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AICA REGISTRATION Quick Review
AICA Registration Only (Traditional fees apply) Choose the Registration Only option and you will receive the following: Registration certificate only Ownership information EPD numbers on dam, sire and calf if available. AICA Registration Only does not include the input of performance data.
AICA Performance Plus (Traditional fees apply) Choose the Performance Plus option and you will receive the following: Registration certificate Ownership information EPD numbers on dam, sire and registered calf if available. Input of all performance data submitted Pre-printed forms and performance reports
AICA Whole Herd Rewards (Dam based fee structure) Choose the Whole Herd Rewards option and you will receive the following: Registration certificate Ownership information EPD numbers on dam, sire and registered and unregistered calves if available. Input of all performance data submitted Pre-printed forms and performance reports
Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet
Question: I calve in both the spring and fall, I have already used my Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet on my spring group. How do I get another Registration Form? Answer: Just call, fax or e-mail a request for another form. Calves previously registered will be listed with their mothers. Newer versions of the form have a check box to request the form again.
Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet
Question: Is it possible to use the Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet if I need signatures on out-of herd bulls? Answer: Make arrangements to have the owner of the sire send, fax or e-mail the Association with permission to use the bull. AICA will electronically store the signature and use it on calves being registered at any time. This will eliminate the need to send the registration form to the bull owner.
Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet Question: What about registering ET calves? Answer: ET calves are registered as always. Blank multiple forms are available.
Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet Question: Do ET calves cost more to register? Answer: No For WHR members ET calves cost $12.00 per registration and receive one free transfer.
Registration Form and Weaning Worksheet Question: My recipient cows are enrolled Charolais females. What will the fee be to register her ET calf? Answer: The $12.00 you paid to enroll that cow will cover the registration of any calf she has this year. You must submit the registration number on the recipient at the time you register the calf.
Guidelines for creating contemporary groups: (as recommended by the Beef Improvement Federation BIF) *** managed the same *** weighed on the same day
Days in age limits: Weaning weights: *140 270 Yearling Weights: * 270 430 (must have at least 70 days between weigh dates) (*BIF guidelines)
Performance & Registration Progress Report (weaning and yearling)
Performance & Registration progress report Question: Why didnt the calves I submitted together, index together? Answer: Basic contemporary group guidelines allow for some exception.
EXCEPTIONS!!! Always in a single animal group: (index will be 100) ET calves Twins
Performance & Registration progress report Question: I want to report animals in one large yearling group from several smaller weaning groups. Answer: Animals must remain in the same contemporary group at yearling as they were in at weaning.
Expected Progeny Differences EPD with Accuracy figures Non parent EPDS Interim EPDs Pedigree estimated EPDs
EPDs with an Accuracy EPDs are figured for the Association by the University of Georgia. Based the animals own performance plus performance records of progeny and relatives. Higher accuracy figures mean more reliable EPD numbers. Will be used to estimate for progeny.
Back solution EPDs EPDs are based on the animal's own performance record and relatives. No progeny records are used in a back solution EPD. Individual performance records must be part of a contemporary group larger than one animal. University of Georgia calculates these numbers for AICA. Will be used to estimate for progeny.
Interim EPD EPD is calculated at AICA and used between Georgia runs. Animals own performance record plus the EPDs of the dam and sire are used to generate an Interim EPD. Animal must have a valid performance record within a contemporary group greater than one. Will not be used to estimate progney EPDS.
Pedigree Estimated EPD Simply an average of the dam and sires EPD. No performance data on the individual animal is used. Will not be used to estimate progeny EPDS.