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Managing mob sexes

November 9, 2015 in Farmware Tip

Question: Say I had a mob of animals that I had recorded as mixed sex, but then I decided I wanted to record them as male and female instead. How could I do this?

Answer: Using the Livestock 'Divide' activity, select your mob containing mixed sex animals and divide into 2 (or more) divisions, reallocating sexes for each division. For example, you may wish to put females in one division and males in another.

(If you wish you can also recombine them into a single mob later on using the 'Combine' activity, and the breakdown of sexes you had assigned will be preserved.)

Mixed-sex

Post written by... Jessica Beggs

Combining mobs from different paddocks

November 9, 2015 in Farmware Tip

When you 'Combine' two or mobs from different paddocks, Farmware will automatically allocate ALL paddocks from ALL mobs to the new combined mob. If this is going to create inaccuracies then we recommend you do a 'Move' first.

(Don't worry if you forget - you can always Move afterwards instead.)

Combine-paddocks

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What are Mob Divisions used for?

September 8, 2015 in Farmware Tip

A Mob Division is essentially a mob-within-a-mob. Having two tiers of mobs allows you to have a single mob that is separated into subgroups for management or reference purposes. For example, maybe you have Merino Ewes which you would like to regard as a single mob but they are divided into smaller mobs in different paddocks as breeding lines, or maybe preg tested and separated by singles, multiple and dry.

Mob-Divisions

You can move Mob Divisions around independently or recombine them back into a single level Mob - it's basically extra flexibility to more accurately represent your mobs as they actually exist!

To divide a mob, go to: Add Livestock Activity > Mob Management > Divide.

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Farmware Q & A: Viewing ewes and lambs separately

September 8, 2015 in Farmware Tip

Question: I always need to see the total number of ewes and lambs separately on my Farmware livestock summary, how can I do this?

Answer: One way to achieve this is to store ewes and lambs as separate mobs. You can then use the Divide activity to create multiple mob divisions based on paddock distributions. Mobs and mob divisions can be on any number and any combination of paddocks, so doing it this way you can have all your lambs across several paddocks - with their ewes - and when you go to the Livestock Summary it will display your total count of ewes and lambs at any point in time.

Lambs-Ewes-Summary

Post written by... Jessica Beggs

Maintaining a Current Inventory

September 8, 2015 in Farmware Tip

Farmware Tip: Maintaining a current inventory of chemicals, commodities & fertilizers.

  1. Create a Storage Location (e.g. a shed).
  2. Input an up-to-date quantity of a chemical/commodity by performing a relevant Storage Activity (Stock Take, Buy or Transfer).
  3. When performing a Paddock or Livestock Activity that uses a consumable resource from Storage, make sure you select the relevant chemical/commodity/fertilizer AND its Storage Location. Farmware will calculate the total quantity used, and this will be deducted from your inventory. (This also applies to Activites that create a resource - the commodity will be automatically added to your inventory.)
  4. Go to Storage > Storage Location Summary to view current inventory levels
  5. Next time you find a special price on drench but you can't remember how much you have left, just bring up Farmware on your smartphone!

Storage Location Summary