password assigned by ASA for your member account
*If you have not had a password assigned by ASA you will need to contact our office and ask to speak with someone in member services so they can assign one.

Go to Data Entry, select Online

Make sure Fall is highlighted

Select the button that says Update 2015 – Fall Calves

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How to start an online job to report 2015 Fall Calf Data

Remember, each dam listed on your online spreadsheet will need to have a calf reported or productivity code(reason why she did not calve in given year).

Below are examples of common questions from members when they are reporting their calf data online.

Example (1) – Dam had twins

Since the dam is only pre-loaded in the spreadsheet once, you will need to enter one calf in the row with the dam pre-listed and after the last dam in your spreadsheet, click in that row and hit your enter key, which adds blank rows to the spreadsheet. Click in to the DamRegNbr column and enter the dam’s ASA registration number (placing her in your spreadsheet twice, once for each calf). Then enter your second calf in this row. You will end up with two rows for this dam, one for each calf. Make sure the MBC code is entered correctly to denote twins. Note: each calf must have a different tattoo, you cannot have two calves within your herd identified the same.

Example (2) – Simmental ET calf

When reporting online, the DamRegNbr column (first column of spreadsheet) is where you would enter the Recipient cow (birth dam) ASA number. If the recipient dam is enrolled on your THE inventory, fill in the ET calf information on her line.  If the recipient dam is not enrolled on your THE, leave those columns blank.  To enter the Donor Dam’s information, select the tab at top of the spreadsheet (above the blue column headers) and enter in the Donor Dam’s ASA Registration number in the DonorRegNbr column and hit your enter key. All of the Donor Dam’s information will automatically fill in. Then select your Animal tab to enter the rest of the calf information. You will need to indicate whether the calf was a Frozen Embryo(6) or Fresh Embryo(9) transfer in the MBC column of your spreadsheet. Note: The donor dam will not appear on the Animal tab of your spreadsheet, so once you click back on Animal you will not see her information, rest assured, it is still there.

ET Calf Reporting

Example (3) – Calf was grafted to another dam, how do I report?

Record the calf data to the genetic dam that physically gave birth to the calf, not the foster dam who the calf was grafted on to. The foster dam does not receive credit for raising the grafted calf. To indicate the calf was raised by a foster dam, under the weaning tab in the MC column you will enter a 4, thus ensuring it will not be included in a contemporary group.

Example (4) – Dam left the herd prior to calving(sold, died, disappeared, etc.)

You will need to record a productivity code for this female indicating why you’re not reporting a calf to her for 2015.  The productivity columns are located under the BrthDam tab.  Click on the Productivity column header for a help box that displays the 11 different codes you can choose from.  Next you will need to fill in the productivity year, which in this case is 2015.  By reporting a productivity code, you are informing the database that this dam did not have a calf in the year 2015.  There will not be any calf data information listed under the Animal tab for this female, just a productivity code and year under the BrthDam tab. Note: A productivity code should only be used if there is not any calf data to report for the given year and cannot be used in addition to calf data, it’s either a calf is being reported or a productivity code, not both.

Productivity Reporting

Example (5) – Cow/Calf pair was sold without papers, how do I indicate the calf is no longer a part of the herd and left prior to weaning?

You will record all the required calf information: tattoo, sire, sex, tattoo location, date of birth, MBC, AI, HPS and color.  Then you will fill in the appropriate calf removal code.  For a list of calf removal codes, click on the column header and all will be displayed in a help box(you may have to scroll down to see the complete list).  A calf removal code should be assigned to an animal prior to 18 months of age, indentifying the animal was not kept as a replacement.

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Example (6) – Dam calved the first part of January instead of in December. How do I report the calf so it’s part of the fall contemporary group?

If you scroll over to the far right of the online job there is a column labeled CalfYear.  Type in 2015.  This tells the computer to contribute this record to 2015 instead of 2016 for this female and will contemporary the calf with the rest of the 2015 born animals.

