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Title: CHAMP cow herd analysis management program
Series Title: Computer series
Alternate Title: Cow herd analysis management program
Physical Description: 1 computer disk + : ;
Language: English
Creator: Sand, Robert S ( Robert Sherman ), 1941-
Selph, J. F.
Kunkle, W. E.
Butler, J. B.
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1984
Copyright Date: 1984
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Subject: Beef cattle -- Cow-calf system -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
Cattle -- Economic aspects -- Computer programs   ( lcsh )
CHOMP (Computer program)   ( lcsh )
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General Note: "December 1984."
General Note: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, computer series circular 647
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December 1984


Disk(s) under separate cover


Circular 647


CHAMP


(Cow


Herd Analysis Management Program)


COMPUTER SERIES


R. S. Sand, J. F. Selph, W. E. Kunkle. and J..B. Butler


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The Cow Herd Analysis Management Program was written and developed at Mississippi State
University and modified for use in Florida by R. S. Sand, J. F. Selph, W. E. Kunkle, and J. B. Butler.


"-Trade names are used liberally in this document. Their mention is for
illustrative purposes only and does not reflect any preference, support,
or relationship by or to the authors, The University of Florida, and The
Cooperative Extension Service, in any explicit or implicit manner.









CHAMP


(Cow Herd Analysis Management Program)


R. S. Sand, J. F. Selph, W. E. Kunkle, and J. B. Butler*



INTRODUCTION


Cow Herd Analysis Management Program (CHAMP) is a statewide program

offered by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, to help beef

producers in the cow-calf business increase their incomes by improving

production and marketing through better management practices. It

identifies for the cattleman the strong and weak management practices in

his operation and is used to determine which of these management

practices need to be improved. The purpose of CHAMP is to help the

individual producer improve production efficiency by achieving these

goals:


-- 90 percent of total calf crop weaned annually.

-- 500-pound calf weight at weaning.

-- Producer following 90 percent of CHAMP recommendations.


The first step in the CHAMP program is that the cattle producer

fills out the appropriate CHAMP survey form for his area of the state

and returns it to the county extension office. The second step is

summarization of the producer's survey form data on the Florida



*Associate Professor-Extension Livestock Specialist, Animal Science
Department; Extension Director, DeSota County-Arcadia, FL; Associate
Professor-Extension Beef Specialist, Animal Science Department; Student
Programmer, Animal Science Department; respectively, Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida, Gainesville.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIi'; i-.S








Cooperative Extension Service's microcomputer. The producer's survey

responses are entered into the computer and the percentages are

calculated for calf crop weaned, weaning weight, weaning age, pounds of

calf produced per acre, and age of calves at marketing.

The CHAMP computer program also summarizes the recommended

practices to be followed in each of the production areas: breeding,

nutrition, pasture management, herd health, marketing, general

management, and facilities. This collection of information is

summarized on a printed report that can be analyzed and returned to the

beef producer. The printed summary makes it easy to provide

recommendations and stress the areas most in need of attention.

The CHAMP computer programs used by the Florida Cooperative

Extension Service in summarizing the individual producer's CHAMP survey

form will operate on the DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL 350, DIGITAL RAINBOW 100,

RADIO SHACK TRS 80 MODEL III, OR IBM PC microcomputer. The CHAMP

computer programs include the following: a menu selection program, a

program to enter survey data, a program to proof entries, and a program

to analyze and print the summarized report form. For additional

information on execution of the programs, see the following sections of

this publication.


USING THE CHAMP PROGRAM DISK


Starting


To start execution of the CHAMP computer program, refer to topic I

of the appropriate appendix for your machine (pages 25-28 of this

publication) and follow the start-up instructions. After following

those instructions the program information screen will be displayed:









Version*
*** CHAMP *** 6-15-84*
*Cow Herd Analysis Management Program

* Written and Developed at
* MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY.
*and Modified at
*UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


* For further information contact:
* Bob Sand 904/392-1916
* Bill Kunkle 904/392-1916
* Jim Selph 813/494-0303


. ** IFAS **
*Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
* University of Florida
4 *
****************************************************************

Press the RETURN key to get the program selection menu. Type the number

of your choice, followed by pressing of the RETURN key. If you press

the wrong number (choice), do not worry, as each segment of the program

has provisions to allow you to return to the menu before execution.


Enter Survey Data (Main Menu Option 1)


This program is used for entering the survey responses onto the

disk for later use. The program will require a moment to load into

memory and start executing. -When loaded, the program will ask if you

would like to proceed to enter data or return to the program selection

menu. Enter your response. You must then enter the unique five digit

number by which this survey will be identified (see section of this

publication, "Survey Storage", page 7).

From this point follow the prompts on the screen to enter the

survey data. Questions will appear in the same order as on the survey

form. Just type each response and press the RETURN key. The next









question will be displayed. For questions that require a check mark,

you will enter a 1 for each check mark and a 0 for each blank.

