Step One: Adding Feed Ingredients
This includes all the different feeds you use (ex. dry corn, earlage, silage, hay, etc.).
In the Sidebar Click “Feed”, Then click “Add Feed” in the top right corner.
Optional: Weight Remaining- enter how much of feedstuff you have left
Inventory Alert– receive a notification you when you have specified pounds of feed left.
Enter all rations you are currently using.
In the Sidebar Click “Rations” Then click “Add Ration”
Then enter each feedstuff in Percent As-Fed.
Pens are the names of the physical location around the farm NOT groups of cattle in them. Any location on your farm that you feed will need to be entered as a pen. For example, if you feed any cattle on pasture, you can simply enter that pen as “Pasture”.
Note* Enter all pens on your farm now, even if there are no cattle in them.
In the sidebar click “Pens” Then click “Add Pens”
Give each pen a Pen ID and a Pen Type
Step 4: Entering Cattle (Group IDs)
This will be each group of cattle on your farm. For each group you will need the following information:
- Group ID (ex: Red Tag Black Heifers 2017)
- Incoming Date
- Rate of Gain (expected) – lbs/hd/day
- Yardage – $/hd/day
- Management Fee (If any) – $/hd/day
- Interest – %
- Cattle Condition (Green, Medium, or Heavy Flesh)
- Pen(s) – The pen or pens that group is currently in
- Owner(s) – The owner or owners of that group in a percentage
- Headcount – Total that came in
- Total Purchase Cost
- Total Purchase Weight
- Trucking Cost (If any)
- Source (ex: Ranch Name, Cattle Buyer Name, Sale Barn, City, etc.)
- Origin State
In the sidebar click “Overview” Then click “+/- Head” Then click “Added”
*Enter all the grey sections before “Pen Select” and “Group Ownership”*
Then click “Save”
In the sidebar click “Overview”
Here you should have the current Pens you are feeding displayed.
Under Ration you will enter the day’s ration for the first feeding in that pen.
Under Delivery 1 the you will enter the Feed amount in pounds.
*Note* A feed sheet from the previous day will work when entering this information.
This will be the order of pens feds, you will load feed in this order. You can also deliver to multiple pens in a single load.
In the Sidebar Click “Delivery” Then click “Add Load”
Select what pen you are delivering feed to > Then select what drop it is that day (1st or 2nd)
Please call the Performance Beef Support team with any questions you have about entering information. (515)-337-2187.