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Setup a livestock tracker

How to setup your livestock trackers in Figured

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Written by Alexandra Henley
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Adding a new livestock tracker

You can have as many livestock trackers as you wish, provided you have either a unique set of sales/purchase accounts setup or multi-farm enabled.

You can find your trackers under the Operations tab in the side menu.

When on the Trackers page select Create New Tracker and on the following page select your desired livestock type, i.e. Dairy Cattle from the list provided.

To create a new livestock tracker, you'll need to enter a name and the desired account mapping. If you have enabled multi-farm, you'll see an additional option to choose which tracking option the tracker is assigned to.

NOTE: Single purchase and sale account mapping means you have one sales and purchase account for all your stock classes, i.e. Dairy Cattle - Sales.

Individual purchase and sale account mapping means you have a unique sales and purchase account for each stock class, i.e. Bobby Calves - Sales, MA Cows - Sales.

Please note purchase accounts must be a Direct Cost in order to map the account. If no accounts show here you will need to go to your Chart of Accounts page and change the type to Direct Costs.

Configuring your livestock tracker

On creation you'll be taken to the livestock tracker settings page, you can get back to this page at any stage.

In the tracker settings you can update the standard payment terms (defaulted to 2 weeks), stock weights, enabled stock classes, accounting software account mapping, and opening balances.

NOTE: New Zealand and Australian livestock trackers have an additional option to enable rations, map rations, and contra of rations accounts.

On creating a new livestock tracker, you'll be given a list of stock classes you can enable.

Once you select your preferred stock classes, you can map the corresponding sale/purchase account for the stock classes.

We recommend hiding disabled stock classes after enabling all stock classes - it makes your tracker settings look a little tidier! You can change that option at any time.

Once you're happy with the setup, hit Save at the bottom of the tracker.

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