Annual - Sale
Capturing animal information, modeling sale scenarios and drafting animals into Sale related Groups can be accomplished using the following steps in StockManager:
Setting up Sale Group(s) to assign animals to provides a simple way to collect data and analyze metrics associated with Groups of animals.
The Group Settings screen displayed below shows a few examples of how Sale Groups can be setup:
The Non-ID Group Sale Lambs (Prime & Store) could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of sale lambs
ID Group Sale Calves (Prime Store) could be setup to capture the counts and metrics of sale calves
Model Sale Scenarios
If you have current buyer schedule information and current weights for sale animal with individual records, the Sale Analysis screen provides a way for you to model the following scenarios:
Counts of animals that are too heavy or light
Sale Revenue associated with different Prime/Store cutoff weights
Sale Revenue and associated with selling animals at a future date (accounts for animal growth that will move more animals into and out of range)
The Sale Analysis screen displayed below shows a Prime-Store Cutoff Weight analysis for the Weaning event animals. It outlines both the buyer schedule information entered but also analyzes the animals in the event to show the number that are too light and too heavy. It also shows the number that are Prime or Store based on where the slider is set along with the associated revenue for each.
To model the financial impacts of different Prime-Store cutoff weights, simply move the slider to the right or left and the numbers will automatically update.
The Screen displayed below shows a Sell vs Keep analysis for the same animals. It outlines costs and impacts of keeping the animals longer. In this case, based on the inputs, the total revenue is higher due to a < Store weight animal moving into the band while no animals move out of the Prime band. This results in a financial gain by keeping the animals longer based on the inputs.
Once the sale scenario modeling is complete, you can use the metrics shown to add weight filters to the Sale Group at the top of the page that reflect Light, Store, Prime & Heavy and use the SAVE AS A GROUP function to add animals to these Groups for later drafting.
Collect Data and Draft Animals
The Configured Events screen can be used to collect data on animals for later Sale Analysis and, if drafting criteria is known, draft animals into Groups for Sale or Feed Groups.
The screens displayed below show an example of the setup (left) and event (right ) screen for a collecting and drafting animals based on weight.
The screens displayed below show a similar setup for a Sale event of non-tagged animals where weight is being collected and used for drafting.
To capture details on non-tagged animals in a Non-ID Group event by draft direction, simply select the navigation icon on the top left of the screen (3 bars) before you finish the event and select Event Metrics from the menu. This will display a screen similar to what is shown below.
Assign To Group By Draft Direction
When configuring Drafting, you are also presented the option to assign animals that draft in a certain direction to a specific group. This is an optional screen presented after the Draft Direction screen. Simply select the Group from the available values in the list and then add drafting criteria for the direction. Any ID animal that is drafted to this direction will be assigned to the group. For Non-ID Group events, the metrics associated with animals that draft in this direction will be added to that Non-ID Group record.
If animals are Cattle or Deer, the last step is to register these to your farm in the NAIT system. StockManager makes this easy by providing a web portal screen that shows all NAIT reporting requirement by status and animal type.
To report animals to NAIT:
From the web portal - select Reporting menu item at the top and then NAIT Reporting from the drop down menu
Select the Farm name that you would like to do reporting for from the drop down list of Farms at the top left.
Once the farm has been selected, a screen similar to what is shown below will be displayed. This will show the number of animals added to the system.
Simply select the SEND TO NAIT button to register these animals.
Note: If any numbers are associated with Grazed Out or Sold animals, the system will walk you through additional steps to identify the NAIT number of the farms where the animals went.