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"NEW ZEALAND DAIRY BOARD

At its meeting on 25 July 2000, the Dairy Board resolved (Board Resolution No: 11306) to approve the Terms and Conditions of Herd Testing Licences issued by the
New Zealand Dairy Board pursuant to the Herd Testing Regulations 1958 as set out below, to take effect on the issue of any new licences.
L. A. J KAVANAGH, Corporate Secretary, New Zealand Dairy Board".
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HERD TESTING LICENCES ISSUED BY NEW ZEALAND DAIRY BOARD
Pursuant to its powers under the Dairy Board Act 1961 and the Herd Testing Regulations 1958, the New Zealand Dairy Board ("NZDB") sets the following terms and conditions ("Conditions") to apply to all herd testing licences issued by the NZDB. The purpose of these Conditions is to ensure the integrity of data supplied to or held in the National Dairy Herd Improvement Database ("Database") by:
(a) setting and maintaining uniform standards for the accurate collection and processing of all herd testing data; and
(b) ensuring that all herd testing in New Zealand is conducted in a consistent and uniform manner nationwide.
The integrity of herd testing data is essential in order to optimise milk quality and the rate of genetic gain in the national dairy herd to the benefit of the New Zealand dairy industry.
Licence Holder to Supply All Herd Testing Data
1.1 The Licence Holder shall faithfully and accurately collect and supply to the Database Manager all herd testing data relating to its herd testing activities and such other data as may be required from time to time by the Database Manager. All data shall be provided strictly in accordance with any time limits prescribed by these Conditions or by the Database Manager, or where no time is specified, forthwith as soon as reasonably possible. In default of the Licence Holder supplying such data, the Database Manager may obtain these.
1.2 The Licence Holder shall supply to the Database Manager, within 7 days of the data coming under its control, a copy of the RDIPM for every animal for which information is received or recorded by the Licence Holder.
1.3 The Licence Holder shall supply to the Database Manager before 31 July in each year such data as will enable the Database Manager to provide NZDB with a summary of its herd testing operations showing all herds, cows and samples tested and test results for the previous 12 month season for which the licence has been granted.
1.4 All data collected by the Licence Holder pursuant to a herd testing licence shall be supplied to the Database Manager and not to any other person, except as is otherwise permitted in accordance with the Access Code.
Integrity of Information
2.1 The Licence Holder shall ensure that all data it supplies is valid, accurate and complete in accordance with the Database Manager's requirements.
2.2 The Licence Holder shall take out or maintain adequate insurance against any failure, breach or default of these Conditions by the Licence Holder and hereby indemnifies the NZDB in respect of all damages, costs, claims or expenses (including legal fees) incurred by or awarded or made against the NZDB and arising out of or in connection with such failure, default or breach.
2.3 The Licence Holder shall comply with all methods or systems of identification of farms, farmers, herds, animals, locations and stored genetic material, and with all quality control procedures and record formats that may from time to time be required by the Database Manager.
2.4 The Licence Holder shall on request (but no more frequently than annually) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Database Manager or the NZDB that it operates quality control procedures to ensure as far as it is practicable that the animal details, the location details for the herd and the herd testing results it has reported for each animal, are suitable for use in animal evaluation and for research, in that:
(a) Up-to-date, complete and accurate date of birth, identification, mating and birth details for each animal that has been in the herd during the period that the herd test service has been provided by the licence holder are recorded on the database.
(b) The lactation identification and test day production detail information associated with each animal can be field verified to the specific cow;
(c) The cows tested are not treated in any way so as to cause the herd test results for the period they are reported to represent to be other than representative of the normal production for the cow for that period;
(d) Where a cow or a group of cows from a herd are separated from the rest of the herd and/or receive different treatment or management, such separation or differing treatment is advised to the database manager;
(e) The milk tested or the sample taken to determine composition has not been modified in any way to cause the results of the composition analysis to be other than an accurate reflection of the production from the cow; and
(f) Any abnormalities associated with the production of an individual cow or the quality/treatment of samples used for milk analysis are indicated by use of the appropriate codes.
