To record the movement of piglets that occur in the farm there are two ways in S4:
- Inform the system during the lactation phase, that movement has been made.
- Inform the system at the time of weaning that the movement has been made to adjust the balance of piglets for each sow.
During the lactation phase:
Management> Farrowing> Data Entry> Fostering Piglet.
Click on the icon to add a fostering piglet.
It will open a fostering screen to be filled as follows:
Sow's ID: Sow number that is lactating
Action: you must choose wheter "foster on" or "foster off".
Second Sow's ID:Secondary ID of sow that is lactating. It's that sow female that receives or donates the piglets.
Number of piglets.
If you work in a farm with genetic control, you can select specific piglets by clicking the icon and click "next".
It will open a new screen to select the specific piglet. You can look for the piglet's ID or just clicking on the box on the left of the ID:
Once you complete simply click on "save and continue" to add more fostering data or click on "save and close" to leave the screen.
Access Management > farrowing > Data entry> Weaning.
Click on the icon 'nursing bottle' to add a weaning and a piglets movement.
It will open the weaning screen, there you can also add a piglet movement from one sow to another by filling the following data:
Action: foster on or foster off piglets
2nd Sow ID: Secondary sow ID. It's that female that receives or donates the piglets.
Once you are done just click on "save and continue" to add more data data or click on "save and close" to leave the screen.