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Updated on 10/8/2019
FarmIQ Help centre Publication
Record supplementary feeding events
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Record supplementary feeding events

Keep a record of the type and quanity of supplementary feed used and keep your feed inventory records up to date in FarmIQ.

You can see your supplimentary feed events in the Supplementary feed usage report.

If you record batch information in a supplimentary feeding event, the quantity used is automatically recorded in the Product inventory report.

Warning

Using bales

If you want to feed out using bales, before you record the supplimentary feed event, you must add your own feed products to FarmIQ or record a harvest, specifying that the product Supports bales and that the Unit type is Bales.

If you are maintaining a stock reconciliation in FarmIQ, record supplementary feeding events using an EID file, by tally or using EID or VID tags.
If you are not maintaining a stock rec in FarmIQ, record supplementary feeding events by describing stock.

To record supplementary feeding events...

using an EID file:
  1. On the Navigation bar, click Stock > Health & breeding > Supplementary feeding.
  2. If the System asks if you have a file or visual ID, click Yes. Otherwise, click Add tags.

    • Select the file from the computer or tag library.
  3. If the System shows that there are unregistered tags or errors on the file, you must deal with them before continuing.

  4. Select the feed dates

    For a one day event, select... For a multi day event, select...
    Single day then... Multi day then... 
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select the date.
      • You can select a future date.
    • Select the Time of day.
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select all the dates for this event.
      • Dates need not be consecutive
      • You can select future dates. 
    • Click Continue.
    • Select the Time of day.

  5. Check or change the animal selection.
    For more information:
    If there is a mob name click here  
     If there is a mob name:     

    Click the mob name to see details.

    Select the tags and animals for the event: 

    To record the activity for...
    select... then...
    all the animals on the EID file 

    Selected tagged animals

    if you don't want to record this event against the tags of a stock class, click the Record tags switch to Off for that row.

    all the animals in the mob

    All animals in the mob

    you can change the number selected for each stock class.

    all the animals in the mob AND against all EID tags linked to the mob

    All animals in the mob 


     Record this event against all EID tags in this mob

    If the System shows Unknown mob click here  
      If the System shows Unknown mob:     

    You can record the event for:

    • all the EID tags on the file.
      • Leave all the Record tags switches ON.
    • selected stock classes:
      • leave the Record tags switch ON to record the event against tags with that stock class.
      • click the Record tags switch to OFF for stock classes you do not want to record the event for. 

    If there is a Select a mob dropdown box click here 
     If there is a Select a mob  box ...     
    • and you know which mob the animals with these tags are in, select the mob from the dropdown list.
      • The tags will be linked to this mob when you save this event.
      • If the mob does not appear in the list, there are no animals in that mob with the same traits as those on the tags. Follow the procedure for you do not know which mob the animals with these tags are in, below. 

    To record the event against:

    • the EID tags on the file only, select Selected tagged animals.

    • the mob and the tags in the file, select All animals in the mob

      You can change the number selected for each stock class.
    • all the EID tags linked to the mob, select Record this event against all EID tags in this mob.
    • and you do not know which mob the animals with these tags are in, you can record the event for:
    • all the EID tags on the file.
      • Leave all the Record tags switches ON.
    • selected stock classes:
      • leave the Record tags switch ON to record the event against tags with that stock class.
      • click the Record tags switch to OFF for stock classes you do not want to record the event for. 
  6. Feeding details.

    •  If you are feeding out more than one feed type or batch, select the number of feed types or batches in Number of feed types
    • For each feed type or batch, select the Feed type and Feed name and enter Total fed.
      • If you have selected a feed product with a unit type of bales, enter the number of bales under Total fed and this number will be multiplied by the Dry weight of bale to determine Total fed (kg/day).
    • To select a batch:
      • choose the batch from the dropdown box or
      • click add a batch
  7. Costs.

    • Select the Type and enter Total.
      • Other fields are optional.
      • To add more costs click Add another cost.
  1. You can record additional Notes or upload Attachments.

  2. Click Save.

    • The System confirms that the activity has been saved.
by tally:
  1. On the Navigation bar, click Stock > Health & breeding > Supplementary feeding.
  2. If the system asks for a file or visual ID, click No.
  3. Choose whether to select the stock by mob, paddock or From grazing off stock.
  4. Select the feed dates

    For a one day event, select... For a multi day event, select...
    Single day then... Multi day then... 
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select the date.
      • You can select a future date.
    • Select the Time of day.
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select all the dates for this event.
      • Dates need not be consecutive
      • You can select future dates. 
    • Click Continue.
    • Select the Time of day.

  5. Select the animals. You can select multiple mobs or paddocks. 
  6. Click the mob name to view the details of each mob.
  • Record the tally of animals against each stock trait.
  • If you selected the animals by mob and you want to record the event against all the EID tags linked to the mob, select this option:

  1. Feeding details.

    •  If you are feeding out more than one feed type or batch, select the number of feed types or batches in Number of feed types
    • For each feed type or batch, select the Feed type and Feed name and enter Total fed.
      • If you have selected a feed product with a unit type of bales, enter the number of bales under Total fed and this number will be multiplied by the Dry weight of bale to determine Total fed (kg/day).
    • To select a batch:
      • choose the batch from the dropdown box or
      • click add a batch
  1. Costs.

