User Guide

My Piggery Manager User Guide


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What is this app about?


This is a modern app for piggery farmers to manage their piggery farms. It helps to track and record pig events such as insemination, abortions, treatments, etc, feeds usage and purchases, income and expenses. It generates both visual and pdf reports on the fly.



How do I add a pig record?


From the Home Screen, take the following steps;

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



How do I edit a pig record ?


From the Home Screen, take the following steps;

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



How do I delete a pig record?


From the Pig List, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the pig card to take you to the details page.
  2. Click the three dots ( ) in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select Delete Pig.
  4. Click on the button.


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






How do I search for a pig record?


From the Pig List, take the following steps;

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






How do I filter a pig record?


From the Pig List, 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 pigs by using any of the desired filters.






What is the meaning of the different filter options?


From the Pig List, 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. A drop down list will appear. Here we will give the meaning of some filters used to filter a Pig for better understanding when using them.


  • Boars:These are adult uncastrated male pigs .
  • Sows:These are female adult pigs.
  • Gilts:These are female pigs under the age of 1 year or a pig which has not farrowed, or given birth to a litter..
  • Barrows:These are male pigs that have been castrated or rendered incapable of reproducing before they reaches sexual maturity.
  • Piglets:These are young pigs.
  • Lactating: These are pigs that have recently farrowed and still feeding their piglets.
  • Non Lactating: These are pigs which are not currently feeding their piglets .





How do I register a pig event?


From the Pig List, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the pig 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.
NOTE

In the event section now we have added a new feature in our app that can help our farmers automatically count the days left for the pig to give birth.

To see this click on a pig to view a details screen of a pig and on there you will see Status.







How do I change a pig stage?


From the Pig List, take the following steps ;

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





How do I change the pig status?


From the piggery details page , take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the pig 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 piggery for example Pregnant, Lactating, Non Lactating e.t.c.
  5. Click on the button to save.





How do I print pig details?


From the Pig List screen, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the Pig 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 pig 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 pig on the farm.
  2. When you confirm pregnancy, record a successive Pregnant event on the pig.
  3. The app will then generate a report for pig pregnancies.





How do I archive a pig?


From the Pig list, take the following steps for archiving a Pig;

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





  6. How do I unarchive a pig?


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

    1. Go to the Pig List page.
    2. Click on the filter icon in the upper right corner of the screen after the search icon.
    3. Filter pigs by clicking on the filter list to choose (archived).
    4. The pigs that you all archived will be filtered.
    5. Click on the a pig you want to unarchive .
    6. Click on the three dots ( ) from the upper right corner of the screen.
    7. Select unarchive pig.
    8. Click to unarchive a pig






How do I add feed types


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

  1. Click on the Feeds menu.
  2. click on the three dots ( )on the upper right hand corner of your screen
  3. Click on the plus () icon to add feeds types.





How do I add feeds ?


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

  1. Click on the Feeds menu.
  2. Click on button at the lower bottom left hand side of your screen.
  3. Enter all the required information.
  4. Click on the () on the upper hand side of your screen to Save the information.





NOTE

In case you want make reductions take the following steps.

  • On the feeds page choose Reductions.
  • Click on button.
  • Enter all the required information and click () on the upper right hand side of your screen to save.





How do I edit feeds ?


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

  1. Click on Edit Record.
  2. Edit all the necessary information.
  3. Click on the () to save the changes.





How do I delete feeds?


From the Feeds page of My piggery Manager, take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the three dots ( ) from the feeds card.
  2. Select the Delete option.
  3. Click the button.
  4. When you click on the button all the records on that particular feed will be permanently deleted.






How do I add mass events ?


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

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





How do I edit mass events ?


From the events details page , take the following steps ;

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



How do I delete mass events ?


From the events Details 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.
  4. All the data about the mass event will be deleted.






How do I add an income?


From the home screen of My Piggery 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() in the upper right hand corner of your app to Save.





How do I add an expense?


From the home screen of My Piggery 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 hand corner of your app to Save.





How do I filter reports?


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

  1. Click on the Reports icon .
  2. On the reports details screen, choose the type of report you want for example events report, feeds report, pig details report, etc.
  3. Click on () icon on the right hand side of your screen to filter by the desired period.






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 Pig report, feeds report, insemination report and pregnancy reports.
  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 Pigs report, Feeds report, insemination and pregnancy reports.
  6. Export data to excel, csv pdf, etc
  7. Advert-free experience.



How do I add a picture of a pig?


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

  1. Login to the Website using the following Link.
  2. Click here to take you to the login page.
  3. On the left hand side of the menu, click on the pig List.
  4. Click on the icon of the pig from the list.
  5. This will take you to the pig details page.
  6. Click on the choose file button to select a picture of the pig.
  7. After the pig picture is saved, you need to refresh your app so that it gets updated.



How do I Backup & Restore data?


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

  1. Click on the menu Icon from left hand side of the app.
  2. A drawer menu will pop up from the left side of the app.
  3. Then click on Backup & Restoreand you will be directed to the back up screen.
  4. Click on the BACK UP button.





  5. NOTE

    In case you want to also RESTORE your data take the following steps.

    1. Take a reference of the first three steps in the backup section (1-3).
    2. Click on the RESTORE button.





How do I enable passcode?


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

  1. Click on the menu icon from top left hand side of the app.
  2. A drawer menu will pop up from the left side of the app.
  3. Click on Settings under preferences.
  4. Click on general to take you to the general preferences.
  5. Click on enable passcode to set a pass code on your app.

NOTE

Here you can change your passcode by taking th following steps;

  1. Take a reference of the first four steps in the enable passcode section (1-4).
  2. Click on change passcode and here you will change your passcode.






How do I Change Currency?


From the home screen of Piggery Manager , take the following steps ;

  1. Click on the menu icon from top left hand side of the app.
  2. A drawer menu will pop up from the left side of the app.
  3. Click on Settings under preferences.
  4. Click on General to take you to the General Preferences.
  5. Click on Default currency to change the currency.





How do I set a reminder?


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

  1. Click on the menu icon from top left hand side of the app.
  2. A drawer menu will pop up from the left side of the app.
  3. Click on Reminders.
  4. Click on (notification) icon on the bottom right hand side of your screen.
  5. Enter all the necessary information.
  6. Click on a on the right hand side of your screen to save the reminder.