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Farmware Upgrade (Forcett release)

March 31, 2016 in Farmware Update

Release notes from the latest Farmware upgrade, available to all users now:

 

New Features

  • A new “All Activity Summary” report is available that summarises recent Paddock, Livestock and Storage Activities along with Diary and Planner entries in a single list
  • It’s now possible to Print and Export to CSV the Planner day summary and the Diary screen

Improvements

  • Planner now lists more details of the activities on a particular day (more like the activity summaries)
  • It’s now possible to Print and Export the Planner Summary for a particular day
  • Bulk Spray is now more flexible in terms of recording sprays for paddocks without active crops
  • The Livestock Move activity now records the head counts of the stock being moved.
  • There are some places in Farmware that you can select multiple items at the same time via a list of checkboxes. If the list was very long then the close button disappeared off the screen and was hard to get back to. Now the close button stays at the top of the screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Tapping ‘Edit’ on a Bulk Spray Activity now always takes you to the new ‘Bulk Spray Edit’ menu.
  • It was possible to ‘double tap’ the Save button in some places and this would create dud entries. This has been fixed.
  • The Livestock Combine activity had to potential to create ‘empty’ mobs when certain types of combining were done. This is fixed.
  • Storage Activities that had been deleted weren’t syncing this change to the cloud or other devices. This has now been fixed.
  • The Android app wasn’t working offline, this has been fixed.

Post written by... Jessica Beggs

Recording Wind Speed (and other important information)

February 22, 2016 in Farmware Tip

If you are recording an Application activity within Paddocks, you will be provided with a whole range of useful additional fields under the More Details section. For example: water rate, temperature, wind speed and direction.

 

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Recording Extra Details

February 17, 2016 in Farmware Tip

Do you ever have more to say???

All Farmware activities include a space to record Optional Details, including operator, time spent, and general notes. Because we believe the more details you record at the time, the more useful your data will be to look back on!

 

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Perennial vs Annual Crops

February 16, 2016 in Farmware Tip

Did you know that Farmware allows users to maintain both perennial and annual crops?

When performing cropping activities, you have the option to mark a crop as Finished, for example when harvesting wheat (where after harvest the plants are dead and finished).

For perennial crops you don't want to finish a crop when you harvest, for example bananas, grapes or cherries. In this case set your crop status to Active when recording your harvest activity.

 

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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.]

 

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