Record Death Action

Watch this video to get a brief overview of the Record Death action. The text below goes into more detail.

This action is used to record a death. Normally this is done with only one animal, but it can be used on multiple animals at the same time. We sincerely hope you are never in that situation!

Starting the Action

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 died. Then you can start this action. It will only be available if at least one animal is selected. Also, all selected animals must be current.

On mobile devices, the Record Death action is found under the Stages tool bar item.

Action Fields

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.

  • Death.
    • Death Date. Required.
    • Death Cause.
    • Found By.
    • Location.
    • Death Note.

When you have finished filling in the fields in this action, use the Save button to save your information. The death information for each selected animal will be updated. It also updates the animal's status and removes it from the breeding pool and herd if needed.

If you made a mistake when using this action, you can correct it with the Edit Animal action.

If you are set up (in the Ranch Settings window) so that Herdly automatically creates CCIA events, Herdly will attempt to create a retired event for the animal. It will only be successful if you have entered your CCIA account information in the Ranch Settings window and if the animal has an RFID tag.