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Configuring drafting (sorting) - (administrators only)
Configuring drafting (sorting) - (administrators only)

Drafting (sorting) is configured in the web app

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Written by Rosemary Stone
Updated over a week ago

If you do not have an integration with a third-party drafting system, you will need to set the draft (sort) times and the type of drafting you are doing. The type of drafting will determine which animals are selected by the algorithm for drafting. For example, if you draft for heat, animals on heat will be selected. If you draft for health, animals with potential health issues will be selected.

Notes:

  • Drafting (sorting) can only be configured in the web app.

  • You can only configure drafting (sorting) if you have admin permissions.

Watch the video to learn:

  • How to set times for drafting (sorting) if you don't have an integrated drafting gate.

  • How to set the reason for the draft (e.g heat, health).

  • When animals will be added to the draft list.

To configure drafting in the web app:

  1. Click on Farm Settings, then Drafting.

  2. Click on Edit Drafting Configuration.

  3. Add a drafting slot and edit the time and reason for drafting. If you are drafting for Heat, modify the other options at the bottom of the dialogue box, if required (see below for an explanation).

If you are drafting for heat, there are some additional settings which appear at the bottom of the drafting configuration dialogue:

Draft a heat multiple times (default is OFF)

Enable this option if you want animals to be drafted more than once during the period they are on heat.
Caution! Enabling this option could result in an animal being inseminated more than once.

Draft Do Not Breed animals (default is ON)
Disable this option if you want animals in heat and marked Do not breed to be excluded from the draft list. They will also be excluded from the In Heat report (Reproduction > In heat) if the “For breeding” filter is applied.

Draft dry animals (default is ON)
Disable this option if you want animals in heat and marked Dry to be excluded from the draft list. They will also be excluded from the In Heat report (Reproduction > In heat) if the “For breeding” filter is applied.

Draft animals in Voluntary Waiting Period (default is ON)
Disable this option if you want animals in heat and in their VWP to be excluded from the draft list. They will also be excluded from the In Heat report (Reproduction > In heat) if the “For breeding” filter is applied.

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