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If you have any questions while entering calving data, please contact our office at 406.587.4531 or email the@simmgene.com.

Calling for all Spring 2015 Calving Data

Have you tried ASA’s online data entry recently? Reporting/registering cattle on the ASA website has never been easier than it is today. We encourage each member who has internet capability to explore this invaluable resource. If you are new to the website or just need a refresher, go ahead and give us a call and a staff member will gladly guide you through your first entry. Remember, every dam enrolled on your 2015 Spring inventory either needs to have a calf reported or a productivity code (reason why you are not reporting a calf to the dam) to ASA by November 15 to be included in the spring sire summary evaluation or by December 15, 2015 to keep your account in compliance with data reporting requirements.

How to start an Online Job to enter your Spring 2015 Calf Data

Go to Herdbook Services

Select LOGIN from the top right hand corner of your screen

Account # ASA Member Number

Password – *Password assigned by ASA for your member account
*If you have not had a password assigned by ASA you will need to contact our office and ask to speak with someone in member services so they can assign one.

Go to Data Entry, select Online

Make sure Spring is highlighted

Select the button that says Update 2015 – Spring Calves

2015 Spring Calf Data Reporting

Remember, each dam listed on your online spreadsheet will need to have a calf reported or productivity code(reason why she did not calve in given year).

Below are examples of common questions from members when they are reporting their calf data online.

Example (1) – Dam had twins

Since the dam is only pre-loaded in the spreadsheet once, you will need to enter one calf in the row with the dam pre-listed and after the last dam in your spreadsheet, click in that row and hit your enter key, which adds blank rows to the spreadsheet. Click in to the DamRegNbr column and enter the dam’s ASA registration number (placing her in your spreadsheet twice, once for each calf). Then enter your second calf in this row. You will end up with two rows for this dam, one for each calf. Make sure the MBC code is entered correctly to denote twins. Note: each calf must have a different tattoo, you cannot have two calves within your herd identified the same.

Example (2) – Simmental ET calf

When reporting online, the DamRegNbr column (first column of spreadsheet) is where you would enter the Recipient cow (birth dam) ASA number. If the recipient dam is enrolled on your THE inventory, fill in the ET calf information on her line.  If the recipient dam is not enrolled on your THE, leave those columns blank.  To enter the Donor Dam’s information, select the tab at top of the spreadsheet (above the blue column headers) and enter in the Donor Dam’s ASA Registration number in the DonorRegNbr column and hit your enter key. All of the Donor Dam’s information will automatically fill in. Then select your Animal tab to enter the rest of the calf information. You will need to indicate whether the calf was a Frozen Embryo(6) or Fresh Embryo(9) transfer in the MBC column of your spreadsheet. Note: The donor dam will not appear on the Animal tab of your spreadsheet, so once you click back on Animal you will not see her information, rest assured, it is still there.

ET Calf Reporting

Example (3) – Calf was grafted to another dam, how do I report?

Record the calf data to the dam that physically gave birth to the calf, not the foster dam who the calf was grafted on to. The foster dam does not receive credit for raising the grafted calf. To indicate the calf was raised by a foster dam, under the weaning tab in the MC column you will enter a 4, thus ensuring it will not be included in a contemporary group.

Example (4) – Dam left the herd prior to calving(sold, died, disappeared, etc.)

You will need to record a productivity code for this female indicating why you’re not reporting a calf to her for 2015.  The productivity columns are located under the BrthDam tab.  Click on the Productivity column header for a help box that displays the 11 different codes you can choose from.  Next you will need to fill in the productivity year, which in this case is 2015.  By reporting a productivity code, you are informing the database that this dam did not have a calf in the year 2015.  There will not be any calf data information listed under the Animal tab for this female, just a productivity code and year under the BrthDam tab. Note: A productivity code should only be used if there is not any calf data to report for the given year and cannot be used in addition to calf data, it’s either a calf is being reported or a productivity code, not both.

