For Canadian ranches, Herdly makes working with the CCIA really easy, automating almost the entire process. The basic premise is that Herdly will create CCIA 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. When you are ready to submit these events, you simply select them in the CCIA Events window and Herdly takes care of communicating all the events to CCIA in the background. It will even notify you of any processing errors that occur.
For all this to happen, you must have set up your CCIA account information properly in the Ranch Settings window on the computer (see Ranch Setup) and have turned on the Automatically Create CCIA Events option.
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.
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. Use the Status field to see events in the various statuses. You can also narrow the list further by using the Event Type field and the search field.
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.