is a comprehensive sheep management system designed for health, lamb production
and pedigree tracking.
Byte provides extensive action lists, reports,
including graphical presentations.
Ewe Byte provides
in depth life history reports for ewes and rams, including lifetime productivity
Byte is suited to an international sheep industry.
It manages data in kilograms and in pounds.
access to North Americas 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 &
disposals, cull marks, market & selection marks for lambs
Byte provides a comprehensive User Guide
that can be downloaded for free and
extensive drop-down menu for Help example
to use Ewe Byte to enhance productivity
for added clarity
do I? section with step-by step instructions
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.
you are a current user of Ewe Byte version 2 - we strongly recommend
that you upgrade now. See the Ordering
page for details.
Byte Dairy Version!
DATA INTO Ewe Byte
& EDITING INDIVIDUAL ANIMALS:
rams and ewe entry & edit screens - easy to enter information &
view life history including all events Example
lambs as born & edit lamb records Example
& EDITING GROUP INFORMATION:
/ edit subgroups or pens based on age, breed, type etc Example
& edit breeding groups - assign rams & ewes; record hormone
treatments; length of breeding exposure; if AI breeding Example
preventative treatment groups (e.g. vaccination, shearing, deworming)
lamb weights - will calculate adjusted weights & indexes based on
the Ontario Sheep Flock Improvement Program adjustment factors Example
a list of animals to cull, e.g. poor reproductive performance, disease,
of a single animal or a group of animals, e.g. cull, died or marketed
& edit a contemporary group of lambs for SFIP (born within 30 days
of each other)
Canadian Sheep Identification tags (also for voluntary scrapie program)
to an individual or range of animals Example
Flock Inventory - current, archived and sub-flock as defined by you.
Definition screen Example
barn lists e.g. sheep to be weighed, preventive treatments (de-worm,
vaccinate) to be culled, marketed, ewes to lamb Example
Sheep ID movement report Example
and Ram histories including summary of productivity, offspring,
charts including calculation of breed percentage
charts of all offspring and productivity
OF PRODUCTIVITY & PROBLEM LISTS:
flock members by productivity measure that you select - e.g.
100 day weights of lambs, lambs born per year View
all sheep with a particular health problem e.g. vaginal prolapse
in-breeding coefficients for a particular ram and your ewe flock
or for a particular mating. Are they too closely related?
sheep disposed and sort by reason
lambing problems and health events.
- Calculate annual
productivity as required by the Ontario Sheep Health Program
- Option to set and
- 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
- Examine productivity
by breeding groups, lambing seasons, etc.
producers purchasing the dairy module, there are many milk production
reports View Example