2.5 The Licence Holder shall ensure that the equipment and methods used for the purposes of sampling, measuring and analysing milk meet the required operating and accuracy specifications as approved for the purpose from time to time by the Database Manager and published in the New Zealand Gazette or as described in Appendix I.
Use of Information
3.1 The Database Manager shall not be obliged to enter any data into the Database unless it is satisfied that the data or the manner in which it has been supplied complies with these Conditions.
3.2 The NZDB or the Database Manager, acting on its behalf, shall be entitled to use any data supplied by a Licence Holder in any manner at any time as it sees fit provided that such use complies with the Access Code.
Licensed Territory
4.0 Each Licence Holder shall offer its service to all farmers within the boundaries fixed by the NZDB and annexed to its herd testing licence. If no boundaries are defined, the district shall be the whole of New Zealand.
Variations
5.0 The NZDB may, from time to time, change or revoke these Conditions or part of them provided that 60 days' written notice of such changes or revocation has been given to each Licence Holder. Any revocation will be subject to clause 6 of these Conditons.
Cancellation
6.0 The NZDB may at any time cancel any herd testing licence if:
(a) the Licence Holder fails to remedy, within 30 days of having received a written notice requesting it to remedy, any non-compliance with the general intent of, or any default on any of its specific obligations under, these Conditions, including a failure to comply with any requirement in any Appendix; or
(b) after having given the Licence Holder 30 days' notice to answer any allegations, the NZDB is of the opinion that any claim made or implied by the Licence Holder about the value or quality of the information is either false or materially misleading.
Dispute Resolution
7.1 In the event of any dispute or difference arising between the Licence Holder, the NZDB or the Database Manager as to any matter concerning herd testing, either from these Conditions or otherwise, the parties to the dispute or difference shall in the first instance use their best efforts to resolve their dispute or difference by negotiation, but if the dispute or difference is not resolved within 7 days they shall refer it to the Dairy Herd Improvement Tribunal ("Tribunal") which may then either refer it to conciliation or decide the issue in accordance with its own procedures as a submission to arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1908 and its amendments.
7.2 If the Tribunal refers any dispute or difference to conciliation and that process is terminated without agreement having been reached, then the Tribunal shall decide the issue by arbitration as described in the preceding paragraph.
7.3 Pending a reference to the Tribunal and its decision being made known, the Licence Holder shall at the option of the NZDB continue to perform all its obligations under these Conditions without prejudice.
7.4 The Tribunal's decision, whether as a result of the conciliation or the arbitration procedure, shall be final and binding on all parties.
Definitions
Unless the context otherwise requires:
"Access Code":
means the code developed by the Dairy Herd Improvement Tribunal to govern that Tribunal and the conditions of access to the National Dairy Herd Improvement Database.
"Appendix" or "Appendices":
means the appendices relating to record formats, technical specifications or to other aspects of herd testing activities, annexed to and forming part of these Conditions.
"AB code identification":
means for every animal identified by this method the unique code issued by the Database Manager for identification of bull semen used in New Zealand.
"birth details":
means in each herd for each calf born at a calving, the cow number and if known the birth identification of the dam, together with sequence number, sex, fate, and if known birth identification, sire (AB code identification, or herdbook identification, or birth identification), and if recorded for the calf a comment code.
"birth identification":
means for each animal identified by this method a participant identification, year digits and sequence number.
"calving details":
means in each herd for every cow calving, the cow number and if known the birth identification of the cow, together with the date, number born, and if known, the assistance given.
"conciliation":
means the following procedure whereby the Tribunal refers a dispute or difference to a conciliator. In the event of a referral to conciliation under clause 7 of these Conditions, the conciliator shall forthwith assist the parties in an independent and impartial manner to reconcile their views on the dispute or difference to reach an amicable settlement or solution.
If they are unable to reach such an agreement or solution, the conciliator may formulate the terms of its determination or proposal for a settlement or solution. Such determination or proposal shall be binding on both parties unless within 5 days one party notifies the other that it rejects the conciliator's determination or proposal.
