Group card is a list of all pregnant sows split into service groups. On the group card you can see when work tasks such as heat check, pregnancy test, vaccination, etc. are to be performed during the pregnancy of the sows. 

When you open the group card there is a difference between the first time and subsequent times 


1. First time using Group card 

The work tasks you want to use in regard to the group card has to be added as selections. The work tasks you want to perform are added as selections which show the dates for the different work tasks. Therefore you have to activate the selections (work tasks) you want to use on the group card the first time you open the group card: 


  1. Go to Management – Groupcard
  2. Here is a set of default selections 

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3. Click on the selection you want to use and then click on   .

4. This will open the following window where you see the setup of the selection. In this scenario, Preg. Check 4 weeks is the subject. 

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5. In the example above the date on the group card for pregnancy check, be 28 days after the event Service, where the Status is pregnant as the control date is 28.

6. You can change the selection if needed and close the window.

Hereby you have activated the selection to the group card. It can now be seen in the top of the window, where the selection is created without ‘AS’ in the code. Make sure there is an checkmark in the column ‘Show on group card’ 


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7. Now repeat the activation of the other columns as desired on the Group card.

8. By using the layout icon , you can select the field 'Animal filter', and thereby you can see if a filter is connected to the selection, if this only applies to a specific litter.

9. Close the window, and the group card opens.

10. If you later want to change in the selections, press  in the group card and make the changes as described above.




2. The Group card

When you have activated one or more selections you can setup the group card:

  1. Go to Management – Group card
  2. The group window will then open, showing a list of all pregnant animals in the herd as well as in regard to their service groups and the period-interval of the service group. The selected service group is also shown.
  3. In the example below  is shown the ‘Service group’  in which the sow is placed and which service period this cover. More there are the two selections made for this group card. ‘Preg. Check 4 weeks’ and ‘Preg. Check 6 weeks’
  4. In the top of the window you can choose which service group is to shown. Enter the number of the service group direct in the field or press this icon   to see the possibilities. Here is selected service group no 35 which have a total of 45 animals.

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5. Now the Group card can be previewed or printed directly like any other print in PigVision.


3. Other information on the group card and layout options:

  1. If you press the layout icon information about the sow can be added/removed as in other windows in PigVision. Especially under the tab Printout it can be relevant to make a few customizations:
    • You can replace the control date with week no for the control date
    •  Under Style you can choose if the field is in Bold, as a blank field etc.

Related topics:

How to set up and use layouts.

See action list per service group

Set up batch service groups