This is a good time of year to clean up your inventory and remove any lambs, ewes or rams that have been sold or died over the past number of months. One of the batch movement screens is based on the off farm sales of a flock. It is important to have your inventory as clean as possible going into the new lambing season. This screen basically gives the option to record if an animal(s) has been sold to another breeder (gives the option to enter the designator of the breeder whom the animal (s) were sold) or if they were sold at the mart (a mart must be selected to move the animal). If the particular mart is not on the list OR the animal (s) have been sent to the butcher, then ‘other’ should be selected. There is a choice to select only lambs, ewes and rams and the animal’s ID can be typed into the search bar. The reason for slaughter should be entered, once satisfied with information entered on all sold animal(s), the preview animal(s) tab at the top right of the screen must be selected and details confirmed as correct before being moved out of the flock.
It is important to keep flock inventories up to date and this screen provides a fast and efficient way for breeders to record their off farm sales.
WATCH the video below demonstrating how to use your off farm sales screen.