Likewise, questions that require a yes or no response must be

represented with a 1 for yes and a 0 for no. On questions that require

worded responses, such as personal history or breeds of cattle, just

type out the word as it appears. 'When asked to enter the date, enter it

in the form MMDDYY, which is two digits for the month, two for the day,

and two for the year, typed in sequence with spaces omitted, as shown

above. For example, if the date is February 9, 1984, you must insert a

zero with the month and day, i.e., enter 020984. Likewise for the

telephone number: do not insert a hyphen, i.e. 555-5555 should be

entered as 5555555.

If you make a mistake while entering data, there are a few methods

of correction from which to choose the one most applicable:


I. The most obvious correction is the response to an

error that has been detected before the RETURN key

has been pressed. Just use the backspace key (see

Appendix, Topic II, of this publication for

backspace key for your specific machine) to delete

the incorrect response, then type in the correct

response followed by the RETURN key.

II. If you detect the error after you have already

pressed RETURN, you can stop program execution and

restart the program from the beginning. See topic

III of the appropriate appendix in this publication,

for instructions for this procedure. After you

restart execution, you must start from the beginning










again, in entering responses, as the data entered

previously will have been lost. As you can see,

this method of correction is not the most practical

solution, especially if you have almost finished

entering data from a survey form. There is an

easier method of correction (see III).

III. This method utilizes the proof routine that is one

of the CHAMP programs. When you detect a mistake,

refer to the sample survey form that is included at

the end of this publication (see pages 9-16). Each

question, other than personal information, has a

corresponding code number. Make a note of this code

number and finish entering the remainder of the

survey data. After completion the program menu will

be displayed again. Select "2:PROOF SURVEY DATA"

and follow the procedure outlined in the PROOF

SURVEY section of this publication (page 5).


Proof Survey (Main Menu Option 2)


This program allows you to correct survey responses that were

entered for any survey. Enter the five digit survey number of the

survey you want to proof (for example, see page 19 of this

publication). It must be the exact number of a survey that you have

previously entered. When the prompt to print appears, make sure the

printer is on and paper aligned and ready. Press RETURN. All responses

that were entered for that survey number will be printed. First the

personal data will be printed and then the responses of I (Integer), IS









(Integer/String), and S (String) coded questions. The I and IS

responses are in the form:


1 = # : 2 # : 3 = # :


These numbers correspond to the specific code number by which each

question is identified (see sample survey form, pages 9-16 of this

publication). When a mistake was made in entering the survey data, a

note should be made of the code numbers of incorrectly entered

responses. Example: If you made a mistake in entering the total acres

that are devoted to the cow herd, you would make a note that question

(I-1) was entered incorrectly.

When using this proof program, look at the responses that you

entered (see page 18) and notice that under the heading, INTEGER,

RESPONSES 1 = 200. This means that (I-1) was entered as 200 acres. If

this is a wrong answer, type Y when asked whether you would like to make

changes. You then are asked which category the incorrect response is

under, which in this case is I (for Integer). The program then will

print the response that you entered. If you want to change it, just

type in the correct response followed by the RETURN key. If you decide

you do not want to change this, simply press the RETURN key and no

change will be made for that entry. If you want to change a response

from the string category to a blank (no response), just enter 3 for the

STRING category and the corresponding code number for that question.

When asked for the correct response, type "" and press RETURN. There

now will be no response for that code. Proceed to make all necessary

changes to the data in the same fashion. Any number of changes can be









made in any order. When all changes have been made, answer N to the

'More change?' prompt, and all changes will be saved in the data file.

Some of the code numbers printed out in this routine are not used

in the program. These numbers are: Integer (16-19; 21-23; 28-30; and

47-49), Integer-String (32-34; 38; 47; 51; 70; 98-101), and String

(3). The modification of the program resulted in these numbers not

being used, and these numbers in the listing should be disregarded as

they do not correspond to any questions.


Print Analysis Report Form (Main Menu Option 3)


This program analyzes the data entered for a survey form and prints

the CHAMP ANALYSIS REPORT FORM. When ready to print, the prompt

appears, so make sure that the printer is turned on. Align the paper to

the top of the page in the printer and press RETURN.

The last page printed is the first page of the report. This is

done for simplicity in the analysis. Just separate the pages and place

then in the order shown in the sample report form found in this

publication on pages 17-22. This is your final report form for that

specific survey.


Survey Storage


Surveys are stored on the CHAMP program diskette by the

identification survey number assigned to them. Survey numbers must be

five digits with the first two digits being the semis county code number

(see page 23 of this publication for semis county code numbers) and the

last three an exclusive number for each survey starting at 001, i.e.,

65001. The data diskette has space to store approximately 500 surveys,









with slightly less on the DEC PROFESSIONAL 350 diskette. If more survey

storage is needed, just make another copy of the CHAMP program diskette

(consult the USER GUIDE for your computer if more information is needed

in order to copy diskettes). Label different diskettes with some

identifier to distinguish different survey entries.

