Registering a Foundation Animal – Realistic Expectations

Registered animals from other breeds are accepted into ASA’s database.  This allows members to receive a four-generation pedigree record in the ASA database for percentage SimGenetic offspring and include their other breed data when reporting on their entire herd. We refer to these as foundation registrations. The registration process for these requests are more labor…

How to do an Animal Search

Animals Search on Herdbook Services is a tool accessible to anyone and can be useful for finding your own animals, looking at EPDs when making breeding decisions, clarifying ownership, genetic defects, and any other questions you may have about an animal. Follow the instructions below to accurately find an animal: The easiest way to find…

How to Put an Animal “On File”

What does it even mean to put an animal on file? The animal is NOT registered when it is put on file, but it is saved into our database. An easy way to think about it: the data on the calf is saved in it’s own file and filed away in our “filing cabinet”. If…

How to Generate a Barn Sheet

*Animals must be on file with ASA to appear on the barn sheet.*  A barn sheet is a worksheet designed to help collect data at chute side.  When you submit your request for a barn sheet, the lab will receive a copy of the barn sheet and they usually forward to the technician.  This allows…