Sunday, October 30, 2011

November 1st is Deadline Day

Canadian Angus Performance Program Submission Deadline
Extended to November 1, 2011
We understand that weaning and weighing calves before October 11 is difficult for many breeders. The Canadian Angus Association has worked very hard with the Associations that we cooperate with in genetic evaluations on your behalf to increase efficiencies. We are very pleased to inform you that we are able to extend the deadline for performance data to be included in the next National Cattle Evaluation to Tuesday, November 1, 2011. Our staff will do their best to still have the new EPDs available in early 2012 for sale catalogue and bull buying decisions.
  • To be included in the evaluation, your performance data must be in the office on or before November 1, 2011.
  • It is preferable that you mail, rather than fax, the worksheet to ensure accuracy.
  • Weights can be submitted electronically if you are an electronic user or a HerdMaster user.
  • Refer to Breed Development pages 10–11 of the Breeder Handbook for guidelines on completing the 205 day worksheet.
Important Note:
If it is not possible to submit your weights by November 1, 2011, then please submit them as soon as possible to remain compliant on the Performance Program. There will be another evaluation in May 2012, so weights received after November 1, 2011 will be evaluated in 2012.

Remember, for a weaning weight:
  • The calf must be between 120 and 280 days of age if black.
  • The calf must be between 130 and 280 days if red.

Whole Herd Reporting
Canadian Angus Performance Program is based on Whole Herd Reporting. Please provide a weight for each calf on the worksheet or a disposal code if the calf was removed from your herd before your weaning weight date. Missing data will result in delays with adjusted weight and EPD calculations.
Please contact Kajal Devani, Breed Development Coordinator, at 1-888-571-3580 ext #227 or by email for questions regarding the Performance Program and EPDs.