October 18, 2016 in Farmware Tip
To view a subset of your livestock activities, go to Livestock > Search Livestock Activities.
By default, this search page will retrieve the last 12 months worth of livestock activities, but you can alter the date range to any period you like. You can optionally enter text to search for - please note that this is a phrase search. For example, if you search for "black pigs" you will see entries containing the phrase "black pigs", but not "black cows" or "pink pigs".
With the recent Farmware release, there is now the option to search with Advanced Search Filters, which includes: mob, mob division, activity category/name, chemical, commodity, operator. You can select multiple items, and can select both current and historic mobs. You can export your search results (to open in Excel) by going to Options > Export to CSV.
September 1, 2016 in Farmware Tip
Many livestock activities allow you to change the Head Count value. There are two reasons you might wish to do this:
1. the activity wan't performed on the whole mob, or
2. the head count of the mob has changed
Example 1. You might have a dairy herd and at milking time find a cow with mastitis. You give her an antiobiotic shot, recording this in Farmware [Add Livestock Activity > Treatment/Provision > Antibiotics], but change the Head Count to 1 and record her tag number in the Notes field.
Example 2. Crutching or dagging sheep - only 200 might need dagging out of a mob of 500 say before you sell them, so you change the Head Count to 200 for that activity.
August 12, 2016 in Farmware Tip
The 'Demote Mob' activity (Add Livestock Activity > Mob Management > Demote Mob) allows you to convert an existing mob to become a division of another mob.
For example, if you move your mob of rams in with your ewes you may choose to consider the rams as a division of the ewe mob for management purposes:
August 9, 2016 in Farmware Tip
The 'Promote Division' activity (Add Livestock Activity > Mob Management > Promote Division) allows you to convert an existing mob division to a stand-alone mob.
For example, if you are ready to move your rams away from the ewes and you don't have any remaining ram mobs to combine them back to.
August 5, 2016 in Farmware Tip
Did you know that a mob can be on multiple paddocks at once? This is useful in scenarios such as when you've opened a gate between two paddocks.
To represent a gate opening in your Farmware app, you can use the Move activity (Add Livestock Activity > Mob Management > Move). Simply select the relevant mob(s), then select the paddocks on either side of the opened gate (click the '+' to add a second paddock).