When do I use the different animal phases in the “other lifestock” module?

Michaela

In the case of chicken or eggs, juvenile is the pullet phase, adult productive is laying hens and adult non-productive is during molting. For sows, the categories might not make as much sense since the whole “productive” process is just the maturing and gaining weight. The reason to separate might be if the feed ration is different for one age group of sows or another. If there are no differences, you do not need to used the “non-productive” category (or any of the categories) if they are not helpful.