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Sheep Manager 007 Tour - Animal Information

Sheep Information

Animal Pane

The Animal Information pages gather information and reports for a specific animal in one place.

The Sheep 007 offers multiple ways to retrieve an animal's records.

Animal Selection panes are always visible. Click on an animal from the Ewe, Lamb, Ram, or Wether selection panes on the left side of the screen and the animal's details appear on the right. A useful set of filters make locating an animal from the selection panes a snap. Configure the identifier column in the selection list to display name, ear tag or scrapie ID. Type the beginning of an identifier and the selection list shows only the matching sheep.

Details for sheep listed in a report are easily available. Clicking on the Go To Selected Animal button from any animal list style report retrieves the animal's details.

If you have one of the EID wands supported by the Sheep 007, simply scan the animal's electronic ID and its Animal Information pages appear.

The Archive status in the Sheep 007 allows you to retain full details for an animal, while not including it inventory counts. Check the Show Archives box to show all sheep on file. Keep the Show Archives box unchecked to show only sheep currently in inventory.


Animal Info

The main Animal Info screen contains the most frequently used animal details, pedigree picture, status and reports for a specific animal.

Click an item from the Select Page list on the left of the animal info screen to bring up full livestock mangement details for Breeding, Purchases, Sales, Inoculations and Procedures, Flock and Pasture moves, Related Sheep and more...


Production Scores

Yearly Production Scores are a valuable flock management tool. Yearly Production Scores with Lifetime Average, Group Average and Group Ratios are available for FAMACHA Scores, Fecal Egg Count, Body Condition, Managing Ease, Soundness, Tooth Wear, Udder and Maternal Instinct.

The group used to calculate averages and ratios may be any in use by Sheep 007. Choose from Contemporary Group, Flock, Pasture, Animal Type, Category, Wean Management Group, Year of Birth and more.

Ewe Production Index: For ewes, a Ewe Production Index is calculated using the total Weaning Weight of lambs born during the year, adjusted to the age of the ewe, and/or the total wool shearing market weight for the ewe during the year. Lambs must have a Birth Date entered to be included in the index. Shearing records must have a Date Sheared and a Market Weight entered to be included.

The Ewe Production Index is calculated by: pounds of lamb weaned +(2 x fleece wt.) x age adjustment


Ewe Breeding

The Breeding page contains all breeding history for a specific ewe

Clicking on a breed record from the top selection list populates a set of tabs with breeding details. A dropdown selects the type of breeding; AI, Natural, AI with Cleanup Ram(s), Embryo Recipient or Embryo Donor. The tabs below contain details of the breeding, including dates, preg check status, costs, personnel and more.

Copy Breeding lets you enter breeding for one ewe  then copy to any other ewe you select. A popup gestation table offers a convenient reference for due dates.

One AI ram and 3 Natural/Cleanup rams are allowed. If multiple rams are used, the Date Bred and Sire tab lets you set the sire ram. The Due Date is automatically adjusted once Preg Check results are entered.


Ewe Breeding\Copy Ewe Breeding

Save time and improve accuracy by entering breeding information for one ewe, then copy to any other ewes with the same breeding exposure. Select ewes individually, by use of filter controls, by attached Alflex and Destron EID reader or EID tag file.

All relevent details for AI ram and Natural/Cleanup rams are copied. A separate breeding record is created for each ewe copied to just as if you had entered the information separately. Once Preg Check and/or Lambing details are ready, update all the ewes.

Should you for any reason wish to remove the copied breeding records, simply click the Undo Copy Breeding button and the copies are removed.


Ewe Breeding\Gestation Table

Popup Gestation table in 3 day increments.

At a glance view of approximate Due Date without having to enter any breeding information. Dates are calculated based on gestation period entered on the Program Settings page.

Once breeding dates are entered, Due Date calculation is automatic and appears on the Date Bred and Sire tab of the ewe's breeding record.


Ewe Breeding\AI Ram

Artificial Insemination Ram used, AI Date, Payment and AI Tech information.

Breeding with the AI Ram may be used in combination with Natural/Cleanup ram(s). If more than one ram is used, the sire for a lamb from the breeding may be specified on the Date Bred and Sire page.

Staws used are selected from available inventory for the AI ram used and automatically deducted from the ram's semen inventory if desired.


Ewe Breeding\Natural/Cleanup Ram(s)

Up to 3 Natural/Cleanup rams may be entered for a single ewe's breeding record. Pasture Exposure periods for each ram need not be the same.

