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Editing spelling errors in Farmware

February 13, 2016 in Farmware Tip

Spelling errors happen - they just do. Perhaps you were a bit tired, or your finger slipped, or maybe predictive text got a bit carried away... But the good news is, you can fix your spelling errors in Farmware!

Spelling for core data such as mobs/paddocks/crops can be fixed by going to: Settings > General Setup

Spelling for list items, such as chemicals or pests, can be fixed in: Settings > List Setup

Paddock or Storage Activities can be edited easily. Find the required Activity, for example using Paddock Activity Summary. Expand the Activity details and click on the Edit link.

Livestock Activities are considered 'simple' if they do not change the mob structure/location. For example, Drench or Observe. Simple Livestock Activities can be edited as per instructions for Paddock or Storage Activities above.

Livestock Activities are considered 'complex' if they change the mob structure/location. For example, Move or Divide. You will be given a warning before attempting to save a complex Activity that it cannot be edited. (We are currently investigating methods to allow these to be edited.) In the meantime, errors can often be resolved by performing the opposite Activity, for example using a Combine to reverse a Divide. We are also able to provide personalised advice for paid subscribers.


Post written by... Jessica Beggs

Stocking Rate

February 12, 2016 in Farmware Tip

The 'Stocking Rate' report is a great tool to understand and manage the density of animals on your land. This information is useful for optimising pasture utilisation, managing pasture species, assessing health issues within mobs and planning future grazing.

The DSE (Dry Sheep Equivalent) is calculated for each mob. This is an approximation of the feed requirements of a mob, taking into account species, sex and age. Total DSE numbers are then divided by the area to give you the stocking rate in DSE per Ha.

You can use stocking rates to compare the performance of your farm/paddocks against other farms/paddocks, and against historical data for your farm.

(You can also view this data as a graph in Farmware)



Post written by... Jessica Beggs

Now available to download FREE for Android!

February 11, 2016 in Farmware Update

Farmware is now available to download FREE for Android here!

The free version is fully functional and includes: unlimited paddocks, crops and livestock storage, a complete set of farming Activities to select from, inventory management for consumables, and advanced reporting features such as stocking rate calculations.

(You will need to purchase a subscription from our website to be eligible for the following features: data backup, access on multiple devices, printing/data export, and personalised customer support.)