All data for the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation (TACE) 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 TACE area on the Angus Australia website, with different templates available for calf registrations, weights and scanning, structural score, abattoir carcase, and days to calving information.
• Submission facility on Angus Australia website
A facility is available on the Angus Australia website that enables the entry and electronic submission of data to Angus Australia.
• Paper forms
Standard pre-printed paper forms are available that enable data to be submitted to Angus Australia via mail or fax. Forms are available from Angus Australia, with different forms available for calf registrations, weights and mature cow weights.
Data should be submitted to TACE shortly after collection, with no limit on the number of times that data can be submitted throughout each year.
Submission deadlines for inclusion in TACE analyses are available from the TACE section on the Angus Australia website.