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Sheep Manager 007 - What's New

Selected new additions and improvements to the Sheep 007

At Livestock Managers, we are always striving to improve the Sheep 007 and its usefulness to our customers in managing their sheep operations. The following is a selection of new additions and changes to the Sheep 007.

For a more complete list of recent changes by version, visit the Version History page. Visit the Program Tour pages for a more complete list of program capabilities.


Export Animals, Mortality Report, List Lambs Gain Per Day

Mortality Report Death Location Droplist editing.
Export Animals Sire and Dam Reg Number Export option.
List Lambs Report Gain Per Day replaces Color.


Multiple Sale option for price and weight by individual animals

Enter prices and weights for individual animals in a multiple sale. Sales reports show weight and price from individual animals in multiple sale. Reports include List Lamb Sales, Animals Sold from Ram or Ewe, List Offspring Sales and List All Animal Sales.


Embryo Transfer Breeding and Reporting

Expanded reporting options to show lambs and breeding for ET Recipient Ewes. Export Animals defaults to minimal set of columns and shows available columns in sorted order.


Refer-A-Friend Discount extended to the Small Flock Edition!

The Small Flock Edition now also qualifies for the Refer-A-Friend Disount. Refer a friend who purchases the Sheep 007, or any other Livestock Managers program, and credits you at time of purchase and you get the next year of updates and support for free! Your friend gets a 10% off discount at time of purchase. You get a credit applied for an Additional Year of Updates and Support when your current year ends. If you refer more than one friend, all may receive the 10% off new purchase discount!


Small Flock Edition now includes Farm Maintenance and Ranch Extras!

All Farm Maintenance and Ranch Extras sections are now included with the Small Flock Edition. The Small Flock Edition now only differs from the Commercial Producer Edition in its limit of 50 animals in active inventory.

  • Tractors
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Real Estate
  • File Cabinet
  • Work Animals
  • Borrowed Equipment List

All Sheep 007 program options now included at no additional charge!

Previously paid options now included for free with both the Small Herd and Commercial Producer Editions include:

  • Embryo Transfer breeding
  • Dairy/Milk production and testing
  • Install on additional computers with new multiple computer, per operation licensing policy. Sheep 007 may be installed on all computers in use by a single deer operation
  • Unlimited animal pictures with full Picture Pedigree

Refer-A-Friend Discount!

Ask about our Refer-A-Friend Discount when ordering!

Applies to current Sheep 007 Commercial Producer Edition users. Refer a friend who purchases the Sheep 007 Commercial Producer Edition and credits you at time of purchase and you get the next year of updates and support for free. Your friend gets $45 off at time of purchase!

See Pricing page for additional details.


Metrics and Stats/Individual Animal Metrics and Stats

Shows any one of 21 predefined weights and scores for each animal

Filter options for Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows sorted listing with Name/TagNum, Animal Type, Sex, Birth Date and selected weight or metric.

Choose Weight or Metric to rank animals by any predefined value such as Birth Weight, Wean Weight, Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight or Current 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.


List All Animal Weights Report

Lists all Sheep Weights from Weights screen, Birth and Wean Weights.

To show in the list, a sheep must have at least one weight found for birth weight, wean weight or a measured weight. Weight reason is from comment on measured weight item, or from a predefined weight. To see all weights for a single sheep, select from the Specific Animal dropdown.

Use Reason filter to list weights by type. Lists weights entered with a comment that matches the reason filter.


Bulk Add Animals

Save time setting up initial flock file and when adding new animals.

Add a series of new animals quickly with customizable naming convention

Used together with Preload Values, you can create a series of new animals with as many as 30 common fields already filled out!


Livestock Inventory/Inventory on Specific Date

List of all active animals on specific date

Filter options for Flock, Pasture, Owner and Category

Filter by Year of Birth, Animal Type and How Acquired

Filter by Last Weight, Wean Status and more

Save time documenting past inventory for USDA Drought Assistance program and others


Livestock Inventory/Disposed Animals

List of all disposed animals

Filter options for Flock, Pasture, Owner and Category

Filter by Year of Birth, Animal Type, Date Disposed and Reason Disposed


Aleis Bluetooth EID Reader Support

Aleis Bluetooth EID Reader support is now available

Aleis Model Number 7020 BT

Support for importing list of EID tags stored on reader for current reader session or all reader sessions

The Sheep Manager brings up the animal record with EID matching a scanned EID tag if found. Scan a new EID tag with the Sheep Manager on an animal info page with a blank EID field and the Sheep Manager will enter the scanned EID number automatically. Save EID tag lists from reader to files on your computer and compare lists of saved tags.


