The Transfer template is used to transfer an animal. A transfer occurs when an animal is moved from one entity to the next. By recording a transfer, a record is generated of the movements of an animal throughout its lifetime. A transfer should be recorded when an animal is sold to a new owner. As well as when an animal is moved from one farm to another farm, feedlot, or abattoir for slaughter. For each movement, a new transfer must be recorded.
The DNA Producer Submission 780 form is used to detail the DNA request to the laboratory. This form should be accompanied by the signed Lab request form of the specific laboratory to be used. As well as the birth notification form.
Laboratories that the Wagyu Society is currently working with:
The birth notification form is used to record calves born on the farm. As well as the first nominations for the calf’s sire & dam. On this form the linkage between calf ID and RFID (for traceability) is made. This form is used to record births for Seedstock (Herdbook register), CWB (slaughter register) and base animals. BREEDPLAN uses the information for the birth notification form to calculate the following EBV’s:
- Days to Calving (DTC) – Fertility trait (from the AI date).
- Calving Ease (CE) – Fertility trait (from Calving Ease Scores)
- Birth Weight – Fertility (Calving Ease) & growth trait
The mating list form can be used to record a producer’s planned mating’s during the breeding season. This includes bull in & out dates, cow synchronization, AI & ET dates, flushing, pregnancy tests and culled cows/heifers. Use this form for all your Wagyu females (from F1 to Fullblood). BREEDPLAN uses the information captured in the mating form to calculate the following EBVs:
- Days to Calving (DTC) – Fertility trait.
- Gestation Length (GL) – Fertility trait.