The conciliation procedure shall be deemed to have terminated:
(i) by the signing of a settlement agreement by the parties; or
(ii) by a written declaration of one party to the other and to the conciliator that the conciliation is terminated; or
(iii) by a written declaration by the conciliator to the parties that further efforts at conciliation are no longer justified; or
(iv) by the parties not objecting to the conciliator's determination or proposal within 5 days.
"Dairy Herd Improvement Tribunal":
means the tribunal established by the New Zealand Dairy Board on the recommendation of the Macdonald Committee Report 1992 to develop, among other things, guidelines, and to mediate on any issues, relating to access to the Database.
"data"
means any data, information or records, whether in electronic or manual form, which is obtained or provided pursuant to either a herd testing licence or service.
"Database Manager":
means the entity appointed by the New Zealand Dairy Board to operate and manage the National Dairy Herd Improvement Database.
"farm and herd identification":
means for a herd the map reference, herd number, and participant identification of the herd owner. These will be issued by the Database Manager for each herd each season.
"herdbook identification":
means (where applicable) for every animal identified by this method the Breed Society, sex and herdbook number.
"herd testing":
means the operation of testing milch cows in any two or more herds the property of different persons for the purpose of recording the milk production, milk composition and milk quality of individual cows within those herds in respect of milk volume and milk solids or characteristics, or any of them.
"lactation identification":
means for each herd for every cow with a lactation the test number of the animal together with calving date, condition at calving if known, the drying off date at the end of the lactation if recorded.
"Licence Holder":
means those persons or entities who have been granted a herd testing licence by the New Zealand Dairy Board, pursuant to the Herd Testing Regulations 1958.
"LIA identification":
means (where applicable) for each animal identified by this method a region number, herd number, year number, and sequence number.
"location identification":
means the cow number (or birth identification) of the animal together with the map reference, herd number, date in and, if the animal is no longer at this location, the date out, fate and cause code.
"mating detail"
means for each location the cow number or birth identification of the animal together with the following details for each recorded mating:
- either for single matings:
- date of mating, mating type, and
- if the mating is by artificial insemination, the AB code of the semen, participant code of the inseminator and, if known, the semen batch number, or
- if the mating is natural, the birth identification, or herdbook number, or AB code of the bull.
- or for animals run with a bull:
- date bull starts to run with animal, and
- birth identification, or herdbook identification of the bull, and
- date bull stops running with the animal.
"participant identification":
means for every legal entity involved in herd ownership in New Zealand, the unique participant code issued by the Database Manager.
"RDIPM":
means the record of details of identification, production and mating being a schedule, provided on electronic media of a type agreed from time to time with the Database Manager, with the following information recorded:
- farm and herd identifications,
- location identifications,
- birth identifications,
- calving details,
- birth details,
- lactation details,
- test day production details, and
- mating details.
Detailed formats, default values and codes are those approved for the purpose from time to time by the Database Manager and published in the New Zealand Gazette or as described in Appendix II.
"season":
means the period of 12 months ending with the
31st day of May in any year.
"test day production detail":
means for each herd the cow number of the animal together with the following details for each test:
- the date of test, abnormal code, and
- the milk volume for each milking carried out over the period of the test, and a calculated
24-hour milk volume equivalent, and
- based on a representative sample of the 24-hour milk production, the fat %, protein % and the somatic cell concentration, and/or
- any other characteristics of milk that may have been determined or be required.
Notice No. 4618 in the New Zealand Gazette dated 2 July 1998, No. 89, page 2027-2034 is hereby revoked.
Dated this 25th day of July 2000.
The Common Seal of New Zealand Dairy Board was hereunto affixed in the presence of:
E. S. RATTRAY, Director.
I. L. ROBB, Director.
M.D. HAMILTON, Assistant Secretary.
APPENDIX I
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
The following specifications shall generally be required to be met for equipment to be considered for approval for use and inclusion to the schedule of approved equipment.