Upgraded AllFlex Bluetooth EID Reader support

Allflex Model Number RS340

Support for AllFlex upgraded for new bluetooth model wands.

The Sheep Manager brings up the animal record with EID matching a scanned EID tag if found. Scan a new EID tag with the Sheep Manager on an animal info page with a blank EID field and the Sheep Manager will enter the scanned EID number automatically. Save EID tag lists from reader to files on your computer and compare lists of saved tags.


Metrics and Stats/FAMACHA Scores

List of FAMACHA scores by Production year for animals on record

Filter options for Specific Animal, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, FAMACHA score for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Test Date


Metrics and Stats/Fecal Egg Counts

List of Fecal Egg Counts by Production year for animals on record

Filter options for Specific Animal, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Fecal Egg Counts for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Test Date


Metrics and Stats/Ewe Production Index

List of Ewe Production Indexess by Production year for animals on record

Very useful report for ranking ewes for breeding decsions.

Filter options for Specific Ewe, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Ewe Production Indexes for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average, Number of Lambs, Pounds of Lamb Weaned and Pounds of Wool Produced


Metrics and Stats/Condition Scores

List of Condition Scores by Production year for animals on record

Filter options for Specific Animal, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Condition Scores score for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Test Date

Choose Condition Score from Body Condition, Managing Ease, Maternal, Udder, Soundness and Tooth Wear


Metrics and Stats/Lamb Weight Rankings - Ewe

List of Lamb Weights by Production year for Ewes on record

Filter options for Specific Ewe, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Lamb Weight for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Number of Lambs

Choose Lamb Weight to rank from Birth Weight, Wean Weight, 30 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 60 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 90 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 120 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight Maternal or Current Lamb Weight.


Metrics and Stats/Lamb Weight Rankings - Ram

List of Lamb Weights by Production year for Rams on record

Filter options for Specific Ram, Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Wean Group, Animal Type, Contemporary Group, Production Year range, Birth Year and Archived Status

Shows Age, Lamb Weight for each year, Group Average, Group Ratio, Livetime Average and Number of Lambs

Choose Lamb Weight to rank from Birth Weight, Wean Weight, 30 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 60 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 90 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, 120 Day Adjusted Wean Weight, Yearling Weight, Adjusted Yearling Weight, Market Weight Maternal or Current Lamb Weight.


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


New Animal Preload Values

Time saving preloaded values for new animals

Apply commonly used values to new animals added

Enable, disable or modify default values used when adding new animals to inventory

The Copy From Last Updated Animal button is a time saving feature when entering a group of similar animals in bulk. After adding one of the animals and entering full details, click the button to load the values into the preload screen to apply to the other new animals.


Livestock Inventory/List Bred Recipient Ewes

List of currently bred embryo recipient ewes within the selected breeding date range

Column options for Flock or Last Lamb produced

Shows ET Donor Sheep, Ram Used, Days Bred, Preg Check status and Due Date

Choose to show ET Recipients for all ET Donor Ewes or a single ET Donor Ewes


Livestock Inventory/List Lambs Worksheet

Prints a list of lambs to take in the field for notes

Space available for notes to the right of each animal

Lines separate each animal on printed output


Livestock Inventory/List Bloodlines

List of all sheep on record, by Bloodline

Filter options for Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category and Archived Status

Filter by Year of Birth and/or Animal Type


Export Animals

Choose any combination of columns from sheep records to export to an Excel compatible text file.

Select sheep to include in export by clicking the Include column and/or using filter controls.

Filter options are provided for Flock, Pasture, Owner, Category, Animal Type, Year of Birth, Registration and Archived status

After selecting sheep click Configure Export and set columns to include in the file and their order. Click Export to File and the file is ready for import into Excel or any program that make use of a CSV text file.


Import Animals

Import sheep records from an Excel compatible text file (CSV).

If you are currently using a spreadsheet for managing your herd, or another program that can export to a CSV file, the Import Animals page can be a time saving way to get your herd data set up in the Sheep 007.

The only required columns in the import file are Animal Type and Name/Tag Num.

The full list of supported column names and required data formats and value ranges may be viewed by clicking on the Import File Requirements button.


Picture Pedigree

Now you can 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.

Full Picture Pedigree with 4 generations viewable

Navigate ancestry further generations back with ease.

Print or email full picture pedigree direct from the screen.