Stock Move Express Android Help


Setup

What type of phone or tablet do I need to use the app?

Stock Move Express Android requires a smart phone or tablet running Google's Android operating system. The device must have Bluetooth and will need internet access via mobile data or WiFi.


How do I get Stock Move Express Android?

To download Stock Move Express Android:

  1. Select the 'Play Store' app icon on your phone or tablet (formally 'Google Market').
  2. New users to the Play Store may be required to set up a Google account to use the Play Store, but the device will take you through that process.
  3. In the search box at the top, search for 'shearwell stock move'.
  4. Tap 'Stock Move Express' in the search result then press 'Install'.

Alternatively browse to this page on your phone or tablet and click here.


How do I register or login

The app is powered by NLMD-LT, meaning everything recorded within the app can be viewed and reported online. If you already have a NLMD-LT or WLBP Farm Records account:

  1. Press 'Existing User Login'.
  2. Enter your NLMD-LT or WLBP Farm Records username and password.
  3. Finally press 'Login'.

Otherwise to register for a free account:

  1. Press 'Register'.
  2. Choose if you want a free account or a premium account with 3 months free trial.
  3. Enter your name, postcode, email address and choose a password.
  4. Enter the Holding CPH of the main holding that you are responsible for.
  5. If your are a member of WLBP (Welsh Lamb & Beef Producers Ltd), tick 'I am a WLBP member' and enter your membership number.
  6. Finally press the 'Register' button.
  7. Depending on the details you entered and the role selected, account approval can be instant - meaning you can start using the app immediately. Otherwise you may have to wait for the administrator to approve it.

How to setup my NLMD-LT account to work with the phone or tablet?

To make the app easier to use it is recommended that you follow the steps below to configure your NLMD-LT account:

Setup holdings

Set the address of each of your holdings. This is important as it controls which version of the holding register is generated. If you didn't at registration, you can also add holdings / species that you are responsible for maintaining the holding register for.  To setup holdings:

  1. Login to the NLMD-LT website on your computer and select from the main menu Manage Holdings > Edit Holdings.
  2. Select the Edit button for each of the holdings and enter the address and herd / flock numbers.

Configure favourites

You can configure favourites that will appear in drop down lists within the app to save you from having to remember holding CPH numbers and other details you use regularly. To configure favourites:

  1. Login to the NLMD-LT website on your computer and select from the main menu My Details > Manage Favourites.
  2. Select a favourite type to configure, this could be Holdings you regularly make movement to or from, breeds, herd / flock numbers etc.
  3. Enter the new favourite details in the form then click 'Add'
  4. Continue this process until all the different favourite types have been configured.

To get any changed favourites onto your phone or tablet, from the app front screen select 'Settings' , 'Refresh Favourites'.


How do I import my existing animals?

Cattle from BCMS

You can import your existing cattle directly from BCMS. Before starting the import you must first setup BCMS. To start the import:
  1. From the front screen press 'Manage Holdings' > 'Import Animals from BCMS'.
  2. Select a holding to import animals for.
  3. Press the 'Import Animals' button.

Import Animals from List

To import sheep or cattle by manually entering the tag numbers or from EID reads you can use the import animals from list screen:
  1. From the front screen press 'Manage Holdings' > 'Import Animals from List'.
  2. Select the species and holding the animals are being imported for.
  3. Next choose how the animals arrived on farm, either on farm birth or purchase / moved on. If purchase / moved on is selected the on movement date and from holding must be specified. If you can't remember the from holding you can tick Unknown.
  4. You can now optionally set the animal details that will be applied to all animals being imported in this import action.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals being imported.
  6. Finally press the 'Import Animals' button.

If you have groups of animals that arrived on farm on different dates or have different dates of birth, breeds or genders you can run the import multiple times for each group of animals. For additional import options, you can use the import animals page on the NLMD-LT website.

Please note: You must have a mobile data signal of WiFi connection to use the import animals screen. You should only use the import animals screen for your initial import of animals, when new animals come on farm you should record this using the birth or movement recording screen.


How do I download my animals?