Breeding with the Natural/Cleanup ram(s) may be used in combination with AI ram and/or ET donor ram. If more than one ram is used, the sire for a lamb from the breeding is specified on the Date Bred and Sire page.


Ewe Breeding\Date Bred and Sire

The Date Bred and Sire page specifies the Date Bred, Due Date, Ram Used, Preg Check Date and status.

Sheep 007 will calculate the breeding date using the Preg Check date and days bred from the Preg Check test if entered. Due date is calculated from the date bred plus the gestation period as specified in Program settings. For Embryo Recipient breeding, the due date calulation is adjusted for the age of the embryo when frozen.

If multiple rams are used, the sire ram is specified from the possible sires by the Ram Used drop down. For natural/cleanup breeding, the date bred defaults to the begining exposure date. Upon entry of Preg Check results, the date bred is automatically set based on preg check results. However, you may modify the Date Bred if another value is determined.


Ewe Breeding\Lambing

Once the ewe has lambed, lambing details for up to 4 lambs are entered. Filling out the lambing page will return the ewe to the Open Ewes list.

For accuracy and completeness, it is advisable to create lamb records directly from the Lambing page. If twins, enter names, weight and sex for both first so that the Sheep 007 can correctly set the Sibling Code. Flock, Pasture, Owner, Breed and Dam Age at Birth and other information for the lamb are set from the ewe. To change preset values for the lamb, retrieve the lamb record and modify as needed.


Ewe Breeding\Embryo Donor

The ET Donor page is available with the Embryo Transfer program add-on and in the Demo version.

Breeding date(s) and ram infomation are entered as with other types of breeding. Set Breeding Type to Embryo Donor. Once embryos are ready to flush, complete the ET Donor page to enter embryos into inventory and make them available for recipient ewes.

Click the Add Embryo button to add a line for each viable embryo. Only the embryo number and a + in the Include column (Inc) are required. As embryos are implanted in recipient ewes and the implant recorded in the recipient ewe's breeding record the + in the Inc column is removed.


Ewe Breeding\Embryo Recipient

The ET Recipient page is available with the Embryo Transfer program add-on and in the Demo version.

Set Breeding Type to Embryo Recipient and proceed to the Embryo Recipient page. First Select the Donor Ewe from ewes with embryos available in inventory. Next, select embryo(s) used. Selected embryos are removed from the donor ewe's embryo inventory. Implant Date is required. Heat Synchronization and Implant Cost are optional.

Proceed to the Date Bred and Sire page and enter Preg Check information when available. On any lamb records created from the Lambing page, the donor ewe will be listed as the Dam and the recipient ewe will be listed as the Recip Dam, abbreviated as RD in reports.


Carcass Report

Save full details of the carcass report for production ranking and flock management.

Records important weights, values, scores and monetary value. Room for additional comments.


Comments

Unlimited number of comments per animal. Record field notes, observations, to do items, etc for future reference.

Each comment is dated and assigned a topic.

Option to print all comments on file in a single report.


Flock Moves

History of all moves from one flock to another for the lifetime of an animal or a specific date range.

Flock Moves are automatically recorded when the flock is changed on the animal info screen. Using the Flock Move page, you may view or modify the history as needed.

An animal may be moved from one flock to another individually, or as part of a group with the Multiple Move to Flock screen. Lambs under weaning age to be moved along with their dam to the new flock.


List Lambs

All lambs produced by a ewe or ram. For a ewe, the report includes column options for Recipient Dam or Genetic Dam. Allows viewing of all lambs from an ET donor ewe and which ewes were the embryo recipients.

Totals section shows births by breeding type, lambing ease and lamb sex.


Innoculations and Procedures

Keep an accurate log of all innoculations and procedures administered.

Enter a procedure for one animal, then click the Copy Procedure button and select any number of other sheep to apply the same procedure to. Copy procedure includes per animal cost calculation.

Popup lookup lists speed entry. Enter new procedure names, products, administration methods, etc the first time and next time simply click on the item to enter without typing.

Columns include slaughter and milk withdrawal dates.


Milk Appraisal

Maintain history of Milk Appraisal test results.

Enter test date, results, comments and tester. Review past test results.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk Appraisals.


Milk DHIA Tests

Maintain history of Milk Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) test results.

Enter test date, results, production, comments and tester. Review past test results.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk DHIA Testing.

DHIA website


Milk Production

Maintain daily history of Milk Production.

Up to 3 milkings per day with amounts, percent fat and percent protein.

Summary of entries included under Reports/Dairy/Milk Production.


Mortality Report

Mortality event details.

