For Canadian ranches, Herdly makes working with the CCIA really easy, automating the entire process. The basic premise is that Herdly will create CCIA and submit events in the background as you do your work. For example, a CCIA birth date event will be created automatically when you save the New Calf action. This window lets you see the current status of each CCIA event as it processes. It can also be used to manually submit events if you've used the Ranch Settings window to set things up so Herdly doesn't automatically submit events on its own.
When an event is submitted (whether manually or automatically), it will be sent to the cloud on the next sync. Once on the cloud, it will be sent to CCIA usually within a few minutes. Herdly's cloud server will check the status of the event again about 10-15 minutes later. If there were any processing errors, you will be notified so they can be corrected. All this happens without any effort on your part.
Make sure you have the Automatically Create CCIA Events and the Automatically Submit CCIA Events options in the Ranch Settings window (see Ranch Setup) turned on if you want the process fully automated.
When setup properly, Herdly will automatically create CCIA events in the following situations. Note that if some required information is missing (ex. the animal doesn't have an RFID tag), Herdly will not be able to create the event and will notify you. The necessary information is explained in the documentation for each event.
CCIA events can be manually created as well. This can be useful in a few situations including when an automatic event could not be created because of missing information. When the information has been entered, then manually create the event. It can also be used to resend corrected events to CCIA that failed during processing for some reason.
To manually create a CCIA event, use the New CCIA Event action.
On the computer you can view an animal's CCIA events in the Animal List window by opening the CCIA Events child list. This list has a few actions associated with it, allowing you to inspect a CCIA event, submit it, or delete it. This works well when you want to see the events associated with a particular animal, but often you will want to look at lots of events at the same time. This is explained next.
You can get to the CCIA Events window by going to Animals > CCIA Events on the computer. This window lists all the CCIA events based on their current status. The list on the left shows each possible status an event can be in along with the count of events currently in that status. Selecting a different status will update the list on the right to only show events that currently have that status. You can also narrow the list further by using the Event Type field and the search field. Note that each time a sync is performed, this window will update if any events have changed status.
The possible statuses are:
To submit events, select the ones you want to submit and click the Submit To CCIA button. Remember that when the list has the focus you can use Command-A (Mac) or Control-A (Windows) to select all the events in the list, so it is easy to submit them all at once. You can also delete an event by selecting it as clicking the Delete Event button. Note, however, that deleting a submitted event may not stop it from being sent to the CCIA. The cloud server might already be sending it when you delete it from your computer. But if the cloud server knows you've deleted it (after a sync) before it sends it, it will not send the event.
You can inspect an event by double-clicking it. All the related details will be shown.