1. Milk Meters
Target Accuracy for Total Yield (in litres to one decimal point) for each animal shall be:
When herd test determinations are carried out less frequently than at every milking:
95% of milk yield measurements to be within ± 7.5%
99% of milk yield measurements to be within ± 10%
The first requirement has been interpreted as ± 7.5% where the true volume is 4.0 litres or more, and ± 300 grams where the true volume is less than 4.0 litres.
When herd test determinations are carried out at every milking
95% of milk yield measurements to be within ± 15%
99% of milk yield measurements to be within ± 20%
The first requirement has been interpreted as ± 15% where the true volume is 4.0 litres or more, and ± 600 grams where the true volume is less than 4.0 litres.
The target accuracy shall be maintained under the following conditions:
(i) flow rates between 0.5 litres/min and 9.0 litres/min, that exist for at least two minutes.
(ii) air pipeline vacuum levels between 36 and 56 kPa.
(iii) air admission rates between 4 and 12 litres/min, with a milk flow rate of 3 litres/min and air pipeline vacuum level of 50 kPa.
(iv) meter tilt of ± 5 degrees in forward, back, left and right directions, with a milk flow of 3 litres/min.
(v) the meter should perform to requirement on all types of installations when fitted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Yield Range
The measuring range for total yield shall not be less than
0-20 litres.
Hygiene Requirements
Surfaces of the meter which come in to contact with milk and wash water/chemicals shall be of materials which conform with the requirements of MAFQAL hygiene specifications.
The materials used for the meter shall be capable of repeatedly sustaining a continuous temperature of
95 degrees C for a period of 3 minutes, without affecting accuracy during subsequent milkings or causing visible deterioration of materials.
2. Component Sampling Accuracy
Target accuracy for subsample measurement shall be:
(i) within ± 0.1% for milkfat and/or protein units of the reference sample for 95% of all measurements.
(ii) within ± 0.2% milkfat and/or protein units of the reference sample for 99% of all measurements.
(iii) subsampler bias less than ± 0.1% for milkfat and/or protein units compared with the reference sample.
(iv) standard deviation for subsampler errors less than 0.05% units.
3. Component Analysis Accuracy
When herd test determinations are carried out less frequently than at every milking:
Component Range RepeatabilityCv* AccuracyCv*
Bulk Samples Single Cows
Fat^ £ 1.5% £ 2.0%
FatB 2-10% £ 0.5% £ 1.5%
Protein Lactose W/V £ 1.0%
Solids 2-20%W/V
Cv* = Coefficient of variations (standard deviation divided by average value of samples tested).Reference methods: Rose-Gottlieb. Kjeldahl calibrated analysis.
Somatic Cells
Measuring range … up to 10,000,000
cells/ml
Repeatability … 4% at 500,000
(relative SD) cells/ml
… 5% at 300,000
cells/ml
… 6% at 100,000
cells/ml
Accuracy (rel. mean … Typically better than
diff. from direct 10% in the range
microscope count 100,000 to 1,500,000
MC) cells/ml
Correlation to DMC … 0.96 - 0.99
When herd test determinations are carried out at every milking.
The average of all of the determinations carried out shall not be less accurate than those specified for the previous category.
LIST OF APPROVED EQUIPMENT
The following is a list of equivalent approved by the database manager (refer 2.5) as at 1 August 2000.
Milk Meters
- Tru Test
Models - *F.V.
- *H.I.
- *F.C. 5.6/ML/L
- *F.C. 7.7/ML/L
- Carter Holt Harvey
Model - Waikato Mark 3
Sampling Devices
- Pipette
- Southey Probe
- MMB Dipper
Analysis Equipment
- Fat, protein, lactose and total solids
- Foss Milkoscan
Models - *203
- *300
- *605
- *133
- *303
- *4000
- Bentley
Models - 150
- 200A
- 200M
Somatic Cells
- Coulter Counter
- Fossomatic
Models - *450
- *180
- *215
- *360
- *90
- *300
- *5000
- Bentley
Models - Somacount 150
- Somacount 300A
- Somacount 300M
- Somacount 500
Combination Systems
- Bentley
Models - 2500 Combi
- 2300 Combi
- 150 Combi
Any sample collection and sample analysis equipment approved by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and/or the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) is also approved for use within New Zealand.
