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Cow-Calf Manager 007 Tour - Animal Info

Cattle Information

Cattle Pane

The Animal Information pages gather information and reports for a specific animal in one place.

Click on an animal from the Cow, Calf, Bull, Heifer or Steer selection panes on the left side of the screen and the animal's details appear on the right. A useful set of filters make locating an animal from the selection panes a snap. Type the beginning of a name or ear tag and the selection list shows only the matching animals. Filter by animal category such as Sale and Herd, or define your own categories simply by typing a new category name on any animal's Category drop down. Show or hide selection filters by clicking the red up or down arrows.

Clicking on the Go To Selected Animal button from any animal list style report is another convenient way to retrieve animal details. If you have one of the EID wands supported by the Cow-Calf 007, simply scan the animal's electronic ID and its Animal Information pages appear.


Animal Info

The main Animal Info screen contains the most frequently used animal details, pedigree picture, status and reports for a specific animal.

Click an item from the Select Page list on the left of the animal info screen to bring up full livestock mangement details for Breeding, Purchases, Sales, Inoculations and Procedures, Herd and Pasture moves, Related Cattle and more...


Cow Breeding

The Breeding page contains all breeding history for a specific cow

Clicking on a breed record from the top selection list populates a set of tabs with breeding details. A dropdown selects the type of breeding; AI, Natural, AI with Cleanup Bull(s), Embryo Recipient or Embryo Donor. The tabs below contain details of the breeding, including dates, preg check status, costs, personnel and more.

Copy Breeding lets you enter breeding for one cow, then copy to any other cows you select. A popup gestation table offers a convenient reference for due dates.

One AI bull and 3 Natural/Cleanup bulls are allowed. If multiple bulls are used, the Date Bred and Sire tab lets you set the sire bull. The Due Date is automatically adjusted once Preg Check results are entered.


Cow Breeding\Copy Cow Breeding

Save time and improve accuracy by entering breeding information for one cow, then copy to any other cows with the same breeding exposure. Select cows individually, by use of filter controls, by attached Alflex and Destron EID reader or EID tag file.

All relevent details for AI bull and Natural/Cleanup bulls are copied. A separate breeding record is created for each cow copied to just as if you had entered the information separately. Once Preg Check and/or Calving details are ready, update all the cows.

Should you for any reason wish to remove the copied breeding records, simply click the Undo Copy Breeding button and the copies are removed.


Cow Breeding\Gestation Table

Popup Gestation table in 3 day increments.

At a glance view of approximate Due Date without having to enter any breeding information. Dates are calculated based on gestation period entered on the Program Settings page.

Once breeding dates are entered, Due Date calculation is automatic and appears on the Date Bred and Sire tab of the cow's breeding record.


Cow Breeding\AI Bull

Artificial Insemination Bull used, AI Date, Payment and AI Tech information.

Breeding with the AI Bull may be used in combination with Natural/Cleanup bull(s). If more than one bull is used, the sire for a calf from the breeding may be specified on the Date Bred and Sire page.

Staws used are selected from available inventory for the AI bull used and automatically deducted from the bull's semen inventory if desired.


Cow Breeding\Natural/Cleanup Bull(s)

Up to 3 Natural/Cleanup bulls may be entered for a single cow's breeding record. Pasture Exposure periods for each bull need not be the same.

Breeding with the Natural/Cleanup bull(s) may be used in combination with AI bull and/or ET donor bull. If more than one bull is used, the sire for a calf from the breeding is specified on the Date Bred and Sire page.


Cow Breeding\Date Bred and Sire

The Date Bred and Sire page specifies the Date Bred, Due Date, Bull Used, Preg Check Date and status.

Cow-Calf 007 will calculate the breeding date using the Preg Check date and days bred from the Preg Check test if entered. Due date is calculated from the date bred plus the gestation period as specified in Program settings. For Embryo Recipient breeding, the due date calulation is adjusted for the age of the embryo when frozen.

If multiple bulls are used, the sire bull is specified from the possible sires by the Bull Used drop down. For natural/cleanup breeding, the date bred defaults to the begining exposure date. Upon entry of Preg Check results, the date bred is automatically set based on preg check results. However, you may modify the Date Bred if another value is determined.


Cow Breeding\Calving

Once the cow has calved, calving details for up to 2 calves are entered. Filling out the calving page will return the cow to the Open Cows list.

For accuracy and completeness, it is advisable to create calf records directly from the Calving page. If twins, enter names, weight and sex for both first so that the Cow-Calf 007 can correctly set the Sibling Code. Herd, Pasture, Owner, Breed and Dam Age at Birth and other information for the calf are set from the cow. To change preset values for the calf, retrieve the calf record and modify as needed.


