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Submitting Performance Information for Research

All performance data should be submitted directly to Angus Australia.

The format in which data can be submitted differs subject to the type of information being provided, with data potentially accepted in the one of the following formats:

• Compatible herd recording computer program

Many of the commercially available herd recording computer programs (e.g. StockBook, HerdMASTER, Cattlelink, koolcollect) have the facility to submit data electronically to Angus Australia.

• Microsoft Excel templates

Standard Microsoft Excel templates are available that enable data to be submitted electronically to Angus Australia. Copies of the templates are available from the Angus Australia website, with a specific template available for the submission of research trait information.

The following formats are not suitable for the submission of performance information for research traits:

• Submission facility on Angus Australia website

• Paper forms

Data should be submitted to Angus Australia shortly after collection, with no limit on the number of times that data can be submitted throughout each year.

Trait Description Code Units Range
Body Condition Score – Joining BCJ score 1-5
Body Condition Score – Weaning BCW score 1-5
Body Condition Score – Pre-calving BCP score 1-5
Hip Height – Joining HHJ cm 45-220
Hip Height – Weaning HHW cm 45-220
Hip Height – Pre-calving HHP cm 45-220
Mature Weight – Joining MJ kg 0-1250
Mature Weight – Weaning MW kg 0-1250
Mature Weight – Pre-calving PCW kg 0-1250
Claw set – Front feet FC score 1-9
Claw set – Hind feet RC score 1-9
Feet Angle – Front FA score 1-9
Feet Angle – Rear RA score 1-9
Rear legs – Hind view RH score 1-9
Rear legs – Side view RS score 1-9
Udder Evenness UE score 1-9
Udder Suspension UU score 1-9
Teat size and shape TZ % 1-9
Degree of White WH % 1-5
Coat Scores CT score 1-7


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