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Easiest Breed Registry??
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:53:44 AM »
Is there a better breed registry and search besides the one the Chi association uses?  I wish the Maine would switch to something a little more user friendly like this.  It is nice to be able to search by progeny.

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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:25:38 PM »
Is there a better breed registry and search besides the one the Chi association uses?  I wish the Maine would switch to something a little more user friendly like this.  It is nice to be able to search by progeny.
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shorthorn is nice and easy to work with, perhaps one of the better I have seen..  just don't try and do it on the weekends, as it is always down.  I do not like the angus, as you cann't search progeny

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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 07:04:07 PM »
Oddly enough, Brangus puts everything else to absolute shame...

http://www.int-brangus.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=ibba_animal&file=_animal&search_value=&animal_registration=R778561&member_id=

If there's a breed registry that provides half as much info I'd like to see it.

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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 07:27:16 PM »
I really don't know much about a lot of the registries, but since the Shorthorn registration process  was put on line a few years ago, I think its been pretty easy to work with.   I do wish they would allow us to register Shorthorn Plus on line as well as the Shorthorns, but overall I really like it.  As they get more information on there about TH & PHA it will be even more helpful.  Hopefully, one day the EPDs will become more meaningful but I guess that is really the responsibility of the breeders to report the information accurately and it will take some time to have enough replicates to make it more valuable.   Lord knows we've had enough discussion about that on SP already!!

The only other registry I have much familiarity with is the Maine site and I think it  could be improved dramatically.  Not being able to look up progeny, etc. is a real pain.    JMHO, but I think it would be helpful if the Maines and Maintainers were separated out better.
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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 09:08:26 PM »
I was also thinking the Maine could use some dramatic improvements.............  slow is one of them, and a better search feature.......  the shorthorn isn't too bad, but the chi is easy to use.

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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 09:56:02 PM »
Is there a better breed registry and search besides the one the Chi association uses?  I wish the Maine would switch to something a little more user friendly like this.  It is nice to be able to search by progeny.
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shorthorn is nice and easy to work with, perhaps one of the better I have seen..  just don't try and do it on the weekends, as it is always down.  I do not like the angus, as you cann't search progeny

Don't you raise pigs and goats?
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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 11:23:29 PM »
have always thought the chi and simmi's were pretty easy to use. Simmy site you can search progeny.
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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 08:33:18 AM »
Is there a better breed registry and search besides the one the Chi association uses?  I wish the Maine would switch to something a little more user friendly like this.  It is nice to be able to search by progeny.
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shorthorn is nice and easy to work with, perhaps one of the better I have seen..  just don't try and do it on the weekends, as it is always down.  I do not like the angus, as you cann't search progeny

Don't you raise pigs and goats?

Stupid is fixable with education...  Ignorant is not...

We have A milk goat (and her sister), and have raised A litter of pigs from now and again to butcher...  and that has what to do with anything?   (clapping)

But if there is any question as to what we have out there.. Let me be clear, as for stupid people who can't get their facts straight... 

We have 60 some Oxford brood ewes, 5 Southdowns, and are starting a small set of Suffolk ewes (about 10 currently).  These Oxford ewes have produced many champions at state, national, and international levels.  The Southdowns, we really could give a shat about, and the Suffolks are brand spankin new.  I have also experience either raising, or showing an additional 12 breeds.

We milk about 100 dairy cows, a mostly conglomeration of all six dairy breeds- but leans heavily towards Jersey, Holstein, and Milking Shorthorn influences; and of course their crosses.  I used to show these, back when I was in 4H, but have since out grown the ring.  I would say about 80% of these cattle trace back on the bottom side, all the way back to when Grandpa was in high school, and his Holstein herd back then.  We have purchased a few females over the years, but most never done anything for us, and were shipped.  We strive to maximize hybrid vigor in our dairy herd- a good majority is the size of Jerseys, who *almost* (80#/day) milk like Holsteins, and give 4.3 butterfat...  which entitles us to a premium on the paycheck. 

We have about 60 beef cows- about half of which are Black or Red Angus based, and about the other half with is dual purpose Shorthorn based.  We have a few beef shorthorns mixed into the joint.  These cows raise, and sell feeder calves.  I have bred with and tried out about every kind of bull out there over the years, by way of breed, genotype, etc.

We have 2 milk goats, and another coming yearling that we might milk as well- if we decided she's better than one of the old ones; which will be shipped.  These goats go to the neighbors to get bred, we knock the babies in the head when they are born, and we milk the old goat.  Her milk raises baby lambs when we have bottle lambs, but for the most part, her milk feeds baby calves- the Red Angus sired, dammed by our Milking Shorthorn first calf heifers. 

Annually we always raise a litter of pigs, back then was for showing, but now just for eating...  This year was the first we have not.

We also farm just around 2500 acres of corn, beans, wheat, and hay. 

Now, I have registered everything on the farm, except the goats, and have registration papers in hand on pretty well everything as well.  I have dealt with my on line lookups in my day, perhaps as many as anyone ever has.  The sheep breed associations, at least that I deal in... aren't on line yet.. Heck, some just got a website a year ago- and have not updated it since. 

Anymore questions?  Or Ignorant comments regarding my basal heritage?

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Re: Easiest Breed Registry??
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2011, 09:32:48 AM »
I am not familiar with other breeds, but feel the Simmi site is easy. I can look up a cow and see all of her registered progeny, birth weights, average days between calvings, weaning weights on all her offspring... When I am looking at buying a cow, that is the first thing I look for. I can also see if she has been used to flush by looking up natural versus embryo calves. You can look for all offspring of a bull also. Each registered animal has it's genetic status (whether it is a carrier or not), and you can see if the animal is a pure bred or what mix it has if it is not. You can see owner history (so if the animal has gone through a lot of hands or just had one owner). And of course, the EPD's.
Like I said, I like it.
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