You can use the app to view details of animals on your holdings. Sometimes the details on the phone or tablet will become out of date if you record information via the NLMD-LT website or other farm software. To refresh the details of animal on holding:

  1. From the front screen press the 'Settings' button.
  2. Then press 'Refresh Animals'.

For details on how to import your existing animals onto NLMD-LT click here.

Please note you need an active mobile internet or WiFi connection to complete this action.

How do I connect to the Shearwell Stick Reader (SDL400S)?

The app can accept EID's of individual identified animals via Bluetooth from the Shearwell Data EID Stick Reader (SDL400S). Before you can use the phone or tablet with a particular Stick Reader you must "pair" them - an easy procedure you will only have to do once.

  1. Run the Stock Move Express app and navigate to a screen that allow individual animals to be read (e.g. select Sheep > Statutory > Movement > Add Animals).
  2. Switch the Stick Reader on, then press 'Connect'.
  3. If a message appears asking permission to switch on Bluetooth, press 'Yes'.
  4. Press the 'Scan for devices' button to scan for all Bluetooth devices in range.
  5. On the back of the stick reader look for a label with the Bluetooth name. It will start with SDL400S or SDL440S, followed by another 4 digits. For example: SDL400S 1234. Make a note of the four digits on your stick reader.

  6. Sticker on the back of the stick reader shows its Bluetooth number
  7. Once the scan is complete, find the stick reader's Bluetooth name in the list and press on it.
  8. If you haven't connected to the particular Stick Reader before, you will be prompted to enter the pairing PIN.

  9. Enter the PIN '1111' and tap 'OK'.
  10. The phone or tablet will indicate that it is connected to the reader by the Connect button now showing 'Connected', the Stick Reader's light will also turn blue when there is an active connection. In future the phone or tablet will try to automatically connect to the reader whenever you enter an Add Animals screen.

App Settings

The app settings screen allows you to configure how the app works. To get to the setting screen, press the 'Settings' button on the Stock Move Express main screen, you then have the following options:

  • Refresh Favourties - will download (from NLMD-LT) the lists of recently used values like herd / flock numbers, breeds, hauliers etc. Any values entered via the app which have not also been sent in requests to NLMD-LT will be lost.
  • Refresh Lists - will download standard lists for medicines, breeds, death reasons and treatment conditions.
  • Refresh Holdings - will download the list of holdings known to your login on NLMD-LT. Any holdings entered via the app which have not been sent in requests to NLMD-LT will be lost.
  • Refresh Licenses - use this to refresh your licenses for the features you are permitted to access.
  • Refresh Animals - will download the animals on farm along with their movements, treatments and comments.
  • Refresh Medicine Stock - will download the current medicine stock.
  • Connect to Reader - use this to setup a Bluetooth connection to your Shearwell EID reader.
  • Clear last used device - will stop the app trying to automatically connect to the previously used EID reader.
  • Simple Sheep Movements - when ticked, it enables a short version of the movement screen which only collects the information required by the Holding Register. This option should not be ticked if you want to generate movement documents or forward movements to a statutory movement database (i.e. ARAMS, EIDCymru or ScotEID).
  • Prompt for new animal details - if this is ticked and a tag number is entered or scanned for an animal which the app doesn't already know about, the create animal screen will appear allowing the date of birth, breed and sex to be entered.
  • Legacy Bluetooth Mode - If you are having problems connecting to the red handled stick reader tick this box. When ticked the app will not be able to connect to the blue handled stick reader (the model compatible with Apple iPhone).

Installing Google Play Services

Stock Move Express needs Google Play Services installed to enable the app to function correctly. If you get an error message on the Stock Move Express main screen indicating that it is not installed:

  1. Press the 'Continue' button.
  2. If you haven't setup a Google account on the phone or tablet, you will first be asked to 'Add a Google Account'.
    • Choose 'Existing' if you already have a Google or Gmail account, then enter your email address and password when prompted.
    • Otherwise choose 'New', then follow the on screen instructions.
  3. On the Google Play Services app details screen, select 'Install', then 'Accept'.
  4. Once installation is complete you can return to Stock Move Express.

Recording

Adding animals to a request

Animal identifiers can be added to a request (e.g. movement) in four different ways.

