Friday, March 16, 2012
What we do after a calf is born -- Part One
We are calving again. We have a calving book to record all of our data. In the book, I enter the ear tag number of each cow (mom), calf and the name of the bull (daddy). Also in the this book is the date of birth and gender & color of the calf. I enter all of this information into computer software (CHAPS). All data on our herd is recorded with the head office of CHAPS in Dickinson, ND. They do a number of calculations for each producer and send us a nice printed book with all of our records on each animal for the year. The birth and weight information is summited to American Hereford Association if the calf is a purebred.