RegistrationBulletinSpring 2007 Herd InventoriesSpring 2007 Herd Inventories arebeing mailed out the first week inJanuary. The report will list all animalsof assessment age on theinventory date according toAssociation records for Springherds as of 1-01-07. Please mark anyanimals that have been culled andtheir disposal codes, and add anynew animals to the inventory whichare not listed. Find Spring HerdInventories on-line under"Registration Information" atwww.redangus.org.45 day windowThis system allows a 45 day windowopportunity for those animalsthat calve 45 days prior to, or 45days after their respective Springinventory 1/01/07 - 6/30/07 withouthaving to change calving seasons.Spring Herd Inventories 11/15(45 days before 1/01) to (6/30 45days after) 8/15.Barn Sheets/UltrasoundData CollectionBarn sheets must be requested onregistered animals for the collectionof ultrasound data. After ultrasounddata is processed, we send itback to the owner of the animal(s).If summary data is to be sent toparties other than an owner of theanimal(s): example, e-mail or fax toa bull test manager, sales manager,etc. please be sure that specialinstructions be sent to the lab wherethe data will be processed. The labwill include those instructions in ane-mail to the National Office withdata. Barnsheets may also beobtained via the website, onceresults have been returned to theRAAA office you may also accessthose via the website atwww.redangus.org.REMINDERS...■ The Rules and Regulationsrequire a donor dam and servicesire used for embryo transplant beon file in the National Office asbeing typed (not parent verified).Parent verification of embryo transplantcalves is not required.■ Many breeders question why 'H'is not available on RRTS as a possiblereg-type, like 'R' or 'I'. A regtypeof H is assigned by the computerwhen processing data where acalf is out of a non-owned sire. Wedo not include the 'H' as a possiblereg-type because calves should notbe put 'on hold' if the sire owner isthe same as the dam owner at thetime of breeding. If you have calvesto be reported and DO NOT wantnon-owner bull permits applied atthat time (if they are available inyour inventory) then sendINSTRUCTIONS with your data toindicate that NON-OWNER BULLPERMITS SHOULD NOT BEAPPLIED AT THIS TIME.Therefore, list the calves at an 'R'status when submitting information.We will not apply the AI certificates.■ If calves are put on hold fornonowner bull permits at the timeinformation is processed, it will bethe member's responsibility toeither apply the permits andUltrasoundProcessing LabsNational Cup Lab and TechnologyCenterPO Box 627 413 Kellogg AvenueAmes, IA 50010-0627Phone: 515-232-9442Fax: email@example.comNational Cup Lab and TechnologyCenter accepts images from the "old"and "new" Aloka, and the Classic 200.Mark Henry is the lab manager.Processing fees are $4 per head.UltraInsights Processing Lab1767 210th AvenueDiagonal, IA 50845Phone: 641-464-2310Fax: 641-464-2193www.uicuplab.comBecky Hays is the owner and lab manager.Processing fees are $4 per head.International Livestock ImageAnalysis (ILIA)4594 Union RdHarrison, AR 72601Phone: 870-743-3440Fax: firstname.lastname@example.orgIlia accepts images from the Aloka 500-V, the "new" Aloka, and Blackbox. Iliahas its own field image collection softwarecalled BIA. Sherry Parks is thecurrent lab manager. Processing feesare $3 per head using BIA software and$4 per head using non-BIA software.Biotronics, Inc.Aspen Business Park1606 Golden Aspen Dr, Ste. 104Ames, IA 50010Phone: 515-233-4161Fax: 515-233-4163www.biotronics-inc.comContacts: Doyle E. Wilson, Ph.D.President & Chief Scientistdewilson@biotronics-Inc.comRenee LysneAdministrative Spec.renee.lysne@biotronics-Inc.comLab Managerlab@biotronics-Inc.comBiotronics accepts the "old" Aloka, theAloka 500, Classic 200, Falco 100 andSonoVet 2000.For a current technician list, go towww.aptcbeef.org24 American Red Angus Magazine ■ January 2007
