It is not an easy task to be a ranch manager handling all the farm animals and cattles. There are a series of activities that you need to keep an eye on while performing your duty. There are various roles and responsibilities that rancher must need to take care of that includes; assist in animal birth and care of newborn livestock; select pasture, crops and lands to graze animals and produce feed crops, look after the breed and stock of farm animals using continued recognizable breeding practices to ensure continuous improvements, disinfect building and yards, maintain cost and operations record and tagging different farm animals and supervise workers to name a few. These are among few of the responsibilities among many others in the list.
As aforesaid, does it seem as easy as rolling off a log? Just looking at these tasks the answer would be certainly ‘NO’. So what to do for rancher management in this digital age where with ever increasing population there is an increasing demand of animal protein, so how to manage it? Many companies these days are offering upgraded business solutions for farmers and ranchers alike. For those from the agriculture industry there is also a pressure to increase the productivity and manage cattle operations effectively to keep up with those demands. Therefore, many companies are providing solutions that can address multiple issues of rancher. Rancher software offers a variety of multiple modules where each module can be designated for each performing function.
The following are the different features and functions of rancher software that it has to offer to all ranch managers.
Track Animal Records
Rancher software management can provide a variety of modules. In this module information of animals can be added with respect to its characteristics. All animals’ details can be added within a separate module in terms of its breed, gender, age, sire, weight, health condition, calving history and others. Animals can be tagged and ID’s can be allocated with these details mentioned in the module.
With ranchers journal it allows you to add your complete notes regarding your day-to-day activities. With adding all the relevant details of each animal you can track your daily responsibilities by adding all the necessary dates of animals and keep track of events alongside.
Income and expenses proportion is to be regularly measured so in order to calculate the output to be measured as efficiency ratio. Feed of animals and other expenses records can be maintained properly to get accurate results of cash flow.
Breed Records and Pedigree
Each and every detail of the animal such as name, calving period, weaning period, yearling period, gestational period must be recorded along with the membership ID. Keep detailed notes about each animal in your ranch along also its price per pound, sales weight, total sales and compare them with other animals.
For pedigree you can track and record the unlimited generations of animals and up to 6 generations it can be viewed easily. For its expanded pedigree tree version, it can be viewed as required; pictures are linked into the pedigree.
Any Event that’s happening in your herd irrespective of the animals can be easily tracked. This can be for animal sale, treatments or vaccinations, artificial insemination, gestational records, birth or death of animals. Events are customizable and for every event that is due can be intimated and tracked easily via ranchers calendar.