This is a new and exciting web based programme to make better use of information collected by the classifier. It is well known that highly classified animals can be valued considerably more than their non- classified counterparts. Using this tool, specific strengths and weaknesses can be seen to allow more informed breeding decisions to be made so that the general conformation and productivity of the entire herd can be improved upon.
There is a collapsible menu at the top of each new page which allows you to quickly and easily switch to any of the new ClassAct Reports.
Final Score Report
A list of recent animal classifications is displayed initially ranked by final score, but can be re ranked for each of the composite traits: Body Conformation, Dairy Strength, Mammary and Feet and Legs.
This allows for easy detection of which traits are influencing overall animal performance. Details of first time Excellent/ multiple Excellent animals can also be viewed, along with the number of generations of VG/EX of each animal.
Inspections by Classifications
These charts provide an overview of the classified portion of the herd going back up to ten years to determine the number and percentage of animals in each classification range. This useful data provides a valuable indication of how the herd is performing at a glance.
Herd Inspection Analysis
Groups of recently classified animals with in a herd can be viewed and compared to the national average for each trait. Any ailments, whether beneficial or not, are highlighted for linear averages that are out with a desired range. This allows for simple detection of which areas need improved upon or are performing well within a herd. Certain ranges can be selected from the drop down menu so that, for example, the bottom 10% of heifers can be viewed to see which linear traits are proving to be detrimental to overall performance.
Your Herd Overview
This graph quickly allows consideration of how classified animals are performing and changing with time. Different age groups of animals can be selected and it can be seen how the average classification for each group has changed over recent years.
Summary of Animal Inspections
The breakdowns of all of the linear scores leading to the final classification are listed for each animal. Although initially displayed according to final score, each of the linear traits can be re ranked to find out which animals performbest/worst for each trait.
The Sire Report allows users to see how well the sires in their herd are performing. Strengths and weaknesses are calculated by using a composite of their daughters scores. Each column in the "Main Sire List" can be re-ranked by clicking on the header to view the best and worst performing sires by each composite score. Also by selecting either "Heifers" or "Cows" in the drop down menu and the pressing the button, daughter counts and composite scores will change to being based on that animal group only.
The family report allows detection of how families are performing in a herd. The search facility allows the user to trace specific families and how they are influencing the herd.
By clicking on the number of classified family members in the herd, the breakdown scores of each contributing member can be seen and a line graph
can be viewed to see how the family is changing with time.
With this being the initial launch of the programme, we recognise that there may be teething issues, but we welcome any feedback, which can be given by following this link email@example.com