Customising your Stocking Rate calculations
February 15, 2016 in Farmware Tip
The Stocking Rate report (Reports > Stocking Rate) is a powerful tool for managing grazing on your property. It calculates grazing density based on the paddock size and the animals located there, and the resulting figure can be used for comparison with other farms or be tracked over time.
Farmware uses average DSE (Dry Sheep Equivalent) figures to calculate grazing density, but to improve accuracy you can set your own DSE values to reflect the breeds you have on your farm. Go to Settings > Stocking Rate Setup to adjust the DSE values for all standard livestock types stored in Farmware (sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, horses, alpacas and deer).
[Note: this setting is device-specific, so make sure to make changes on all devices you will be running the Stocking Rate report on.]