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Sheep and goat farm records

RECORD KEEPING IN SHEEP AND GOAT FARMS

 

Purpose : Farm records are essential for ascertaining the pedigree, implementing the breeding programme for improvement of the herd, keeping track of various farm efficiency indicators, economical feeding of animals, culling of under-productive animals, stocking and sale of products, and computation of financial data.

 

1.    Individual ewe history sheet

ID no.

Flock no.

Date of birth/

purchase

Single/

Twin

Description

Sire no.

Dam no.

Disposal

Growth Data

Date

Reasons

Remarks

Date

Age

Wt

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lambing Data

Date

ID no.

Sex

Birth wt.

Type of birth

Sire no.

Condition of birth

Weaning

Disposal

 

 

 

Age

Weight

Date

Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wool Production

Date

Wool growth

(days)

Sides

Shoulder

Belly

Thigh

Total yield

Grease weight

% of yield

Clean weight

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health Record

 

 

 

Slaughter Data

Date

Condition

Treatment

Remarks

 

 

 

Date

Live weight

Ante-mortem

features

Dressed

weight

Dressing

%

Weight of skin

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2.    Ewe record

Ewe no.

Sire no.

Dam no.

Date

of birth

Birth

weight

Type of

birth

Type of

rearing

Age and weight

at weaning

Shorn fleece

weight

Lamb details

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.    Ram record

Ram

no.

Sire no.

Dam no.

Date

of birth

Birth

weight

Type of

birth

Type of

rearing

Age and weight

at weaning

Shorn fleece

weight

Progeny

performance

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.    Lamb crop register

Year

Season

Date ram turned in

Date ram turned out

Ram used

Ewe no.

Date of lambing

Lamb no.

Sex

Birth weight

Type of birth

Nursed by (ewe no.)

Date weaned

Date castrated

120 days weight

Market weight

Disposal mode

Disposal date

Remerks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.    Wool production register

Year

Season

Date

Sheep no.

Days of growth

Sides

Shoulder

Belly

Thigh

Total staple yield length

Grade

Remarks

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

Fineness

Yield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.    Health register

Date

Animal no.

Complaint

Treatment

Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.    Roll call register

Date

Rams

Ewes

Ram lambs

Ewe lambs

Total

Reason for variation

Remarks