If a survey number is repeated for any reason when entering a new

survey, the latest data entered will be saved at that location and the

data that had been entered previously will be lost completely. Hence

the last three digits must be exclusive to a survey.

If a survey is no longer needed and you want to delete it, just

enter new data under the same survey number and only the new data will

be kept. This is useful of course when the number of surveys being

entered is greater than the maximum number allowed on the disk. Just

make another copy of the whole diskette and start the numbering sequence

again in order to enter more surveys.

When the computer is accessing the data file, usually after all

responses have been entered or the print procedure has begun, it will

appear to "hang-up" or take a long pause. This is normal in that it is

accessing a large portion of the data. The pause will extend from 15 to

45 seconds. Be patient and wait.


PROGRAM NOTES


The analysis report printing program is designed for a LA 100

printer. The use of another printer may require editing of line 225 in

CHPANL3.BAS program by deleting LPRINTCHR$ (27); CHR$ (14).










with .question code numbers












Cooperative Extemion Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, University of Florida.


Introduction
The Cow Herd Analysis Management Program
(CHAMP), is designed to aid beef-cattle producers in iden-
tifying areas in their management programs that may be
restricting production efficiency.

This survey will determine the level of management
practices performed in the basic areas of pasture production,
breeding, nutrition, herd health, facilities, marketing, and
general management.

By completing this survey, you are Indicating a desire
to improve your beef cattle production efficiency. Upon
completion and return of this survey to your county Extension

*Appropriate for South Florida.


office, you will receive a computer analysis of your man-
agement program. This analysis will indicate areas in your
management practices that can be improved for increased
production efficiency.
Information given by you will be confidential. Any
reports developed from this information will be the result of
compiling it with other surveys and will be reported as aver-
ages, percentages, and totals.

Instructions

Read each question carefully and answer as accurately
es possible. Answer all questions. Unless stated otherwise,
all questions refer to the past 12 months (1984) of your
operation.


SAMPLE


SURVEY






Land Inventory and Pasture


1. Describe your land and pasture situation.
How many total acres do you have devoted to your cow herd? (I-1)
a. What type of pastures do you have? (Cheek all that apply).
Argentine Bahia (1-2) ___ Volunteer Grasses (1-6)
Pensacola Bahia (1-3) ___Other species (1-7)
__Other Bahia (1-4) Unimproved Native pasture
Hybrid Bermuda grasses (1-5) Woodland Range (1-9)
b. What type non-pasture land do you have? (Check all that apply).
Hay (1-12) Feed grains (1-13) silage (I-1


2. Are legumes loversr) present in any of your pastures? Yes
If "yes" indicate:
__ Number of different pastures (IS-2)
____Total acres with legumes (1-20) _


Temporary Winter Grazing (1-10)
--Temporary Summer Grazing (I-11)
(1-8) (Millet, sorghum-sudan, hybrid)


4) Other


(1-15)


No (IS-1)


Approximately what percent of stand is legume? (1-21)
What types of legume? ___


3. How do you control weeds in your pastures? (Cheek all that apply).
Clipping with mower or bushhog (IS-3) Dig up with hoe or shovel (IS-6)
___ Broadcast treatment with chemical (IS-4) ___ Burning (IS-7)
___ Spot treatment with chemical (IS-5) __ Do not practice any weed control (IS-8)


Other (Specify)


4. Do you practice rotational grazing? Yes __ No___ (IS-10)
If "Yes" how many pastures are available? (IS-11)


Do you fertilize? (Check one).
Some of your pasture
All of your pasture
None of your pasture


(IS-12)


5. Do you soil test your pasture? Yes __ No __ (IS-13)
If "No" skip to question 7.
a. How often do you soil test? (Check one).
Every 1 to 2 years Every 3 to 4 years Every 5 years __ (IS-14)
b. What is the average soil pH in pastures? (Check one).
5.5 or less 6.1 to 6.5 (S 5
5.6 to 6.0 __ 6.6 or higher ___
e. Do you fertilize based on soil test? Yes -_ No (IS-16)


6. Do you renovate or chop pastures? Yes No
If YES, lHow frequently (S-2)


(IS-17)


7. Do you cut sod from pastures? Yes


(S-1)


(IS-9)


No__ (IS-31)







Cattle Inventory and Breeding

1. Describe your current cattle inventory.


Class Number of Head
Mature cow herd (1-24)
Bred replacement heifers (1-25)
Open replacement heifers (1-26)
Herd bulls (1-27)
Do you practice a planned crossbreeding program? Yes No_


Name of Breed or
Breeds of Cross
(S-4)
(S-5)
(S-6)
(S-7)
(IS-35)


3. This question relates to your last complete calf crop weaned.
Enter appropriate number in each blank.
Total cows and heifers exposed to breeding (1-43)
___ Number of calves born (1-44)
Number of calves weaned (1-45)
4. Describe your last completed calving season by writing in the blanks the approximate number of calves born each
month. (Write number in blank).
January (I-31) ___ April (1-34) July (1-37) __ October (1-40)
___ February (1-32)__ May (1-35..__. August (1-38) __ November (1-41)
___ March (1-33)_ June (I-36)__ September (1-39) December (1-42)

5. Describe your current breeding program by Indicating months in which you artificially inseminate and/or months in
which bulls are in pasture with cows (Check all that apply).
January (IS-18)_ April (IS-21) July (IS-24) __ October(IS-27)
-_ February (IS-19..._ May (IS-22)....... August(IS-25) __ November(IS-28)
-__ March (IS-20) __ June (IS-23) September (IS-26) December (IS-29)
6. Is artificial insemination used in your breeding program? Yes No ___ (IS-30)
If "No" skip to Question 7.


