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SETTING UP THE UTILITIES
  • Customizing and Managing the System
ENTERING DATA
  • Individual Animals
  • Group Information
REPORTS
  • Action Lists
  • Individual Sheep Reports
  • Ranking Productivity
  • Producing Problem Lists
  • Flock Summaries of Productivity

Ewe Byte is a comprehensive sheep management system designed for health, lamb production and pedigree tracking.

Ewe Byte provides extensive  action lists, reports, including graphical presentations.

Ewe Byte provides in depth life history reports for ewes and rams, including lifetime productivity and health.

Ewe Byte is suited to an international sheep industry. It manages data in kilograms and in pounds.

Ewe Byteprovides access to North America’s largest database, the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program / GenOvis, for calculation of adjusted weights multi-trait indexes and EPDs.

  • Calculates performance indexes for within-flock productivity measures
  • Single animal or group entry for pen &
  • subgroup, disposals, cull marks, market & selection marks for lambs

Ewe Byte provides a comprehensive User Guide that can be downloaded for free and extensive drop-down menu for Help example

  • How to use Ewe Byte to enhance productivity
  • Graphics for added clarity
  • How do I? section with step-by step instructions

 

What is New With Version 3?
Ewe Byte has been migrated to a new platform (Visual FoxPro 6) since Version 2 - which gives it much more stability for MS Windows XP users. In addition, there are so many new features, we need another web page to list them all. For an up-to-date list of changes and upgrades to the program CLICK HERE.

If you are a current user of Ewe Byte version 2 - we strongly recommend that you upgrade now. See the Ordering page for details.

Ewe Byte Dairy Version!

Ewe Byte collaborated with the  Ontario Dairy Sheep Association, with support from the Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency  to produce the first record keeping system designed for milk sheep producers. 


SETTING UP Ewe Byte UTILITIES

CUSTOMIZING & MANAGING THE SYSTEM:

  • Set up system with your farm name and address Example
  • Set up system for your breed of sheep, including preferred gestation length Example
  • View and edit the codes, including setting up your own "user defined" codes Example1 Example2
  • Set up a reminder diary for flock events (e.g. when to de-worm) Example
  • Back up and restore data
  • Send and receive data electronically from the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program or the National Livestock Records
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ENTERING DATA INTO Ewe Byte

ENTERING & EDITING INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS:

  • Individual rams and ewe entry & edit screens - easy to enter information & view life history including all events Example
  • Enter lambs as born & edit lamb records Example

ENTERING & EDITING GROUP INFORMATION:

  • Create / edit subgroups or pens based on age, breed, type etc Example
  • Create & edit breeding groups - assign rams & ewes; record hormone treatments; length of breeding exposure; if AI breeding Example
  • Create preventative treatment groups (e.g. vaccination, shearing, deworming) Example
  • Enter lamb weights - will calculate adjusted weights & indexes based on the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program adjustment factors Example
  • Create a list of animals to cull, e.g. poor reproductive performance, disease, age Example
  • Dispose of a single animal or a group of animals, e.g. cull, died or marketed Example
  • Create & edit a contemporary group of lambs for SFIP (born within 30 days of each other)
  • Assign Canadian Sheep Identification tags (also for voluntary scrapie program) to an individual or range of animals Example
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Ewe Byte REPORTS

ACTION LISTS:

  • Flock Inventory - current, archived and sub-flock as defined by you. Definition screen Example inventory
  • Produce barn lists e.g. sheep to be weighed, preventive treatments (de-worm, vaccinate) to be culled, marketed, ewes to lamb Example
  • Canadian Sheep ID movement report Example

INDIVIDUAL SHEEP REPORTS:

  • Ewe and Ram histories including summary of productivity, offspring, events
  • Pedigree charts including calculation of breed percentage
  • Descendents charts of all offspring and productivity

RANKING OF PRODUCTIVITY & PROBLEM LISTS:

  • Rank flock members by productivity measure that you select - e.g. 100 day weights of lambs, lambs born per year View Example
  • List all sheep with a particular health problem e.g. vaginal prolapse
  • Calculates in-breeding coefficients for a particular ram and your ewe flock or for a particular mating. Are they too closely related?
  • List sheep disposed and sort by reason
  • Summarize lambing problems and health events.

PRODUCTIVITY SUMMARY REPORTS:

  • Calculate annual productivity as required by the Ontario Sheep Health Program
  • Option to set and track goals.
  • Graphs by age and year to compare productivity
  • In addition to all the SFIP / GenOvis indexes, also calculates a Terminal Index using epds of 100 day weights, back fat and loin eye depth.
  • Calculates a Maternal Index using EPD's from 50 day weights, and number of lambs born and raised.
  • Examine productivity by breeding groups, lambing seasons, etc.

DAIRY MODULE:

  • For producers purchasing the dairy module, there are many milk production reports View Example

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