Production trackers on Figured are used to keep on top of all the various forms of production on your farm - whether you're a sheep and beef farmer, a dairy farmer, a potato farmer, or something in between.
For crops (arable), you would have a crop season setup for each crop type you produce.
Crop seasons are flexible - you can setup to have a crop season which spans as little or as much time as you want. They have no end date, only a start date.
Working in a crop season
Within your crop season, you'll have a list of products available for use depending on the crop type you've got setup. Your different products will have unique calculated KPIs so you can better and more accurately track the profitability of your crops.
For example, if you add a Soybeans crop season, the only product you'll have available is soybeans. Whereas if you add Rice as a crop season, you'll have two products available: rice grain and rice straw.
Your crop season allows you to:
- Record and track area / field changes
- Record planned costs attributed to your crop season, like spraying or the cost of storage
- Record crop harvests
- Record crop and other inventory purchases (like fertiliser)
- Record crop and other inventory sales
You can choose to enter these movements as they happen on the farm, or you can enter them retroactively every week, month, or even a year after the fact depending on what you intend to use Figured for.
How the crop season works with actuals and forecasts
You enter actual and forecast transactions into your crop season.
An example of how you would use your crop season in these two views is below:
- You have a crop season for Wheat setup for the wheat you grow on the farm
- You would enter a forecasted sale of 100 t of wheat for the following year
- The next year when you've harvested and packaged up your wheat, you realise you harvested a lot more than first anticipated and you add an actual sale of 200 t of wheat
The crop season then passes this information to Xero and other parts of Figured, like your planning grid, and your reports.