Press the 'Add Animals' button in the appropriate recording action then:

Import EID's from stick reader memory

If you have the Stick Reader model that contains an internal memory, you can read the animals into groups on the reader then download a particular group to the phone or tablet.  To add a group from Stick Reader memory:

  1. Switch the Stick Reader on.
  2. On the phone or tablet press the 'Add Animals' button in the appropriate recording action e.g. movement.
  3. Wait a few seconds for the phone or tablet to connect to the stick reader.  The connect button will indicate the connection status and the blue light on the stick reader will switch on if there is an active connection.  If you haven't connected to the stick reader previously click here for details on how to connect.
  4. Tap the 'Add Groups' button and the app will display a list of groups stored in the stick readers memory.
  5. Tick the group(s) that you want to import, then press 'Ok'.

Read the EID tags live

Alternatively you can use the live read option to add animals as you read them on the stick reader.  To do this:

  1. Switch the Stick Reader on.
  2. On the phone or tablet press the 'Add Animals' button in the appropriate recording action e.g. movement.
  3. Wait a few seconds for the phone or tablet to connect to the stick reader.  The connect button will indicate the connection status and the blue light on the stick reader will switch on if there is an active connection.  If you haven't connected to the stick reader previously click here for details on how to connect.
  4. Now read an EID using the stick reader and it should be added to the animal list.

Entering tags numbers for new animals not on holding

  1. In the app press the 'Manual Tag' button.
  2. Select the herd/flock number, if the herd/flock number does not exist in the list, press the 'New Herd/Flock' button and enter the number e.g. 123456.
  3. Enter the tag number. As you type the app will automatically add zero padding and calculate the check digit for cattle. E.g. for tag UK123456 300101 just enter 101 and the app will automatically add any zero padding and the check digit.
  4. Press the 'Ok' button to add the tag to the list.

Entering tags numbers for known animals on holding

  1. In the app press the 'Manual Tag' button.
  2. Enter the last few significant digits of the tag number and suggestions will appear showing known animals on holding. E.g. for animal UK123456 300101 just enter 101 and the app will display suggestions of all animals on holding with tags ending with 101.
  3. Select the tag from the suggestions list.

If you want to search by management identifier / tag:

  1. Tick 'Search by Management Identifier / Tag'
  2. Enter the management identifier to search for, the app will display in the suggestions list all animals that have a management identifier containing the entered text.
  3. Select the tag from the suggestions list.
If you cannot find the desired tag:
  1. Select the herd/flock number, if the herd/flock number does not exist in the list, press the 'New Herd/Flock' button and enter the number e.g. 123456.
  2. Enter the tag number. As you type the app will automatically add zero padding and calculate the check digit for cattle. E.g. for tag UK123456 700105 just enter 105 and the app will automatically add any zero padding and the check digit.
  3. Press the 'Ok' button to add the tag to the list.

Add batch identified animals (Sheep only)

This method can be used if the animals are batch identified or you are only required to record the event on a batch basis.

  1. In the app press the 'Add Batch' button.
  2. Select the herd/flock number from the recently used list.  If you cannot find it press the 'New Flock' button and enter the herd/flock number.
  3. Enter the number of animals, then you can optionally select a stock type and Id Mark.
  4. Press the 'Ok' button to add the batch to the list.

Add tag range (only available for sheep movement or tag application)

This method can be used when applying a number of tags in the same request and enables you to quicky add a range of tags.

  1. In the green menu bar at the top press the 3 vertical dot icon to show additional options, then choose 'Enter Tag Range'.
  2. Select the flock number from the recently used list.  If you cannot find it press the 'New Flock' button and enter the herd/flock number.
  3. Enter the first tag number in the range and the total number of tags.
  4. Press the 'OK' button to add the range to the list.

Recording & sending to NLMD-LT

Data recorded will not appear on your NLMD-LT holding / herd register until it is sent to NLMD-LT.  You can send a request (e.g. movement) in one of the following ways:

Immediately after recording

After recording a request press the 'Send' button. This will save the request to your phone or tablet, which will try to immediately send it to NLMD-LT. To use this option you need mobile internet signal or a WiFi connection. If trying to send fails due to lack of signal the request will be saved locally and you will be able to try to send it again later from the 'Unsent' list.

