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Information to include in a livestock transaction from a bank feed or transaction file
Information to include in a livestock transaction from a bank feed or transaction file

Include as much information as you can and it will provide you with accurate information about your livestock flow

Updated over a week ago

Transactions that have been imported from a bank feed or a transaction file will already contain information such as the transaction date, other party and amount.

Enter the:

  1. Code

    Use the correct stock class. Should the stock class be recorded as a Mixed age cow of Year 2 Heifer?

  2. Event

    Use the drop down arrow to choose the event type.

  3. Invoice Date

    The date recorded on the invoice which reflects the date stock came onto the farm or left.

  4. Quantity
    The number of stock recorded on the invoice or credit note.

  5. Weight
    Weight of the animal(s). When recording weight you have a choice of recording:

    • Total kg or Per head

    • Live weight (LW) or Carcass weight (CW)


  • You can attach your kill sheet or sale/purchase invoice directly to your transactions Find out more

  • You can us the Invoice scanner for your kill sheet or sale/purchase invoice. Find out more

  • Code the transaction to the correct stock class in your database, not necessarily how you class them in the paddock. Find our more
    For example, if you open with 'xxx' number of trade hoggets in Farm Focus, continue to code any related stock events to that stock class, even if the invoice lists them as a younger animal.

  • If you need to split the transaction between multiple stock classes, adjust the Line amount and use Add new line for additional stock details.

  • The simplest and recommended approach for handling processing sheet deductions is to use the net price after all commissions or deductions and levies have been applied. Find out more

  • If you sell or purchase stock around balance date, make sure you record the correct event date so that accurate closing stock numbers are captured in the livestock rec.

  • Be consistent in the way you record stock weights, either all live weight or all carcass weight in the same invoice.

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