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  • Quick Add Instructions for Entering Data into Pedigree Wizard

    Open Pedigree Wizard Main Screen


    Click on “SIRES” (bottom left)

    Click on “NEW” and enter the sire’s 16 digit ID, It will ask if you want to add this animal,

    click “OK” (note: the 16 digit ID is unique to each animal, if not correct, it will not link up

    to close relatives). Scroll to the right and enter the ram’s name (optional). Repeat

    process for any additional new sires used for this lamb crop. Then click “CLOSE” (top

    left) to return to the main


    Sire ID: each animal has a unique 16 digit

    NSIP ID, if not entered correctly, valuable

    genetic connections will be lost


    On the main screen, Click on “QUICK ADD” (lower left side), the Quick Add screen will


    Click on the PREFIX box and enter “64” (for Katahdins), followed by your four-digit flock

    ID, year of birth (7th 10th digits) and the first 2 letters of your flock prefix (11th & 12th

    digits). Ex: 6400522012FK

    Click on ID, enter the last letter of your prefix and the 3 digit ID of the lamb you are

    entering (example: P123), then click “OK”. It will ask if you want to add this animal- click

    “OK” (a new screen will appear)

    Lamb ID: Type in the last letter of

    your flock prefix and 3-digit lamb ID

    NSIP ID: Type in the 2-digit breed ID, 4-digit

    flock ID, 4-digit birth year, and first 2 letters

    of your flock prefix

    64=Katahdins 4-digits=NSIP flock number Birth year 1st 2 letter of flock prefix

  • The cursor will be flashing where the sire ID is entered. Shortcut: click on “SIRES ALL”

    (upper right side), highlight the sire to this lamb and click “OK”.

    Move the cursor to the DAM box and enter her ID or use the shortcut by clicking

    “All Females”, scroll until you find this lamb’s dam, highlight and click “OK”

    Enter sex

    Enter birth type (1=single, 2=twin, 3=triplet)

    Enter rearing type (this is how many lambs the dam actually raised to weaning)

    Enter full Date of Birth (ex: 03/28/2012)

    Enter birth weight (example: 9.5)

    If your lambs were born in different groups, click the “Group” button to identify this

    lamb’s group number. (NOTE: you can also enter lambing ease and conception date, but are not required fields)

    Click “SAVE” (lower right) you will return to the “QUICK ADD” screen.



    birth type

    rearing type


    Birth weight


    Dams: Ewes over 3 yrs

    Young Ewes: 2- 3 yr olds

    All Females: All females,

    including yearling ewes

  • Back on the “Quick Add” screen the cursor will flash on “ID”, change ID number to the

    next lamb you want to enter. IF THIS IS A SINGLE, click “OK”, if it is the TWIN or TRIPLET

    sibling of the last lamb entered, click “REPEAT LAST ANIMALS PEDIGREE” (this is a

    shortcut that will automatically enter the same dam and sire).

    Enter the DOB, sex, birth type, rearing and birth weight. Click “SAVE”

    Repeat these steps for all lambs. Always check to make sure the correct sire and dam

    ID’s are listed for that lamb.


    On Main screen, click on “Breeding & Pedigree Display” (top left, blue box).

    Click on the “Picklist” button to see a list of all your sheep, scroll until you find the lamb

    for which you want to enter data. When you find the right lamb, single-click on that

    lamb’s row, and click the “OK” button. This will display that lamb’s data screen.

  • From here, you can use the “Prev< or Next>” buttons to navigate between lambs; or

    you can go back to the “Picklist” button if you need to skip to another lamb that’s far

    down the list.

    Now is a good time to double-check the lamb’s initial birth data. Click on the “Breeding”

    button, and double-check the lamb’s ID, sire, dam, birth date, birth weight, birth and

    rearing types, and birth group number. If any of these fields are wrong, simply re-enter

    the correct data. However:

     If the lamb’s ID is wrong, use the “Retag” button to enter in the new ID. You will

    get a warning message that reminds you that if this animal’s ID is used in other

    animals’ pedigrees those will be updated with the new ID as well.

     If the lamb’s sire is wrong, you can either re-type the correct sire ID, or also click

    the “Change Sire” button to see the selection list of sires.

     If the lamb’s birth group is wrong, click the “Change Group” button and choose

    the new group number from the list.

  • Now, click on the gray button “LAMB” to enter new weights.

    60 day weights are entered as “weaning” weights. 120 day weights are entered as

    “EP-weaning” weights (If you forget what the age ranges are for Weaning, EP-Weaning,

    and P-Weaning, just click on their buttons and a popup window will give the


    Click on box next to “WEANING” and enter the weight (again, watch the decimal point).

    Hit the tab keyboard button to advance the cursor to the next field, and enter the date

    that the weaning weight was collected (8 digit date). On that same line, all the way over

    to the far right, select the Group number from the drop-down list. (If all lambs were

    managed and weighed as one group, don’t change). If you had late-born lambs, bottle

    lambs, castrated lambs, or any lambs that were managed in a different way, or weighed

    at a later date, change the group to 2 or 3 (read about contemporary groups for more


    Click on “Lamb” to

    enter lamb data.

    Enter Weaning


    Enter EP-Weaning


  • You can add EP-weaning weights now if available. Again, be sure to reflect the correct

    groupings: wether lambs should be categorized in their own group (separate from

    intact ram lambs), and any lambs which were managed differently between weaning

    weight and EP-weaning weight should be identified with a separate group number.

    When you’ve finished entering one lamb’s weights, navigate to the next lamb’s data

    screen using the Prev button, and repeat the process above for each lamb.

    It’s a good idea to go back and check that the data you entered on each lamb is correct.

    When finished, click “EXIT” to return to Main screen.


    On the Main Screen, click “Validation & Data Quality” then click “Validate Data”.

    Enter your flock ID (6 digits), enter “Drop year” (current year). Type “N” into the

    “standard ID system” box, so that PW will not “complain” about the way we are tagging

    animals (Katahdins are not using the standard ID system, so if this check is left on, you’ll

    get an error message on nearly every sheep). Click “OK”

    It will ask if you want to check for dam problems, click “yes“, a list of potential

    problems will pop-up. Check the errors and correct if possible (out of range dates are

    often caused by entering the date for that weight incorrectly or a decimal point is out of

    place). Errors such as, “Dam ID not standard format” do NOT need to be corrected.

    Validation & Data

    Quality Button

  • (Note: if you are unsure of how to correct an error, contact your kNSIP representative. It is very important

    that your data is accurate, so make every effort to understand and correct all errors at this point.)

    Click “CLOSE” (upper left). It will ask if you want to print warnings, click yes or no. Click

    “EXIT” to return to main screen.

    On main screen. Click “PACK & RE INDEX”, then click “CREATE BACKUP”.

    It will ask if you have validated the data, click “YES”.

    Then click “OK”, then click “I AGREE”.

    Select where you want the file to go (preferably, c:/lambplan/pw4/pwbackup.ZIP)

    NOTE the location and name of the file so you can find it on your system:

    PWBACKUP.ZIP This is the file that you will attach to your e-mail for submission.

    Click on “Close Pedigree Wizard” (bottom right)

    Attach “PWBACKUP.ZIP (zipped file) and send e-mail to:


    Include in the email subject line your Flock ID and name.

    WARNING: The accuracy of EBVs is dependent on the accuracy of the data provided.

    It is imperative that all 16 digit NSIP ID’s are correct. If even one digit is wrong, the

    application will assume this is a new animal with no genetic linkage to other flocks.

    Example ID: 6400112013ABC123

    Pack & Reindex Button

    Create Backup Button