blackbaldiecowgirl wrote:Hey everyone, just wondering how you keep your records. We've only got 6 head right now, but have 4 calves on the way this year and are getting this year's steers this weekend and as we grow, I want to keep track of everyone including: age, # of calves, bred date, who is who's calf, etc. Not really keeping track of birth weight or calving ease right now since we don't really have a way to weigh our newborns and half the time our cows/heifers are giving birth when we aren't around (sneaky lil buggers). I'm mainly just wondering what you use to keep records (spreadsheet, notebook, computer program) and what all you keep records of so I can see what I'm missing to keep track of and if a spreadsheet is going to work okay as we grow. I know we are going to, but just don't know how big. Anyway, thanks for any info and suggestions you can give me!!!
nagwag wrote:For the people using your own spreadsheets, do you have the ability to import a picture of the cow into the spreadsheet?
OLF wrote:I use Cattlemax for Small Registered Herds. It is a great program. You can record pedigrees, performance data, EPDs, breedings, calf data, sales, photos medications and treatments. It makes it quick and easy to look back at a complete history of a cow or bull and their offspring. You can look at a list of a cows calves with all of their performance data and what they sold for. It's a nice way to see a cows total production, calves and cash.
It also tracks semen and embryos. Also good for producing invoices for private sales.
It's probably not cost effective for a six cow herd, but it is very handy.
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