User Guide

My Cattle Manager User Guide


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What is this app about?


This app helps farmers manage their cattle farms (dairy and beef). Tracks and records farm cattle events, milk production, income and expenses, etc. It generate both visual, excel, csv and pdf reports on the fly.



How do I add cattle?


From the Home Screen of the app, take the following steps;

  1. Select the Cattle menu.
  2. Click on the ADD button in the lower right hand corner of the app.
  3. Enter all the necessary details about the cattle.
  4. Click on the Tick () to save the cattle into the app.
  5. The cattle will now appear on the list of added cattle.


How do I edit cattle?


From the Home Screen of the app, take the following steps;

  1. Select the Cattle menu.
  2. Search for the cattle by name or tag number from the cattle list.
  3. Click on the three dots ( ) in the right side of the cattle card.
  4. Click on Edit Record from the drop down menu.
  5. Edit all the necessary details about the cattle.
  6. Click on the Tick () to save the cattle.



How do I search for cattle?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the search icon ( ) from the cattle list.
  2. Then search cattle by using either Tag number or Name.






How do I filter cattle?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the filter/funnel icon in the upper right corner of the screen after the search icon.
  2. Filter cattle by using any of the desired filters.





What is the meaning of the different cattle filter options?


From the Cattle List, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the filter/funnel icon in the upper right corner of the screen after the search icon.
  2. A drop down list will appear. Here is the meaning of some filters used.

  • Heifer: This is a female cattle that has not had any calf but has reached maturity (has never given birth).
  • Cow: A female that has produced at least one calf.
  • Steers: A castrated male.
  • Lactating: A cow that is still giving off milk after birth.
  • Non Lactating: Cows/ heifers that are not currently producing milk.


How do I register a cattle event?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the cattle card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Add Event.
  4. Enter the necessary event details.






How do I change a cattle's stage?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the cattle card to take you to a details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Change Stage.
  4. Select the desired cattle stage.
  5. Click on the SAVE button.






How do I change the cattle status?


From the Cattle Details page , take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the cattle to view its details.
  2. Click on the three dots () on the right hand side of the page.
  3. Select Change Status.
  4. A pop up form will appear and from there you can select the status of your cattle for example Pregnant,Lactating,Non Lactating e.t.c.
  5. Click on the button to save.





How do I add a picture of a cattle?


To add a picture of a cattle, take the following steps;

  1. Go to the Cattle list screen.
  2. Select the cattle you want to upload the picture to.
  3. Click on "Click to view/upload picture..."





How do I print cattle details?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the cattle card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Print Pdf .






How to use the insemination tracker?


In order to use the insemination tracker, you should do the following;

  1. Always record an Inseminated/Mated event whenever you breed/inseminate any cow on the farm.
  2. The app will calculate the expected return to heat date.
  3. The app will then generate a report for both upcoming and past insemination.





How to use the pregnancy report?


In order to use the pregnancy report, you should do the following;

  1. Always record an Inseminated/Mated event whenever you breed/inseminate any cow on the farm.
  2. When you confirm pregnancy, record a successive Pregnant event on the cattle.
  3. The app will then generate a report for cattle pregnancies.




How do I archive cattle?


From the Cattle List screen, take the following steps for archiving cattle;

  1. Click on the cattle card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Archive Cattle from the drop down menu.
  4. Enter the necessary information.
  5. Click on the button to save the changes.




  6. How do I unarchive cattle?


    In case you want unarchive cattle you will have to take the following steps.

    1. Go to the Cattle List screen.
    2. Click on the filter/funnel icon in the upper right corner of the screen after the search icon.
    3. Filter cattle by clicking on the filter list to choose (Archived). You can also just search for the cattle by name or tag.
    4. Click on the cattle you want to unarchive.
    5. Click on the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
    6. Select Unarchive Cattle from the drop down menu.
    7. Click to unarchive cattle





How do I delete cattle ?


