Add a livestock Category

Add the livestock Category as you would for a standard New Category. Refer to Add a new code

Click on Settings > Codes > Farm Codes

  1. Click on the three dots on the appropriate Section i.e. INCOME or PURCHASES.

  2. Select New Category

  3. Enter the Category code, this will be a shortened version of the name (eg D)

  4. Enter the Name (eg Deer)

  5. Choose your GST type (Most likely Business)

  6. You may choose to apply a tag.

  7. Ensure the Type is set as Stock.

  8. Once the Type is set as Stock, a Mirror Section setting will appear. This allows you to use one category and extended code for stock class sales and purchases i.e. buying and selling of deer.  Set the mirror code to be the counterpart of the section already attached to the code i.e. If you add a code under INCOME, the Mirror Section will be PURCHASES.

  9. You will need to select a KPI reporting group for your category code, the KPI reporting group determines how your information is displayed in the reports. (eg. Deer Livestock)

  10. Click Done to save.

Add a livestock Extended code

Add the livestock Extended code as you would for a standard Extended code. Refer to Add a new code.

  1. Select the three dots on the category code that you are wanting to enter an extended code underneath (eg: Deer).

  2. Select Extended code, this will be a shortened version of the name (eg: F)

  3. Select name (eg Fawn)

  4. Ensure the Type is set as Stock.

  5. Once Type is set as Stock, additional information is required:

  6. Settlement delay: (Optional ie it can be set at 0). If a number is specified, say 14 days Farm Focus will automatically calculate the payment date when recording invoices in the Needs Action screen and sale & purchase events in your plan.

  7. Stock units: When you enter the SU equivalent for a stock class, it calculates total SU on hand in your livestock rec.

  8. Age to: Reflects industry standards and is also for tax purposes. Your livestock numbers age up to the next stock code at the end of the farm’s financial year.

  9. Breeding status: Options are

    1. Breeding (ie your primary breeding stock eg, MA and 2th ewes, MA cows).

    2. Secondary Breeding (ie your young first time breeding stock eg, Ewe hoggets or R2 heifers).

    3. Progeny (ie Animals that are born on the farm (i.e. lambs, calves and fawns).

    4. None (ie male stock bulls, steers, rams, wethers and anything that is too young to produce offspring)

  10. You will need to select a KPI reporting group for your category code, the KPI reporting group determines how your information is displayed in the reports. (eg. Deer Livestock)

  11. Default unit of measure: Options are:

    1. Carcass weight

    2. Live weight

  12. Yield %: (ie: the proportion of ending live weight yielded after being processed at the meat works. Industry standards are used as default but these can be altered. The Yield % is used for calculating carcass or live weight, depending on the information you are recording.

  13. Click Done to save

More info

Customise livestock settings

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