The check list is a place where you can view animals that are overdue their next event based on parameters set up by yourself. These animals will be non-productive in the eyes of PigVision and accruing wasted days that can be very costly to your business. One target you should have for your recording is to keep the number of animals on the check list as low as possible. By ensuring this, you will have accurate reports and a more efficient business.
Animals that appear on this list could be ones that are overdue to farrow, wean or service or potentially animals that have been identified to be removed from the herd but no exit date has been entered.
The Check List option is found in the Management menu or via an on-screen shortcut icon set up previously
When you choose to run the Check List you will see the date box appear so you can confirm when you want the list to be run up to. By default it will show today's date but it is recommended to choose a date when the last data was entered into PigVision (usually your week ending date). You can either manually type in the date or choose it from the calendar by clicking on the little down arrow on the right hand side of the date box shown by the green circle below. Press OK when you have chosen the date.
The Check list will now run and will show the animals with the highest number of days overdue at the top similar to the screen below:
Your layout may be slightly different to that shown above but the same principles apply. The report shows the animal ID, the litter number, and then the last event details of the animals in question before showing the reason for being overdue (critical days text) and the number of days overdue (critical days). The total number of animals overdue to 28/02/21 is 51 as shown at the bottom left of the screen.
For example, 1488 is a first parity animal whose last event was a weaning on 14/01/21. Therefore, she has had 45 days since her weaning and not had a subsequent event such as service or removal.
As with any screen in PigVision where you see a sow number, if you double-click on the number it will bring up the sow card onto the screen. This shows the full history of the animal.
The layout above shows the 2nd and 3rd columns being ones where you can manually enter a removal date and type directly on the Check list if you find animals that require a removal from the herd. This saves times having to leave this report and do this in the standard removal data entry window.
To print the Check list, tap on the printer icon shown by the red arrow above.
If you want to adjust the date that the Check List runs to, please click the Calendar icon as shown by the black arrow above.
The parameters that the Check list uses are set up via the spanner icon at the top of the screen (shown by the green arrow in the picture above). By default, a standard set of parameters will be set up for you but you are welcome to adjust them to fit your requirements.
This check list parameters screen can also be accessed via the General menu, Setup and choosing the critical days tab. There are separate sections for maiden gilts, in-pig gilts and sows. Animals will appear on the check list if they exceed the number of days entered on the above screen. Make any changes and press OK when complete.
If you find you want to filter the list of animals on the Check list down to just certain ones, you can use the green filter line for this purpose. For example, if you just want to see those animals that are overdue a weaning, right-click in the green filter line under the column "critical days text" and choose suckling period. You can also choose to filter on the number of days overdue animals are by right-clicking in the filter line for the critical days column and choosing from one of the options that appears.
The above picture shows how I have right-clicked into the critical days text filter line and chosen Suckling period from the list of options.
If you want to add or remove any columns from the current layout, you can use the Layout setup button to the right of the Layout box for this purpose.