The endorsement of equipment that meets IDF and/or ICAR standards does not preclude different standards for
New Zealand.
APPENDIX II
RECORD FORMATS
The following is the list of record formats approved by the database manager (ref 1.2) as at 1 June 1998.
Note: Where the contents of a text field do not fill the field, spaces are leading.
All numeric fields are left zero filled.
Null value for all text fields is spaces, null value for all numeric fields is zero.
FARM LOCATION:
Type Text Length 10
Map reference of farm entrance from New Zealand map series and contains map sheet number and East and North grid references to a tenth of a division.
HERD NUMBER:
Type Numeric Length 2
The number of a herd within a location. At any one location there may be 0 1 or more herds.
Each herd is a distinct business unit. An animal may belong to only one herd at any one time.
PARTICIPANT CODE:
Type Text Length 4
The code assigned to each person or business unit owning or having contractual rights to a herd under test.
"NEW COW" INDICATOR
Type Text Length 1
An indicator showing whether the details in this record should be added to those already recorded for an animal on the Database, or a set of records should be created on the Database to accommodate a previously unrecorded animal.
Blank This animal is already recorded on the Database.
1 This animal has no information currently recorded on the Database.
ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION:
BIRTH IDENTIFICATION:
Owner
Type Text Length 4
Participant code of owner of herd which the animal is born.
Year
Type Numeric Length 4
Year of identification of animal.
Birth Identification Number
Type Numeric Length 4
Number which uniquely identifies the animal in that year in that herd.
AB Code:
Type Numeric Length 6
Code allocated by LIC to uniquely identify all bulls used in AB. Also used for grade bulls born prior to 1985.
LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (LIA) IDENTIFICATION (USED ONLY FOR ANIMALS BORN PRIOR TO 1985):
LIA Region
Type Text Length 4
L1 - Northland
L2 - Auckland
L3 - Bay of Plenty/East Coast
L4 - Taranaki
L5 - Wellington/Hawkes Bay
L6 - South Island
LIA Herdcode
Type Numeric Length 6
Herdcode allocated by LIA to the member recording the birth of the animal.
LIA Identification Year
Type Numeric Length 4
Year of identification of animal.
LIA Identification Tag/Tattoo
Type Text Length 6
Tattoo or ear tag which uniquely identifies the animal in that herd in that year.
PEDIGREE HERDBOOK IDENTIFICATION:
These records are provided and controlled by the Breeds Societies who are participating members in the database.
Herdbook Number:
Type Text Length 6
Number recorded in a herdbook of a New Zealand Pedigree Breed Society.
Breed Society:
Type Text Length 6
Code identifying the herdbook to which the herdbook number refers.
AY - Ayrshire
FR - Friesian
PJ - Polled Jersey
MS - Milking Shorthorn
BS - Brown Swiss
JR - Jersey
GU - Guernsey
SEX:
Type Text Length 1
Code indicating sex of animal
- M Bull, male
- F Heifer, cow, female
- S Steer, male-castrate
- P Spay, female-castrate
- V Vasectomised bull
- T Freemartin
- U Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH:
Type Numeric Length 6
Date on which the animal was born. Format YYMMDD
DATE OF BIRTH ESTIMATED INDICATOR:
Type Numeric Length 1
Code showing status of date of birth
- 0 No date recorded
- 1 Actual
- 2 Estimated by farmer
- 3 Estimated on age and calving date of this animal
SIRE OFFICIAL INDICATOR:
Type Text Length 1
Code showing extent to which it has been possible to confirm the sire of the animal. Values 7, 8 and 9 indicate official acceptance of the sire.
The sire validation section of the Database system checks recorded matings against the calving date and dam recorded for each calf, and subsequently records a code indicating the validation status of the sire of the calf.
Only codes 5, 6, 7 and 8 may be entered. All other codes are internally generated. Where no matings are recorded prior to the birth of the calf, only codes 5 or 6 may be entered.
