The Bred event (ECEvent code 5) allows you to update an animal's record to show that she has been bred. See the topics below for help with this event:
- Define Details for this Event
- What Happens When I Process Changes for this Event?
- Need Help Adding Animals to this Event?
The details that are available for a Bred event are described below. Before you can process an animal in this event, you must complete all Required details:
The IDAnimal identifier of the female that has been bred. This field is automatically populated with the animal ID when you add a animal to the list. You can tap its ID number to view its CowCard.
When you add an animal to
Likewise, because the app expects you to add females that are eligible to breed, it will display a warning before allowing you to add a female that is dry, already pregnant, younger than the minimum breeding age, recently freshened, or flagged as "do not breed" (see example below). The app will not restrict you from adding these animals; it simply warns you of their status so that you can determine whether to continue:
When you search for a sire, the app only locates matches within your herd. The search retains your history so that you can easily select the same sire(s) again. Once you choose a sire, the Sire field displays the sire ID (SIDSire identifier).
If you do not find the sire you need to choose, you can enter it manually (see instructions below).
If the sire you need to use is not shown in the search results, you can enter its ID manually. Type the service sire ID in the search bar, and the app displays an option to add that animal (see example below). The app allows you to enter numbers, letters, and symbols, and it will display the exact ID you enter for the sire:
You can also type a description such as Pool to indicate that the
The breeding code for the selected female. Tap this field to select from a list of available breeding codes.
The codes in this list come from the Breeding CodeBred Code is short for "Breeding Code." Table in DairyComp (see example below). These breeding codes are used mainly for extra information regarding the breeding, such as a standing heat, prostaglandin usage, embryo transfer, etc., with a specific veterinary application:
Members with DairyComp admin permissions can edit breeding codes as necessary. The mobile app requires an active data or WiFi connection to synchronize updates.
The technician who added the animal to this event. Tap this field to select from a list of available technicians.
The names and numbers in the TechnicianTech is short for Technician. list come from the Technician Table in DairyComp. This table is optional in DairyComp, so if you do not see any names here in the mobile app, you need to make sure that a DairyComp admin has created this table so that it can synchronize to the Platform. Once it has been created, a code number and name can be assigned to each technician, and members with DairyComp admin permissions can add and remove technician names as necessary. The mobile app requires an active data or WiFi connection to synchronize updates.
When DairyComp receives a completed Bred event from the Platform, it processes the following changes:
- Records a BRED event and updates the RPROReproductive code status for all completed animals in the event. Note the following guidelines for how the Platform and DairyComp record the BRED date based on whether the Embryo Age is defined or not:
- If the Embryo Age is defined in the Embryo Transfer event, then the BRED event is back‑dated based on the Age entered. For example, if the embryo is 7 days old and today is 8/21/19, then the Platform TRANSFER event is recorded as 8/21/19, and DairyComp will receive a BRED event dated 8/14/19:
- If the Embryo Age is not defined in the Embryo Transfer event, then the date of the transfer is used for the BRED date:
- Records the EDAYEvent day as the date the Bred event was completed in the mobile app.
- If DairyComp receives
a breedingevent for a pregnant animal, it updates the animal's record to show a status of Vet Code 6 = ABT?Vet Code 6 = ABT? Often if a dairy sees a pregnant animal showing signs of heat they may breed her. When this breeding is entered in DairyComp the animal remains pregnant, but this flag is set so that the veterinarian can determine if she is still pregnant to the original breeding or if she has aborted and is now just another "bred status" cow..
See Processing Your Changes for more information on how the mobile app, the Platform, and DairyComp work together to process your changes.
- If you have not selected the Sire and/or Breeding Code for an animal in this event, the app will not include that animal when it sends the batch Bred event updates back to DairyComp.
- Any incomplete animals will remain visible in the mobile app Bred event until you either remove them from the list or finish defining their details and process the changes again.
See also Details Required to Process Animals in an Event for examples of how the mobile app displays complete vs incomplete animals.
See the following topics:
- Create a New Event or Edit an Existing One
- Save Time when Adding Animals in Bulk
- Details Required to Process Animals in an Event
- Remove an Animal from an Event
Last Built: September 18, 2019