How to complete the birth notification form

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