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Calving

Record Book

Year

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Designated Tattoo Letter by Year

2001 L

2002 M

2003 N

2004 P

2005 R

2006 S

2007 T

2008 U

2009 W

2010 X

2011 Y

2012 Z

2013 A

2014 B

2015 C

2016 D

2017 E

2018 F

286 Day Gestation Table

Date Bred

Date Due

Date Bred

Date Due

Date Bred

Date Due

If found please return to:

Name

Address

Phone

Year

No.

Premise ID number

CCIA tag number from: to:

UFA.com

Jan. 1 Oct. 13

Jan. 8 Oct. 20

Jan. 15 Oct. 27

Jan. 22 Nov. 3

Jan. 29 Nov. 10

Feb. 5 Nov. 17

Feb. 12 Nov. 24

Feb. 19 Dec. 1

Feb. 26 Dec. 8

Mar. 5 Dec. 15

Mar. 12 Dec. 22

Mar. 19 Dec. 29

Mar. 26 Jan. 5

Apr. 2 Jan. 12

Apr. 9 Jan. 19

Apr. 16 Jan. 26

Apr. 23 Feb. 2

Apr. 30 Feb. 9

May 7 Feb. 16

May 14 Feb. 23

May 21 Mar. 2

May 28 Mar. 9

June 4 Mar. 16

June 11 Mar. 23

June 18 Mar. 30

June 25 Apr. 6

July 2 Apr. 13

July 9 Apr. 20

July 16 Apr. 27

July 23 May 4

July 30 May 11

Aug. 6 May 18

Aug. 13 May 25

Aug. 20 June 1

Aug. 27 June 8

Sept. 3 June 15

Sept. 10 June 22

Sept. 17 June 29

Sept. 24 July 6

Oct. 1 July 13

Oct. 8 July 20

Oct. 15 July 27

Oct. 22 Aug. 3

Oct. 29 Aug. 10

Nov. 5 Aug. 17

Nov. 12 Aug. 24

Nov. 19 Aug. 31

Nov. 26 Sept. 7

Dec. 3 Sept. 14

Dec. 10 Sept. 21

Dec. 17 Sept. 28

Dec. 24 Oct. 5

Dec. 31 Oct. 12


Cow Herd Management

Cow inventory – Jan. 1

Cow inventory – Dec. 31

Bred heifers – Jan. 1

Bred heifers – Dec. 31

Pregnancy check date

Number open at pregnancy check

Bull Management

Bull inventory – Jan. 1

Bull inventory – Dec. 31

Semen evaluation date

Number of bulls culled

Bull immunization date

Bull parasite control date

Number cows culled

Cow immunization date

Cow parasite control date

Cows on feed date

Number days on feed

RFID Program

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

announced the Age Verification Incentive

Program (AVIP) in May 2010. The three-year

program is designed to encourage the Alberta

beef industry to RFID tag and age-verify their animals. Doing so will

enhance the system that supports animal and public health, improves food

safety and reduces the barriers to domestic and international markets.

UFA is an authorized dealer of CCIA-approved RFID tags and a vendor

participant in the program. Beef producers shopping for RFID tags at

UFA are eligible for an immediate discount of up to $3 per tag. The

number of tags available for discount is based on the number of calves

born in 2010 that have been age-verified or calves that will be by

10 months of age.

For more information about the Age Verification Incentive Program contact

your local UFA Farm and Ranch Supply store or visit UFA.com/beef.


Breeding Records

Number of bulls turned out

Bull turn out date

Breeding/Calf Records

Number cows exposed

Breeding season length

Breeding season observation

Group/Pasture Bulls used Date in Date out

Number calved first cycle

Number calved second cycle

Number calved third cycle

Death loss (%)

Branding/Vaccination date

Weaning date

Number steers sold/Avg. weight /

Number heifers sold/Avg. weight /

Sale date

Number of steers/bull calves retained

Number of heifers retained


ProStock Minerals

ProStock minerals are formulated based on scientific research and

years of cattle feeding experience. ProStock minerals are designed to

meet the mineral and vitamin requirements of your cow herd to

maintain productivity at an economical cost. All of the products are

nutritionally balanced to meet your feeding program and production

requirements whatever the stage of gestation. We have a wide product

offering from salt free to high salt minerals to fit your feeding program.

