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 Optimization 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 Optimization screen displayed below shows a Prime-Store Cutoff Weight analysis for the Sale Calves ID Group. It outlines both the buyer schedule information entered but also analyzes the animals in the Group 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 Sale Calves ID Group. 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 an 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. In this case, the details associated with Forward draft direction can be used to update the Sale Lambs Prime Non-ID Group record and those associated with First Left draft direction can be used to update the Sale Lambs Store Non-ID Group record. Note: Currently researching design ideas to assign metrics to Non-ID Groups by draft direction for Non-ID Group events.
Assign To Group By Draft Direction
The Filtered Animal List screen can be used to assign animals with individual records to previously created Groups. Simply filter animals by Event and Draft Direction on a specific date then, after verifying animals using VIEW ANIMAL LIST, select SAVE AS GROUP and select the Group Name.
If the Drafting Direction or Group designation indicates that the animal has been sold, you can use either one of these attributes as a filter to isolate these animals and change their status to sold.
If any Cattle or Deer status is changed to Sold, the last step is to report these changes in the NAIT system. StockManager makes this easy by providing a screen that shows all NAIT reporting requirements by status and animal type. This can be performed either from the tablet application with a network connection or from the web portal directly.
To report animals to NAIT:
From tablet - connect to the internet and select the NAIT button
From the web portal - select the down arrow at the top right next to your email address and select NAIT Reporting from menu
If you start from the tablet, it will automatically select the Farm associated with the tablet. If you start from the web portal, you will need to select the farm from the available values in the drop down
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: This process will also send any additional records that are pending to NAIT