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Cattle system - Log of New System Features.

This is a list of additions that have been made to the system over time, so you can see what has been added since your last software update. (NOTE - these updates do not include bespoke modifications done for individual client software versions).

20th September 2018

The system will now keep a Log of all Batch Updates done, showing how cattle were selected for the update and what data was applied. This Log file can be displayed by clicking on the appropriate button on the Batch Update screen. The Log file is a text file, and old data can be deleted as required.

10th August 2018

Added a feature in the Batch Update function where you can DELETE feed that has been allocated to cattle for a Date and Pen, (from the Feed Commodities Inventory system), and re-apply it. This is useful when feed was applied, but the Pen History for the relevant cattle was incorrect. Correct the Pen History (eg wrong dates), and then re-apply the feed.

The Cattle Processed report optionally generated at the end of a cattle weighing session can now also be printed sorted by Weighing Type.

The Last Weighing report now includes the most recent weight gain/day.

21st April 2018

New report entitled "Intermediate weight gains" in the Standard Reports section.

1st June 2017

There is now a new column in the list of DRUGS used, where you can specify each drug's charge to Custom Fed cattle.

1st December 2015

Feed Commodities System commodity description will now allow you to record any "tempering" done to grain products. You can specify the Litres/Ton of water that is added to the grain before usage. When the grain is used, only the grain component of the weight used will be depleted from stock on hand. i.e. the weight loaded into a feed truck will be adjusted in weight to account for the water added before depleting stock on hand.

The Cattle Processing Screen drug usage area now has a tick box beside each drug line. If you UN-TICK this box for a drug, its costs will not be recorded in the animal record.

18th November 2011

Feed Commodities System commodity description will now allow a shrinkage factor of up to 1.5, meaning the weight of commodity taken into stock will be greater than the truck load weight. (My be required for moisture absorption).

27th August 2015

  • You can now have more than one Archive database. Archive databases can have unlimited records, but in the past this has caused excessively large Archive files.

  • The database will now automatically be compacted when exiting the system if the day is a Sunday.

6th August 2015

A warning will now be issued on the Yards Processing screen if an animal being processed has a cull reason stored in its record.

24th July 2014

Entries in the Drug File can now be marked as Inactive, meaning they will not show in drop down lists for drug selection.

25th June 2014

When a Digi-Star Datakey is requested, and you have more than one feed truck, the system now allows you to assign feed truck loads to Datakey 1, Datakey 2, etc. This assists in spreading the pen feeding for the day over the feed trucks you have available.

22nd May 2014

Removed the Main Menu option to import data from electronic scales. All data can now be imported from Import Cattle Data menu option. (data from electronic scales must first be uploaded to the computer).

Improved the Import Cattle Data menu option, allowing comprehensive editing of the import data on the screen before the import is started. New columns of data may also be added.

20th February 2014

Added "Trial Group" data entry to Cattle yards processing screen.

21st October 2013

Record selections can now be made for the Stock on Hand report. For example, you may now want to see stock on hand for a particular Market Category, or a Lot Number. (Prior to this, the report showed ALL cattle on hand at a given date.)

15th October 2013

Improved record selection process in cattle data import process. Allow an adjustment on the total weight of the import records to equal a given weight (on a pro-rata basis). Also an option now exists to do a Batch Update on the cattle for which records have just been imported.

2nd April 2013

Added 'Blood vial Number' to cattle records. This can be used to record a vial number when cattle are blood tested. Cattle with given vial numbers can be found later for any appropriate attention.

5th March 2013

The Import Cattle Data process has been slightly modified to ignore import data items that are blank. For example, if a data column in the file to be imported has a heading of "Group Name", and the column has no data, there will now be no change to the Group Names of any cattle records that already existed. Prior to this update, their Group Names would have been changed to being blank.

25th February 2013

Added an option in the Feed System to specify a minimum feed truck load size for each Ration Type. This is to prevent loads being generated that are too small for efficient mixing. Minimum load sizes are specified in the Feeding Order tables.

14th February 2013

Added a new stand alone application designed for use on a laptop computer while recording bunk readings, using data generated by the Feed Commodities system. This is now available from the software update web page. Contact Software Support for more information.

12th December 2012

The drafting and default data settings in the Yards Processing module have been modified to allow drafting by WEIGHT RANGE, and/or SEX and/or TEETH and an optional extra data field (eg Pen name). You can use this facility, for example, to specify different automatic drug administrations depending on the sex of the cattle, even though they may be in the same weight range.

24th October 2012

Carcase data can now be imported directly from an Excel 2007 file. No need to convert it to a .CSV file. If you have an Excel 2010 file, load it into Excel and save it in Excel 2007 format before doing the data import.

2nd October 2012

The size of the data fields for Cattle Group and Sub-Group names have been increased from 8 to 15 characters.

26th June 2012

The system will now generate a summary list of cattle during the Archiving process that is saved as a .CSV file. The file has a name format of "ArchivedCattle dd-mmm-yyy.CSV", meaning the files can be kept for future reference.

11th April 2012

  • Added an option to draft by Market Category when using the Yards Processing module. This could be used, for example, when processing cattle from a pen for despatch.

  • Modified data imports, so that the data to import that is displayed on the screen may have cells modified prior to starting the import. (Any major changes to the file to be imported should be done prior to the import process, using products such as Excel). Any erroneous data cells are highlighted during the import.

15th March 2012

A Vendor Declaration number can now be recorded against a commodity supplier contract, and against a delivery docket in the Feed Commodities system.

7th March 2012 (Version 12 release)

Added an audit report to the "Import Cattle records" process, which can be displayed when an import is complete to show rejected records, and the reason for the rejection.

28th January 2012

  • You can now double click on a Weighing Note on the main Cattle screen to show only cattle records with the same weighing note.

  • Fixed bug in "Generate your own graph".

15th December 2011.

Version 12 of the system is now available for Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3 users. This version is very similar to Version 10, but uses technological features within later model computers. It can be run on Windows XP, but only if all available Microsoft Updates have been run on the computer.

Version 12 should be installed in the same hard drive folder as your current Version 10 (default is C:\CattleRecords_PG). Once installed, Version 10 will still be available to you, and there will be two desktop icons. You can remove the version 10 desktop icon only once the new system is fully operational.