Q. What kind of records do I need to keep during calving season?
A. Following are some information that you might consider to record at calving for a commercial cow/calf operation. If you are seedstock producer, contact the breed organization and inquire what information they need you to record to calculate accurate records.
- Dam ID
- Calf ID
- Birth Date
- Sex of Calf
- Calf Birth Weight
- Any special markings on the calf
- Record if the dam had any difficult giving birth to the calf.
- Dam information such as: did she claim and mother the calf; disposition, etc.