Includes Date, Cause, Location, Purchase Price, Comments and other documention of event.

Filling out report automatically archives animal and sets How Disposed reason and date.

Summary included in reports section under Reports\Livestock Health\Mortality List.


Multiple Animal Sale

Sell multiple sheep in one invoice.

Enter Buyer, Sales Rep, Weights, Shipping, Payment Amounts and terms for the sale.
Select sheep in sale by clicking individually on Include column, by Flock or All sheep in inventory of the specified type.

Option for Per Animal Weights, or enter weight total directly. Sheep included in sale are automatically archived and marked as Sold.


Offspring Sales

All offspring sales from currently viewed Ewe, Ram or Embryo Transfer Recipient Ewe

Filter options for Sale Date and Sold To

Individual sale amounts, totals and average value for offspring from ewe or ram


Pasture Movements

Listing of all animal moves from one pasture to another

Filter option for Move Date range

Historical record of animal location in pastures

Pasture moves are recorded automatically whenever the pasture for the animal is changed

Allows editing of pasture movements within report


Picture Pedigree

Full Picture Pedigree with 4 generations viewable

Add/Edit ancestors in place. Move your mouse cursor over an ancestor label such as Sire or Dam and the label changes to a clickable link. Click the link to add or edit the ancestor animal.

Navigate ancestry further generations back with ease.

Print or email full picture pedigree direct from the screen.


Animal Pictures

No limit to number of pictures per animal

Document animal appearance at different life stages or events.

Set any picture as current pedigree picture.

Export stored pictures at any time to JPEG image file.


Animal Purchase

Full Purchase details and picture at time of purchase

Complete Payment, Shipping and Seller information

Support for Bred Ewe purchase with Bred Ram and Date Bred

Includes animal in Reports/Livestock Finance/All Animal Purchases


Related Sheep

View all sheep related to the current animal

Multiple options for same Sire, Dam, Ancestor, Descendant and Sibling

Ancestor and Descendant options include number of generatons removed

Valuable breeding selection and flock management tool


Shearing

Track wool production, wool quality and wool sales on the Shearing page.

Includes Wool Gross Weight, Market Weight,Fleece Color, Micron Count and Spin Count.

The Apply to Flock function creates a shearing record for the other sheep of the same type in the flock. Enter Shearing Date and Shearer for one animal, in the flock and Apply to Flock saves you time by automatic creation of shearing records for the other sheep.


Animal Sale

Full Sale details and picture at time of sale

Complete Payment, Shipping and Buyer information

Support for Ewe sale with Bred Ram and Date Bred

Automatically sets Archive Status and How Disposed

Includes animal in applicable sales reports


Livestock Show

Livestock Show entry, performance and finance documentation

Track expenses for boarding, training, entry fees, lodging and transportation

Automatic calculation of profit from winnings after expenses are accounted for


Ultrasound Report

Save details of the ultrasound report for production ranking and flock management.

Records weight, measured values, actual and adjusted scores, group ratio and ranking.

Room for additional comments.

Includes summary in Reports/Livestock Health/Ultrasound List


Vet Visits

Keep an accurate log of all Vet Visits.

Details include Date, Reason, Veterinarian and Costs incurred.

Lookup lists for Other Expense and Reason. Enter new value the first time and next time simply click on the item to enter without typing.

Ample space available for notes on follow up treatment, outcome, etc.


Weights

Maintains log of animal scale weights.

Automatic calculation of age in months when weighted and change from previous weight

Historical record of weights measured

Includes measurement in Reports/Livestock Inventory/List Animal Weights


Wean/Yearling Adjusted Weights

Popup on Animal Info page, available for all animal types.

Automatic breed specific calculation of adjusted wean weights, yearling weights and dam age.

Adjusted for dam age, sibling code, age when weighed and calculation according to industry standards.

Calculates 30 day adjusted wean weight, 60 day adjusted wean weight 90 day adjusted wean weight, 120 day adjusted wean weight and adjusted yearling weight.


Custom Animal Fields

Define up to 10 custom animal fields of your choosing

Enter values for each animal from the main animal information screen. Keep track of animals and make comparisons using criteria that you define.


Gain Per Day

Popup on Animal Info page, available for all animal types.

Automatic calculation of weight gain per day.

Gain per day calculated for overall period and for each weighing interval.


Ram Semen Inventory

Maintains inventory of semen straws in storage for ram

Select from straws in inventory when entering ewe breeding AI ram details.

Lookup lists for tank and cannister.

Includes summary in Reports/Semen System/Semen Inventory for all rams.