Where does the data come from?The data in the AKKPS Online Herd Book is taken directly from the database that the Registrar uses to run the AKKPS. The on-line data is updated from the master database periodically. The date and time it was last updated appears at the bottom of each page of the Online Herd Book.
What if I notice a mistake in my pig's data?If there's a mistake in the data, contact the Herd Book Administrator. Be sure to specify your pig's AKKPS registration number in your message. The Registrar will change the master database, and the on-line database will be corrected the next time it is updated.
Why do some pigs have pictures?The Online Herd Book can display pictures of the pigs in the database, but the pictures do not come from the database. Instead, you, the pig owner, can upload the pictures to the system.
How can I get my pig's pictures on here?To upload pictures, click on the Upload Photos link which appears at the bottom of all the Online Herd Book pages.
How do I upload more than one picture for my pig?You can have up to three photos for each pig. One of these is displayed large, and the other two are displayed smaller beneath the first one. Once you are on the Photo Upload page, use the "Photo" field to select which photo position (Top Large, Left Hand Small, or Right Hand Small) you are uploading.
Why do only some of my pigs' names appear when I log on to upload photos?If only some of your pigs appear when you log on, it is most likely because you have more than one Member ID. For example, you may have some pigs registered under your name, and some under both yours and your spouse's name. So if you can't find one of your pigs under one of your Member IDs, try the other Member IDs. If you still can't find all your pigs, please contact the Herd Book Administrator.
Can I sort the search results by something other than the pig name?Yes. Each column heading in the search result is actually a link. If you click on a column heading, the search results will be redisplayed, sorted by that column. If you are several pages down in a multi-page result, the display starts over with page one. The symbol indicates which column the report is currently sorted by.
What does the Progeny column mean on the Progeny report?The Progeny column in each row of the Progeny report shows the number of Progeny of the pig in that row. If you click on the number, you will get a Progeny report for that pig. Note that this column only appears when you clicked the Progeny button on a pig's pedigree page.