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Lameness is the latest health event that herd owners can now record through text message. It is also possible to save data to and retrieve data from the ICBF database using text messaging for many other events. For example, to record lameness for a cow with Freeze brand 127 in your herd, simply text the following message to 089 4577663

LAME 127

The health event date is taken as happening on the same date the text was sent, unless you specify a date. The same applies for Mastitis and Serve events, Eg. SERVE 06APR 212 GMI.

List of ICBF keywords:

Keyword Explanation Examples
LAME Record Lameness Events using Jumbo tags LAME 47 246 626
DRY Record Dry-off Events using Jumbo tags DRY 47 246 626
SERVE Record AI Service Events using Jumbo tags SERVE 212 247 GMI
PASS Returns password – Requires mobile phone to be registered with ICBF PASS
MAST Record Mastitis Events using Jumbo tags MAST 144
EBI Return EBI data on animals using Jumbo tag or AI Code EBI 48 or EBI RUU
COW Retrieve data on animals using Jumbo tag of animal COW 178
DUE Retrieves the due date using Jumbo tag of animal DUE 178

Note: In all of the above cases the message should be sent to 089 4577663It doesn’t matter if your text is in upper or lower case. Your mobile phone number must be in our database for this service to operate. Texts at normal rate.