Live Session Records allow you to connect your Mobile App to your EID reader or indicator to apply records directly to your individual animals. You may like to prepare for a live session ahead of time by creating a record template.
On the Mobile App, tap on the Livestock tab.
Tap Start Live Session to create a new session or tap Live Sessions in the list to view your active, paused, or scheduled sessions.
Tap on Record History to view the list of all completed sessions. From the record history, select any available sessions to see the summary information.
Creating a New Live Session
Navigate to Livestock and select Live Sessions followed by Create new session. Select either sheep or cattle.
Choose from the available Quick Records or from the list of available Templates. To learn how to create templates check out our Record Template article.
Note: A Simple Scan is used to quickly process a group of animals. A completed Simple Scan session will be listed on the Record History page.
Preparing a session
Each time a session is launched the setup page will be shown. The steps being performed and additional setup information can be entered on the setup page.
For example, when adding animals in a live session you can select the species, breed, visual ID, and tag input methods for the animals being processed.
Note: You can change any of the defaults as you scan each animal.
Tap Connect Hardware to connect or pair with your hardware.
Select Queue Animals if the current animal has incomplete records if you wish to queue your animals with unfinished records. Leave it unticked if you wish to move onto each new animal immediately after scanning. See here for further information.
Use the Draft section to add in your drafting options. You can manually change the draft option during a session as each animal is scanned.
If the session is to be run at a later date tap to Save. This allows you to launch setup later.
Running a live session
To run the session tap Start Session. Now you are ready to scan an animal. If no hardware is connected, you can select and update the individual animals details manually.
Note: If you are creating a weigh record then the weight will be captured from a connected indicator.
All records will be automatically saved as soon as you scan the next animal. You can skip a scanned animal by tapping on More actions and then Ignore this animal. No records will be created for the ignored animal.
If an animal has lost its EID, tap on More actions followed by Select an animal manually. Alternatively, you scan the replacement tag and select Assign tag to locate and assign the new EID to the existing animal.
If an animal EID is scanned during the session and does not exist in AgriWeb, it will show as unknown animal. You can assign either assign that EID to an existing animal OR create the animal. Once the animal is created or the EID is assigned, it will reload the animal and return to the live session.
A session can be paused at any time by tapping More actions and then Pause session.
To change the connected hardware tap on More actions and then on Update hardware connection to change the devices connected to the session.
Tap on More Actions and Add hoc record to add a new record. All of the animals scanned during the session will be pre-selected in the record.
Once all animals have been processed tap More Actions and Finish. A summary of the session will then be shown. Tap on Add Record to add an additional record to all animals scanned in the session.
Under the More actions button you can access a number of other features as well:
Add a note: Will add a note to the current animal in the session.
View current stats: This will launch a summary of the current session to date (note that this does not include the current animal being processed). From the summary page, you can launch the list of animals processed to see their full details and history.
The option for turning on/off this feature is selected in the setup page for your live session. By selecting to queue animals, the session will remain on the current animal unless all of the steps are complete.
For example if a session had 2 steps (weigh and pregnancy scan) then both steps need to be entered before the session would continue to the next animal. If both were completed then the session would move immediately to the next animal.
Once an animal is queued a banner will display on the session to let you know. When you are ready tap on Next Animal to move on. Note: you do not need to fill in all the fields, but you are in control of when the session will move on.
Hardware Setup Options
Check out Live Session Hardware Configurations to find out the setup that will suit your farm.
Jump across to our Supported Hardware article to determine if your hardware is supported by the AgriWebb Mobile App.
If you encounter any Bluetooth device issues, make sure you check out our article on Bluetooth Device Troubleshooting to learn more.