What is the conception rate? (Check one).
Less than 50% __ 51% to 75% ._ 76% and over


(IS-36)


7. Was it necessary to assist any cows or first-calf heifers during calving? Yes
If "Yes" how many were assisted? (1-46)


No (IS-37)


8. Answer the following questions concerning replacement heifers.
Average age in months when bred (1-50) Average weight when bred (1-51)
Do you breed heifers approximately 30 days before mature herd. Yes___, No (IS-39)
Do you keep heifers separate from mature cow herd. Yes No___ (IS-4-
9. What is your source of herd bulls?
(If more than one source, rank in order of most frequent source, that is, 1st, 2nd, 3rd).
___ Breed and raise own bulls (IS-41) Buy at purebred breed sale (IS-44)
-- Buy at private treaty from breeder (IS-42) Buy at performance-test sale (BCIA) (IS-45)
Buy at auction market (sale barn) (IS-43) Othern (IS-46)
10. Do you use performance-tested bulls? Yes___ No___ (IS-48)
11. Do you have a a Breeding Soundness Evalution (semen test) performed on your bulls annually prior to breeding?
Yes -_ No __ (IS-49)
12. Do you have your cows pregnancy checked? Yes No__ (IS-50)







Nutrition

1. During winter feeding period, which best describes your cow grouping? (Cheeck one).
AU cows run in one group -
Group 1 dry cows, wet cows, first-calf heifers
Separated into twn groups
Group I dry cows
Group 2 wet cows and first-calf heifers (IS-52)
Separated into three groups -
Group I dry cows
Group 2 wet cows
Group 3 first-calf heifers

2. What type forage or grazing do you provide in the winter? (Check all that apply).
--.- Hay (IS-53).. Winter annuals (rye, wheat, oats, ryegrass) (IS-55)
__ SUage(IS-54)__. Winter annuals and clover (IS-56)
Other (Speify)_ (IS-57)

3. Do you forage test your hay and/or silage? Yes __ No __ (IS-60)
4. In addition to feeding a forage do you feed:
a. A protein supplement? Yes No (IS-61)
If "No" skip to Question 4b.
1. Do you feed the supplement based on forage test? Yes No ___ (IS-62)
2. In what form do you feed the protein supplement? (Check all that apply).
Salt-meal mix (IS-63) Range blocks (IS-65)
-.- Range cubes or pellets (IS-64) Lick tank (liquid feed) (IS-66)
__ Other (Specify) (IS-67)

b. Agrainsupplement? Yes No (IS-68)
If "No" skip to Question 5
1. Do you feed the grain based on a forage test? Yes__ No (IS-69)

5. Do you creep feed or creep graze- (Check one).
All your calves? ____ Portion of your calves?___ None of your calves? (IS-71)

6. Do you provide extra grain for your bull(s) during breeding season? Yes No (IS-7 2)

7. Is free-ehoice salt and/or mineral available to your cattle at all times? Yes __ No __ (IS-73)
If "Yes" Indicate-
Types Plain white (IS-74*orms Loose (IS-77)
Trace mineral (IS-75) Block (IS-78)
Full mineral (IS-76)

S. Are other minerals (calcium and phosphorus) provided free choice? Yes N__ o (IS-79)

9. What are your cattle's sources of water?
Live running stream _____ Pond ___ Water tank or trough
(Is-801) (fS-2)







Herd Health

1. What vaeeinationm are carried out on your farm? (Check all that apply).
SNone (IS-83) __ BVD (IS-88) __ Redwater (IS-93)
__ Anaplasmoais (IS-84) I_ BR (IS-89) __ Shipping fever (IS-94)
__ Anthrax (IS-85) Leptspirosis (IS-90) Vibriosis (IS-95)
SBlackleg (IS-86) __ Malignant edema (IS-91)__ Other (Specify: (IS-96)
-__ Brucellosis (bangs) (IS-87) ___ PI-3 (IS-92)

2. Indicate the category which best describes the deworming program for your herd. (Cheek one).
___ Never treat for worms Once a year deworm entire herd
___ Deworm animals that look wormy (IS-97) Twice a year deworm entire hard
___ aOnce a year deworm all calves and Once a year deworm all cows and
only cows that look wormy only calves that look wormy
---___ Other (Specify)