We offer various feeding delivery options such as mash, block, tub, and

weatherized products for each of the minerals we market.

Our goal is to provide you with a mineral product that meets your cow’s

requirements and adds profit to your balance sheet. Providing a proven

mineral program, combined with a herd health program will maximize

the efficiency and productivity of your cow herd.

OptiCor Minerals

UFA continues to offer OptiCor minerals to the market. This technology

allows all of the mineral components to be combined into a uniform

particle size, with a breakthrough weatherization process.

The OptiCor minerals are unique in that the trace minerals are combined

with the macro minerals into a crumble. This process ensures consistency

of mineral offered in each particle. In addition the mineral is weatherized

to reduce damage and loss caused by the wind and moisture.


Ralgro: The Leading Calf Implant

Ralgro is a brand of zeranol implants (anabolic agent), which stimulates

weight gain and improves feed efficiency in cattle.

• It’s an estrogenic implant that can be used on young

calves of either sex, including beef heifer calves intended

for reproduction*

• Stimulates cattle’s growth mechanisms to produce

increased amounts of the natural substance that

regulates and promotes growth

• A single implant can add up to 23 lbs. to a calf’s weaning

weight – an ROI of up to 20 to 1 on every dollar spent**

• Steers and non-replacement heifers can be implanted

at birth or anytime after

• If calves have not been identified at birth whether they

will be replacement or non-replacement heifers, you must

delay implanting to a minimum of 90 days of age

* Heifers implanted as calves then later designated as replacements should not

be implanted a second time

** Rate of return may vary depending on market conditions

Ivomec

Why use a pour-on? Internal and external parasites, such as

gastrointestinal worms and lice, are organisms that feed on a host

animal’s tissue, blood, and tissue fluids and can interfere with

performance. For Canadian cattle producers, parasite burdens lead

to significant productivity losses if not effectively addressed.

Internal parasites can cause appetite suppression, reduced feed

digestibility and nutrient absorption, blood loss, and anemia, which in

turn can lead to decreased weight gain, weakened immune system, and

tissue and organ damage.

External parasites can cause hair loss and scabbing, blood loss

and anemia and skin irritation, as well as acting as a disease vector.

The effects of external parasites on production can include decreased

weight gain and milk production, hide damage, and damage to facilities

and fences from rubbing and scratching.

IVOMEC Pour-On is an all-in-one product with the power to control

internal and external parasites – including biting lice. From protecting

calves at spring turnout, to keeping lice from causing havoc in the coldest

winters, IVOMEC Pour-On has long-lasting performance and reliability.


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Birthing Charts

Calf I.D. CCIA Tag #

Birth

mm/dd

Sex

Birth

Weight

C.E.*

Score

Notes

*Calving Ease: 0. Unassisted 1. Easy Assist 2. Difficult 3. Surgery 4. Dead


Treatment Charts

Dates

Animal

ID

Reason for

Treating

Product

Used

Dose &

Route

Withdrawal

Time

Other

Info

Notes

A


Treatment Charts

Dates

Animal

ID

Reason for

Treating

Product

Used

Dose &

Route

Withdrawal

Time

Other

Info

Notes

A


Pasture Movement

Date

In

Animal ID or

Group Description

Pasture

Description

Bull ID

Date In & Out

Date Herd

Removed

Other

Info

Notes

A


Pasture Movement

Date

In

Animal ID or

Group Description

Pasture

Description

Bull ID

Date In & Out

Date Herd

Removed

Other

Info

Notes

A


Injection Techniques for Cattle

Intramuscular – IM

Give intramuscular injections in the neck muscle, behind the base of the

ear and ahead of the shoulder point. Use a 1-1½”, 16-18 gauge needle.

