Weaning weights measure how much you have to sell and are important numbers to track. Properly managed records from birth can help improve profitability. Here are two records worth keeping:

* Cow-calf identification
helps determine which genetics are working. It can help you select for the heaviest gainers of cull genetics that aren't performing.

* Recorded birth weights
help in adjusted weaning weights and average daily gains and can determine percentages of calves born in the first, second or third part of the calving season.