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Key Concepts

Overview

Health Treatments & Farm Plans

Managing Health Treatments & Purchases

Managing Farm Plans

Overview

The StockManager web portal is designed to provide farmers with a simple to use system for managing Health Treatments and Farm Plans in conjunction with the StockManager Android application. This page outlines the key concepts that the system was designed around and how Health Treatments, Farm Plans and the Android application work together.

The term "Farm Plan" is used throughout this page vs. "Animal Health Plan". This is to more accurately describe the actual functionality provided by the Farm Plan screen. While it contains the common components of an Animal Health Plan (i.e. Treatment event details by stock class by month), it also provides the ability to use the tool to manage farm specific tasks (i.e. admin, health & safety, land, staff and stock) with the goal of providing a single planning and task management tool. 

Health Treatments and Farm Plans

  • Only health treatments in the listing will be available to add to Treatment events on the plan

Managing Health Treatments & Purchases

  • The Health Treatment page is designed to separate Health Treatment details that typically are static (i.e. purpose, instructions, alert quanity, label link, etc.) from purchases which are variable (i.e. batch #, expiration date, purchase quantity)

  • The system allows you to add and track multiple purchases associated with a health treatment

  • The current quantity shown both on the tablet and the website is automatically adjusted base on adding the health treatment to animal or non-id group records

Managing Farm Plans​

Farm Plans are developed by selecting a Farm in the Farm Plan screen and adding Events to a specific Plan Type/Class/Category in the Plan. The hierarchy structure for assigning events is as follows: 

  • Types include Farm, Cattle, Deer and Sheep

  • Classes are unique to Types

    • Farm - ​Admin, Health & Safety, Land, Staff and Stock

    • Cattle & Deer - Calf, R1, R2 and Mixed Age

    • Sheep - Lamb, Hogget, 2 Tooth and Mixed Age

  • Categories are unique to Classes

    • Farm Classes

      • Admin, Health & Safety, Land, Staff - no Categories

      • Stock - Cattle, Deer & Sheep

    • All Cattle, Deer and Sheep Type Classes have gender based Categories - e.g. Cattle - Bull, Cow, Mixed & Steer

When adding Events to the appropriate Type/Class/Category on a Farm Plan, scheduling details are required.

Scheduling options include:

  • Selecting a specific date for an Event​

  • Selecting a dependent Event (within same Type/Class/Category) and a Lead or Lag time from the Event.​

  • Choosing to repeat events each year on the same date going forward

The following rules apply to editing events in a Farm Plan:

  • Editing Event Details

    • Non-scheduling edits made to Events will be copied to duplicate Events (same type & name)

      • If they are within the same Type/Class/Category

      • If they are scheduled in the future. Edits will not be copied to Events scheduled prior to the edited Event date

    • Scheduling edits (date/dependencies/repeat annually) made to Events will adjust the Event itself and:

      • Other events that are dependent on it

      • Future annually repeated events

  • Editing Repeated Events

    • Editing a repeated event will break the link to the past event that it was linked to. This means that any changes to the past event will no longer affect the future event

    • Repeated events can be adjusted back to one day after the event it repeats  

    • Deleting an event will also delete all future (but not past) repeating events