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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by greggy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:17 am

It is very complex, bit hard to get your head around, but it also will track things like sickness, isolation to areas of farm, all sires and dams etc etc...and no, I have not entered any ringworm data...that is in the noggin only ;-))

It will, sadly for many of us, tell us how much we are in the red too...lol

Just keep in mind, you cannot export data from free version, so that is a catch or gotcha maybe....it would not break me, but I have been caught out before when free things get closed down, or sold off....sure many of us have, so keep in mind....cause it can hold so much info, you would prob track things you normally would not....applying medications to select mobs, breeds, individuals etc is a perfect example, seems I never have everything lined up....



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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:36 pm

greggy wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:24 am
16 a month may be cheap if you have a business or other use that makes money from Excel etc....I am not donating that sort of money to them when it can go in my or my livestocks mouth :)

I would use openoffice or google before MS products anyways, but....

This sort of thing means people may not have used a dedicated app, there is so only much anyone who uses a boring clunky spreadsheet can do.....I can see hundreds of tabs and sheets....lol...not for this black duck.

Ok, so I vac half my 6 month old sheep, move 25% to another paddock, wean 10 calves off milk, vac 15 calves, bring 5 new animals in, buy 5 different products from 5 different suppliers, all in one day....

Good luck with excel, sheets or notepad, with a decent app, I select animals treated in paddock A, ones in paddock B, some in C, give 2 different products too C, track costs and dates from all suppliers, track new animals and where they are, and then I can search 6 months later, what animals, in what paddock got treatment A, or feed B, C etc, and how much was spent, and how much has come in ///etc etc

So, I understand simple, but I do these sort of transactions often, no way in be nice could I do them on a spreadsheet, unless sitting in an office and someone calling it in, and I am a newbie hack :)

What about your withholding for drugs, feeds, etc etc, what about...on and on..

I am not that old, my memory is good, my IT skills are way above most, the app I use smashes this all out of the park, and that is the free version, the paid one offers so much more, if I was making money, the app is so worth it, multiple users and multiple farms too....well, no way with the sheets, not unless your an excel expert, and if you were, the app would save you so much time, no way you would re invent the wheel.

I wish I started my own app years ago, I am too busy feeding now to even think about this :)
Does is export over in to another format?
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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by Randi » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 pm

I use WPS free, and One Drive

These are my files that I use to track our herd

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Arlk4eYI3hB6hww_kwPQ9Z3lMYFX

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by greggy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:10 am

Brute 23 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:36 pm
greggy wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:24 am
16 a month may be cheap if you have a business or other use that makes money from Excel etc....I am not donating that sort of money to them when it can go in my or my livestocks mouth :)

I would use openoffice or google before MS products anyways, but....

This sort of thing means people may not have used a dedicated app, there is so only much anyone who uses a boring clunky spreadsheet can do.....I can see hundreds of tabs and sheets....lol...not for this black duck.

Ok, so I vac half my 6 month old sheep, move 25% to another paddock, wean 10 calves off milk, vac 15 calves, bring 5 new animals in, buy 5 different products from 5 different suppliers, all in one day....

Good luck with excel, sheets or notepad, with a decent app, I select animals treated in paddock A, ones in paddock B, some in C, give 2 different products too C, track costs and dates from all suppliers, track new animals and where they are, and then I can search 6 months later, what animals, in what paddock got treatment A, or feed B, C etc, and how much was spent, and how much has come in ///etc etc

So, I understand simple, but I do these sort of transactions often, no way in be nice could I do them on a spreadsheet, unless sitting in an office and someone calling it in, and I am a newbie hack :)

What about your withholding for drugs, feeds, etc etc, what about...on and on..

I am not that old, my memory is good, my IT skills are way above most, the app I use smashes this all out of the park, and that is the free version, the paid one offers so much more, if I was making money, the app is so worth it, multiple users and multiple farms too....well, no way with the sheets, not unless your an excel expert, and if you were, the app would save you so much time, no way you would re invent the wheel.

I wish I started my own app years ago, I am too busy feeding now to even think about this :)
Does is export over in to another format?
That I do not know off hand, I will ask them what format export & import is in and if customizable etc

As above in my warning, it is not available in the free version, I will go check the web app later too, I have sent a question to them.

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by MO-Ruminants » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:37 pm

Burke Teichert recommends a simple no paper no computer system for commercial producers. As with most of Burke's recommendations, this one seems to have merit.

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by sstterry » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:35 pm

I am totally clueless about using excel and google sheets. Is there a template that can be used. Setting one up myself seem very daunting.

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by Randi » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:49 pm

sstterry wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:35 pm
I am totally clueless about using excel and google sheets. Is there a template that can be used. Setting one up myself seem very daunting.
Check out the link I shared

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by sstterry » Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:06 am

I will. Thank you.

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Re: Record keeping what to use?

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:34 pm

MO-Ruminants wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:37 pm
Burke Teichert recommends a simple no paper no computer system for commercial producers. As with most of Burke's recommendations, this one seems to have merit.
Below is a link to the Teichert article that MOR alluded to. I'm a long time fan as well. 8)
https://www.beefmagazine.com/blog/burke ... ng-records

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