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.

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.

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.

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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