WHR (Whole Herd Reporting) and IBR (Inventory Based Reporting) inventories will be mailed out to participating members in December of the current year and available to update online starting in December of the current year.
The IBR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by February 1st. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the IBR inventories returned after February 1st.
The WHR inventories must be completed and returned to the BBU office by May 1st. An additional $5 per head will be assessed for the WHR inventories returned after May 1st.
Please note if you are participating in a spring sale, your WHR or IBR inventory needs to be updated and returned prior to registering any animals born in current WHR/IBR inventory year. BBU members who are interested in enrolling in the WHR or IBR programs, but are not currently participating, please contact the BBU office at 210-732-3132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The optional Whole Herd Reporting (WHR) program at Beefmaster Breeders United accounts for all animals produced in your herd. This allows for a more complete performance database which in turn leads to a more accurate genetic evaluation. WHR reporting entails an accurate inventory of reproducing females and the outcome of that process. The females on inventory must have a weaned calf weight or a calf disposal code reported with the BBU office. A birth weight or calving ease score, and any other performance measure that would enhance the overall data base and genetic evaluation, are encouraged but are not required. For more information and/or to enroll in WHR, please contact Collin Osbourn.
Regulations Related to Certification of Calves Sired Artificially
Remember to use the appropriate disposal codes! Only use the disposal codes as they apply to the animals you are removing. DO NOT remove females as long as you will be applying for registration on calves out of that female.
When selling an animal with registration papers use the 'T' (Sold with Papers) for a disposal code so the animal will not be deactivated. A list of disposal codes can be found on page 7 of the WHR manual.
The Inventory Based Reporting (IBR) program is designed for the members that want to report data on all of their calves and submit a registration application on only a portion of those calves. This program should be used if you want to supply an updated animal inventory each year and have free performance data submission.
The IBR program will benefit members allowing them reduced costs when they collect performance data on all calves but may only want to receive registration certificates and transfer a smaller portion of the calf crop.