Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Performance - Spring-calving purchased in 2014
The Sunflower Supreme Replacement Heifer Program (Sunflower Supreme) provides knowledge, guidance, and tools to assist beef producers to be more profitable by improving replacement heifer reproductive performance and optimizing cow longevity. To enable us to better serve you and to help determine how successful the Sunflower Supreme program is for your operation, we need your cooperation in providing the following information. The information you provide us will be confidentially held. Only aggregated Sunflower Supreme data that cannot be traced to individual operations will be reported. While failure to provide the requested information may affect our ability to serve you, you may elect to not provide us with any of the requested information.

We would like to collect information on how well the Sunflower Supreme heifers perform once being introduced into the herd. This information will help in regards to determining calving ease restrictions, health concerns, and longevity of heifers developed according to the minimal management guidelines within the Sunflower Supreme program. Your responses will help us capture data as it relates to improving heifer development guidelines.

Operation name
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Address
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email address
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Source of Heifers
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CALVING INFORMATION
The next series of questions relate to calving difficulties associated with your Sunflower Supreme heifers
Number of Sunflower Supreme Certified Heifers purchased/raised
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% of heifers who calved
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% of unassisted births
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Dystocia score 0
Please list the number of heifers with a dystocia score of 0 which means the heifer required no calving assistance.
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Dystocia score 1
Please list the number of heifers with a dystocia score of 1 which means that the heifer required some assistance but it was an easy pull such as one-person hand pulling.
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Dystocia score 2
Please list the number of heifers with a dystocia score of 2 which means that the heifer required assistance with a hard pull with two people hand pulling the calf.
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Dystocia score 3
Please list the number of heifers with a dystocia score of 3 which means that the heifer required assistance with a hard pull and had to use a calf-jack.
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Dystocia score 4
Please list the number of heifers with a dystocia score of 4 which means that the heifer required assistance with a hard pull and needed a C-section.
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Other calving difficulty scenarios
Please describe any calving events that did not fall within the other dystocia score categories. Also, if there was a need to clarify any of the above calving scores please use this section to explain.
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ID SunSup heifers with calving difficulty
Please list the Sunflower Supreme eartag numbers of heifers that had calving difficulty. This will be used to aid in future guidelines.
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HEIFER RE-BREEDING INFORMATION
Fill out this information about breeding season (2015) for the spring-calving Sunflower Supreme heifers purchased in 2014
# of heifers retained and bred
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Ave. length of time between calving and breeding
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% heifers pregnant
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% heifers pregnant to AI
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% heifers pregnant to NS
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% heifer pregnant to other source
ie embryo recipient
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LONGEVITY OF CERTIFIED HEIFERS
Please fill out this to determine the longevity of Sunflower Supreme heifers being retained in your operation. Answer the number of heifers who have had their 1st calf, 2nd calf, 3rd calf, etc...
# hfrs purchased in 2013
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# hfrs who had 1st calf
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# hfrs who had 2nd calf
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What is your herds average replacement rate?
This response will be used to help determine if Sunflower Supreme management practices can help reduce the number of cows leaving your operation. The way to calculate herd replacement rate is to take the number of heifers entering herd then dividing by total number of brood cows and multiply by 100.
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