Stocker Management Solutions

Cattle

What does integrated and comprehensive precision management for stockers and backgrounders look like?


  • Track Accurate Cattle Inventories – in Multiple Pastures/Locations
  • Up-to-date Break-Evens
  • Billing Reports
  • Summary Reports
  • Automatic Data Back Up
  • Record All Expenses
  • Record and Track Treatments with Associated Costs
  • Automatically Allocate Grain and Yardage Costs

INTUITIVE & COMPREHENSIVE

Management system for stockers and backgrounders

Stocker1™ is an internet-based management and tracking system accessible from any location on any device. Data is entered online with automatic backups and no more spreadsheets or lost files. Designed in the field with stockers and backgrounders to be all-encompassing and easy to use.

Stocker1™ allows you to easily record the unique activities for your stocker and backgrounding operations.

Such activities include numerous moves, merging groups together and splitting groups up, with the system rolling the costs forward so a current break-even is known.

The goal of Stocker1™ is to allow the operator to simply enter information on their cattle and then see all cumulative costs and the current break-even on a set of cattle at any time, allowing for better marketing decisions.

With Stocker1™, cattle inventories can be viewed on a group or location basis. From the list of groups or locations, the details for each can be drilled down into quickly, viewing placement or shipment information, current weights and current break-evens. Reporting is also available, from summary to detailed reports.

Stocker1 Account Access

Are you an existing Stocker1 customer?

You can log in and access your Stocker1 account by going to stocker1.com and entering your user name and password.


Full featured

Capture feeding, processing and treatments. You can call feed (optional) and record the feed fed to any pen or pasture location where feeding takes place. Protocols can be set up for each processing or treatment program to list details for the given event, applying the products and services, and capturing the costs and prices charged out for the items.

Intuitive

Other expenses, some of which are often overlooked, can be set up to record automatically for you through the allocation system. Yardage, pasture, mileage, and other expenses can be set up for each location or even by an individual group. The system will automatically apply these costs any time cattle are in a location, saving time entering data each day. One-time expenses, such as dropping in a bale of hay, or delivering salt or mineral, can also be recorded. The goal of the system is to capture all costs.

System features

Cattle inventories

Cattle inventories can be viewed on a group or location basis. Details can be drilled down into quickly, viewing placement or shipment information, current weights and current break-evens. Reporting is also available, from summary to detailed reports.

Current break-even

One of the key features of the system is that it allows the user to see the current break-even on any set of cattle at any given time. To see the details that are utilized in calculating the break-even, click on the break-even number in green on the right side of the inventory table. The break-even is also displayed on the group summary report. The breakeven is shown for the group based on per head, per CWT, COG D.I. (cost of gain, deads in) and COG D.O. (cost of gain, deads out).

Feed

Calling feed

The call feed option allows you to record your feed calls for each day and each location. The system will allow the user to select the feed call as the last amount fed, or allow the user to enter new values for each location. The rations can be changed at any time and will default to the last ration fed to that location.

Recording feed

Stocker1™ also allows the user to record the amount of feed fed to a location as well as what ration was fed. The system will show the head fed based on the current head in the location and the feed call from the days call. The amount fed can be entered directly based on actual feed fed, or be populated based on the feed call. Users are not restricted to a single ration for a location for the day. Additional rations may be fed to a location such as stepping up with a starter ration in the morning and a grower ration for the afternoon feeding.

Processing and treatments

Group processing

Recording the processing items and procedures completed is easily done through the group processing section. Predefined protocols organize the typical items and procedures so they are easily selected for a group. However, if changes need to be made for a group, the system has the flexibility to allow changes without changing the standard protocol.

Individual treatments

Individual treatments can be entered by selecting the animal’s tag number and color. Once selected it will pull up that calf’s arrival date, buyer and origin, previous treatment history, estimated current weight and the expected ADG. You can then select the method by which you treated and the protocol used, and enter any treatment notes such as temperature or visual appearance.

Allocations and other expenses

Allocations

In order to track all expenses that could be applied to a set of cattle, the system allows for the allocation of expenses to a location or to a group. These can be set up with a type of per day, per head day, and per pound of gain. The allocations can be used for those items that occur on a daily basis such as yardage or pasture rent. Having the system automatically apply these costs for you saves time and ensures that all expenses are accounted for.

Expenses

Stocker1™ allows you to track various expense categories such as hay, mineral, supplements, trucking and other items to a particular location or pasture. The expense can be tied to a particular group or location.

Reporting

Reports

Stocker1™ has reports ranging from detail to summary reports. Billing can be submitted to customers using either the billing detail or billing summary reports depending on their needs. The group summary report can be used as a closeout report, and can be run at any time to see valuable information on your groups. Yard sheet reports summarize where the cattle are located, as well as basic information about them.

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