Subcutaneous

Subcutaneous injections minimize carcass damage. Insert needle into

loose tented skin of the neck, in front of the shoulder. Use a ½“, 16-18

gauge needle.

Injection procedures:

• Read the product label

• Observe withdrawal times

• Consult a veterinarian on proper use of all medicines

• If your vet recommends a dosage administration procedure different

from the label, withdrawal time may change

Detectable Needles

For the highest on-farm food safety standards possible, the Verified Beef

Production (VBP) program recommends using high quality, detectable

needles to deliver proper medical injections to your cattle.

D3 Detectable Needles by Neogen

• 100% detectable in metal detection systems, while

maintaining their stainless steel classification

• Stronger than traditional needles, reducing bent, broken

and lost needles

• Ultra sharp for sharper cuts and easier penetration

• Available in various sizes and lengths

If a needle breaks:

• Mark the animal immediately

• Try to retrieve the broken needle

• If the needle isn’t retrieved, mark the animal permanently

• Enter a note in your records, including animal ID

• Call packer before shipping to allow separate processing


Forage

Are you ready to seed?

The process begins with the use of high quality seed of adapted

species and varieties.

Other key factors include the following:

• Site selection

• Seedbed preparation (including proper burn down to clean

field of weeds)

• Soil fertility

• Seeding dates

• Seeding techniques

Good management practices ensure stands will be vigorous and

capable of producing high yields of pasture or hay.

Forage

Choosing the correct species

Identify the end use of the forage crop. Some species are better suited

to hay production than for use in pasture programs. Identify the soil

type on which the forage crop will be grown. Soil pH, salinity, drainage

and texture will all affect plant growth. Some forage species are able

to tolerate these conditions better than others.

Soil moisture during the growing season greatly affects the growth

of forage crops. Some crops are better able to withstand periods of

drought or high water tables.

The stand must be persistent. Some forage crops have a longer life span

than others. Short-lived species may work well in cropping rotations

while longer-lived species may be necessary for problem soils or in

areas that are not easy to cultivate. Winter hardiness of the species

should also be considered.

The above information is from AGRI-FACTS, a publication from the

Alberta Ag-Info Centre. For more information on forage seeding

recommendations, contact your local UFA Farm and Ranch Supply store

or contact the Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276) or check the

website at www.agriculture.alberta.ca.


Alfalfa

Vision Alfalfa

Vision represents a high performance, value-driven alfalfa. It

combines the highest yield, feed quality, rapid re-growth with

excellent persistence under a frequent cut regime. Adaptability

advantage to a range of locations and conditions is one of the

benefits and High Resistance (HR) to all six major alfalfa diseases

is part of the forward-looking combination. Against the average of

54Q25, 54V46 and HybriForce 400, Vision has 110% Forage yield

advantage and 114% Milk yield advantage.

PICKSEED 2065MF Alfalfa

PICKSEED 2065MF has excellent winter-hardiness, persistence in

all environments, top yield and improved forage quality. PICKSEED

2065MF provides excellent re-growth and the opportunity of an

extra cut (depending on 1st cut date and “critical rest period” date).

WestStar Alfalfa Blend

The only choice for growers who insist on high quality alfalfa and

require the adaptability provided by a mix of alfalfa types, including

multifoliolate, creeping root and taproot. It is a drought tolerant,

winter-hardy blend with good forage quality and multifoliolate

expression. Only Certified Seed is used in this blend.

Grasses

OKAY Orchardgrass

Excellent winter-hardiness, rapid re-growth, more drought tolerance

than timothy and great persistence. It is well suited to growing in a mix

with alfalfa for hay or silage under a more frequent cutting regime.

It is also an excellent choice for hay or pasture use. OKAY is a highly

palatable grass with excellent early season growth. It is one of the

few orchardgrass varieties with tolerance to stem rust, giving it better

performance in hot, dry climates.

