- Cattle Edition Software


Cattle software that is affordable and easy to use. Manage both Cow Calf and Purebred cattle records with Ranch Manager: Cattle Edition. Built for tracking cattle, Ranch Manager detects inbreeding, tracks cattle ID, pedigree, pasture location, and tracks cattle movements. Historical Data produces a complete view of your cattle operation currently and for every year entered (including dead and unmanaged animals). Sort, filter, search, and navigate through Ranch Manager to retrieve and view data. Other features and benefits include: rapid data entry, adding cattle pictures, customizable picture pedigrees, due date reports, income and expense recording, treating multiple animals at once with vaccinations, interface with wand readers, download weights from cattle scales, average daily gain, other weight and measurement information.

Ranch Manager Software for your desktop is available in Windows and Macintosh platforms, including Windows 8, Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

Have more than just Cattle to manage? Our Livestock Edition software is especially tailored for you. Ranch Manager is designed to allow users the flexibility to combine products if you wish (multiple species eg. Cattle + Equine) into one livestock program. See the Livestock Edition for more details.

For on the go, in the pasture or at a show, the Mobile Edition Software for iPhone syncs with the Ranch Manager Cattle Desktop Edition using the RM Cloud. The Mobile Edition makes working and viewing cattle records easier and more productive. We are here to help you take control of your cattle records now!

Detailed Cattle Records: (Screenshot)
Ranch Manager software provides characteristics such as breed, gender, sire, dam, birth date, birth weight, birth ease and more. Keep detailed notes and save pictures of each animal in your herd. Enter multiple ID tags for tracking purposes. Enter events that happen to the animal throughout its lifetime. Provide standard purebred information such as registration number and trait information (EPDs).

Track Cattle Identification: (Screenshot)
Multiple ID tags such as brisket, metal, plastic, government registration, tattoo and brand. Since the BSE crisis affecting cattle operations has occurred, government regulations have been levied requiring ranchers to place government issued IDs in their animals and track transactions involving animals. Ranch Manager comes with an easy- to-use interface, allowing you to conform to the industry standards. Country of origin and Premise ID is also recorded.

Rapid Data Entry: (Screenshot)
Ranch Manager allows you to enter multiple animals in a sequence at once. Establish a template animal, provide a starting ID number, ending ID number and any formatting you wish to be applied to the front and back (such as a letter, tag color etc). Record sale information which is great for buying a load of cattle.  Get the basic information entered upfront, then quickly modify each animal after they have been created using the 'Browse' view.

Electronic ID (EID):
Ranch Manager interfaces with wand readers such as Allflex and IDology. Read tags directly into Ranch Manager, as well as perform animal searches against tag values scanned by the reader. With Ranch Manager's EID support, work your cattle through the chute, wanding each animal and when you back at your computer, you can pull up the animals that you wanded in the chute and record the events that you performed against the animals in a couple quick and easy steps.

Pasture and Location Management: (Screenshot)
Move your cattle from one location to another and track their location history. Manage bull exposure and make informed breeding decisions with automatic inbreed detection. Sketch out maps of any portion of your property and link them to animal holding areas. With the move of the mouse you can visually see which cattle were in a location at a given time. Multiple views make it easy for you to get the information you need about where your cattle are now in addition to keeping the complete movement history.

Keep Detailed Notes: (Screenshot)
Record notes on almost every type of record that can be recorded in Ranch Manager. From Animals, to Locations, to Owners and Contacts. An easy to use and common interface is used throughout the software to minimize the amount of time required to be productive.

Multiple Views of your Herd: (Screenshot)
With Ranch Manager viewing your cattle herd could never be easier. Your herd is separated into major categories such as Calf Crop, Herd Dams, Herd Sires, Animal Sales and Unmanaged Animals. Each view gives the opportunity to view the animals in a list with various characteristics displayed, or use the pedigree and offspring views to discover an animal’s family tree. Drill into the set of offspring the animal is responsible for (including grandchildren, and beyond). Search for an animal or specific set of animals based on IDs and/or characteristics.

Analyze your Data: (Screenshot)
When numeric data is available in the Ranch Manager views that you customize, a handy analysis panel becomes available. Select cattle in groups, and the analysis panel provides totals and averages for the group in addition to the totals and averages for the entire view.

Cattle Gestation History:
Track an animal’s gestation history. When a breeding record is provided, Rancher's calendar will send a reminder when the cow is estimated to calve.

Purebred EPD Information:
Purebred modules allow you to enter specific EPD information for Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Simmental, Salers, Brangus, Braford, Limousin, and Gelbvieh breeders (other breeds added upon request). A default purebred module is available to enter the most common EPDs for your other breeds.

Ranchers Journal:
In conjunction with the calendar, the Rancher’s Journal allows you to keep a journal of your day-to-day activities on the ranch. This free-form area allows you to be expressive and organized.