From the Cattle list screen, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the cattle card to take you to a details page.
  2. Click on the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Delete Cattle from the drop down menu.
  4. Click on the button.


  5. All records for the deleted cattle will be deleted permanently such as milk, events, expenses and the revenue attached to this cattle.






How do I add milk records ?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the Milk Records button.
  2. Click on the button located at the bottom right corner of the app.
  3. Enter all the necessary milk information.
  4. Click on the Tick( )to save the milk record.




How do I edit milk records ?


From the Milk Records screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the three dots ( ) from the milk record card.
  2. Select Edit Record.
  3. Enter the necessary information.
  4. Click on the Tick( ) to Save the changes.





How do I delete milk records ?


From the Milk Records screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the three dots ( ) from the milk record card.
  2. Select the Delete option.
  3. Click the button





How do I add mass events ?


From the Home Screen of My Cattle Manager , take the following steps;

  1. Click on the Events button.
  2. Click on the three dots () on the upper right corner of the app.
  3. Select New Mass Event.
  4. Enter all the required details and click on the Tick () on the upper right corner of your app to save.





How do I edit mass events ?


From the Events page, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the three dots () on the right hand side of the mass event record.
  2. Click Edit Event and it will take you to the Edit Mass Event page.
  3. Enter in all the required information.
  4. Click on the Tick() on the upper right corner of your app to save the changes.




How do I delete mass events ?


From the Events page , take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the three dots () on the right hand side of each detail.
  2. Click Delete and it will pop up a deleting event page.
  3. Click on the button.





How do I add an income?


On the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on Transactions and select the INCOME tab.
  2. Click on the button.
  3. Add new income by filling in the necessary information.
  4. Click on the Tick() on the upper right corner of your app to Save.




How do I add an expense?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on Transactions menu and select the EXPENSES tab.
  2. Click on the button.
  3. Add a new expense by filling in the necessary information.
  4. Click on the Tick() on the upper right corner of your app to Save.





How do I filter reports by period?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the Reports icon .
  2. Choose the type of report you want i.e Milk Report.
  3. Click on () icon on the right hand side of the report to filter by the desired period.






Starter Version update! In an attempt to make your data secure, the Starter package is no longer supported. Going forward, we encourage our members to sign up for a Farm Account instead for better reliability, data security and support.

When should I get the Starter package?


You should get the Starter package if you want to do the following;

  1. To view restricted reports for i.e Milk Report, Events Report, Insemination Tracker, Cattle details Report e.t.c.
  2. To backup/restore your data to your Google Drive account.
  3. To remove adverts.


NOTE

You can only Restore data from the Email you backed data to.


When should I get the Farm Account package?


One should get this package when he or she wants;

  1. To share data / information between different users on the farm account.
  2. Get access to a web version for central management.
  3. Add multiple farm user accounts for record keeping.
  4. Access to web reports.
  5. To view restricted reports i.e Milk Report, Events Report, Cattle Details Report, Insemination Tracker etc
  6. Export data to excel, csv pdf, etc
  7. To add cattle pictures.
  8. Advert-free experience.


How do I backup & restore data?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager , take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the menu Icon from left hand side of the app to see the menu.
  2. Click on Backup & Restore to go to the Backup To Drive screen.
  3. Click on the button.




  4. NOTE

    In case you want to RESTOREyour data, take the following steps;

    1. Click on the button.





How do I enable a passcode?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the menu icon from top left hand side of the app to show the drawer menu.
  2. Click on Settings under the Preferences section.
  3. Click on General to take you to the General Preferences screen.
  4. Click on Enable passcode to set a pass code on your app.


NOTE

You can change your passcode by taking the following steps;

  1. Click on Change passcode to change your passcode.


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How do I change currency?


From the Home screen of My Cattle Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the menu icon from top left hand side of the app to show the drawer menu.
  2. Click on Settings under the Preferences section.
  3. Click on General to take you to the General Preferences screen.
  4. Click on Default currency to change the currency.