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Ranch Manager - Features and Screens

Detailed Livestock Records

Customizable Reports and Views

Ranch Manager software provides characteristics such as breed, gender, sire, dam, birth date, birth weight, birth ease and more. Keep detailed notes and save pictures of each animal in your herd. Enter multiple ID tags for tracking purposes. Enter events that happen to the animal throughout its lifetime. Provide standard purebred information such as registration number and trait information (EPDs).

Most views in Ranch Manager can be printed, and several views can be customized. Powerful features give analysis on screen, and then optionally print it for your records.

Robust Printing

ID Tracking for Livestock

Multiple ID tags such as brisket, metal, plastic, government registration, tattoo and brand. Since the BSE crisis affecting cattle operations has occurred, government regulations have been levied requiring ranchers to place government issued IDs in their animals and track transactions involving animals. Ranch Manager comes with an easy- to-use interface, allowing you to conform to the industry standards. Country of origin and Premise ID is also recorded.

Rapid Data Entry

Ranch Manager allows you to enter multiple animals in a sequence at once. Establish a template animal, provide a starting ID number, ending ID number and any formatting you wish to be applied to the front and back (such as a letter, tag color etc). Record sale information which is great for buying a load of animals.  Get the basic information in up front, then quickly modify each animal after they have been created using the "Browse" view.

Electronic ID (EID)

Ranch Manager interfaces with wand readers such as Allflex and IDology. Read tags directly into Ranch Manager, as well as perform animal searches against tag values scanned by the reader. With Ranch Manager's EID support, work your cattle through the chute, wanding each animal and when you back at your computer, you can pull up the animals that you wanded in the chute and record the events that you performed against the animals in a couple quick and easy steps.

Pasture and Location Management

Move your animals from one location to another and track there location history. Manage bull exposure and make informed breeding decisions with automatic inbreed detection. Sketch out maps of any portion of your property and link them to animal holding areas. With the move of the mouse you can visually see which animals were in a location at a given time. Multiple views, make it easy for you to get the information you need about where your animals are located, and where they were located.

Keep Detailed Notes

Record notes on almost every type of record that can be recorded in Ranch Manager. From Animals, to Locations, to Owners and Contacts. An easy to use and common interface is used throughout the software to minimize the amount of time required to be productive.

Multiple Views of your Herd

A large number of printing options are available to you. Almost every screen in the software can be printed to a report including the ones you customize. There are multiple printing options, in addition to printing the entire view, print animal details for selected animals; or just print the selected row. For further analysis you can print to an Excel spreadsheet.

Track Livestock Events and Actions

Add notes, record breeding, AI and Embryo Transplants, track animal deaths, sales, purchases, move cattle, record pregnancy test results, apply treatments, weights and record scores. Use the custom event to record events and actions that are specific for your needs.

Advanced Search and Report Creation

With Ranch Manager's Animal Search capabilities easily find the animals that you are looking for. Search for animals by IDs and Characteristics or search for animals containing event information such as all animals treated with a certain vaccine over the past year (or any time period you wish). Search against any type of event over any time period or pull up the list of animals by location. Customize this view for custom reporting. Apply actions to the animals displayed in a search result, so if you run all the animals in the north pasture at the home place through the chute and vaccinate them you can easily pull up just those animals, select them all and record the vaccination just once.

Track Due Dates

Ranch Manager will track the expected calving due dates for your cattle, whether you pasture breed, AI or use Embryos Ranch Manager. The cattle program tracks estimated beginning and ending dates for each cow's calving season based on the days the animal was exposed to one or more sires in the same location. Estimated due dates are calculated when the breeding date is recorded (such as with AI and Embryos).  When a cow calves, Ranch Manager calculates the expected sire based on breeding information provided.

Feed Management

Apply feeding plans to your locations and track the amount of food consumed by each animal. Ranch Manager will calculate the cost and amount of feed consumed by animals in the location where feed is applied, saving you a lot of math and providing valuable information.

ID Manifests

Print out ID Manifests, which you can use at sales to identify your animals, or while you are out in your herd looking up animals. The ID Manifest report includes information such as animal ID, birth date, current tracking number, plastic tag, brisket tag, metal tag and tattoo.

With Ranch Manager viewing your herd could never be easier. Your herd is separated into major categories such as Calf Crop, Herd Dams, Herd Sires, Animal Sales and Unmanaged Animals. Each view gives the opportunity to view the animals in a list with various characteristics displayed, or use the pedigree and offspring views to discover an animal’s family tree. Drill into the set of offspring the animal is responsible for (including grandchildren, and beyond). Search for an animal or specific set of animals based on IDs and/or characteristics.

Analyze your Data

When numeric data is available in the Ranch Manager views that you customize, a handy analysis panel becomes available. Select animals in groups, and the analysis panel provides totals and averages for the group in addition to the totals and averages for the entire view.

Pedigree Editor

Track and record unlimited generations. Print and View up to 6 generations at a time, or use the expanded pedigree tree, to view the animal's entire pedigree. Pictures can be linked into the pedigree.

Event Tracker

Any event that can happen to an animal you can track. Specific events supported include: animal sale, animal treatment (vaccinations, etc), artificial insemination/breeding, birth, and death. A custom event is available for you to enter any custom event information. Events automatically show up in the Rancher’s Calendar so you can easily keep a history of your operation. Enter a single event that affects multiple animals with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

Livestock Gestation History

Event Tracker

Track an animal’s gestation history. When a breeding record is provided, Rancher's calendar will send a reminder when the animal is estimated to birth.

Inbreeding Detection

With inbreeding detection Ranch Manager will warn you when a sire crossed with a dam will result in an inbred animal, and at what generational level the inbreeding took place. View the pedigree graphically, with potential problems marked out.

Any event that can happen to an animal you can track. Specific events supported include: animal sale, animal treatment (vaccinations, etc), artificial insemination/breeding, birth, and death. A custom event is available for you to enter any custom event information. Events automatically show up in the Rancher’s Calendar so you can easily keep a history of your operation. Enter a single event that affects multiple animals with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

Breed Records

Ranchers Journal

In conjunction with the calendar, the Rancher’s Journal allows you to keep a journal of your day-to-day activities on the ranch. This free-form area allows you to be expressive and organized.

Animal Body Score and Measurements

Record body score information including date, weight, body condition and any notes about the animal. Record measurement information for calculating frame scores.

Enter detailed information about each breed of animal involved in your operation such as name, weaning period, yearling period, gestation period, and membership ID for breed associations. Keep detailed notes about each breed in your herd. Monitor breed performance by allowing you to view averages on price per pound, sale weight, and total sales and compare them side-by-side to the other breeds in your herd, or view this information historically. Filter by animal age, gender and ownership.

Sales Tracking and Reporting

Income/Expenses Tracking

Record income and expenses into Ranch Manager. Print reports to ease tax preparation.

Easily track animals that you are planning to sell, get detailed reports based on sale activity. Reporting information is collected historically; view information based on average price per pound, or total sales. Information can be filtered by animal age, gender, and ownership.  Print reports such as Animal details, Breeding Plan, ID manifest, current table screen, graphs (Total Sales by breed) and more.

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