0 No mating dates recorded
1 Check to mating dates indicates 2 or more possible sires
2 Check to mating dates indicates none of those recorded is likely to give birth date
4 Abnormal calving prevents check on mating dates
5 Manually checked, not 100% official
6 Details checked and sire cannot be confirmed
7 Blood type indicates that sire is possible
8 Evidence from field indicates that sire is possible
9 Check to mating date indicates that sire is possible
COW TEST NUMBER:
Type Numeric Length 5
Number which is branded on animal or in ear tag.
This must be associated with a location and herd number to identify the herd in which this number is used, and with a start date to indicate the date from which this number applied to this animal. Where the number is no longer current for this animal, an end date must be recorded.
START DATE:
Type Numeric Length 6
Date on which this animal was given this test number. Format YYMMDD.
END DATE:
Type Numeric Length 6
Date on which this animal ceased to be numbered with this test number. Format YYMMDD.
FATE:
Type Text Length 1
The code recorded for all animals leaving the herd, indicating the major factor causing the animal to leave.
Blank Current at location
D Died
S Moved with change of owner
C Culled
CAUSE OF FATE:
Type Text Length 2
The code indicating the reason for the fate causing the animal to leave the herd.
AB Abortion
BL Bloat
BR Brucellosis
CT Calving trouble
DU Died - cause unknown
FE Eczema
FT Feet problems
FV Failed veterinary examination
GS Grass staggers
HB Heritable defect in bull
HD Heritable defect in dam
HI Humane reasons - injury
HP Heritable defect in progeny
HS Humane reasons - sickness
IN Injured
LG Leg problems
LP Low production
LS Leptospirosis
MA Mastitis
MF Milk fever
MT Empty
NS Non-server
OA Old age
PB Physical defect in bull
PP Physical defect in progeny
PR AB proof not up to standard
SI Sickness
SP Sire's proof below standard
SQ Semen Quality
SR Surplus to requirements
TB Tuberculosis
TC TOP - conformation
TE Unsuitable temperment
TM TOP - management
TY Unsuitable type
UD Udder breakdown
BREED:
Type Text Length 3
Breed code of this portion of the animal's breed
AKW Ankole Watusi
ANG Angus
RAN Angus - red
AYR Ayrshire
BFM Beefmaster
BGB Belgian Blue
BLO Blonde d'Aquitaine
BRF Braford
BRH Brahman
BRN Brangus
BRS Brown Swiss
CHA Charolais
CHI Chianina
DAR Danish Red
DEV Devon
DEX Dexter
DRO Droughtmaster
FRI Friesian
GAB Belted Galloway
GAL Galloway
GEL Gelbveih
GUC Guernsey - Canadian
GUE Guernsey
HAY Hays Converter
HEW Hereford - White
HEP Hereford - Polled
HEQ Hereford - Horned
HER Hereford
JEP Polled Jersey
JER Jersey
LIM Limousin
LIN Lincoln
LOH Longhorn
LUI Luing
MAI Maine-Anjou
MAR Marchigiana
MEU Meuse-Rhine-Yssel
MUG Murray Grey
NZG New Zealand Grey
NWR Norwegian Red
PID Piedmontese
PIN Pinzgauer
RED Red Devon
REP Red Poll
ROM Romagnola
SAH Sahiwal
SAL Salers
SAN Santa Gertrudis
SAX Sahiwal cross
SCO Scottish Highland
SHB Shorthorn - beef
SHF Shorthorn - beef, polled
SHI Shorthorn Australian Illawarra
SHM Shorthorn - milking
SHP Shorthorn - milking, polled
SIM Simmental
SIP Simmental - polled
SOD South Devon
SUS Sussex
SWR Swedish Red
TAG Tasmanian Grey
WEB Welsh Black
ZBU Zebu - NZ Milking
Goats:
AGN Anglo Nubian
BRA British Alpine
SNN Saanen
TOG Toggenburg
FER Feral
AGR Angora
SBL Sable
ALP Alpine
16THS:
Type Numeric Length 2
Number of 16th of this breed which contibutes to the
make-up of this animal.