3. What method of fly control do you use? (Check all that apply)
___ None (IS-102) Dust bags (IS-105) Medicated blocks or feed (IS-108)
Spray barns and (IS-103). Spray or dust(IS-106) Dipping vat (IS-109)
loafing areas cattle
___ Backrubbers (IS-104) P___ our-on (IS-107) __ Ear tags (IS-110)

4. Are cattle treated in late summer and fall with a pour-on for grubs? Yes__ No (IS-111)


5. Are cattle treated in late winter or spring for lice control? Yes


No (IS-112)


L. Indicate the areas in which your herd has experienced health problems in the past year.
None (IS-113) Foot rot (IS-119)
Anaplasmaios(IS-114) __ Grass Tetany (IS-120) -
__ Blackleg (IS-115) IBR (IS-121)
___ Bloat (IS-116) Leptospirosis/Vibriosis (IS-122) __
___ Brucellosis (IS-117) ___ Malignant edema (IS-123)


(Cheek all that apply.)
Nitrate poisoning (IS-124)
Pink eye (IS-125)
Pneumonia(IS-126)
Scours (IS-127)
Other (Specify __ (IS-128)


7. Are animals which die of unknown causes examined by a veterinarian to determine exact cause of death?
Yes No (IS-129)


8. Have you had death loes in your cows, bulls, yearlings, during the past year? Yes
If "Yes" how many? (1-52) State cause, if known


No (IS-130)
(S-8)







General Management


1. What practices are currently carried out on your farm?
Enrolled in performance-testing (IS-131)
program
Individually identify brood cows (IS-132)
Record breeding dates (IS-133)
Record calving dates (IS-134)

Identify calves (IS-135)
Record weaning weights (IS-136)
Grade weaning calves (IS-137)
Use adj. 205-day wts. and ratio S-138
or adj. 365-day wts. and ratios (S-138)
in culling and selection


2. How often do you cheek your cow herd? (Cheek one.)
a. During calving seasons b.
Once or more each day
Two or three times a week (IS148)
-- Weekly
Less than weekly


(Cheek all that apply.)
Maintain individual cow record (IS-139)
cards
Cull open cows (IS-140)
Cull poor producers (IS-141)
Cull cows with had mouth, (IS-142)
unsoundness, physical defects
Have designated pasture for calving (IS-143)
Castrate bull calves (commercial) (IS-144)
Dehorn calves or raise polled calves (IS-145)
Implant calves (IS-146)
Keep separate financial records (IS-147)
on cow herd


Other than calving season:
Once or more each day
Two or three times a week (IS-149)
Weekly
Less than weekly


3. What is the average age of your calves when weaned? (months) (1-53)

4. What is the average weight of your calves when weaned? (pounds)_ (1-54)


Facilities

Which of the following do you have and have in serviceable condition? (Check all that apply.)
- tCorral (IS-150) Bull pastures (IS-156)


- Catch pens (IS-151)
_- Working chute (IS-152)
- Head gate (IS-153)
-- Scales (or access to) (IS-154)


Water in corral (IS-157)
Electricity at corral (IS-158)
Hay and feed storage (IS-159)
Cattle hauling equipment (IS-160)


-- Adequate pasture fencing(IS-155) Loading chute (IS-161)








Marketing

1. How often do you check on cattle prices? (Cheek one.)
__ Daily Monthly (IS-162)
___ Weekly Before selling

2. Do you compare price between two or more outlets before selling? Yes No (IS-163)

3. Before selling, do you
Group calves by sex? Yes__ No (IS-164)
Group calves by sise? Yes__ No (IS-165)
Group calves by breed? Ye __ No __ (IS-166)

4. How do you time the sale of you calves? (Cheek all that apply.)
___ When I need money (IS-167) ___ When cattle prices reach desired levels (IS-170)
-__ -When calves are weaned (IS-168)
When animals reach desired(IS-169) When pasture conditions or (IS-171)
weight or finish feed supplies run out

5. What methods of selling do you use? (Check all that apply.)
___ Public auction (IS-172) Direct to order buyer or dealer (IS-174)
__ Direct tostockerorfeeder (IS-173) __ Private treaty (IS-175)

6. Do you forward contract (price) any of your calves? Yes No (IS-176)
If "Yes" then how many head? (1-55)

7. Do you have an alternate plan for carrying calves beyond weaning? Yes No (IS-177)

8. In what months do you market most of young
a. Weaned calves (S-9)
b. Calves carried beyond weaning (S-10)






Personal History


Date:

1. Name:

2. Address:

3. City: County:

4. Phone Number:

S. Age: Race:
(1-56)
6. How many years have you been in the beef cattle business? (1-57)

7. What type of beef-cattle operation do you have? (Check one.)
Commercial (grade) cattle Purebred cattle (IS-178)

8. Do you have off-farm employment? YES; NO (IS-118)
If Yes: part-time (IS-58)
full-time (IS-59)

9. Rank in order of importance your top three sources of information relative to beef-cattle management. (Rank top
three: 1-2-3)
Farm magazines
Ag supply dealers and salemen
Other beef cattlemen
Veterinarians
Experiment station
Extension service (county agent, etc.)

