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Cow-Calf Manager 007 - What's New

Selected new additions and improvements to the Cow-Calf 007

At Livestock Managers, we are always striving to improve the Cow-Calf 007 and its usefulness to our customers in managing their cattle ranch. The following is a selection of new additions and changes to the Cow-Calf 007.

For a more complete list of recent changes by version, visit the Version History page. Visit the Program Tour pages for a more complete list of program capabilities.


Beefmaster Breeders United - Herd File Import

Import your Beefmaster Breeders United herd extract file into the Cow-Calf 007 . Supports a full four generation pedigree with all registered animals and their ancestors, along with creation of contact records for all breeders in the herd file .


Refer-A-Friend Discount extended to the Small Herd Edition!

The Small Herd Edition now also qualifies for the Refer-A-Friend Disount. Refer a friend who purchases the Cow-Calf 007, or any other Livestock Managers program, and credits you at time of purchase and you get the next year of updates and support for free! Your friend gets a 10% off discount at time of purchase. You get a credit applied for an Additional Year of Updates and Support when your current year ends. If you refer more than one friend, all may receive the 10% off new purchase discount!


Small Herd Edition now includes Farm Maintenance, Ranch Extras and Breed Associations!

All Farm Maintenance, Ranch Extras and Breed Associations sections are now included with the Small Herd Edition. The Small Herd Edition now only differs from the Commercial Producer Edition in its limit of 50 animals in active inventory.

  • Tractors
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Real Estate
  • File Cabinet
  • Work Animals
  • Borrowed Equipment List
  • Breed Associations

All Cow-Calf 007 program options now included at no additional charge!

Previously paid options now included for free with both the Small Herd and Commercial Producer Editions include:

  • Embryo Transfer breeding
  • Dairy/Milk production and testing
  • Install on additional computers with new multiple computer, per operation licensing policy. Cow-Calf 007 may be installed on all computers in use by a single cattle operation
  • Unlimited animal pictures with full Picture Pedigree

Refer-A-Friend Discount!

Ask about our Refer-A-Friend Discount when ordering!

Applies to current Cow-Calf 007 Commercial Producer Edition users. Refer a friend who purchases the Cow-Calf 007 Commercial Producer Edition and credits you at time of purchase and you get the next year of updates and support for free. Your friend gets $45 off at time of purchase!

See Pricing page for additional details.


Expanded Import and Export Animals

Import and Export Animals screens adds 43 additional fields, including all Wean/Yearling and User Defined custom fields

All text, number, lookup and date fields of animal records are now available for export or import in CSV spreadsheet format.


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.


TLBAA AI/ET Certificate

The TLBAA AI and Embryo Transfer Breeding Certificate is linked to the Cow's Breeding record screen. To create a new certificate, click the Select Cow Breed Record for Certificate button. Select the Cow's breeding record from the list and click OK.

The Certificate may be used for either Artifical Insemination or Embryo Transfer breeding. One AI/ET Certificate per cow breeding is allowed. To create a TLBAA AI/ET Certificate, first fill out as much of the Cow's breeding record as is available and save your changes. Next click the TLBAA TLBAA Cert button on the breeding record screen. Select the appropriate certificate type.

Wherever possible, the required information is retrieved from the existing cow breeding record, cow record, ranch and contact data already entered.


TLBAA Animal Transfer

The TLBAA Animal Transfer screen is linked to each transferred animal.

One Animal Transfer record per animal is allowed. To create a TLBAA Transfer record, click the Select Animal button and choose the animal for the transfer.

Wherever possible, the required information is retrieved from the existing animal, ranch and contact data already entered. For cows with a calf less than 205 days old, information for that calf is retrieved into the Calf at Side area. For cows with a breeding less than 290 days ago that does not have a calving date entered, information for that breeding is retrieved into the Breeding Information area.

Enter all fields as required by the TLBAA. This screen corresponds to the printed TLBAA form as closely as possible. Please contact the TLBAA as needed if a question should arise on which form is needed or how it should be filled out in your particular situation.


TLBAA Animal Registration

The TLBAA Animal Registration screen is linked to each registered animal.

One Animal Registration record per animal is allowed. To create a TLBAA Registration record, click the Select Animal button and choose the animal for the registration.

Wherever possible, the required information is retrieved from the existing animal, ranch and contact data already entered.


TLBAA List AI/ET Certificates

This report lists all Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America AI/ET Certificate applications.

You may filter by the cow's Herd, Pasture, Owner and Category. By entering dates in the Date Bred From/To, you may filter by the Date Bred in the cow breeding record associated with the AI/ET certificate.

By clicking on a line so it it highlighted, then clicking the Goto Selected animal button, you can bring up the animal information screen for the animal that the AI/ET certificate was issued for. To locate the specific breeding and see the AI/ET Certificate, locate the breed record by the Date Bred that you see in the report.

In addition to printing the report to the printer, you can print the report to a file that may be opened by Excel or other spreadsheeet by clicking the Excel icon near the print button.


