American Simmental Association Herdbook Online Services
-- handling registrations, transfers, THE, data entry, data lookup
* Spring 2017 EPDs Now in Use
A new genetic evaluation was done in Nov/Dec. EPDs from this genetic evaluation are now in place, displayed on the web site and printed on registration certificates and other reports. (Effective 12/22/2016 pm)
* SPRING 2017 THE enrollment is now OPEN
Spring 2017 THE inventory updates are due December 15, 2016. Preliminary inventories are available online. OR, if you prefer, you can request a printed inventory. Contact ASA if you have any questions or need assistance. More..
Instructions and codes for enrolling are available at these links: Enrollment instructions, THE Codes, Information on THE program, THE Timetable.
THE Enrollment Fees
Option A -TR
Option B - SR
Submitted by December 15
Submitted after December 15 *
* For THE members who do not complete their enrollments by the deadline ASA will enroll the entire preliminary inventory in option A - TR at $16.00 per animal. Members have 45 days to correct this inventory - remove cows and change enrollment option. Billing will be adjusted to reflect any changes made; however, the $1.00 per animal late fee is not refunded on enrolled animals. After 45 days the inventory is set and adjustments can no longer be made. less ..
* Data Cutoff for the next Genetic Evaluation is November 15
To be included in the next genetic evaluation (Spring 2017) data must be processed by the Association on or before November 15, 2016.
* Registering an animal of another Breed - Foundation Registration
If you are registering an animal out of a sire of another breed, this sire must be registered in another breed association and then registered with ASA as a foundation animal.
If you are registering an animal out of a cow of another breed that is registered in another breed association the animal will have a more complete pedigree and EPDs if the cow is registered with ASA as a foundation animal.
There is information on registering foundation animals here.
* 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..
After selecting the "Trend" option the genetic trend for birth weight is displayed; however, by selecting any of the smaller charts from the scrolling window on the left you can see the genetic trend for other traits. Notice the date in the lower left. Every day the trend information is updated to reflect new data that has been submitted. Trends are based on data put in the database up to that date.
Also note the 2 options in the lower right portion of the page. The top check box shows the average genetic trends for all animals in the database. This allows you to compare your genetic trends to the overall average trend. The lower selection box allows you to isolate genetic trends to certain populations, such as only purebred animals. If "all" is selected, both genetic trends are base on all animals regardless of breed makeup.
The trends are displayed in actual EPD (or Index) units. The scale on the trend graph varies depending on the range of EPDs in the trend. less ..
Once you`ve logged in and started a job with the animals to be updated, enter the appropriate code in the column named "HPS" or "Color". The new codes for "HPS" are `PP` for homozygous polled; `PH` for heterozygous polled. For "Color" the new codes are `BB` for homozygous black and `BH` for heterozygous black. The codes for untested animals remain the same. (When you select (click on) the column heading, a list of codes are displayed.)
The color and polled status of an animal is shown on the EPD/Pedigree web page from "Animal Search". Test results are not printed on registration certificates since testing is often done on animals after registration certificates are issued.
In addition color and polled codes have been added to the "EPD Search" feature under "Data Search". You can now limit your search to animals with specific codes for color and polled.
Breeders are responsible for updating records on tested animals. The Association does not require a copy of the test results. less ..
* Check your Performance Advocate Score
"Performance Advocate Scores" are now displayed for THE herds on ASA web site. More..
Under "Data Entry" - Online, the inventory web page now displays a "Performance Advocate Score" along with the amount of data reported relative to the data expected to be reported. The score and counts are display for the calf crop (year-season) you designate. A score of 500 or more is needed to be designated as a "Performance Advocate".
Additionally under Reports from the "Herd Mgmt" tab you can get a list of all data you reported on each calf for the year and season you specify. On the Reports web page (under the "Herd Mgmt" tab) change the group option to "Inventory", enter the year and season, choose the performance advocate report and select "Generate Report" button. Use this feature to see what information has and has not been reported for each calf.
A list of "Performance Advocate" breeders will be determined June 1 and be based on data from fall 2009 and spring 2010 THE enrolled herds. less..
* 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..
The epd/pedigree display from `Animal Search` shows the genetic status for each animal. The TraitTrac system shows whether animals are tested free, tested carrier, carrier in their lineage, no known carrier in their lineage or from risk population for one or more defects.[more information ..] Click here for frequently asked questions. less..
-------------------- Instructions for Herdbook Services -------------------------
`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.
Registrations, transfers, calf records and THE enrollments can be done under `Data Entry` after log in.
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.
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.
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.
`Reports` under `Herd Mgmt` provides calf crop summaries and more. You can also create you own groups and reports.
Please call (406-587-4531) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Association if you have questions or comments.