(IS-179), (IS-180), (IS-181)









IFAIS


FLORIDA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES


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SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES ANO CONSERVATION


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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE


REPLY TO:


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Mr. Good Cattleman
Rt. 1 Box 101
Green Grass, Fl 33333


Dear Mr. Cattlemant

Please find enclosed your Cow Herd Analysis Management
report, based on the management.survey you recently completed.

Based on this report, there are several areas of management
that should receive your attention for the coming year.

Breeding Management


1. Use superior, performance tested bulls.
2. Have your cows pregnancy checked.

Nutrition Management


1. Separate first calf heifers and yearling heifers from
mature cows for winter feeding.
2. Provide extra grain for your bulls during breeding season.

G(enerqa Management

1. Enroll in a performance testing program.
2. Dehorn calves or raise polled calves.

During the year, complete another survey in order to update
your progress. Use this analysis along with performance records
to determine needs, goals and practices for future years.

If I can be of further assistance in evaluation and use of
this report, please let me know.

Very truly yours,



Local County Agent
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FLORIDA. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. AND BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COOPERATING


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SURVEY NO. 32010
GOOD CATTLEMAN
RT 1 BOX 101
GREEN GRASS
LUSH
1234567
W
031284

INTEGER RESPONSES
1 = 200 : 2 = 1 : 3 = 0 : 4 = 0 : 5 = 1 : 6 = 1 : 7 = 0 : 8 = 0 :
9 = 0 : 10 = 1 : 11 = 1 : 12 = 1 : 13 = 0 : 14 = 0 : 15 = 0 : 16 = 0 :
17 = 0 : 18 = 0 : 19 = 0 : 20 80 : 21 = 30 : 22 = 0 : 23 = 0 : 24 = 53 :
25 = 5 : 26 = 0 : 27 = 2 : 28 = 0 : 29 = 0 : 30 = 0 : 31 = 30 : 32 = 25 :
33 = 0 : 34 a 0 : 35 = 0 s 36 = 0 : 37 = 0 : 38 = 0 : 39 = 0 : 40 = 0 :
41 = 0 : 42 = 0 : 43 = 57 : 44 55 : 45 = 54 : 46 = 2 : 47 = 0 : 48 = 0 :
49 = 0 : 50 = 15 : 51 = 700 : 52 = 0 : 53 = 7 : 54 = 535 : 55 = 0 : 56 = 55 :
57 = 20 :

INTEGER STRING RESPONSES
1 = : 2 =4 3 = 1 4 = 0 5 1: 6 =0 : 7 1 : 8 = 0
9 = 0 : 10 = 1 : 11 = 4 : 12 = 1 : 13 = 1 : 14 = 2 : 15 = 3 : 16 = 1 :
17 0 : 18 = 0 : 19 = 0 : 20 = 1 : 21 = 1 : 22 = 1 : 23 = 0 : 24 = 0
25 = 0 : 26 a 0 : 27 = 0 : 28 = 0 : 29 = 0 : 30 = 0 : 31 = 0 : 32 = 0
33 = 0 : 34 = 0 : 35 = 1 : 36 = 0 : 37 = 1 : 38 = 0 : 39 = 1 : 40 = 1
41 = 0 : 42 = 1 : 43 = 0 : 44 = 2 : 45 = 0 : 46 = 0 : 47 = 0 : 48 = 1 :
49 = 1 50 = 0 : 51 = 0 : 52 = 2 : 53 = 1 : 54 = 0 : 55 = 0 : 56 = 1
57 = 0 : 58 = 0 : 59 = 1 : 60 = 1 : 61 = 1 : 62 = 1 : 63 = 0 : 64 = 1
65 = 0 : 66 = 1 : 67 = 0 : 68 = 0 : 69 = 0 : 70 = 0 : 71 = 3 : 72 = 0 :
73 = 1 : 74 = 0 : 75 = 0 : 76 = 1 : 77 = 1 : 78 = 0 : 79 = 1 : 80 = 1
81 = 1 : 82 = 1 : 83 = 0 a 84 = 0 : 85 = 0 : 86 = 1 : 87 = 1 88 = 0
89 = 0 : 90 = 1 : 91 = 1 : 92 = 0 : 93 = 0 : 94 = 0 : 95 = 1 : 96 = 0
97 = 5 : 98 = 0 : 99 = 0 : 100 = 0 : 101 = 0 : 102 = 0 : 103 = 0 : 104 = 0 :
105 a 0 1: 06 = 0 : 107 = 0 : 108 = 0 : 109 = 0 : 110 = 1 : 111 = 0 : 112 = 0
113 = 0 : 114 = 0 : 115 = 0 : 116 = 0 : 117 = 0 : 118 = 1 : 119 = 0 : 120 = 0
121 = 0 : 122 = 0 : 123 = 0 : 124 = 0 ; 125 = 0 : 126 = 1 : 127 = 1 : 128 = 0
129 = 1 : 130 = 0 : 131 = 0 : 132 = 1 : 133 = 0 : 134 = 1 : 135 = 1 : 136 = 0
137 = 0 : 138 = 0 : 139 = 1 : 140 = 1 : 141 = 1 : 142 = 1 : 143 = 0 a 144 = 1
145 = 0 : 146 = 1 : 147 = 0 : 148 = 1 : 149 = 2 : 150 = 1 : 151 = 0 : 152 = 1
153 0 : 154 = 0 : 155 = 1 : 156 = 1 : 157 a 0 : 158 = 0 : 159 = 1 : 160 = 1
161 0 : 162 = 2 : 163 = 1 : 164 = 1 : 165 = 1 : 166 = 0 : 167 = 0 : 168 = 1
169 1 : 170 = 1 : 171 0 : 172 = 1 : 173 = 1 : 174 = 1 : 175 = 1 : 176 = 0
177 = 1 : 178 1 : 179 = 6 : 180 = 1 : 181 = 2 :

