4.1 Add Cattle
This section of the program adds animals to your herd inventory along with relevant information about each. It can also capture Dam & Sire information, which is very useful for certain reports and screens.
After pressing the Add button the following Add Cattle screen will appear. To Add an animal to your herd simply fill in all of the pertinent data for the animal that you are entering. The program will ask you to enter relevant information such as the Type, Breed, Location, Tag #, purchased/birth date, purchase costs (if applicable),user fields, etc.
Remember, the Type, Breed and Location information can be modified in the Farm Setup Section of the program to fit your needs. Also, two User fields are provided to allow the user to capture information that may be important for that user but is not found in any of the other fields. These User fields can be used for anything that you may want to keep of track of concerning an animal, such as registration #, tattoo #, branding #, etc. They can be used for any purpose that you desire.
The Cancel button will take you back to the main screen without an update.
Breed, Type and Pasture are the only fields that are required for each animal. The other fields are not required, however, the more information you enter about the animal the more useful the reports will be.
The Types of animals that are preprogrammed into CattleWorks are: Bull, Cow, Heifer, Steer, Heifer Calf, Steer Calf and Bull Calf.
(The design of the CattleWorks program is for the user to select a Calf “type” at birth and then to “promote” this animal to Heifer/Steer/Bull/Cow as needed.)