Optimal Business Solutions

 

GOAT TRACKS

 

The Australian boer goat industry is in a developing stage, and many boer goat breeders require a record management system that assists them in their breeding program. Optimal Business Solutions has identified a need in this industry for a simple breeder’s management system, one that contains a simple event recorder as well as the facility to automatically generate registration forms.

 

We have developed GOAT TRACKS, a MS Excel based spreadsheet program as well as a breeder’s management service using GOAT TRACKS as a basis. In addition, we have developed several field record forms making the collection and recording of vital information a breeze.

 

 

'Cassius'

Managing your boer goat breeding program the easy way!

 

Ś EVENT RECORDER & REGISTRATION PROGRAM

 

Do you know how each of your Does and Bucks are performing in your boer goat breeding program? How good are your breeding program records? Finding the paperwork of registering your goats with the BGBAA too much? You are not alone!

 

What you need is GOAT TRACKS, the Boer Goat Breeder Event Recorder and Registration Program developed by Optimal Business Solutions specifically for members of the Boer Goat Breeders’ Association of Australia. This program involves recording the birth events required to register your boer goats with the BGBAA and ‘tracking’ this information to build up a history of the production performance of your Does and Bucks. This history of events is then utilised to its full potential through the custom features of the program.

Main List, where each event is recorded

 

Each 'event' is recorded on a separate row in the program, and through the powerful MS Excel feature called AutoFilter, the user can filter the data with user specified criteria. This is the "Event Recorder' part of the program. Individual items of each event are all those required to register offspring with the BGBAA, as well as weights (in kg) at different intervals (weaning, post-weaning and yearling).

 

Through the AutoFilter feature you can specify any criteria such as a specific Doe (by Doe Number or Doe Name). The filtered Main List will then show only those entries to the Main List. A summary is provided at the bottom of the Main List showing total number of births by sex (males/females/total), by birth type, and by joining type, as well as average weight at various stages (birth, weaning, post weaning, yearling). All you have to do is view or print the 'filtered' report to obtain important information about the production performance of your breeding stock.

 

A tip would be to record all those birth events even if you are not going to register the offspring with the BGBAA (eg 1st or 2nd cross males), as this information provides an indication as to the production performance of your Does (and Bucks). Through time the data in the program builds up to an important source of management information to enable you to manage your boer goat breeding.

 

The user can quite readily specify which birth events recorded to submit to the BGBAA for registration. No more handwritten registration forms!

 

This Microsoft Excel 2000 spreadsheet program has custom-built macros and menu commands, but requires little knowledge of Microsoft Excel itself.

Main Menu

 

For only $165* you can receive this powerful program that will enable you to really manage your boer goat breeding program as well as automatically generate registration forms to submit to the BGBAA.

*(includes 10% GST and postage & handling anywhere in Australia)

 

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Ť BREEDER’S MANAGEMENT SERVICE

 

If you don’t have a computer or if the kids have taken over the computer, don’t despair! Optimal Business Solutions can provide you with a Boer Goat Breeder’s Management Service, using GOAT TRACKS as a basis.  All you have to do is send us a copy of all the registration forms you send to the BGBAA for processing, and we will do the rest. 

 

For an initial set up cost of $132* we will set up a breeding management system for you and provide you with a detailed report on the production performance of your Does and Bucks. A complimentary binder is provided to store these performance reports for future reference.

 

These reports comprise between 8 and 50 pages depending on the number of bucks and does in your breeding program. The following is an indication of what can be expected:

 

*        Full listing of birth events recorded for each grade of doe (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th cross, full blood and pure bred)

*        Full listing of birth events recorded for each buck in the breeding program

*        Full listing of birth events recorded for kids born in the specified years

*           Full listing of birth events of kids born by grade (1st, 2nd, 3rd& 4th cross, full blood and pure bred)

*           A production performance report for each of your bucks, showing all the does it has mated with and the performance of this mating (No. of male/female kids born, avg birth weight, birth type) in tabular and graphical form

*           A production performance report for each of your does, showing all the bucks it has mated with and the performance of this mating (No. of male/female kids born, avg birth weight, birth type) in tabular and graphical form

*           Two pages of standard performance graphs for the entire herd and for the different grades of does.

 

The performance reports for bucks and does are limited to 25 (eg 4 bucks and 21 does) or unless otherwise agreed.

 

Regular updated reports can be provided for an annual fee of $88* which entitles you to updated reports twice a year. You are under no obligation to continue your membership after the first year.

 

*(includes 10% GST)

 

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Ž FIELD RECORD FORMS

 

We have developed various field record forms making the collection and recording of boer goat production information a breeze. Ask us about our Birth Record Forms and our Weight Record Forms shown below, available from as little as $7.00 (incl. p&h anywhere in Australia and 10% GST).

 

GT001  Birth Record Form

GT003  Weight Record Form

 

 

 

 

            Order quantities and price:

Product code

No. of GT001

(Birth Record)

forms

No. of GT003

(Weight Record)

forms

Price includes

Postage & Handling anywhere in Australia and 10% GST

GTF1A

40

0

$    7.00

GTF1B

100

0

$   14.75

GTF3A

0

40

$    7.00

GTF3B

0

100

$   14.75

GTF13

75

25

$   14.75

 

 

 

 

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