STRING RESPONSES
1 = WHITE 6 =
2 = 7 = ANGUS&HERE
3 8
4 CROSS 9 = SEPTEMBER
5 = CROSS 10 = MARCH-JUNE











ANALYSIS REPORT


DATE OF SURVEY 03/12/84
DATE OF ANALYSIS 06/21/84

GOOD CATTLEMAN SURVEY # 32010
RT 1 BOX 101
GREEN GRASS
LUSH COUNTY PHONE 123-4567

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

Based on your responses in the survey you are carrying out 76% of
the recommended management practices.

Listed below is the percent of practices carried out in each
management area.

PERCENT OF PRACTICES
MANAGEMENT AREAS CARRIED OUT

BREEDING 79.2
NUTRITION 63.0
PASTURE 77.8
HERD HEALTH 85.7
MARKETING 100.0
GENERAL MGT. 71.4
FACILITIES 83.3


Management areas with scores of 50 or less should receive your
immediate attention. It is suggested you set as your minimum standard
90% of recommended practices carried out in each management area.

Likewise, it is suggested you strive to attain a 90% calf crop
weaned with a 500 lb weaning weight.
Your responses indicated:
A calf crop 4.7% ABOVE this standard.
A weaning weight 35 lbs ABOVE this standard.

The following pages contain details of the analysis.


CHAMP


FO RM










** FINDINGS OF SURVEY **


ACRES DEVOTED TO COW HERD
TYPE OF PASTURES ARE:
ARGENTINE BAHIA
HYBRID BERMUDA
VOLUNTEER GRASSES
TEMPORARY-WINTER
TEMPORARY-SUMMER

BROOD COW HERD
BRED REPLACEMENTS
OPEN REPLACEMENTS
BULLS
FEMALES EXPOSED TO BREEDING
TOTAL CALVES BORN
TOTAL CALVES WEANED


STOCKING RATE


3.4 PERMANENT PASTURE ACRES/COW


% CALF CROP WEANED
MEANING WEIGHT
WEANING AGE
CALF PRODUCED PER ACRE

THIS IS A COMMERCIAL HERD.


94.7%
535 LBS
7 MONTH
144 LBS


200






53
5
0
2
57
55
54










MANAGEMENT


DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED --------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE
SM3ian3BSa33 3 3SC33333333333333333inU3UUZ33iUS33SS3333333=33
USE PERFORMANCE TESTED BULLS X
CONTROLLED BREEDING SEASON X
SEMEN TEST BULLS X
PREGNANCY CHECK COWS X
CULL OPEN/POOR PRODUCING COWS X
REPL. HEIFER MGT. X
CROSSBREEDING X
PROPER COW/BULL RATIO X
COW TO BULL RATIO = 29 :1

NUTRITION MANAGEMENT

DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED ----------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE

FEED COWS SEPARATELY X
FEED HEIFERS SEPARATELY X
FEED GRAIN TO BULLS X
FORAGE TEST X
FEED PROT SUPPL X
FEED ENERGY SUPPL X
FREE CHOICE SALT X
OTHER MINERALS X
WATER SOURCE X


PASTURE MANAGEMENT

DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED --------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE

UTILIZE SOIL TEST X
PRACTICE WEED CONTROL X
FERTILIZE PASTURES X
CONTROL GRAZE X
RENOVATE PASTURES X
LEGUMES IN PASTURES X


BREEDING









HEALTH .M A N-A_G.E_ME..N T


DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED --- ----- ------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE

BLACKLEG/MALIG. EDEMA VACC. X
BRUCELLOSIS VACC. X
LEPTOSPIROSIS VACC. X
OTHER VACCINATIONS X
CONTROL INTERNAL PARASITES X
CONTROL EXTERNAL PARASITES X
GENERAL HERD HEALTH X

MARKETING MANAGEMENT
DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED ------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE

