User Guide

My Goat Manager User Guide


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What is this app about?


This is an app for goat farmers to manage their goat farming business/hobby. It tracks and records farm goat events, insemination, pregnancies, milk production, income and expenses. It generates both visual and pdf reports on the fly.



How do I add a goat record?


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

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


How do I edit a goat record?


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

  1. Select the Goat menu.
  2. Search for the goat by name or tag number from the goats list.
  3. Click on the three dots ( ) on the right hand side of the goat card near the star() icon.
  4. Click on Edit Record from the drop down menu.
  5. Edit all the necessary details about the goat.
  6. Click on the Tick () to save the goat record.



How do I search for a goat record?


From the Goat list screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the search icon( ).
  2. Then search for a goat by using either tag number or name.





How do I filter goat records?


From the Goat List screen, take the following steps;

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






What is the meaning of the different goat filter options?


  • Bucks These are sexually mature male goats used for breeding.
  • Does: These are female goats that have reached breeding age.
  • Doelings: These are immature female goats who are not yet sexually active.
  • Bucklings: These are young male goats less than a year old.
  • Lactating: These are does/goat that are currently producing milk.
  • Non Lactating: These are does/goats that are not currently producing milk.
  • Wethers: These are male goats that have been castrated.



How do I register a goat event?


From the Goat List screen, take the following steps ;

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







How do I change a goat's stage?


From the Goat list screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the goat card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Change Stage.
  4. Select the desired goat's stage.
  5. Click on the button to save the changes.






How do I change a goat's status?


From the Goats details screen, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the goat to view its details.
  2. Click on the three dots ( ) in the upper right hand side of the screen.
  3. Select Change Status.
  4. Select the new goat's status i.e Pregnant, Lactating, Non Lactating e.t.c.
  5. Click on the button to save the changes.






How do I add a picture of a goat?


To add a picture to a goat, take the following steps;

  1. Go to the Goat list screen.
  2. Select the goat you want to upload the picture to.
  3. Click on "Click to view/upload picture..."
  4. Then click on "Click to upload a new picture ..."






How do I print goat details?


From the Goat List screen, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the goat card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right hand 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 goat 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 goat on the farm.
  2. When you confirm pregnancy, record a successive Pregnant event on the goat.
  3. The app will then generate a report for goat pregnancies.






How do I archive a goat?


From the Goat list screen, take the following steps to archive a goat record;

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






  6. How do I unarchive a goat?


    In case you want unarchive a goat record, you will have to take the following steps.

    1. Go to the Goat List screen.
    2. Search for the goat by name or tag number.
    3. Click on the goat you want to unarchive to take you to the details screen.
    4. Click on the three dots ( ) from the upper right hand corner of the screen.
    5. Select Unarchive goat.
    6. Click to unarchive the record.






How do I delete a goat record?


From the Goat list screen, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the goat card to take you to the details screen.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Delete Goat.
  4. Click on the button.

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







How do I add milk records ?


From the home screen of My Goat Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the Milk Records menu.
  2. Click on the button in the bottom right hand 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 Goat Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Click on the three dots() on 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 Goat Manager, take the following steps;

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






How do I add mass events ?


From the Events screen of My Goat Manager , take the following steps;

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






How do I edit mass events ?


From the Events screen, take the following steps;

  1. Select the Mass Events tab.
  2. Search for mass event by name or type.
  3. Click on the three dots ( ) on the right hand side of the mass event card.
  4. Click Edit Event and it will take you to the Edit Mass Event screen.
  5. Enter all the required information.
  6. Click on the Tick( ) in the upper right hand corner of the app to save the changes.






How do I delete mass events ?


From the Events screen , take the following steps ;

  1. Select the Mass Events tab.
  2. Search for mass event by name or type.
  3. Click on the three dots ( ) on the right hand side of the mass event card.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click on the button to delete the event.






How do I add an income?


From the home screen of My Goat Manager , take the following steps;

  1. Click on the Transactions menu and select the INCOME tab.
  2. Click on the button.
  3. Enter the necessary information.
  4. Click on the Tick( ) in the upper right hand corner of the app to Save.






How do I add an expense?


From the home screen of My Goat Manager , take the following steps;

  1. click on Transactions menu and select the EXPENSES tab.
  2. Click on the button.
  3. Enter the necessary information.
  4. Click on the Tick( ) in the upper right hand corner of the app to Save.





How do I filter reports by period?


From the home screen of My Goat Manager, take the following steps;

  1. Select the Reports menu .
  2. Choose the type of report you want to filter i.e Milk Report e.t.c.
  3. Click on ( ) icon in the right hand corner of the screen.
  4. Select the desired period filter.





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, Goat 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, Goat Details Report, Insemination Tracker etc
  6. Export data to excel, csv pdf, etc
  7. To add goats pictures.
  8. Advert-free experience.


How do I backup & restore data?


From the Home screen of My Goat 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 Goat 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 Goat 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.