Annual - Marking/Tailing

Overview

Marking/Tailing new offspring and capturing animal information can be accomplished using the following steps in StockManager: 

  1. Setup Group(s) (if applicable) in the system using the Group Settings screen

  2. Collect animal information using the Configured Events screen 

  3. Report any new Cattle or Deer to NAIT using the NAIT Reporting screen

Setup Groups

Setting up Group(s) to assign animals to provides a simple way to collect data, plan feeding and monitor progress of these animals. 

The Group Settings screen displayed below shows a few examples of how offspring Groups can be setup:

  • The Non-ID Group Lambs (Single, Twin, etc.) could be setup to track the counts and metrics of new lambs and plan feeding

  •  ID Group Calves could be setup to collect data, track counts and metrics of new calves and plan feeding

Collect Animal Data

The Configured Events screen can be used to quickly establish individual animal records for new offspring and add data or capture Group data for new Non-ID Groups based on individual animal measurements.

The screens displayed below show an example of the setup (left) and event (right ) screen for a Marking event where:

  • EID tag information is added automatically on scan (VID information is automatically added if EID/VID tag file was imported previously)

  • Default data of Birth Date, Birth Rank, Breed and Health Treatment is added automatically to each animal's individual record

  • Condition score and Gender is selected manually in the event

  • Weight is collected automatically from a Bluetooth enabled weigh indicator

  • Note: Not shown, but if pedigree information is to be collected, this is typically the point where it is added to an animal's record. StockManager provides the ability to add a Dam & Sire EID or VID tag or Dam & Sire Group. If Dam or Sire Tag is added to an animal's record, the Offspring tag is automatically added to the Dam's and Sire's record

The screens displayed below show a similar setup for a Tailing event of non-tagged animals where condition score, gender and weight is being collected.

After this event is completed, the count of animals, average condition score and average weight will be added to the Non-ID Group record where default data such as Breed, Health Treatments, etc. can be added.

NAIT Reporting

If animals are Cattle or Deer, the last step is to register these to your farm in the NAIT system. StockManager makes this easy by providing a screen that shows all NAIT reporting requirement by status and animal type. This can be performed either from the tablet application with a network connection or from the web portal directly. 

To report animals to NAIT:

  1. From tablet - connect to the internet and select the NAIT button

  2. From the web portal - select the down arrow at the top right next to your email address and select NAIT Reporting from menu

  3. If you start from the tablet, it will automatically select the Farm associated with the tablet.  If you start from the web portal, you will need to select the farm from the available values in the drop down

  4. Once the farm has been selected, a screen similar to what is shown below will be displayed. This will show the number of animals added to the system.

  5. Simply select the SEND TO NAIT button to register these animals. NOTE: This process will also send any additional records that are pending to NAIT