Later from the unsent list

After recording a request press the 'Save' or 'Send' button. Later when you have mobile internet signal or WiFi connection, select the 'Unsent' tab then press 'Send All' or select each request to send and press the 'Send' button.

When a request is sent to NLMD-LT, one of the following results will be returned:

  • Completed successfully - Request was successful.
  • Completed with some warnings - Request was successful, but there was some minor warnings.
  • Completed with some errors - Successful, but parts indicated by the errors could not be processed
  • Fail - System failed when processing the request, please contact the administrator.

Forwarding to statutory database

Sheep movements can be forwarded to the relevant statutory database. In England this is ARAMS, in Scotland it is ScotEID and in Wales it is EIDCymru. To enable this, you must first configure the relevant forwarding details for ARAMS, EIDCymru or ScotEID. To forward a request you then just record and send the request to NLMD-LT as normal. When the request is successfully sent, a message similar to this will appear:

'Now' will trigger the request to be immediately forwarded to the indicated statutory database.
'Later' will not send the request, you can trigger it to be sent via the website or by finding the request in the 'Alerts' tab and pressing the 'Forward' button.
'Never' will not forward the request but the data recorded will still appear in your holding register.

If this message doesn't appear, the request has not been forwarded. This could be because you have not set up forwarding for the particular holding involved or you are sending animals to a market or collection centre in England. You can view and print a completed movement document form either by using the view sent movements screen within the app or by logging in to the website and selecting Reports > Movements.

Review Forwarding Notifications

  1. When NLMD-LT sends a notification to your account, a small icon will appear at the top of the app screen.
  2. Use your finger on the icon to pull down and reveal the notification screen.


  3. Press the notification message. The result notification contains the relevant statutory database forwarding ID and status. If the statutory database's status is successful, it means the request was successfully forwarded.
  4. If errors have been reported, press the 'View Errors' button to see details of the errors reported. To resolve any errors you will need to log in to the NLMD-LT website and select Manage Holdings and then Send / Review Result for the relevant statutory database. If you are in England, see the sending to ARAMS guide, or in Scotland, see the sending to ScotEID guide or in Wales, see the sending to EIDCymru guide.

Sending to BCMS

Cattle births, movements and deaths can be forwarded to BCMS, before this can be done you must setup BCMS.  To send a request to BCMS, record and send the request to NLMD-LT as normal. When the request is successfully sent the following message will appear:

'Now' will trigger the request to be sent to BCMS immediately.
'Later' will not send the request to BCMS, you can trigger it to be sent via the website or by finding the request in the 'Alerts' tab and pressing the 'Forward to BCMS' button.
'Never' will not send the request to BCMS, the data recorded will still appear in your herd register.

If this message doesn't appear, the request has not been forwarded to BCMS.  This could be because you haven't setup BCMS for the particular holding involved or NLMD-LT found errors with the request.

Requests aren't sent to BCMS immediately and BCMS sometimes take up to 24 hours to process and return the result.  When BCMS have processed your request, NLMD-LT will send a notification to your phone or tablet informing you of the result.  This notification will appear at the top of the device in the notification area.

To see the result, pull down the notification area and press the stock move notification.

The result notification contains the BCMS Receipt ID and BCMS status, if the BCMS status is success and there is a receipt ID it means the request was successfully sent to BCMS. If BCMS reported error, press the 'View Warning/Error' button to see details of the errors reported. To resolve any errors you will need to login to the NLMD-LT website and select Manage Holdings > BCMS > Send / Review Result, for details see the sending to BCMS guide.

If you don't receive a notification of the BCMS result within 24 hours, you should manually check the BCMS status by selecting the 'Alerts' tab, then the appropriate request then press the 'Check BCMS Status' button.


Cattle Recording

Setup BCMS

If you have cattle, you can configure the app / NLMD-LT to send any births, movements and deaths to BCMS. You will need to have registered to use the BCMS CTS Online Service to obtain your username and password. To set up BCMS reporting, first make sure you are connected to the Internet and then:

  1. On the home page, select 'Manage Holdings' > 'Setup BCMS'.
  2. The app will connect to the server and retrieve current settings.
  3. From the list of Holdings, select the item showing the BCMS Primary Holding.
  4. Enter your CTS Online username and password.
  5. Select the postal holding CPH - this is usually the same as your primary holding CPH.
  6. If this holding has registered BCMS linked holdings, select them from the list of your other holdings.
  7. Tap the status button to turn 'On' this configuration.
  8. Tap 'Save' to update your configuration. The app will try to contact the BCMS CTS Online Service and check you have entered a valid username and password.

