How to Complete the Weaning 205 Day Weight Worksheet
When you receive your 205 Day Weight Worksheet, sections A through G should be pre-filled with information that you provided on the Herd Inventory and Application for Registration. Verify the information on the worksheet and indicate any necessary corrections. Please note that a correction fee may apply.
H. Weigh Date
If possible, all calves within a management group should be weighed on the same day. Calves weighed on different days are placed in different contemporary groups and are not compared to each other.
The weaning weight data submitted should be in pounds and must be measured using a scale. Please submit raw data without rounding or estimating the numbers.
J. Man. Grp
The management group applied to the weaning weight performance data should reflect which animals were given the same opportunity to develop weaning weight and which animals were treated differently. Animals that were given a growing advantage such as extra feed, or animals that experienced a disadvantage toward developing weaning weight such as being sick for an extensive period should not be compared to each other and should be placed in different management groups. Grouping animals together that were not treated similarly will generate inaccurate EPDs. Management groups are assigned numbers between 1 and 99 and are mandatory.
Calves that are raised together with the same opportunities to grow should be placed in the same management group, regardless of ownership. Members’ herds can be linked together for performance purposes, allowing the calves to be placed in joint management groups. Breeders who raise their herds together should notify the Association.
K. Weeks Creep Fed
Please list the number of weeks of supplemental feeding between birth and weaning other than pasture or their nursing dam’s milk. Weeks creep fed should be reported in number of weeks (not days).
L. Cast. Date
The castration date should be entered for a bull calf that has been steered. The date is important because steers and bulls are placed into different contemporary groups.
M. Disp. Code
Disposal code allows breeders to indicate calves that are no longer in the herd. If a calf is sold or transferred it should be weaned and weighed first. If a calf dies before weaning it should be coded as accurately as possible using the following codes:
Calf Fate Codes
B — Stillborn (full term)
C — Died at birth (defect)
D — Died at birth (other)
E — Born alive, died before weaning (disease)
F — Born alive, died before weaning (other)
G — Died after weaning (disease)
H — Died after weaning (other)
I — Sold (no transfer)
J — Sold (transfer forthcoming)
N. Name of Calf
A name must be provided for all calves that you have asked us to register. If the calf has already been named, the name will appear on the pre-printed form. Indicate if changes are necessary. There is a maximum of 30 characters including spaces allowed in an animal’s name. Any calf that is red in colour will have the word RED added in front of the name. There are further regulations in regards to naming your Angus calves. Please refer to the Guidelines for Naming Angus Cattle section of this handbook for additional information.
O. If CM Reg Now?
If a calf has an identification number that starts with CM (commercial), you may choose to register it now by placing a Y in this box. The registration fee will be charged at this time and the calf will receive a registration number. Ensure you provide a name if you wish to register a CM animal.
P. Keep E-Stored
On a pre-printed worksheet, the words “E-Stored=Yes” will appear under the animal’s name in the Name of Calf box (box N). If you want the certificate to remain electronically stored, place a Y in the box for yes. If you want the registration certificate to print, place an N in the box for no. You may request a registration certificate that is electronically stored to be printed at any time.