AHA Interface: Importing Calf Crop EPDs
The Importing of Calf Crop EPDs is a process done after calves are recorded or weaning/yearling/ultrasound information is processed. A Calf Crop EPD file contains only animals within that crop, as opposed to the entire herd.
The Calf Crop EPD process imports registration numbers for calves who do not yet have their registration number imported, updates adjusted weights and contemporaries, and also updates EPDs.
Finding Your Calf Crop EPDs on your AHA Enhanced Member Login page
Your Calf Crop EPD file can be accessed from your AHA Enhanced Member Login page.
If you do not see the Calf Crop EPD Update button, contact AHA to ensure that your account has been flagged as a “PC User”.
Downloading your Calf Crop EPD file
After clicking the Calf Crop EPD Update button, you will be directed to a screen showing one or more files. From this screen, click the file named nnnn_EPDS.DAT or nnnn_EPDS.DAT and save this file to your computer. Depending on your web browser, you can right-click and choose “Save File As” or “Save Target As” to save this file to your desktop.
Importing your Calf Crop EPD file in to CattleMax
Now that you have downloaded your EPD file, let’s hop back to your CattleMax account. From anywhere in CattleMax, click “Cattle” then "View All Groups" and then choose “American Hereford Association” from the list of Breed Interfaces on the right sidebar.
From the American Hereford Interface screen…
- Click the “Import EPDs” link
- Click “Choose file” and select the inventory file you downloaded from AHA
- Click “Update Performance” checkbox
- Click Update EPDs
NOTE: CattleMax will import registration numbers for unregistered calves when importing EPD files. CattleMax matches the unregistered calf to the EPD file based on: Birth Date, Private Herd Number or Ear Tag must match AHA, and Dam (donor if ET) Reg Number matches AHA Reg Number.
If any of this information is incomplete, you will need to complete the information and then re-import the file.