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Analysis

Overview

This screen provides the ability to quickly analyze any set of animals with individual records at one or more farms that your account has access to, then copy this analysis and make changes to filters or metrics to quickly compare different scenarios.

 
 

Select Farm(s)

The first step is to select the Farms to include in a scenario analysis. To do this select the SELECT FARMS button which will present a list of farms available to the user account. Select the Farm(s) you would like to include in the analysis which will place the name of the farm in the box. 

Filters

The next step is to define the subset of animals to include in the analysis using filters. To do this:

  1. Select Animal Type ( Cattle, Deer, Sheep) - this will customize the list of available filters to the Animal Type (e.g. only wool filters for sheep)

  2. Once this is selected, a Count animals with individual records with that Animal Type will appear to the left of the " View List" button. This count will be updated after additional filters are added or removed

 

​3. Now that you have selected the Animal Type, the SELECT FILTERS button is active. To select filters associated with the subset of animals that you would like to analyze, select ADD FILTER. This will present you a list of available filters for the Animal Type selected. 

​4. Find the filter that you would like to apply and select it (limited to one at a time). This will activate the NEXT button on the bottom right.

5. The next screens will vary based on the filter selected. The options are as follows:

  • Selections

    • Single filter selection (limited to one selection) - e.g. Animal Type - Cattle, Deer, etc.

    • Multiple filter selections (multiple selections allowed) - e.g. Birth Rank - Single, Twin, etc.

    • Multiple filter selections - Current (most recent entry for animals) - Group - 2018 Ewe Lambs - Current

    • Multiple filter selections with a date range - e.g. Condition Score - 2,3 or 4 between 1/1/17 and 1/1/18

  • Dates

    • Date Range - e.g. Birth Date between 1/1/17 and 1/1/18​

  • Text

    • Single text entry - e.g. DNA ID - 12345abcd

    • Text entry - Current (most recent entry for animals) - e.g. Comment - "Bad leg"

    • Text entry  with a date range - e.g. Comment - "Bad leg" between 1/1/17 and 1/1/18

  • Numbers

    • Exact number match - e.g. EID - 9821234567890123​ or Breeder Farm 12340408

    • Number range - most recent entry - e.g. Last entry weight 100 - 200kg

    • Number range with a date range - e.g. Weight between 100 - 200kg between 1/1/17 - 1/1/18

6. Review - this screen provides a summary of the filters selected to confirm before applying the filter with the COMPLETE button

7. Once you have selected a filter and COMPLETE, the system will:

  • Present the filter details below the header in the top section (in order that they were created)

  • Apply the filter to the database and update the count of animals that meet ALL defined filter criteria

  • Enable the VIEW LIST and SELECT METRICS buttons

8. To modify the applied filters, you can:

  • Select the CLEAR FILTERS button which will remove all previously added filters, clear all metrics and disable VIEW LIST and SELECT METRICS buttons

  • Select the row overflow icon and select:

    • Edit - to edit the existing filter

    • Delete - to remove the filter 

 

View List

To ensure that the filtered subset of animals is correct before selecting analysis metrics, the VIEW LIST button will provide you a listing of standard details for animals in the filtered subset. To do this:

1. Select the VIEW LIST button below the filter table

2. This will present the standard view which contains (left to right)

  • EID 

  • Visual Tag - The Visual Tag number for the animal (if available)

  • VID Year - the VID Year associated with the VID (will be available if VID is)

  • Tag Color - The color of the tag (if available)

  • Weight - The most recent Weight (kg) recorded for the animal

  • Wt Gain/Day - The weight gain per day in grams between the last two weight entries for the animal

  • Total Wt Gain - The total weight gain (kg) for the animal between the 1st and last recorded weight entry

  • Last Comment - the last comment added to the animal record (if available)

Notes: Late 2019 will include:

  • The ability to add and customize the columns shown in the list

  • Select the animal tag information to view the full animal record

  • Export the list data as a .csv file

 

 Metrics

Once the filtered subset of animals is confirmed using the tools above, you are ready to calculate metrics associated with all animals in the subset. To do this:

1. Select the ADD METRIC button

2. This will present you a list of available metrics to calculate for the filtered subset based on the Animal Type selected in the Filters section.

3. Find the metric that you would like to apply and select it (limited to one at a time). This will activate the NEXT button on the bottom right.

4. The next screens will vary based on the metric selected. The options are as follows:​

  • Metric selection - e.g. Av. Animal Age, Av. Birth Rank, etc.

  • Metric selection at a projected future date - e.g. Av. Weight At Future Date on 1/1/19

  • Metric selection with a date range - e.g. Av. Condition Score or Av. Weight Gain Per Day between 1/1/17 and 1/1/18

  • Metric selection with event and date range - e.g. Post Birth Survival Rate between birth event/date and later event (weaning, etc.)/date

5.​ Review - this screen provides a summary of the metric details to confirm before calculating the metric with the COMPLETE button

6. Once you have selected a metric and COMPLETE, the system will:

  • Present the metric details and calculated value below the header in the bottom section (in order that they were created)

  • Note: The value presented will also show the number of entries that had sufficient data to complete the calculation. This is provided to help understand whether the value is representative of the filtered subset. For example, if there are 100 animals in the filtered subset but only 5 entries associated with the calculated value, this most likely is not representative of the subset. 

7. To modify the applied metrics, you can:

  • Select the CLEAR METRICS button which will remove all previously added metrics 

  • Select the row overflow icon and select:

    • Edit - to edit the existing metric

    • Delete - to remove the metric 

 Copy Scenario 1

To copy all settings from Scenario 1 to Scenario 2, select the Copy Scenario 1 checkbox. 

  • If nothing is configured for Scenario 2 at the time the checkbox is selected, all settings from Scenario 1 will be populate in Scenario 2

  • If Scenario 2 contains selections at the time the checkbox is selected, an overlay box will be presented giving you the option of overwriting Scenario 2 or cancelling