Help - My Main Animals - Feed / Usage & Tracking
The "Feed" screen is for viewing and recording the consumption of animal feed. The feed usage may be used to track an animal type or it can be for an individual animal. This is not where feed expense is recorded. Feed expense is recorded in the "Financial - Expenses" entry area. Normally, this will be used to record feed usage per animal type when using bulk or custom ground feeds among several different types of animals. Entries can be recorded daily, but it is much easier to record the total usage weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The recommended method is to record usage in the system on the 15th and last day of each month by totaling the feed usage charts located at or near the feed bins.
Select & Download the free custom feed usage, production and other forms for use in the barn, coop, or pen.
Placing weight marks on feed containers, by weighing them and then adding feed in 1 pound increments, is an easy method of measuring the feed by weight. After the marks are placed on the container there is no need to re-weigh at each feeding unless feed brands or mixes are changed.
Adding and Editing Data
To add a new animal click on "+ Add New", to edit click on "Edit".
The animal entry screen will display.
Feed and supplements are entered for animal type and can be entered for individual animals or as various animals. The example (above) records 500 pounds of feed for various animals. The feed amount could have been split into separate entries for pigs, chickens, goats, etc...
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