Total Beef - cattle management software

Key Features

  • Individual Animal Records
  • Statutory Movement Reports
  • Email BCMS with Births/Movements
  • Generates Assurance Reports
  • Detailed Costings Analysis
  • Access your Cattle Data on a Palmtop
  • Integrates with Total Accounts

from £345+vat

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Sum-It's Total Beef Cattle Management software is designed to be a complete beef enterprise management tool to aid with the practical day-to-day control and increasing official, traceability and assurance aspects of the industry. It provides full enterprise costing facilities, generating gross margins and detailed profit analysis. Program Set-up time can be minimised by downloading movement records from BCMS. Choose from either Starter or Standard levels and both modules will integrate seamlessly with the Accounts module.

With Total Beef you can:

  • Keep all Statutory Movement records
  • View comprehensive individual animal records
  • Email BCMS to apply for Passport Applications and notify Movements
  • Access your cattle data outside at any time on a Palmtop
  • Print off NOAH format Medicine Book for both Purchases and Treatments
  • Calculate N kg/Ha generated by all livestock on-farm and storage needed
  • Monitor liveweight gains between different groups of animals
  • Input accurate feed usage records by animal group
  • Analyse the financial performance of your Beef Herd
  • Run a comparison against your BCMS Movements file
  • Maintain a complete unlimited pedigree history of the herd

Starter Module

Total Starter Cattle is designed to handle all legislative aspects of beef records, providing statutory Cattle Movement and Herd Register records plus a Medicine book, storing drugs used against drugs purchased, that satisfies Health Assurance recording requirements. When entering calving details the system will then notify BCMS for a Passport Application by email for each calf. Also the movement details of any cattle purchased or sold can be emailed direct to BCMS from the software. The program also provides the facility to reconcile the data against BCMS records.

Should you wish to upgrade to the Standard level, this can be done at any time, without needing to re-enter any data.

Standard Module

Total Standard Beef Cattle includes all the Starter legislative functionality but goes on to provide in-depth management records and analysis. Suckler Herds benefit from full calving histories, fertility records and unlimited genealogies. Fattening Herds can record weights and feed costs to calculate daily liveweight gains and true profit per kilo or per day on-farm.

All Total Standard Beef Cattle reports can be easily exported into Excel, CSV, TXT and PDF formats.

Comparison Table

Starter Level Standard Level
Statutory Stock Movements Statutory Stock Movements
Passports/Movements Via CTS to BCMS Passports/Movements Via CTS to BCMS
Livestock Sales & Purchases Livestock Sales & Purchases
Records all Calving Details Records all Calving Details
OTM Warning OTM Warning
TB Movements Control TB Movements Control
Drug Treatments & Stocks Drug Treatments & Stocks
NOAH Medicine Book (incl. Organic Template) NOAH Medicine Book (incl. Organic Template)
NVZ Muck Planner NVZ Muck Planner
BCMS Reconciliation Report BCMS Reconciliation Report
Block Booking of Events Block Booking of Events
Herd Book Register Herd Book Register
Will utilise Bar Code Scanners Will utilise Bar Code Scanners
Integrates with Total Accounts Module Individual Animal Cards
  Electronic IDs
  Weighing/DLWG Records
  Growth reports: Grades/KO%
  Feed Usage Records
  Pedigree/Relation Records
  Selective Performance Reports
  Profit Analysis By Day/Kg/Grade
  Advanced Herd Health Analysis
  Suckler Cow Records
  Fertility Reports
  Bull/Semen Records
  Data Export to Excel & Word etc.
  Integrates with Total Accounts Module

Optional Modules and Equipment

Laser Bar Code Readers can be supplied to speed up data entry from Cattle Passports. They scan the UK Ear Tag, Date of Birth, Sex and Breed instantly onto the Purchase Screen and can also be used to tag animals for sale. For further details please go to Bar Code Readers.

You can record any event as it happens with the Pocket Bovine Module running on a Palmtop. This imports the cattle data from Total Beef onto the Palmtop to either review the status of each animal or input new events, such as calvings, drug treatments and weights as you do them outside. This data can then be synchronised with Total Beef back on the office PC at anytime. For further details please go to Pocket Total.

The Electronic Weigher Interface Module links Total Standard Beef to Trutest 2000/3000 and other electronic scales to import weights automatically.


Hardware Requirements

Total will operate on Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. It requires a minimum of 256MB Ram and 50MB of Hard Disk capacity plus an internet connection to receive program updates.


How do I find out more?

If you would like to see the software for yourself, you can request a free on-farm demonstration, with no obligation, or order a free demonstration CD via our Contact Form.