TLBAA List Transferred Animals

This report lists all Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Animal Transfer applications.

You may filter by the animal's Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category and Animal Type. By entering dates in the Transfer Date From/To, you may filter by the Transfer Date in the TLBAA Animal transfer application.

By clicking on a line so it it highlighted, then clicking the Goto Selected animal button, you can bring up the animal information screen for the animal that the Animal Registration application was issued for.

Create, Edit or Delete TLBAA Transfer applications in the list.

In addition to printing the report to the printer, you can print the report to a file that may be opened by Excel or other spreadsheeet by clicking the Excel icon near the print button.


TLBAA List Registered Animals

This report lists all Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Animal Registration applications.

You may filter by the animal's Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category and Animal Type. By entering dates in the Registration Date From/To, you may filter by the Registration Date in the TLBAA Animal transfer application.

By clicking on a line so it it highlighted, then clicking the Goto Selected animal button, you can bring up the animal information screen for the animal that the Animal Registration application was issued for.

Create, Edit or Delete TLBAA registrations in the list.

In addition to printing the report to the printer, you can print the report to a file that may be opened by Excel or other spreadsheeet by clicking the Excel icon near the print button.


Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America Membership Info

Keep track of TLBAA Membership Info.

Includes contact info and dues payments.


Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America TLBAA Herd File Import

Allows you to import a TLBAA Herd file into your Cow-Calf 007 database with ease.

Using this option is a quick way to set up your data.

Request your herd file from the TLBAA to be sent to you by email and import into the Longhorn 007


Metrics and Stats/Individual Animal Metrics and Stats

Shows any one of 36 predefined weights and scores for each animals

Filter options for Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Groups, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows sorted listing with Name/TagNum, Animal Type, Sex, Birth Date and selected weight or metric.

Choose Weight or Metric to rank animals by any predefined value such as Birth Weight, Wean Weight, Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight or Current Weight.


Most Probable Producing Ability (MPPA) Report

The Most Probable Producing Ability Report (MPPA) ranks cows for productivity based on adjusted 205-day weaning weight ratios of their progeny. The Most Probable Producing Ability report can be a valuable tool in assessing productivity of cows in your cattle operation.

To show in the MPPA report listing, it must be possible to calculate the 205 Day Adjusted Weaning Weight Ratio for the calf. The 205 Day Adjusted Weaning Weight Ratio calculated from the calf's birth weight, wean weight, calf sex, age at weaning, and the dam age adjusted weight at time of calving, relative to the rest of the cows in the group.


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.


Expanded Wean/Yearling Adjusted Weights

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.


List Calves Worksheet and Cow Breeding

  • Dam Cow column in List Calves Worksheet
  • Gestation Days calculated for Cow Breeding when entering Calving date
  • Cow Breeding records spontaneous abortion info

List All Animal Weights Report

Lists all Cattle Weights from Weights screen, Birth and Wean Weights.

To show in the list, cattle must have at least one weight found for birth weight, wean weight or a measured weight. Weight reason is from comment on measured weight item, or from a predefined weight. To see all weights for a single animal, select from the Specific Animal dropdown.

Use Reason filter to list weights by type. Lists weights entered with a comment that matches the reason filter.


Bulk Add Animals

Save time setting up initial herd file and when adding new animals.

Add a series of new animals quickly with customizable naming convention

Used together with Preload Values, you can create a series of new animals with as many as 32 common fields already filled out!


Livestock Inventory/Inventory on Specific Date

List of all active animals on specific date

Filter options for Herd, Pasture, Owner and Category

Filter by Year of Birth, Animal Type, Date Acquired and How Acquired

Filter by Last Weight, Wean Status and more

Save time documenting past inventory for USDA Drought Assistance program and others


Livestock Inventory/Disposed Animals

List of all disposed animals

Filter options for Herd, Pasture, Owner and Category

Filter by Year of Birth, Animal Type, Date Disposed and Reason Disposed


Breed Associations/Herd File Import

Save time and improve accuracy by importing your breed association herd file.

Import Cow-Calf 007 compatible data including: Animal pedigree, identifiers, weights and measurements, EPDs, Carcass and Ultrasound information.


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)


New EPDs

New EPDs for American Angus association on Animal's EPD page

New EPDs include: 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 included in an imported Angus Herd file


Metrics and Stats/Cow Production Index

List of Cow Production Indexes by Production year for cows on record

Very useful report for ranking cows for breeding decisions.

Filter options for Specific Cow, Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Cow Production Index for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average, Number of Calves and Adjusted Pounds of Calf Weaned


Metrics and Stats/Condition Scores

List of Condition Scores by Production year for cattle on record

Filter options for Specific Animal, Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Condition Scores score for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Test Date

Choose Condition Score from Body Condition, Managing Ease, Maternal, Udder, Soundness and Tooth Wear


Metrics and Stats/Calf Weight Rankings - Cow

List of Calf Weights by Production year for Cows on record

Filter options for Specific Cow, Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Calf Weight for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Lifetime Average and Number of Calves

Choose Calf Weight to rank from Birth Weight, Wean Weight, Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight or Current Calf Weight.


