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American Simmental Association Herdbook Online Services

-- handling registrations, transfers, THE, data entry, data lookup


Announcements

* Fall 2016  EPDs Now in Use

A new genetic evaluation was done in June/July.  EPDs from this genetic evaluation are now in place, displayed on the web site and printed on registration certificates and other reports. (Effective 7/19/2016 pm)
 

* Fall 2016 THE enrollment deadline is past

Fall 2016 THE inventory updates were due June 15, 2016. Preliminary inventories were available online. OR, if you prefer, you can request a printed inventory. Contact ASA if you have any questions or need assistance. More..


* Oculocutaneous Hypopigmentation (OH)

This is a cosmetic genetic trait affecting Simmental cattle.  For more information on genetic defects click here  


* Within Herd Genetic Trends

You can now see the genetic trends of your herd for 9 EPDs. You can also compare your genetic trend to the genetic trend for all animals in ASAs database. Select the "Trends" option under the "Herd Mgmt" tab above (after logging in). More..


* Check your Performance Advocate Score

"Performance Advocate Scores" are now displayed for THE herds on ASA web site. More..


* Avoid processing delays! Required tests for sires and donor - 

All bulls with semen collected and donor cows must be have a high density DNA SNP analysis. And all sires and donors cows with a carrier in their lineage (CL, DL) or who come from a risk population (PR) for specified genetic defectives must be tested for that defective before registration certificates and EPDs are available on new progeny. Please plan ahead; tests can take from 4 to 8 weeks. No testing is required on dams of natural calves. More..


-------------------- Instructions for Herdbook Services -------------------------

    1. `Log in` by choosing that option from options tab in the top bar. Have your member/account number and password available. If you are not a member of the Association, you can create an account from the Log In page to have access to more search features.

    2. Registrations, transfers, calf records and THE enrollments can be done under `Data Entry` after log in.

    3. Choose Online from `Data Entry` to enter data through the web site. You can preload animals or start with an empty spreadsheet of rows and columns. Each row represents 1 animal and the columns represent specific data on the animal. When you select (click on) a column heading, information about the colum is displayed. The tabs immediately above the spreadsheet are used to change the column headings for entering (or viewing) additional data.

    4. Choose Download from `Data Entry` to get a form to enter this information off line using Excel to upload at a later time. Choose Upload when the Excel file is complete and data is ready to send to ASA.

    5. To display epd and pedigree information choose `Animal Search` under `Data Search`. Choose `EPD Search` to search the database for animals meeting specified EPD and other criteria.

    6. `Reports` under `Herd Mgmt` provides calf crop summaries and more. You can also create you own groups and reports.

    7. Please call (406-587-4531) or email (simmental@simmgene.com) the Association if you have questions or comments.

American Simmental Association
One Genetics Way
Bozeman, Montana 59718 U.S.A.

Phone: 406-587-4531
Fax: 406-587-9301
Email: simmental@simmgene.com

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