Productivity Reporting

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 406.587.4531 or email the@simmgene.com.

THE – How to Check if Your Herd is in Compliance

First and foremost, let’s explain what compliance is.  If you’re enrolled in Total Herd Enrollment(THE), each dam on your inventory either needs to have a calf reported to her for the calendar year or a reason why she did not calve(using a productivity code).

The timeline for the calf data reporting is as follows:

Spring Calving Herds(January 1-June 30) – Report calf data/productivity codes by December 15 of the same year.
Fall Calving Herds(July 1-December 31) – Report calf data/productivity codes by June 15 of the following year.

If you report a calf/productivity code by the dates mentioned above for each female enrolled for the given season, your account is considered to be in compliance with THE calf data reporting requirements.  If you have dams that do not receive a calf/productivity code reported, your account falls in to non-compliance and you’re unable to process any registrations/transfers on your account until the missing calf data/productivity codes are submitted.

A visual way to check if you’re in compliance is to log-in to Herdbook Services and take a look at the graph under Data Entry, and select Online.  Make sure to select the year and season you want to check out.  It defaults to the current season/year.  In the example below, 2014 and Fall are selected.  As you can see, in red under the graph it indicates this account is not in compliance.  The top line for THE Reporting shows 65/85 records reported, or 76%.  There are 20 dams missing calf data/productivity codes that were enrolled in 2014 Fall THE.  To see which dams are lacking information, you can pull a report by following the steps outlined below.THE GraphTo check if you have submitted all the calf data/productivity codes on your herd for the year, follow these steps.

  1. Log-in to Herdbook Services
  2. Go to Data Search, select Special Reports
  3. Select Total Herd Enrollment(about 3/4 of the way down the list)
  4. Select THE Cows without Productivity
  5. Type in the Enroll Year you wish to look at, i.e., 2015
  6. Type in the season with a capital S for spring or F for fall
  7. Select Get Results

This will display a report of all dams that do not have a calf/productivity code reported for the given year/season you entered.  This is simply a report, listing the dams lacking data, it’s not a document you can update/upload to the database.  In order to update the calf data/productivity for the indicated dams, you will need to start an online data entry job and enter in the information.  If the reports states 0 results found, make sure to double check that you entered a capital S or F in for the season. If you enter in a lower case letter the report will not work.  If you did enter in a capital S or F and it still says 0 results found, congratulations, you’re in compliance for the given year/season.

It’s always a great idea to check out this query after you’ve entered in all your data for the season since it might list a few dams that you accidentally overlooked on the initial reporting.  If you have any questions or need assistance with calf data reporting, email the@simmgene.com or call our office at 406.587.4531.

FAQs

Question : The dams on the list all had calves that we steered and shipped.  How do I report that?

Answer : Since you participate in THE, each dam you enroll needs to have a calf or productivity code reported.  Since you only use productivity codes if the dam does not calve, it is expected that you will record all calves born, every year, into our database, including the calves that you do not retain in the herd.

Question : I sold the dam as a bred female prior to calving and transferred her paper.  Why is she coming up on my list?

Answer : Since you enrolled the dam in THE for the given year, she remains on your enrollment until the following year when she can be removed as sold.  If she left your herd as a bred female you need to report a productivity code of an 11, and the productivity year would be the year the dam was enrolled in THE that is lacking data.  The good news in this scenario is if you enrolled the female in Option A, the buyer will be able to benefit by registering the calf from that year for free.

Question : Where can the productivity code column be found on the online calf data reporting spreadsheet?

Answer : Under the BrthDam tab.  Make sure to load your dam under the DamRegNbr column and not the AnmRegNbr column.  Productivity ReportingMore questions?  Email the@simmgene.com and we can get them answered for you.

April 15 is Opening Day for Fall Calving Herds

Quite a bit has been going on this week for Total Herd Enrollment(THE).  Read on for an overview of what all has happened and if you’re a Fall calving herd(July 1-December 31) what needs to be submitted over the course of the next few months.