AC ® Success Hybrid Bromegrass

This new development from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is an

inter-species cross of smooth and meadow bromegrasses and combines

the best features of both types - yield, persistence, fast re-growth and

forage quality.

Max Annual (Italian) Ryegrass

Max is extra leafy and highly palatable. Excellent for companion

seeding with cereals to increase protein content of the silage, providing

tremendous re-growth for fall grazing. Max is tolerant to low pH and is

able to rapidly establish on a wide variety of soil types. Max is great in

mixtures because of its adaptability, height, large leaves, upright growth

and it does not produce seed heads in the seeding year. Leaf diseases

are not a problem. Max is adaptable and can be used in forage mixes as:

a nurse crop; a break crop in potato rotations; and a green manure crop.

Use for pasture, green chop or stored feed (hay, silage).


Seeding & Density for Pure Stand

PLS/metre

of row

PLS/m²

1,000 kernel

weight

Seeds/kg**

Approximate number

of seeds at

1 kg/ha

Seeding rate PLS kg/ha*

row spacing in cm

Seeding Density Grams Average m² ft.² 15 23 30

Legume species

Alfalfa 40 - 120 175 - 550 2.00 500,008 50 5 11 7 5

Grass species

Bromegrass (Meadow) 40 - 70 175 - 350 5.22 191,527 19 2 19 13 10

Bromegrass (Smooth) 40 - 70 175 - 350 3.17 314,997 31 3 12 8 6

Orchard (Grass) 180 - 200 700 - 900 1.06 941,815 94 9 13 9 7

Ryegrass (Annual-Italian) 100 - 140 400 - 600 2.09 478,403 48 4 16 11 8

Ryegrass (Perennial) 100 - 140 400 - 600 1.89 529,991 53 5 15 10 7

* PLS kg/ha: Canada Seeds Act standards are used for germination and purity in developing PLS seeding rates.

All PLS seeding rates are based on bare seed.

** Data source: USDA NRCS National Plants Database at http://plants.usda.gov/index.html

*** Chart information is from AGRI-FACTS, a publication from the Alberta Ag-Info Centre. For more information

on forage seeding recommendations, contact your local UFA Farm and Ranch Supply Store or contact the

Alberta Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276) or check the website at www.agriculture.alberta.ca.

PLS = Pure Live Seeds


UFA is your one-stop for all your

ProStock Feed and livestock requirements

See your local UFA Farm and Ranch Supply store for more

details, visit us online at UFA.com, or call 1-877-258-4500.

Store Phone Number

Airdrie 1-877-948-5913

Athabasca 1-877-675-4999

Brooks 1-877-590-3337

Camrose 1-888-672-9992

Claresholm 1-877-832-2667

Consort 1-888-300-1437

Drayton Valley 1-866-921-0313

Fairview 1-888-246-3959

Falher 1-866-837-2258

Fort Saskatchewan 1-800-661-6758

Grande Prairie 1-877-532-0252

Grimshaw 1-888-332-4633

Hanna 1-888-854-9747

High River 1-888-652-7317

La Crete 1-877-928-3088

Leduc 1-800-310-9886

Lethbridge 1-800-835-6932

Mayerthorpe 1-888-465-5655

Store Phone Number

Medicine Hat 1-800-737-9287

Olds 1-877-996-3348

Oyen 1-888-664-8848

Pincher Creek 1-866-871-0016

Ponoka 1-800-403-4485

Provost 1-888-300-1436

Red Deer 1-888-343-4490

Spruce Grove 1-888-606-0616

St. Paul 1-877-645-7702

Stettler 1-877-742-1551

Strathmore 1-877-934-6684

Taber 1-877-223-8917

Trochu 1-877-832-1157

Two Hills 1-888-684-5333

Vermilion 1-800-350-4843

Vulcan 1-888-485-1380

Westlock 1-888-300-1425

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