    • Select the Type and enter Total.
      • Other fields are optional.
      • To add more costs click Add another cost.
  1. You can record additional Notes or upload Attachments.

  2. Click Save.

    • The System confirms that the activity has been saved.
by full or partial EID or VID number:
  1. On the Navigation bar, click Stock > Health & breeding > Supplementary feeding.
  2. ‚ÄčIf the system asks if you have a file or visual ID, click Yes. Otherwise, click Add tags.
  3. Select By tag, enter all or part of the VID tag number or EID number and click Find.
  • If more than one animal matches the tag number, select the correct animal. You can click the EID number to see the animal history. 
  1. Check animal and mob selection. For more information:
    If there is a mob name click here  
     If there is a mob name:     

    Click the mob name to see details.

    Select the tags and animals for the event: 

    To record the activity for...
    select... then...
    all the animals on the EID file 

    Selected tagged animals

    if you don't want to record this event against the tags of a stock class, click the Record tags switch to Off for that row.

    all the animals in the mob

    All animals in the mob

    you can change the number selected for each stock class.

    all the animals in the mob AND against all EID tags linked to the mob

    All animals in the mob 


     Record this event against all EID tags in this mob

    If there is a Select a mob dropdown box click here 
     If there is a Select a mob  box ...     
    • and you know which mob the animals with these tags are in, select the mob from the dropdown list.
      • The tags will be linked to this mob when you save this event.
      • If the mob does not appear in the list, there are no animals in that mob with the same traits as those on the tags. Follow the procedure for you do not know which mob the animals with these tags are in, below. 

    To record the event against:

    • the EID tags on the file only, select Selected tagged animals.

    • the mob and the tags in the file, select All animals in the mob

      You can change the number selected for each stock class.
    • all the EID tags linked to the mob, select Record this event against all EID tags in this mob.
    • and you do not know which mob the animals with these tags are in, you can record the event for:
    • all the EID tags on the file.
      • Leave all the Record tags switches ON.
    • selected stock classes:
      • leave the Record tags switch ON to record the event against tags with that stock class.
      • click the Record tags switch to OFF for stock classes you do not want to record the event for. 
  1. Select the feed dates

    For a one day event, select... For a multi day event, select...
    Single day then... Multi day then... 
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select the date.
      • You can select a future date.
    • Select the Time of day.
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select all the dates for this event.
      • Dates need not be consecutive
      • You can select future dates. 
    • Click Continue.
    • Select the Time of day.

  1. Feeding details.

    •  If you are feeding out more than one feed type or batch, select the number of feed types or batches in Number of feed types
    • For each feed type or batch, select the Feed type and Feed name and enter Total fed.
      • If you have selected a feed product with a unit type of bales, enter the number of bales under Total fed and this number will be multiplied by the Dry weight of bale to determine Total fed (kg/day).
    • To select a batch:
      • choose the batch from the dropdown box or
      • click add a batch
  1. Costs.

    • Select the Type and enter Total.
      • Other fields are optional.
      • To add more costs click Add another cost.
  1. You can record additional Notes or upload Attachments.

  2. Click Save.

    • The System confirms that the activity has been saved.
by describing stock:
  1. On the Navigation bar, click Stock > Health & breeding > Supplementary feeding.
  2. Select the feed dates

    For a one day event, select... For a multi day event, select...
    Single day then... Multi day then... 
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select the date.
      • You can select a future date.
    • Select the Time of day.
    • Click the calendar.
    • Select all the dates for this event.
      • Dates need not be consecutive
      • You can select future dates. 
    • Click Continue.
    • Select the Time of day.

  3. Select the Animal Type.
  4. Describe the animals.
    If you...
    then...
    have added this stock class and breed as a favourite
    or 
    described this stock class and breed in FarmIQ before.
    select Add favourites 


    • To help identify the correct animals you can Show mob.

    • Select the checkbox for the Stock classBreed, Mob and Revenue group combination required.

    • Click OK. 
      If your Favourite does not include a mob, you can select or create a mob for the animals in this activity.
    have not added or used this stock class and breed in FarmIQ  before
    or 
    don't want to use favourites.
    click Add more animals 
     
    and use the dropdown boxes to select:
    • Stock class as at the date of the event
    • Breed. If you can't see the breed, click the plus sign.

      See Select a breed.
    • Mob or you can create a mob.
    • Revenue groups, if they are turned on.
  5. To add more animals, click Add favourite or Add more animals.
  6. Enter the tallies.
  7. Feeding details.

    •  If you are feeding out more than one feed type or batch, select the number of feed types or batches in Number of feed types
    • For each feed type or batch, select the Feed type and Feed name and enter Total fed.
      • If you have selected a feed product with a unit type of bales, enter the number of bales under Total fed and this number will be multiplied by the Dry weight of bale to determine Total fed (kg/day).
    • To select a batch:
      • choose the batch from the dropdown box or
      • click add a batch
  1. Costs.

    • Select the Type and enter Total.
      • Other fields are optional.
      • To add more costs click Add another cost.
  1. You can record additional Notes or upload Attachments.

  2. Click Save.

    • The System confirms that the activity has been saved.

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