Metrics and Stats/Calf Weight Rankings - Bull

List of Calf Weights by Production year for Bulls on record

Filter options for Specific Bull, Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Calf Weight for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Lifetime Average and Number of Calves

Choose Calf Weight to rank from Birth Weight, Wean Weight, Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight or Current Calf Weight.


Calving Check Reminder with Multiple Bulls

A reminder on the calving tab to set Bull Used when multiple bulls were used in breeding. If the calving date is out of the expected range for the breeding date entered for the bull, a reminder to check the Bull Used on the Date Bred and sire tab pops up.


Faster entry of Weights

Copy from last measured weight in Weights list to Gain Per Day and Wean/Yearling screens

Copy wean weight and date to Gain Per Day screen

Default Gain Per Day beginning of birth date and weight


Aleis Bluetooth EID Reader Support

Aleis Bluetooth EID Reader support is now available

Aleis Model Number 7020 BT

Support for importing list of EID tags stored on reader for current reader session or all reader sessions

The Cow-Calf Manager brings up the animal record with EID matching a scanned EID tag if found. Scan a new EID tag with the Cow-Calf Manager on an animal info page with a blank EID field and the Cow-Calf Manager will enter the scanned EID number automatically. Save EID tag lists from reader to files on your computer and compare lists of saved tags.


Upgraded AllFlex Bluetooth EID Reader support

Allflex Model Number RS340

Support for AllFlex upgraded for new bluetooth model wands.

The Cow-Calf Manager brings up the animal record with EID matching a scanned EID tag if found. Scan a new EID tag with the Cow-Calf Manager on an animal info page with a blank EID field and the Cow-Calf Manager will enter the scanned EID number automatically. Save EID tag lists from reader to files on your computer and compare lists of saved tags.


Heifer Breeding

Breeding information can now be entered and breeding status reports obtained for heifers, along with cows

Click the Breeding button on the heifer page to access the breeding screens. Enter information the same as cows. Breeding information for one heifer may be copied to other heifers with Copy Breeding

Breeding status reports for heifers are available under Reports/Livestock Inventory. The new reports are List Bred Heifers and List Open Heifers. Active heifers and cows with no breeding information entered will be listed as Open.

The new sections provide a way to enter and obtain breeding information for heifers without having to first move the heifer to a cow animal type. The heifer will still need to be moved to a cow animal type at calving to appear in other reports and in other program functions that require a cow animal type, such as lookup lists to select a dam or recipient dam for a calf.


Livestock Inventory/List Bred Heifers

List of currently bred heifers within the selected breeding date range

Column options for Herd or Last Calf produced

Shows Bull Used, Days Bred, Preg Check status and Due Date


Livestock Inventory/List Open Heifers

List of currently open heifers as of today

Shows Days Open and Preg Check status

Active heifers with no breeding information entered will be listed as Open.


New Cattle Preload Values

Time saving preloaded values for new cattle

Apply commonly used values to new cattle added

Enable, disable or modify default values used when adding new cattle to inventory

The Copy From Last Updated Animal button is a time saving feature when entering a group of similar cattle in bulk. After adding one of the cattle and entering full details, click the button to load the values into the preload screen to apply to the other new cattle.


Livestock Inventory/List Bred Recipient Cows

List of currently bred embryo recipient cows within the selected breeding date range

Column options for Herd or Last Calf produced

Shows ET Donor Cow, Bull Used, Days Bred, Preg Check status and Due Date

Choose to show ET Recipients for all ET Donor Cows or a single ET Donor Cows


Livestock Inventory/List Calves Worksheet

Prints a list of calves to take in the field for notes

Space available for notes to the right of each animal

Lines separate each animal on printed output


Livestock Inventory/List Bloodlines

List of all cattle on record, by Bloodline

Filter options for Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category and Archived Status

Filter by Year of Birth and/or Animal Type


Export Animals

Choose any combination of columns from cattle records to export to an Excel compatible text file.

Select cattle to include in export by clicking the Include column and/or using filter controls.

Filter options are provided for Herd, Pasture, Owner, Category, Animal Type, Year of Birth, Registration and Archived status

After selecting cattle, click Configure Export and set columns to include in the file and their order. Click Export to File and the file is ready for import into Excel or any program that make use of a CSV text file.


Import Animals

Import cattle records from an Excel compatible text file (CSV).

If you are currently using a spreadsheet for managing your cattle ranch, or another program that can export to a CSV file, the Import Animals page can be a time saving way to get your herd data set up in the Cow-Calf 007.

The only required columns in the import file are Animal Type and Name/Tag Num.

The full list of supported column names and required data formats and value ranges may be viewed by clicking on the Import File Requirements button.


Picture Pedigree

Now you can 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.

Full Picture Pedigree with 4 generations viewable

Navigate ancestry further generations back with ease.

Print or email full picture pedigree direct from the screen.