How to add A Weight Record

At the top of the screen, click the “Herd” tab. Then, click the herd you want to view. A spreadsheet will appear showing Animal ID, weights, DMI, and other information at the bottom of the screen.

Click the blue "WEIGH" button above the spreadsheet to open the Add weight records menu.

The easiest way to weigh animals is to apply an average. For example, if your herd is 1000 animals, you can weigh 100 of them. Then average that weight and apply it to 100 animals in the herd. Doing this frequently enough won't keep detailed records for every animal, but the herd overall will be very accurate.
 
In case you want to track each individual animal, hit the "I WANT TO ADD RECORDS FOR SPECIFIC ANIMALS" button. This opens up a new interface where you can select a specific animal or set of animals, and enter a weight and time. 

Uploading an Excel File

If you're uploading weight records for thousands of animals, we can help you by processing an excel file. The turnaround for this is typically a few days, but there are a few things you can do to make sure it goes smoothly.

  1. Every animal referenced in the excel file must have a unique Animal ID
  2. The excel file should have columns Animal ID, Weigh Date, Weight

How to add Animal Notes

  1. To add animal notes, go to the "Herds" Tab and select the yellow button labeled as "Add Notes."

2. You can decide to apply the same note to the entire herd, or select specific animals (as seen below). 

How to edit birthdate

  1. Click on a cell in the birthdate column.
  2. Enter a date. If you are using the Safari web browser, enter the date in the format YYYY-MM-DD. For example, enter "2019-01-30" if the birthdate is January 30, 2019.

How to edit last calving date

  1. Make sure that the animal Sex is set to "F" for female.
  2. Click on the cell in the last calving date column.
  3. Enter a date. If you are using the Safari web browser, enter the date in the format YYYY-MM-DD. For example, enter "2019-01-30" if the birthdate is January 30, 2019.
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