ABBA Interface: Importing Calf Crop EPDs

Overview

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 ABBA Enhanced Member Login page

Your Calf Crop EPD file can be accessed from your ABBA Enhanced Member Login page.

If you do not see the Calf Crop EPD Update button, contact ABBA to ensure that your account has been flagged as a “PC User”.

Calf Crop EPD's

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.

Download Calf Crop EPD's

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 Brahman Breeders Association” from the list of Breed Interfaces on the right sidebar.  From the American Brahman Breeders Interface screen…

  1.  Click the “Import EPDs” link
  2. Click “Choose file” and select the inventory file you downloaded from ABBA
  3. Click Update EPDs

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