TEST DAY PRODUCTION DETAILS:
Date
Type Numeric Length 6
Date of test visit. Format YYMMDD
Abnormal Test Code
Type Numeric Length 2
A code to indicate that the results obtained at this herd test are abnormal.
1 Cow not suitable for test
2 Sample mixed or spilt
3 In season
4 Held milk
7 Nurse cow
8 Sick or lame
AM Milk
Type Numeric Length 3
The amount of milk which was produced by the animal at the morning milking on the day of the production test. This amount is recorded to the nearest 0.1 litre. Format 99V9.
PM Milk
Type Numeric Length 3
The amount of milk which was produced by the animal at the afternoon milking on the day of the production test. This amount is recorded to the nearest 0.1 litre. Format 99V9.
Note: If a cow is on single milking, the amount of milk is recorded in the field appropriate to the single milking time. The other field is set to zero.
Fat Percent:
Type Numeric Length 5
The percentage of milkfat recorded for the animal for the
24-hour period of the production test. Format 99V99.
Protein Percent:
Type Numeric Length 5
The percentage of protein recorded for the animal for the
24-hour period of the production test. Format 99V99.
Somatic Cell Count:
Type Numeric Length 5
The somatic cell count recorded for the animal for the
24-hour period. The count is recorded in thousands of cells per ml.
Calving Date:
Type Numeric Length 7
The date on which the animal calved, initiating the lactation. Format is YYMMDD.
Lactation Start Reason:
Type Text Length 1
Code indicating the reason for start of lactation.
P Parturition
I Induced (no calving)
E Estimated by farmer
Condition at Calving:
Type Text Length 1
Code indicating the circumstances of the calving.
P Premature
A Aborted
I Induced calving
Calving Assistance:
Type Numeric Length 1
Code indicating assistance given to dam at time of calving.
O Not reported
1 Reported no assistance
2 Assistance given
MATING:
Date of Mating
Type Numeric Length 6
Date on which mating occurred, or bull was moved into or out of herd. Format YYMMDD.
Mating Type:
Type Numeric Length 1
Code for the manner in which the mating was carried out and recorded.
4 Artificial insemination, non LIC semen, no docket supplied.
5 Natural mating
6 Start date for run with bull period
7 Finish date for run with bull period
Inseminator:
Type Text Length 4
The participant code of the person who carried out this insemination if it was an artificial insemination.
Sire:
Type Text Length 19
Sire used for mating purpose, see fields as set out under Animal Identification.
Semen Batch:
Type Text Length 6
The batch number idenitfying the semen used to inseminate this animal if the mating was an artificial insemination.
Implant Serial No:
Type Text Length 8
Serial number of the embryo recovery and transfer certificate.
Implant Date:
Type Numeric Length 6
Date of the implantation.
Implant Donor:
Type Text Length 19
Identification of genetic dam.
Implant Sire:
Type Text Length 19
Identification of sire of embryo.
Recipient Animal:
Type Text Length 19
Identification of recipient dam.
CALVING COMMENTS:
Calf Number:
Type Numeric Length 2
The sequence number of the calf born at this parturition.
(1 for all singleton calves).
Fate of Calf:
Type Text Length 1
The code showing the fate of the calf at birth.
D Died
S Sold
R Reared
B Bobbied
Comment Code:
Type Text Length 2
A code indicating the condition of the calf near to its time of birth.
E Stillborn
F Blind
G Bowel or intenstine abnormality
H Hernia
J Paralysed Legs
K Twisted feet
M Brain damage - retarded
R Breech birth
S Breathing difficulties
T Head twisted under
U Arthritis
V Calf weak and/or small
W Calf too large
X Difficult to rear, won't drink
Y Nervous, timid
Z Extra teats
2 Scours
3 Red factor
4 Mulefoot
5 Mummified calf
9 Refer to farmer comment
Farmer Comment:
Type Text Length 10
A description of the condition when "9" is recorded in the Comment Code above.