C. Popa

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THE STRUCTURE AND THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF A SOFTWARE MODULE ON BEEF PERFORMANCE RECORDING

C. Popa, I. Nistor

Abstract
This study aimed to present the logical structure and core functions of a software module for recording, processing and reporting information relating to performance control in beef cattle. The research comprised a literature review on several control systems used in other countries, international guidelines and recommendation in the field and a syntheses of key issues that led to the successful implementation of an information module that takes into account these requirements, described in this article. The results of scientific investigations illustrate that the process of collecting and inputting data has a important role in the process of performance recording in its early stage and although the performance indexes for each animal can be already useful in practice, the software needs a period of 3-5 years of continuously recording the data in order to become fully mature.

Key words: performance recording, beef cattle, software