How do I setup Stockbook using the Setup Wizard?
The set up wizard offers a quick way of getting started. You will complete 5 simple screens which allows you to setup basic information such as properties, paddocks, mobs and groups prior to adding your animals.
Items can be added at a later date via the setup menu or on-the-fly by using the plus (+) button next to the drop down list on the appropriate screen.
Please refer to the quick start guide or full manual for more detailed setup information.
Step 1 of 5 - Setup Properties
Every animal on file can be assigned to a property and a paddock. Although paddocks are optional, if using paddocks they can be linked to a property.
You can use your Tab key on your keyboard after entering information in each text box. Use the on screen Add and Delete buttons to add and delete whole lines of data in the table.
Note: A Property Identification Code (PIC) is an eight-character code allocated by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) or an equivalent authority in each state or territory to identify a livestock-producing property. The PIC forms the basis of Australia's food safety and traceability programs.
Step 2 of 5 - Setup Paddocks
Enter the paddock name, the property it belongs to, the area in hectares and the date the paddock was created.
If you do not want to use paddocks you can just enter your property name as a paddock and link it to your property.
Step 3 of 5 - Setup Mobs
Mobs are a convenient method of organising animals e.g. corresponding to physical mobs in paddocks. A mob can however be split over several paddocks and can be used as a wider grouping method that a paddock.
Enter a unique code and mob name and species for each mob.
Step 4 of 5 - Setup Groups
Groups are a convenient methd of roganising animals outside a paddock or mob. A group could be set up for a particular management purpose, eg. Bredding Cows or Sale Bulls.
Enter a unique code, group name and species for each group.
Step 5 of 5 - Setup General Options