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Instructions as to how to enter your calving and weight data online

Internet Solutions Online Transactions calf registrations allows you to:

  • Record your animals online
  • Submit next year’s joinings
  • Advise of status changes to your herd


Before beginning a session you should have all information available. When entering calf details for registration you may need:

  • Link – (or go to Murray Grey homepage and click ‘Member Login’
  • Login Member ID and Password (can be obtained from Registry if unknown)
  • Paddock notebook
  • Next year’s joining details – cannot be entered when no calf is being recorded

Important: Contact Murray Grey Registry, who will check that a female inventory has been run for you to record each calf against. This will take some time to run if needed, so please do this in advance.

Getting Started:

  • Click the link above and login
  • Click ‘online transactions’

Create a New Batch:

  • Before you enter any data online you must ‘create a new batch’.
  • Select ‘Create a Batch from Pre-Built Worksheet’ and Batch Type ‘Calf Entries’.
  • Enter details of the data being entered e.g. ‘2016 calf registrations’.
  • Click ‘Create’.

A batch can be opened and accessed many times so does not have to be completed and submitted in one sitting. A batch number will automatically be given.

Select the correct female inventory by clicking in the tick box. Click ‘Go’. This will give a list of females active in your herd. Click ‘Continue’.

Enter each calves details against the appropriate dam by clicking the record number/edit e.g. ‘132 – Edit’.

Completing data fields:

As the breeder of each calf, you are supplying important information on the pedigree of the animals. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the information is accurate.


Any twins or additional calves can be added by clicking the ‘Add’ button (found at the foot of the female inventory page).

Warnings & Errors:

Warnings are given in green. They inform you of a possible mistake but usually suggest such things as dam inactive in herd at calving. Processing can continue but you should advise the society why a warning has been overridden e.g. you want the dam reinstated to active so you can record the calf.

Fatal errors are given in red. They must be corrected before a batch can be submitted. If you are unable to correct a fatal error and you want to submit your batch you may delete a record by clicking the “delete” field and then click “go”. This deletes the calf record not the female.

Editing batches and records:

You can view a batch by clicking on the batch number. This produces a batch summary indicating validated entries, entries with warnings, entries with fatal errors and deleted records. You can edit a record by clicking on the record number. This displays the record page with each component and indicates which is/are in error. You can change any component and click “go” at the bottom. The record will go through the validation process again. You cannot edit a record after the batch has been submitted.

Submitting a batch:

If you have warnings they will be accepted by the system when you submit the batch but you cannot submit a batch with fatal errors. Either correct them or delete the record.

To submit a batch to the Society you click the “View batch or submit this batch” heading and then confirm your wish by clicking the “Submit this batch to NZ Murray Grey” button. This will automatically send an e-mail with an attachment to the Murray Grey Office. These registrations will be processed electronically.

Using Internet Solutions to Enter Weights

Login, and click on Online Transactions. Then click on Create a New Batch.

Leave the dot in Create a Batch from a Pre-Built Worksheet and put a dot in Weights and Scanning for the appropriate weight. Click Create.

Select the form you want to create and click Go.

Then add the weight  Date to the Measurement Date field and click Continue.

Click on the record number and enter the weight.

When completed, click on Return to List, click on View Batch Summary and Batch Submission Screen.

Submit the Batch to Murray Grey.

Dairy Index is available. Check out the facility on the EBV enquiry which ranks each animal for use in the dairy breeding industry.

New Zealand Murray Grey Selection Indexes

There is currently one selection index calculated for New Zealand Murray Grey animals. This is the Dairy Index.

The Dairy Index estimates the genetic differences between animals in net profitability per cow joined for an example commercial dairy herd targeting the production of dairy beef progeny from dairy cows and heifers where all progeny are slaughtered. Steers are assumed marketed at 450 kg live weight (240 kg carcase weight and 6 mm fat depth) at 16 months of age. While calving ease is by far the most important profit driver in the Index, growth and to a lesser extent meat yield also contribute.

The Dairy Index relates to typical commercial dairy herd producing dairy beef through the use of Murray Grey bulls. It is not suitable for use when selecting bulls for a self replacing purebred Murray Grey breeding program. All selection indexes are reported as an EBV, in units of relative earning capacity ($) for a given production/market scenario. They reflect both the short term profit generated by a sire through the sale of his progeny, and the longer term profit generated by his daughters in a self replacing cow herd (where applicable).

All selection index values have been derived using BreedObject technology. More detailed information regarding the Dairy Index  can be provided. If you have any further queries regarding New Zealand Murray Grey Selection Indexes, please do not hesitate to contact staff at the New Zealand Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society.

July 2011.