Cow Breeding\Embryo Donor

The ET Donor page is available with the Embryo Transfer program add-on and in the Demo version.

Breeding date(s) and bull infomation are entered as with other types of breeding. Set Breeding Type to Embryo Donor. Once embryos are ready to flush, complete the ET Donor page to enter embryos into inventory and make them available for recipient cows.

Click the Add Embryo button to add a line for each viable embryo. Only the embryo number and a + in the Include column (Inc) are required. As embryos are implanted in recipient cows and the implant recorded in the recipient cow's breeding record the + in the Inc column is removed.


Cow Breeding\Embryo Recipient

The ET Recipient page is available with the Embryo Transfer program add-on and in the Demo version.

Set Breeding Type to Embryo Recipient and proceed to the Embryo Recipient page. First Select the Donor Cow from cows with embryos available in inventory. Next, select embryo(s) used. Selected embryos are removed from the donor cow's embryo inventory. Implant Date is required. Heat Synchronization and Implant Cost are optional.

Proceed to the Date Bred and Sire page and enter Preg Check information when available. On any calf records created from the Calving page, the donor cow will be listed as the Dam and the recipient cow will be listed as the Recip Dam, abbreviated as RD in reports.


Carcass Report

Save full details of the carcass report for production ranking and herd management.

Records important weights, values, scores and monetary value. Room for additional comments.


Comments

Unlimited number of comments per animal. Record field notes, observations, to do items, etc for future reference.

Each comment is dated and assigned a topic.

Option to print all comments on file in a single report.


Embryo Sale

The Embryo Sale page is available with the Embryo Transfer program add-on and in the Demo version.

Invoice customers for sales of embryos in inventory for an ET donor cow.

Records buyer, shipping destination, sales representative, sale dates, amounts and more. Automatic deduction from donor cow's embryo inventory as embryos are added to the invoice.

Report summary and totals from sale are available in the main reports section under Embryo System/Embryo Sales.


EPD Report

The EPD Report records standardized Expected Progeny Difference determinations.

Report is split into sections for Calving, Maternal, Carcass, Yearling, Mature and Scrotal size.

New EPDs for American Angus association, including: RADG, Docility, Heifer Pregnancy, $F-Feedlot Value, $G-Grid Value, $B Beef Value, $W-Wean Value and $EN-Cow Energy. New EPDs are imported if present in an imported Angus Herd file


GeneStar

Using the GeneStar star system, record and print genomic testing results from Zoetis, formerly Pfizer Animal Health

Report includes the 4 markers for Feed Efficiency, 4 markers for Quality Grade and 3 markers for Tenderness.

Zoetis website


Herd Moves

History of all moves from one herd to another for the lifetime of an animal or a specific date range.

Herd Moves are automatically recorded when the herd is changed on the animal info screen. Using the Herd Move page, you may view or modify the history as needed.


Horn Measurements

Track horn growth and compare projected growth with actual growth using the Horn Measurements page.

Date Taken, Age in Months, Tip to Tip, Poll and Base and comments columns. No limit to number of separate measurement entries.


List Calves

All calves produced by a cow or bull. For a cow, the report includes column options for Recipient Dam or Genetic Dam. Allows viewing of all calves from an ET donor cow and which cows were the embryo recipients.

Totals section shows births by breeding type, calving ease and calf sex.


Innoculations and Procedures

Keep an accurate log of all innoculations and procedures administered.

Enter a procedure for one animal, then click the Copy Procedure button and select any number of animals other animals to apply the same procedure to. Copy procedure includes per animal cost calculation.

Popup lookup lists speed entry. Enter new procedure names, products, administration methods, etc the first time and next time simply click on the item to enter without typing.

Columns include slaughter and milk withdrawal dates.


Milk Appraisal

Maintain history of Milk Appraisal test results.

Enter test date, results, comments and tester. Review past test results.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk Appraisals.


Milk DHIA Tests

Maintain history of Milk Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) test results.

Enter test date, results, production, comments and tester. Review past test results.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk DHIA Testing.

DHIA website


Milk Production

Maintain daily history of Milk Production.

Up to 3 milkings per day with amounts, percent fat and percent protein.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk Production.


Mortality and Insurance Report

Mortality event and Insurance coverage details.

Includes Insurance Policy coverage and scan of the insurance policy.
Date, Cause, Location, Purchase Price, Comments and other documention of event.

Summary included in reports section under Reports\Livestock Health\Mortality List.


Multiple Cattle Sale

Sell multiple cattle in one invoice.

Enter Buyer, Sales Rep, Weights, Shipping, Payment Amounts and terms for the sale.
Select animals in sale by clicking individually on Include column, by Herd or all cattle in inventory of the specified type.