Animal Body Score and Measurements:
Record body score information including date, weight, body condition and any notes about the animal. Record measurement information for calculating frame scores.

In Place Help: (Screenshot)
Ranch Manager includes a comprehensive help system which takes you step by step through the most commonly executed tasks without requiring you to flip back and forth between the manual. The 'How Do I' help system is there when you need it, and gone when you don't.  The Getting Started and Tutorial are also useful tools.

Premises ID:

Ranch Manager has implemented a “Farm Identification” id (premises id) to track the location movements of your animals. Premises at birth, animal commingling, total premises history and the lifecycle history of the animal.
Customizable Reports and Views: (Screenshot)
Most views in Ranch Manager can be printed, and several views can be customized. Powerful features give analysis on screen, and then optionally print it for your records.

Robust Printing:
A large number of printing options are available to you. Almost every screen in the software can be printed to a report including the ones you customize. There are multiple printing options, in addition to printing the entire view, print animal details for selected animals; or just print the selected row. For further analysis you can print to an Excel spreadsheet.

Track Cattle Events and Actions: (Screenshot 1, 2 3, 4)
Add notes, record breeding, AI and Embryo Transplants, track animal deaths, sales, purchases, move cattle, record pregnancy test results, apply treatments, weights and record scores. Use the custom event to record events and actions that are specific for your needs.

Advanced Search and Report Creation: (Screenshot)
With Ranch Manager's Animal Search capabilities easily find the animals that you are looking for. Search for cattle by IDs and Characteristics or search for cattle containing event information such as all animals treated with a certain vaccine over the past year (or any time period you wish). Search against any type of event over any time period or pull up the list of cattle by location. Customize this view for custom reporting. Apply actions to the animals displayed in a search result, so if you run all the cattle in the north pasture at the home place through the chute and vaccinate them you can easily pull up just those animals, select them all and record the vaccination just once.

Track Due Dates: (Screenshot)
Ranch Manager will track the expected calving due dates for your cattle, whether you pasture breed, AI or use Embryos. The cattle program tracks estimated beginning and ending dates for each cow's calving season based on the days the animal was exposed to one or more sires in the same location. Estimated due dates are calculated when the breeding date is recorded (such as with AI and Embryos).  When a cow calves, Ranch Manager calculates the expected sire based on breeding information provided. 

Feed Management: (Screenshot)
Apply feeding plans to your locations and track the amount of food consumed by each animal. Ranch Manager will calculate the cost and amount of feed consumed by animals in the location where feed is applied, saving you a lot of math and providing valuable information.

ID Manifests:
Print out ID Manifests, which you can use at sales to identify your animals, or while you are out in your herd looking up animals. The ID Manifest report includes information such as animal ID, birth date, current tracking number, plastic tag, brisket tag, metal tag and tattoo.

Pedigree Editor: (Screenshot)
Track and record unlimited generations. Print and View up to 6 generations at a time, or use the expanded pedigree tree, to view the animal's entire pedigree. Pictures can be linked into the pedigree.

Event Tracker: (Screenshot)
Any event that can happen to an animal you can track. Specific events supported include: animal sale, animal treatment (vaccinations, etc), artificial insemination/breeding, birth, and death. A custom event is available for you to enter any custom event information. Events automatically show up in the Rancher’s Calendar so you can easily keep a history of your operation. Enter a single event that affects multiple animals with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface.

Breeding Planner: (Screenshot)
Ranch Manager helps you avoid placing herd dams with incompatible herd sires. The breeding planner finds which sires will cause inbreeding with dams in your herd. Print the report to take with you to the corral when you are doing spring planning.

Breed Records:
Enter detailed information about each breed of cattle involved in your operation such as name, weaning period, yearling period, gestation period, and membership ID for breed associations. Keep detailed notes about each breed in your herd. Monitor breed performance by allowing you to view averages on price per pound, sale weight, and total sales and compare them side-by-side to the other breeds in your herd, or view this information historically. Filter by animal age, gender and ownership.

Ranchers Calendar: (Screenshot)
The Rancher’s Calendar keeps you organized and informed about your operation. The calendar provides an invaluable historical catalog of what has transpired on your operation. View calendar by month, or drill down to a specific day. Add entries to your calendar with an easy-to-use interface. Hover the mouse over visual cues and receive detailed information without drilling down.

Sales Tracking and Reporting:
Easily track cattle that you are planning to sell, get detailed reports based on sale activity. Reporting information is collected historically; view information based on average price per pound, or total sales. Information can be filtered by animal age, gender, and ownership.  Print reports such as Animal details, Breeding Plan, ID manifest, current table screen, graphs (Total Sales by breed) and more.

Income/Expenses Tracking: (Screenshot)
Record income and expenses into Ranch Manager. Print reports to ease tax preparation.

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