Watch this video to get a brief overview of the Move Animals action. The text below goes into more detail. Please note that additional functionality has been added to this action since the video was made.
This action is used to move animals to a new location and can be done with any number of animals at the same time. It can also automatically create exposure records.
This action can be used on both computers and mobile devices. To learn how to start an action, please see Actions.
First select the animals that are being moved. Then you can start this action. It will only be available if at least one animal is selected.
On mobile devices, the Move Animals action is found under the Actions tool bar item.
All of this action's fields are listed below. If any are required to have a value, that is noted. If there is any special information about the field that you need to know for this action, it is also noted. More general information about all of the fields can be found in the Field Descriptions topic.
When you have finished filling in the fields in this action, use the Save button to save your information. Movement records will be created for each selected animal and the current location information for each will be updated.
If you made a mistake when using this action, you can correct it on a computer by showing the Move History child list and then using the Edit Move action or by deleting the movement. On a mobile device, you can edit or delete it by using the edit button next to the movement in the Animal History action.
If you are set up (in the Ranch Settings window) so that Herdly automatically creates CCIA events, Herdly will attempt to create a move in event for the animal. It will only be successful if you have entered your CCIA account information in the Ranch Settings window, the location has a premise ID associated with it, and the animal has an RFID tag. It also must be the animal's most recent move. In other words, CCIA events are not created for historically entered moves. Finally, a CCIA move in event will not be created if the location the animal is coming from and the new location share the same premise ID.
When you allow Herdly to automatically move calves with their mothers even if the calves aren't selected, Herdly will figure out what animals may be considered a calf using this criteria:
Herdly looks at each selected animal and then tries to find calves that meet the above criteria. If it finds any and if they aren't already selected, it adds them to the list of animals to be moved.
When updating exposures, Herdly looks at any cows or bulls that are being moved. In this context, an animal is considered a cow only if its status is Current, its gender is Female, it is currently in the breeding pool (based on the Breeding Pool Enter and Exit dates), and its breeding stage is Open or Exposed. An animal is only considered a bull if its status is Current, its gender is Male, it is currently in the breeding pool (based on Breeding Pool Enter and Exit dates), and its breeding stage is Active. All other animals involved in the move will be ignored.
Herdly handles the following five situations, creating or closing exposure records as needed:
If an exposure record ends up being created for a cow, Herdly ensures the cow's breeding stage is set to Exposed as part of this action.