Option for Per Animal Weights, or enter weight total directly. Cattle included in sale are automatically archived and marked as Sold.


Offspring Sales

All offspring sales from currently viewed Cow, Bull or Embryo Transfer Recipient Cow

Filter options for Sale Date and Sold To

Individual sale amounts, totals and average value for offspring from cow or bull


Pasture Movements

Listing of all cattle moves from one pasture to another

Filter option for Move Date range

Historical record of cattle location in pastures

Pasture moves are recorded automatically whenever the pasture for the animal is changed

Allows editing of pasture movements within report


Picture Pedigree

Full Picture Pedigree with 4 generations viewable

Add/Edit ancestors in place. Move your mouse cursor over an ancestor label such as Sire or Dam and the label changes to a clickable link. Click the link to add or edit the ancestor animal.

Navigate ancestry further generations back with ease.

Print or email full picture pedigree direct from the screen.


Animal Pictures

No limit to number of pictures per animal

Document animal appearance at different life stages or events.

Set any picture as current pedigree picture.

Export stored pictures at any time to JPEG image file.


Animal Purchase

Full Purchase details and picture at time of purchase

Complete Payment, Shipping and Seller information

Support for Bred Heifer/Cow purchase with Bred Bull and Date Bred

Includes animal in Reports/Livestock Finance/All Animal Purchases


Related Cattle

View all cattle related to the current animal

Multiple options for same Sire, Dam, Ancestor, Descendant and Sibling

Ancestor and Descendant options include number of generatons removed

Valuable breeding selection and herd management tool


Animal Sale

Full Sale details and picture at time of sale

Complete Payment, Shipping and Buyer information

Support for Bred Heifer/Cow sale with Bred Bull and Date Bred

Automatically sets Archive Status and How Disposed

Includes animal in applicable sales reports


Livestock Show

Livestock Show entry, performance and finance documentation

Track expenses for boarding, training, entry fees, lodging and transportation

Automatic calculation of profit from winnings after expenses are accounted for


Ultrasound Report

Save details of the ultrasound report for production ranking and herd management.

Records weight, measured values, actual and adjusted scores, group ratio and ranking.

Room for additional comments.

Includes summary in Reports/Livestock Health/Ultrasound List


Vet Visits

Keep an accurate log of all Vet Visits.

Details include Date, Reason, Veterinarian and Costs incurred.

Lookup lists for Other Expense and Reason. Enter new value the first time and next time simply click on the item to enter without typing.

Ample space available for notes on follow up treatment, outcome, etc.


Weights

Maintains log of animal scale weights.

Automatic calculation of age in months when weighted and change from previous weight

Historical record of weights measured

Includes measurement in Reports/Livestock Inventory/List Animal Weights


Wean/Yearling Weights, Adjusted Weights and Scores

Automatic calculation of adjusted birth weight, 205 day adjusted wean weight, wean weight per day of age WDA, wean average daily gain ADG, 205 day adjusted hip height, 205 day frame score, 205 day efficiency percent, 365 day adjusted yearling weight, 365 day adjusted hip height, 365 day frame score, 365 day adjusted pelvic area, 365 day adjusted scrotal circumference and more.

Calculated adjustments follow published Guidelines For Uniform Beef Improvement Programs by the Beef Improvement Federation and are adjusted for age of dam, age when weighed, sex of calf and breed specific factors where applicable.


Gain Per Day

Popup on Animal Info page, available for all animal types.

Automatic calculation of weight gain per day.

Gain per day calculated for overall period and for each weighing interval.


Custom Animal Fields

Define up to 10 custom animal fields of your choosing

Enter values for each animal from the main animal information screen. Keep track of animals and make comparisons using criteria that you define.


Bull Semen Inventory

Maintains inventory of semen straws in storage for a bull

Select from straws in inventory when entering cow breeding AI bull details.

Lookup lists for tank and cannister.

Includes summary in Reports/Semen System/Semen Inventory for all bulls.


Condition Scores

Yearly Condition Scores are a valuable herd management tool. Yearly Condition Scores with Lifetime Average, Group Average and Group Ratios are available for Body Condition, Managing Ease, Soundness, Tooth Wear, Udder and Maternal Instinct.

The group used to calculate averages and ratios may be any in use by Cow-Calf 007. Choose from Contemporary Group, Herd, Pasture, Animal Type, Category, Wean Management Group, Year of Birth and more.

Cow Production Index: For cows, a Cow Production Index is calculated using the total Adjusted Weaning Weight of calves born during the year. Calves must have a Birth Date entered to be included in the index.

The Cow Production Index is calculated by: total for year of calves weaned (205 day adjusted)