PLANNED MARKET SYSTEM X
ALTERNATE MARKET SYSTEM X

GENERAL HERD MANAGEMENT
DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED -------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE

CASTRATE X
DEHORN X
ID COWS & CALVES X
IMPLANT CALVES X
PERFORMANCE TEST X
INDIVIDUAL COW RECORDS X
CHECK HERD X

FACILITIES

DEGREE OF APPLICATION
RECOMMENDED --------------------------------
PRACTICES ABOVE AVG. AVERAGE BELOW AVE. NONE
WORKING FACILITIES X
PASTURE FENCES X


HERD









FLORIDA SEMIS
COUNTY CODES


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Bradford
Brevard
Broward
Calhoun
Charlotte
Citrus
Clay
Collier
Colombia
Dade
DeSoto
Dixie
Duval
Escambia
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Hernando
Highlands
Hillsborough
Holmes
Indian River
Jackson
Jefferson
Lafayette


Lake
Lee
Leon
Levy
Liberty
Madison
Manatee
Marion
Martin
Monroe
Nassau
Okaloosa
Okeechobee
Orange
Osceola
Palm Beach
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
Santa Rosa
Sarasota
Seminole
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Sumter
Suwannee
Taylor
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Walton
Washington







CHAMP PROGRAM WRITTEN AND DEVELOPED BY:


Joe Baker, Area Livestock Specialist, Mississippi State Univ.
Bill Develin, former Area Livestock Specialist, Miss. St. Univ.
Ed Elliott, Area Livestock Specialist, Miss. St. Univ.
Guy Springer, Area Livestock Specialist, Miss. St. Univ.

MODIFIED FOR USE IN FLORIDA BY:

Jim Selph, County Extension Director, Arcadia, Fl.
Bob Sand, Extension Livestock Specialist, University of Florida
Bill Kunkle, Extension Beef Specialist, University of Florida



FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE CONTACT:

JAMES F. SELPH
P.O. BOX 310
ARCADIA, FLA. 33821
813-494-0303

OR

DR. BOB SAND
231 ANIMAL SCIENCE BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE. FLA. 32611
904-392-1916

OR

DR. BILL KUNKLE
231 ANIMAL SCIENCE BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLA 32611
904-392-1916









APPENDIX A
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CO. PROFESSIONAL 350

I. Power up the system as you normally would with the P/OS V1.5
SYSTEM diskette that accompanied your 350 (see USER'S GUIDE
DISKETTE SYSTEM booklet if more detail is needed to boot up
the system). When the 350 prompts you to enter an application
diskette, replace the system diskette in drive 1 (upper drive)
with the PRO/BASIC VI.l diskette, and place the CHAMP program
diskette in drive 2 (lower drive). Note that the CHAMP
diskette must be turned upside down when placed in the lower
drive. Press RESUME key. The 350 will respond with the
PRO/BASIC heading and the READY prompt. Type RUN MENU then
press the RETURN key to start program execution.

II. Backspace key for the 350 is
III. To stop program execution, press the INTERRUPT key and then
the DO key. A message will be displayed indicating these keys
were pressed to stop the normal execution of the program. Type
RUN and press return and the program will start over.







APPENDIX B
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CO. RAINBOW 100

I. Place the CHAMP program disk in the upper drive (drive A) and
place the CHAMP DATA disk in the lower drive (drive B) and
turn on the system. The 100 will then ask you from which
drive you are loading the system. Press A and the CP/M-86
operating system will be loaded. When the A> prompt appears,
type MBASIC MENU and press return. This will start execution
of the CHAMP menu program.

II. Backspace key for the 100 is the function key F12 at the top
of the keyboard. (BS) is written just above this key.

III. To stop program execution, hold down the control key (Ctrl)
and press C. The machine will respond with a Break message
and the Ok prompt. Type RUN and the program will start over
from the beginning.









APPENDIX C
RADIO SHACK TRS 80 MODEL III


I. To start program execution, insert the CHAMP PROGRAM DISK into
the lower drive (drive 0) and the CHAMP DATA DISK into the
upper drive (drive 1). Turn on the system. Press the orange
RESET button to load TRSDOS and automatically execute the
CHAMP menu program.

II. Backspace key for the TRS 80 is <- .

III. To stop program execution press the BREAK key. The machine
will respond with a message indicating the program was broken
at a certain line and the > prompt. Type RUN and the program
will start execution of the program from the beginning.

Note: RETURN key on the TRS 80 is labeled ENTER.








APPENDIX D
IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER


I. To start program execution place the CHAMP PROGRAM DISK in
drive A and the CHAMP DATA DISK in drive B. Turn on the
system and the CHAMP menu program will automatically execute.

II. Backspace key for the IBM PC is 4- .

III. To stop program execution hold down the control key (Ctrl)
and press the BREAK key. The PC will print a break message
and then give the BASIC prompt. To restart the program press
the function key F2 on the left side of the keyboard and the
program will start over from the beginning.

Note: The return key is labeled as 4-J .






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