Now that you have setup an account at stockmanager.co.nz and installed the StockManager Android app on your tablet, there are a few items that you need to customize for your farm before you start collecting animal data.
Note: You must be connected to the internet to complete this step.
The first step after you have successfully signed up on app and have signed in is to select the farm that the tablet will be used for. To do this, select the three small dots at the top right of the Home screen. This will present a drop down menu similar to what is shown below. From this menu, select Farm.
After you select Farm from the menu a dialog box labelled Loading Farms will be displayed with a progress indicator. This indicates that the tablet is connecting to the web portal to retrieve the farms assigned to the farm manager email used to signup on the tablet.
When the connection is completed, the tablet will display a screen similar to what is shown below. This shows all of the Farms associated with the farm manager email along with the subscription status. The subscription status will be either Valid or Invalid which indicates whether the account that is paying for the farm subscription is active or not. You can only select farms with Valid status.
Once you select a farm from the list and NEXT, you will be presented with a Review screen to confirm your selection. Once you select the COMPLETE button from this screen:
The wizard screen will be removed
You will be returned to the Home screen
The Farm menu item will be removed from the available options presented when you select the three small dots at the top right of the screen
The tablet application will be locked to the Farm selected
Note: The tablet can be used for other Farms after this step but the current application must be deleted, the application will need to be reinstalled and a different Farm selected.
Now that you have registered your tablet to your specific farm you can start customizing many of the features of StockManger and start using it to improve your stock management practices. Some of the initial priorities to consider are listed below.
Add Health Treatments
For specific health treatments to be available to add to Animal or Non-ID Group records, they must first be added to the application using the Health Treatment screen. Simply locate all current health treatments, select the Health Treatment screen, select the ADD HEALTH TREATMENT button and follow the on screen guide to add the details of each.
Once this step is completed, all health treatments added will be displayed as available values when adding health treatments. Click here for support documentation on adding health treatments.
For specific Groups to be available in the application, they must first be added to the application using the Group Settings screen. Simply select the Group Settings screen, select the ADD GROUP button and follow the on screen guide to add the details of each.
Once this step is completed, all ID Groups added will be displayed as available values when adding Group to an individual Animal record and all Non-ID Groups added will be available to add data to. Click here for support documentation on adding Groups and here for Group Key Concepts.
Edit Data Elements
To simplify the number of data elements and available values in the application, the Data Element Settings screen provides the ability to disable those that don't apply to your farm. Simply select the Data Elements Settings screen, review the list of data elements and available values and deselect any that don't apply to your farm. Click here for support documentation on this screen.
Add Configured Events
To prepare for upcoming data collection and drafting events, you may want to add and configure a few Configured Events in the system to familiarize yourself with the function. Simply select the Configured Events button from the Home screen and then select the ADD EVENT to get started.
Once you have added and event, select the CONFIGURE button to customize the data collection and drafting details for the event. Click here for support documentation on Configured Events and here for Events Key Concepts.
If you use EID and/or Visual Tags in your operations, simply select the EID & Visual Tag Import button from the Home screen to download EID/VID tag files from Allflex and Zee Tags or to manually load Visual only tag ranges and details.
This function will add missing tag data to matching animals in the system and will identify duplicate tags from the import that are already in use in the system. Click here for support documentation on this screen.
Import Historical Data
Last, if you have historical data on your animals that you would like to load into the system, we are working on tool to help you do this so you can take advantage of StockManager's analysis and drafting capabilities right away.
This function will be performed on the web portal and will require that historical data is formatted to StockManager standards. Stay tuned for more details on this function in January 2019.