PS Stockbook

Recording animal weights


How do I add weights to animals within Stockbook?

Detailed Description

Step 1

  • From the Current Animals screen, select the animals for which you wish to record a weight.
  • Click on the Events button at the bottom of the screen.



  • Select the animal(s) for the event either by:
    • Clicking Select All to select all animals currently displayed (use Deselect All, if you want to start from scratch), OR
    • You may select animals in a contiguous group by clicking on the first animal in the group, holding down the Shift key and then clicking on the last animal in the group, OR
    • You may select, or deselect, animals at random by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on the animal, OR
    • If you only want to select one animal, then just click on that animal.



Step 2

  • Click on the Weighing event. 
  • Click on the OK button.


Step 3

  • Enter all the relevent information.
  • For a more detailed Help in regard to this screen, click on the  on the bottom right section of this screen.
  • Click on the OK button.



Instructions for entering weights on a single animal:


  • Find the required animal on current animal listing.
  • Click on the Weight blue tab.
  • Click on Add.
  • Enter the following details:
    • Weighing date in dd/mm/yyy format.
    • Weight Type: every weight must be associated with a type for reporting and analysis purpposes. Select a type from the dropdown list. You may add a new type via the + button.
    • Weight in kg.
    • A management group for any animal that received special treatment prior to weighing.
    • Herd Identifier if required.
    • A shinkage factor, if required, so that the entered weight is reduced by the entered percentage when it is stored in the database.
  • Click on the OK button to accept data, or click Cancel/Exit to abort the procedure.

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