AI Sires are recorded as semen stocks on the system. When you enter a new AI Sire, you can optionally record a purchase of straws with the associated cost.
Adding a single AI Sire via manual entry
Go to Dairy Manager > Semen Stock > Add Semen Stock
Enter the sire's Name (and Serial No. if known)
Enter the Herd Book Number (this is required - if not known you can enter a temporary placeholder number)
IMPORTANT: if you want the AI Sire identifier to go through on passport registrations, you must enter the full "UK" ear tag number in the National ID box
Select the breed from the official Breed list. If you are using a breed like Kiwi, it is recommended that you select Breed code 27 (Minor Breeds and other cattle)
The remaining details for the semen stock are optional
The AI Code is usually two letters following by four numbers e.g. HO3743
Note on Herd Book Numbers: some paper records may prefix the herd book number with the two-digit breed code e.g. “01” for Holstein Friesian – in this case, enter the herd book number without the breed code.
Downloading HUK Sires
You can also add AI Sires by downloading a pick list from HUK
Go to Dairy Manager > Download Sires
Click on Download bulls from HUK
After a few seconds a pick list of sires will be downloaded. Tick the required sire names and optionally enter a number of purchased straws in the Quantity column
Scroll to the bottom of the grid and click Add to Sire List to save the new sires on to your herd semen stock list