Livestock Bookings and Scheduling
Whenever livestock becomes available for purchase, even if it’s 3-4 weeks in advance, book animals in on a specific day and time slot at your abattoir.
SI’s bookings and scheduling software:
- Records the animals and quantities, from which supplier the livestock is being bought from, and when they are coming in.
- Data provides the first set analysis information i.e. how many animals they will receive each day.
- Delivers a real-time view of the booking diary, meaning that buyers have the knowledge they need to chase animals for specific days, or defer animals to other days.
- Lots are created and livestock are assigned a time slot whenever batches of cattle arrive at the abattoir, from farms and producers.
SI’s livestock bookings application is easy to use for anyone familiar with MS Explorer, and available as a desk-based or tablet application. The software is designed to sit within the main livestock server and to be accessible by operators at each site, via Terminal Services.
Manage booking information across multi-site operations
Bookings are created within the main Livestock SQL Server database. For multi-site operations, the bookings table is replicated using SQL Server replication to other remote site servers (DBS Servers), so that the data is consistently available and accessible by the lairage management, touch panel, OTM stations and grading station at each site.
Once the bookings have been placed on the system, they can be viewed within the application in a diary view format, via a report from the Livestock Bookings application, or through the Abattoir Bookings page in the livestock tracker application.
Livestock bookings can be made as far in advance as required using our application.
Managing your kill schedule through diary view
When you want an instant way to organise your bookings into time slots, the application provides a diary view. Using this view, you can manage a sequential time slot introduction of livestock to the slaughter process. The diary view also allows for more than one booking to be allocated to the same time slot.
Key information is displayed within the diary view’s booking bar, including lot number, the quantity of animals booked in, supplier/producer code, supplier/producer name, the first line of address.