Overview

  • If you were enrolled in Fall 2014 THE and only paid half of your enrollment fees up front, on Monday, April 13, we sent out the second half billing.  If you receive an invoice regarding THE, that is what it is for.
  • If you have Fall calving females that will have a calf between July 1 and December 31, 2015, it is time to submit your Fall 2015 THE inventory.  Fall enrollment is open now until June 15, 2015.  To view online enrollment instructions, click here, or use the tear out insert located in your April issue of the Register magazine.  If you have any questions about how to get started after reading through the instructions, give us a call and we’d be more than happy to assist you. Read through some of the Frequently Asked Questions below.
  • If you were enrolled in Spring 2014 THE and haven’t turned in all of your calf data/dam productivity codes yet, there will be a non-compliance hold on your account until that data gets updated.  To check if you are in compliance, follow the steps outlined below under, Two Ways to Check if Your Account is in Compliance. If your account is not in compliance with THE reporting requirements,  you will experience holds on data reporting, registration and transfers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why do I have dams listed on a Fall inventory, if my females only calve in the Spring?

Answer: Somehow dams ended up on a Fall list for you. This could possibly be the result of one of the following:

  1. When you enrolled your Spring 2015 dams, you placed a primary code 2 or 3 on the dam, therefore moving her to Fall 2015.
  2. You purchased her from someone who had her listed on a Fall inventory previously.

If this happens to you, either call 406.587.4531 or email the@simmgene.com and we would be more than happy to move her back to Spring 2015 for you.

Question: If my dam was supposed to calve in Spring 2015 but now she will calve with my Fall herd, how do I move her to Fall?

Answer: Add her to the bottom of your Fall 2015 THE inventory by her ASA number and assign her a primary code of 0.  Depending on which option you enrolled her in for Spring 2015, i.e., if you enrolled in Option A and paid the fees due, when you reach the checkout screen it will be crediting you $15.00 as well as invoicing $15.00.

Question: I have heifers that will turn 2 in Fall 2015 but they will not calve until Spring 2016, how do I handle these?

Answer: If you intentionally held them over to calve in Spring 2016, place a primary code 2, use the same enrollment option as your other registered females. If you enroll in Option A, you will see a $15.00/dam fee charged for these heifers, however, ASA issues a credit for any first calf heifers moved from Fall to Spring, so you will receive that money back.

Do you have a question not answered above? Call 406.587.4531 or email the@simmgene.com and we can add it to our list.

Two Ways to Check if Your Account is in Compliance

Option 1) Log-in to Herdbook, go to Data Search, select Special Reports
From the left hand side, select Total Herd Enrollment
Half way down the selection, choose Enrollments by year
Type in a year to Enroll Year(in this case you would use 2014)
You can also type in Season, capital S for Spring or F for Fall. If you leave the season blank it will bring in both
spring and fall calving females.
Hit Get Results
It will load you a list of enrolled females.  You need to look over to the far right,  to the column labeled
Prodvty(productivity).  If there’s a number filled in that column, the dam either has a calf reported or a productivity code(1-12) for the calendar year and as long as there is a number in that column, it satisfies the reporting requirement.

Option 2) Log-in to Herdbook, go to Data Search, select Special Reports
From the left hand side, select Animals
3/4 of the way down the list, choose Performance Advocate 
Select Animal data submitted
Type in the Enrollment Year (in this case you would use 2014)
Enter in Season, capital S for Spring or F for Fall.
Hit Get Results
The report will display all the information you have reported thus far.  Dams listed at the bottom without calf
data or a productivity code are the ones you need to focus on.

For more information on how to report this data, follow the steps outlined in the 2014 calf data reporting post.

