Annual - Weaning
Capturing animal information and drafting into Groups can be accomplished using the following steps in StockManager:
Setup Group(s) (if applicable) in the system using the Groups screen
Collect animal information and draft animals using the Configured Events screen
Assign animals to Groups (and change status to Sold if applicable) using Filtered Animal List screen
If some of the animals are Sold directly after the Weaning event, report these transactions using the NAIT Reporting screen
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 weaning Groups can be setup:
The Non-ID Group Ram Lambs (Heavy, Prime, Store, Lights) could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of ram lambs by weight
The Non-ID Group Replacements could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of ewe lambs that may replace culled mixed age ewes
ID Group Bull Calves (Prime, Store, Lights) could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of bull calves by weight
ID Group Replacements could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of heifer calves that may replace culled mixed age cows
Collect Data and Draft Animals
The Configured Events screen can be used to collect data on animals and use this to draft animals into Groups for feeding, sale and breeding.
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 a Weaning event of non-tagged animals where gender and weight is being collected.
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. These details are also available after the event is finished using the Event Analysis screen.
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.
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 web portal screen that shows all NAIT reporting requirement by status and animal type.
To report animals to NAIT:
From the web portal - select Reporting menu item at the top and then NAIT Reporting from the drop down menu
Select the Farm name that you would like to do reporting for from the drop down list of Farms at the top left.
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.
Simply select the SEND TO NAIT button to register these animals.
Note: If any numbers are associated with Grazed Out or Sold animals, the system will walk you through additional steps to identify the NAIT number of the farms where the animals went to.