Creating Animals

From the main livestock page you can add additional animals using the green “Add New Animal” button. Click on this button to create a single animal, or select the arrow on the right side of the button to import multiple animals or create a group (herd, flock, etc).

When you click “Add New Animal” you’ll be prompted to enter information on the Livestock Detail Screen.

Creating Groups of Animals

Farmbrite allows you to manage your livestock as individual animals or as group (herd, flock, etc). The main difference between a group and individual animal is that groups do not support the following features:

  • Genealogy
  • Tag & Registry numbers
  • Gender
  • Birth information

Groups are best for when you want to track of all aspects of your livestocks (production, notes, files, etc) but are not concerned with individual animals that are part of the group. Take this example:

Let’s assume you have a flock of 20 hens that you are raising for egg production. You may not want to bother with tracking each bird’s egg production, feeding, or immunization. In this case entering your flock as a group in Farmbrite will let you more easily record everything for the whole flock.

Importing Livestock

If you are migrating to Farmbrite from another farm management system or from Excel or Google docs and want an easy way to add your animals to Farmbrite, you should consider our import feature. By simply mapping your data from another system to a format we’ve specified you can easily create your basic animal records. To access the import feature, select the arrow on the right side of the “Add New Animal” button and choose the “Import Livestock” option. A dialog will guide you through importing your animals.

Note: Currently only top level information about your animals can be imported (see below).

  • name
  • tag_number
  • tag_color
  • registry_number
  • other_tag_number
  • description
  • gender
  • birth_date
  • death_date
  • sale_date
  • type
  • breed
  • coloring
  • weight
  • feed
  • feed_cost
  • litter_size