Grab a Keyboard – It’s Time to Report Calf Data

Have you tried ASA’s online data entry recently? Reporting/registering cattle on the ASA website has never been easier than it is today. We encourage each member who has internet capability to explore this invaluable resource. If you are new to the website or just need a refresher, go ahead and give us a call and a staff member will guide you through your first entry. Remember, every dam enrolled on your 2014 Spring inventory either needs to have a calf reported or a productivity code (reason why you are not reporting a calf to the dam) to ASA by November 1 to be included in the spring sire summary evaluation or by December 15, 2014 to keep your account in compliance with data reporting requirements.

How to start an Online Job to enter your Spring 2014 Calf Data

Go to Herdbook Services

Select LOGIN from the top right hand corner of your screen

Account # – ASA Member Number

Password – *Password assigned by ASA for your member account
*If you have not had a password assigned by ASA you will need to contact our office and ask to speak with someone in member services so they can assign one.

Go to Data Entry, select Online

Make sure Spring is highlighted

Select the button that says Update 2014 – Spring Calves

Spring 2014 Calf Data

Remember, each dam listed on your online spreadsheet will need to have a calf reported or productivity code(reason why she did not calve in given year).

Below are examples of common questions from members when they are reporting their calf data online.

Example (1) – Dam calved in late May and I haven’t weaned the calf yet

You may still report this calf to ASA without a weaning weight and then once you have weaned the calf submit the weaning weight at that time. Remember, all required information needs to be filled in (Dam, Sire, Tattoo, Tattoo Location, Sex, MBC, AI, HPS and Color) which places the calf on file with ASA. Then once a weaning weight is taken you can come back and record the rest of the information and register the calf or update the calf removal if needed.

Example (2) – Dam had twins

Since the dam is only pre-loaded in the spreadsheet once, you will need to enter one calf in the row with the dam pre-listed and after the last dam in your spreadsheet, click in that row and hit your enter key, which adds blank rows to the spreadsheet. Click in to the DamRegNbr column and enter the dam’s ASA registration number (placing her in your spreadsheet twice, once for each calf). Then enter your second calf in this row. You will end up with two rows for this dam, one for each calf. Note: each calf must have a different tattoo, you cannot have two calves within your herd identified the same.

Example (3) – Simmental ET calf

When reporting online, the DamRegNbr column (first column of spreadsheet) is where you would enter the Recipient cow (birth dam) ASA number. To enter the Donor Dam’s information, select the tab at top of the spreadsheet (above the blue column headers) and enter in the Donor Dam’s ASA Registration number in the DonorRegNbr column and hit your enter key. All of the Donor Dam’s information will automatically fill in. Then select your Animal tab to enter the rest of the calf information. You will need to indicate whether the calf was a Frozen Embryo(6) or Fresh Embryo(9) transfer in the MBC column of your spreadsheet. Note: The donor dam will not appear on the Animal tab of your spreadsheet, so once you click back on Animal you will not see her information, rest assured, it is still there.

ET Calf Reporting

Example (4) – Cow calved, then died and the calf was grafted to another dam

Record the calf data to the dam that physically gave birth to the calf, not the foster dam who the calf was grafted on to. The foster dam does not receive credit for raising the grafted calf. To indicate the calf was raised by a foster dam, under the weaning tab in the MC column you will enter a 4, thus ensuring it will not be included in a contemporary group.

Example (5) – Dam shipped prior to calving

You will need to record a productivity code for this female indicating why you’re not reporting a calf to her for 2014.  The productivity columns are located under the BrthDam tab.  Click on the Productivity column header for a help box that displays the 11 different codes you can choose from.  Next you will need to fill in the productivity year, which in this case is 2014.  By reporting a productivity code, you are informing the database that this dam did not have a calf in the year 2014.  There will not be any calf data information listed under the Animal tab for this female, just a productivity code and year under the BrthDam tab. Note: A productivity code should only be used if there is not any calf data to report for the given year and cannot be used in addition to calf data, it’s either a calf is being reported or a productivity code, not both.

Productivity Reporting

If you have any questions on calf data reporting please contact our office by emailing the@simmgene.com or calling 406.587.4531.