Annual - Mating
Final evaluation and selection of breeding animals and drafting into breeding groups can be accomplished using the following steps in StockManager:
By this point, mating Groups are typically already setup but additional Groups can be setup for the following purposes:
To assign animals to that have not met final mating condition - e.g. Cull or Non-Mating Keepers
To track animals with different attributes from the larger mating group
Collect Data and Draft Animals
The Configured Events screen can be used to collect data on animals in mating groups and use this to draft out any animals that have not met the minimum mating requirements.
The screens displayed below show an example of the setup (left) and event (right ) screen for a collecting data and drafting animals based on this.
The screens displayed below show a similar setup for drafting event of non-tagged animals where weight is being auto-populated and used to drive drafting direction. After this event is completed, the count of animals and their average weight will be added to the Non-ID Group record.
To capture details on non-tagged animals in a Non-ID Group event by draft direction, simply select the navigation icon on the top left of the screen (3 bars) before you finish the event and select Event Metrics from the menu. This will display a screen similar to what is shown below. In this case, the details associated with Forward draft direction can be used to update the Mixed Age Ewes Non-ID Group record and those associated with First Left draft direction can be used to update a previously configured Cull or Non-Mating Keepers Non-ID Group record.
Assign To Group By Draft Direction
When configuring Drafting, you are also presented the option to assign animals that draft in a certain direction to a specific group. This is an optional screen presented after the Draft Direction screen. Simply select the Group from the available values in the list and then add drafting criteria for the direction. Any ID animal that is drafted to this direction will be assigned to the group. For Non-ID Group events, the metrics associated with animals that draft in this direction will be added to that Non-ID Group record.