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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Recording sheep data
« on: September 03, 2016, 09:13:54 pm »
Anyone have any decent spreadsheets to help record data for improving stock etc or breeding charts
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  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Recording sheep data
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 09:47:05 pm »
do you mind if I hang onto this thread too? I am in the process, or about to, start my own sheep database and need some pointers.... Hope you don't mind ;D
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Bramham Wiltshire Horns

  • Joined Oct 2014
  • leeds
  • Bramham flock Wiltshire Horns
Re: Recording sheep data
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 11:44:20 pm »
No feel free
I have some on poultry
And started on with sheep but like you wouldn't mind seeing some other charts
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  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Recording sheep data
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 11:09:28 am »
I record the following things per animal (in no particular order):

- all sheep with full EID
- sire and dam
- date of birth
- number of lambs born each year
- fleece quality
- foot problems, what and when
- head fly problems
- fly strike
- any other health issue
- day old weight
- adjusted 60 day weight  (as an indicator of maternal ability of dam)
- adjusted 150 day weight  (as an indicator of growth rate of this lamb)
- slaughter weight
- birth presentation problems (if assistance required and why, leg back etc)
- description of mothering ability (does it follow the lamb if you lift it etc)
- description of sire abilities - keenness etc
- tupping date (also number of days after rams goes in, do they return etc)
- gestation length
- general demeanour - flighty, friendly etc
- description of looks, clean head, correct ears etc against pedigree standards - this helps to select stock to retain

*adjusted weight is based on sex, litter size and age of dam.  I use the chart on this page:


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