This article will teach you how to record deaths of sheep on the Grassroots system. This process is very easy to do. It’s important to clear out sheep that have died or been butchered. Doing so means that you will have an accurate list of sheep available. This makes it much easier to select sheep for breeding, to list for sale, or to perform a check mate. Don’t worry, those sheep will not disappear from the database. You can still find them using the search feature, and they will appear in the pedigrees of their offspring.
Also, keeping your flock list up to date makes it possible for SCHSB to get a more accurate estimate of the number of active sheep in our database. This is extremely important to ensure that the population isn’t falling to levels that would demand further conservation efforts.
The good news is that it’s super easy to record sheep deaths. Spend a little time reviewing your records and then clean up your flock list!
Steps to record sheep deaths:
- Log in to the Grassroots System.
- Click the pancake stack on the upper right corner of your dashboard.
- Click Deaths.
- Tick the box next to any sheep that is deceased.
- Click the orange Next button.
- Check your list, then click the orange Submit button.
That’s it! If you need help, contact us. Please note that it can take up to 14 days for processing, during which time those deceased sheep may seem to be invisible. We promise, they are still there!
Here is a video that walks you through recording deaths:
Learn how to use all the features of the Grassroots System by attending our Annual Meeting on October 28th, or by subscribing to our YouTube channel and watching the How to Use the SCHSB Registry System playlist.