Sheep Ireland have been working hard in trying to improve usability of the Sheep Ireland website, introducing a series of batch movements screen as part of the new and improved updated website. One of the new batch movement screens is based on the off farm sales of a flock. 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.
Please take a look at the video below demonstrating how to get to the off farm sales screen.