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 12 weeks 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.

A calf with no sex is labelled a calf.

Weaners

Weaners are cattle that are under a year old which have been either:

  • been weaned (have a weaning record)
  • or are now over 12 weeks 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.

An weaner with no sex is labelled a weaner.

Adult Cattle

After one year, 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.


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.

A lamb with no sex is labelled a 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.

An weaner with no sex is labelled a 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.

An hogget with no sex is labelled a 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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