The age class of individually tracked animals is automatically determined based on a number of factors. These include age, gender, weaning status, fertility status and if they have produced offspring.


Cattle

Calves

  • Calves are unweaned cattle under 11 months old.

  • A female calf is a heifer calf.

  • A male calf is a bull calf unless they have been neutered, which will then be a steer calf.

Weaners

  • Weaners are cattle that are under 12 months old which have been either:

  • weaned (have a weaning record).

  • or are now over 12 months old and no longer classify as a calf.

  • A female weaner is a heifer weaner.

  • A male weaner is a bull weaner unless they have been neutered, which will then be steer weaner.

Adult Cattle

  • After 12 months, cattle are now classed as adults.

  • A female adult is a heifer until they have produced a calf, which will then be a cow.

  • A male adult is a bull unless they have been neutered, which will then be a steer.

Note: When importing cows via a CSV you can use the field 'Has Offspring' to indicate previous calves. By marking it as yes those animals will be imported as Cows and not Heifers. See Add Individual Livestock for more.


Sheep

Lambs

  • Lambs are sheep that are under a year old.

  • Under 14 weeks, they classify as lambs regardless of weaning status.

  • Over 14 weeks, they can be weaned so only unweaned individuals classify as lambs.

  • A female lamb is a ewe lamb.

  • A male lamb is a ram lamb unless they have been neutered, which will then be a wether lamb.

Weaners

  • Weaners are sheep between 14 weeks to 1 year old that have been weaned.

  • A female weaner is a ewe weaner.

  • A male weaner is a ram weaner unless they have been neutered, which will then be wether weaner.

Hoggets

  • Hoggets are sheep that are between 1 to 2 years old.

  • A female hogget is a ewe hogget.

  • A male hogget is a ram hogget unless they have been neutered, which will then be wether hogget.

Adult Sheep

  • Sheep over 2 years old are now classed as adults.

  • A female adult is a maiden ewe until they have produced a lamb, which will then be a ewe.

  • A male adult is a ram unless they have been neutered, which will then be a wether.

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