RAAA 2007 SPRING INVENTORY CALENDARDate Mailed: 1st week of January2007Return Date: 1st week of FebruaryCurrent Spring Herd InventoryCows, Heifers, BullsBulls: 16 mos. of age as of 1-01-07Females: 16 mos. of age as of 1-01-07(Bulls - may be carried on either the Spring or Fall inventory)JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DECPURPOSE:• Report change in inventory seasons for females(check Fall box if moving from Spring to Fall).• Report animals no longer active in herd.• The Herd Inventory returned to the national office should indicatethe list of animals, which will calve between 1/01/07 and 6/30/07.• 45-day window for females scheduled to calve between 11/15/06 and 6/30/07, or 1/01/07 and 8/15/07.• The animals reported as active on this inventory will be subject to annual assessment in July unless transferred.Disposal Codes: may apply to cows, heifers, and bulls, with exceptions listed 15 = culled - other including sold but not transferred.7 = died after weaning due to disease8 = died after weaning due to other reasons9 = died due to age10 = culled - physical defect11 = culled - fertility12 = culled due to performance or productivity13 = culled due to temperament14 = culled due to age16 = alive, but not active (BULLS ONLY)17 = Sold unexposed (HEIFERS ONLY)18 = Sold exposed open (HEIFERS ONLY)20 = Multi-owned female only - alive, but not activeDate Mailed: May 15thReturn Date: August 15thHeifer Exposure InventoryYearling Heifers 9 - 17 mos. of age(females not yet of assessment age)2007JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DECPURPOSE:• The data collection for the Heifer Pregnancy EPD is optional.• Member indicates:Breeding season dates - Start and End dates - MANDATORYExposure information - Check Yes or NO...Do NOT include palpation results.Contemporary group designation - 2-digit or letter code to indicate management groups.Disposal information - applicable disposal codes are 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, and 18 listed above.•The following January, the Herd Inventory will include the active heifers(which are now of assessment age).Date Mailed: 1st week of August (with July statement)Return Date: November ‘07Spring Annual Assessments for 2007& Annual Membership DuesFemales: 16 mos. of age as of 1-01-07Bulls: 30 mos. of age as of 1-01-07PURPOSE:• Association sends billing report for annual THR assessments based onyour Spring Herd Inventory.• The total amount is billed at 20% per month, 5 monthly installments(July through November)• A member with less than 8 head, the total amount is billed on yourJuly statement.2007JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DECCONTINUED ON REVERSE SIDE
CONTINUED FROM REVERSE SIDEDate Mailed: 1st week of August(with July statement)Pre-listed WeaningWorksheets For the2007 Calf Crop2007JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DECPage: 1 Date: 08/15/2004111111ABCDREGISTRATIONWORKSHEETFALL HERDRAAA MEMBERSTREET ADDRESSCITY, ST ZIPPURPOSE:• Members to submit their Spring 2007 calf records withweaning dates and weights.Required Fields for Registering/Recording:Sire & Dam Reg. # Left Ear tattoo BirthdateSex Twin Code Mating CodeColor Code HPS Code Reg. CodePrint - Yes or No Weaning Date Weaning Weight• Include calves with disposal codes, which died before weaning.2 = Stillborn / full term3 = Died at birth due to a birth defect4 = Died at birth for other reasons5 = Born alive, but died before weaning due to disease6 = Born alive, but died before weaning due to other reasons• Include reason codes for females that do not have a calf record.1 = Open, missed calving opportunity2 = ET program / donor dam3 = Moved to next calving season (Example - Spring to Fall)4 = ET program / recipient cow5 = Aborted / premature - use this reason code for cow rather than disposal of calf.NCE DeadlinePaper --- 11/05/07Electronic --- 11/12/07• Sire Summary Deadline - in order to guarantee inclusion in the 2008 Sire Summary.Date Mailed: March 15, 2007Return Date: April 15, 20072007JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNPage: 1 Date: 08/15/2004NO PROGENYAPPLICATION REPORTFALL HERDRAAA MEMBERSTREET ADDRESSCITY, ST ZIPPre-listed “No Progeny”Report For the2006 Calf CropJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC111111ABCDPURPOSE:• Sent to members who have cows without either a calf recordor reason code reported for the year 2006.• If a record for the year 2006 is not received for the femaleson this report, they will be subject to inactivation in May 2007.Date Mailed: May 27, 2007Return Date: July 1, 20072007JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNJUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DECInactivation of FemalesWithout a 2006 Calf RecordPURPOSE:• A list of females which have been inactivated to report a calf record or reason code for theyear 2006.• If a record for the year 2006 is received for the females on this report, they will NOT be subjectto the re-activation fee after July 1, 2007.