Data Collection Tips #1


We recommend that our members and Beefmaster breeders do the following at calf’s birth…

Birth Weight:

  • Take the weight of the calf within 24 hours of birth
  • Use a consistent weighing method and have the same person weigh calves
    • Use a scale or tape, do not guess weights
  • Report all weights on calves to avoid biased data

Calving Ease:

  • Record calving ease at the same time Birth Weights are collected
  • Use the scale provided on the BBU Reference codes form
    • No difficulty/No assistance
    • Minor difficulty/Some assistance
    • Major difficulty/Calf puller used
    • C-Section
    • Abnormal Presentation
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