The Female Exposure Worksheet is used to keep track of all females that were exposed to bulls either through natural breeding or artificial insemination and the dates of their exposures. Female exposure worksheets are your opportunity to ensure all females that are not active in your purebred herd are disposed of. This is extremely important for members on the ACE program as ACE enrollment fees are assessed based on active cows in your herd inventory.
If you wish to participate in the ACE program, your completed female exposure and disposal sheets must be returned by December 1.
Female exposure and disposal data is also used to calculate EPDs for traits like Stayability and Heifer Pregnancy (HPG). These traits are of economic importance so please take the time to submit this data. In addition, submitting your exposure information makes things easier at registration time, as the potential sires of your calves are already recorded for you.
The Female Exposure worksheet will be sent to each herd enrolled on the performance program. It will be pre-printed and include each heifer aged 9 to 17 months within your herd.