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Paddock / Feed Costs

Overview

The purpose of this screen is to capture paddock and feed cost data and display it in a way that makes it easy to determine the most efficient sources of feed. Note - there are many abbreviations used in this and other Feed Planning screens, click here for definitions.

This screen covers:

  1. How to view and interpret the primary screen

  2. How to add a Paddock cost

  3. How to add a Feed and Feed cost 

 

View Details

The first time the Paddock/Feed Cost button is selected after installation and adding a few paddocks, it will present a screen similar to what is displayed below. The displayed data is as follows:​

  • Paddock Section

    • Paddock Name as entered

    • Type - Cost Type - only visible when the Paddock row is expanded

    • Category - Cost Category - only visible when the Paddock row is expanded

    • Detail - displays the optional text entered for a cost entry and is only visible when the Paddock row is expanded

    • 12 Mo Cost - a rolling 12 month total of costs entered for the Paddock

    • 12 Mo kg DM - a rolling 12 month total of paddock production (updated every time a new Paddock Inventory results in a lower available kg DM value than the previous entry - this will show zero until this scenario happens)

    • 12 Mo MJ - a rolling 12 month total of paddock production (updated every time a new Paddock Inventory results in a lower available MJME value than the previous entry - this will show zero until scenario happens)

    • $/MJ - a calculation of 12 Mo Cost divided by 12 Mo MJ

    • Date - the date of the most recent cost entry

  • Feed Section

    • Feed Name - ​Combination of Feed Type and Feed Name selected

    • Detail - displays the optional text entered for a cost entry and is only visible when the Feed row is expanded

    • 12 Mo Qty - a rolling 12 month total of purchased feed quantity

    • 12 Mo Cost - a rolling 12 month total of purchased feed costs

    • $/kg DM - a calculation of 12 Mo Cost divided by 12 Mo Qty

    • 12 Mo MJ - a rolling 12 month total of MJ associated with purchased feed

    • $/MJ - a calculation of 12 Mo Cost divided by 12 Mo MJ

    • Date - the date of the most recent feed cost entry

 

The following is an example of the same screen after paddock inventory updates resulted in lower available kg DM and MJME amounts​ where the difference is captured as 12 month production.

Add Paddock Cost

To add a Paddock Cost:

1. Select the ADD PADDOCK COST button

2. This will open a wizard to:

  • Select a Paddock

  • Select a Cost Type

  • Select a Cost Category - options to select from will be based on the Cost Type selected previously

  • Enter Text Detail (Optional) - this is a place to enter any additional details that you would like to reference later about the cost incurred

  • Enter Cost amount for the specific Paddock selected

  • Select the Date that the cost was charged

  • Review - this will present a summary of your entries

3. After you select the COMPLETE button in the Review screen, the system will:

  • Remove the wizard

  • Update the 12 Mo Cost, $/MJ and Date in the Paddock row

  • Add a hidden row below the Paddock row with the details entered

 

4. To access a history of all Paddock Cost entries, simply touch any part of the Paddock row. Entries are shown in order of entry date with the most recent entry at the top of the list

5. To delete a specific cost entry from the expanded list, simply touch on the three dots at the end of the row and select the Delete option

 

Add Feed Cost

To add a purchased/harvested Feed amount and Cost:

1. Select the ADD FEED COST button

2. This will open a wizard which will walk you through the required inputs

  • Select a Feed Type

  • Select a Feed Name - options to select from will be based on the Feed Type selected previously

  • Enter ME Level - an editable default amount will be pre-populated based on the Feed selections made. References are provided to assist in making changes to the default amount.

  • Enter Text Detail (Optional) - this is a place to enter any additional details that you would like to reference later about the feed purchase

  • Enter Amount of feed purchased in kg DM

  • Enter Cost amount for the purchased feed 

  • Select the Date that the cost was charged

  • Review - this will present a summary of your entries

3. After you select the COMPLETE button in the Review screen, the system will:

  • Remove the wizard

  • A new row will be created for the Feed if it has not been entered previously with the 12 Mo Qty, 12 Mo Cost, $/kg DM, 12 Mo MJ, $/MJ and Date listed. Additional entries for previously entered Feeds will update the previous amounts

  • Add a hidden row below the Feed row with the details entered

4. To access a history of all Feed Cost entries, simply touch any part of the Feed row. Entries are shown in order of entry date with the most recent entry at the top of the list

5. To delete a specific cost entry from the expanded list, simply touch on the three dots at the end of the row and select the Delete option