CTS - register twins?

I've had a set of twins after using a genus easy calver AI straw of two different breeds.

Hereford and a BB iirc
Ive just started registering births using the online job,and did a set of twin heifers today.For the second one it said,"accept a warning" What the hell is all that about?
 

Jackov Altraids

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Livestock Farmer
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Devon
Ive just started registering births using the online job,and did a set of twin heifers today.For the second one it said,"accept a warning" What the hell is all that about?

It's warning you that you are attributing 2 calves to 1 cow.
It's to help stop you making a simple mistake.
Ploughing on regardless of the warning gives one a marvellous sensation of rebelliousness.
 

AftonShepherd

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Livestock Farmer
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East Ayrshire
Yes it's quite educated, the breed of bull you put with the cows been the one you put on the passport
I know it's conventional and wouldn't do it any other way, but does anyone put the dams breed as the cross rather than the sires? Was thinking about it last night as our software program (@Farm Matters Ltd) pre-fills the breed for a new calf with the dam's breed, and I'm tempted to make a suggestion that it asks for sire first then uses his breed (with an added X if appropriate) to pre-fill the breed field but don't want to mess it up for others.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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