For a detailed guide on how to configure and use BCMS click here.


Record a cattle birth

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Birth'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the calf was born, tag application date and date of birth.
  3. Press the enter dam button, then start typing the last few digits of the dam's tag and the app will display suggestions of cattle tag numbers on holding.
  4. If you see the correct tag number in the suggestions list, tap the tag number.  Otherwise press the 'select herd no' button , then select the herd number from the list or enter it if it hasn't been previously entered.  You can now enter the tag and press 'Ok'.
  5. Select the calf tag and optionally the sire tag in the same way as the dam tag.
  6. Select the breed and gender from the drop down list.
  7. You can now save or send the request. If you have multiple births to record with similar details, the 'Save & Add' button will save the request to your unsent items, then will leave the screen open so you can enter a different calf tag.

Record a cattle movement

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Movement'.
  2. Select the movement direction and date.
  3. Select the from and to holding CPH.  If you cannot find a particular holding within the list, tap 'Add new' and enter a Holding CPH and name.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals moved.
  5. Optionally select the haulier name and vehicle registration number.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

Record a cattle death on farm

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Death'.
  2. Select the date of death and holding CPH where it happened.
  3. Select how you disposed of the carcase. You can either tick 'Specify disposal holding' and enter a holding CPH or enter a comment in the 'Approved disposal route' field.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals that died.
  5. You can now save or send the request.

Record a cattle tag replacement

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Replacement'.
  2. Select the tag replacement date and holding CPH where it happened.
  3. Select the replacement reason and optionally enter a comment.
  4. Press the 'Add' button to enter details about the tags replaced.
  5. If the previous tag number is known, manually enter by pressing the 'Previous Tag' button or press 'Scan' to read the tags EID. Otherwise if the original tag is unknown, untick the previous tag checkbox.
  6. Enter the replacement tag number by pressing the 'Replacement Tag' button and manually enter a tag number or by pressing the 'Scan' button and reading the tags EID.
  7. Press the 'Add to list' button to add the selection.  If you are replacing multiple tags the above process can be repeated.
  8. Once the replacement identifiers have been added press the 'Continue' button.
  9. You can now save or send the request.

Record a cattle treatment with a medicine

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Administer Treatment'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animals were treated, and the treatment start and end date.
  3. If you want to treat with a Stock Medicine that you have previously purchased, tick 'Medicine from stock' then press 'Choose Medicine' to select the medicine. Otherwise tick 'Non stock medicine', then press 'Choose Medicine' to select the medicine from the NLMD-LT standard list.
  4. Enter the medicine batch number and amount administered per animal. Optionally, you can select the supplier, person who administered it and the reason for treatment.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals treated.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

Record a cattle treatment for a veterinary procedure

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Administer Procedure'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animals were treated, treatment date and procedure performed on the animals.
  3. Optionally, you can also select the person who administered it and the reason for treatment.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals treated.
  5. You can now save or send the request.

Record a cattle comment

You can use comments (notes) to group animals or record that something has happened to particular animals.

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Comments'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animal is located.
  3. Enter the comment text to be applied.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals the comment should be applied to.
  5. Optionally select a colour indicator flag. Use this to group comments into categories e.g. Maybe use the red flag for animals marked for culling or orange for animals with a particular ailment.
  6. If you want a warning icon to be displayed next time you read or enter the tag, tick 'Show comment when next scanned'.
  7. You can now save or send the request.

You can view comments within the animal details screen, or when adding animals to an event (e.g. treatment) you will see any comment colour flags within the tag list and pressing on the tag will display all comments.


Record cattle weights

Weights can be entered manually or by connecting to a Bluetooth enabled Weigh Head

  1. On the Cattle record tab, select 'Weights'.
  2. If you are recording using a Reader, make sure it is connected or press the Reader's Connect button. See how to connect to a Reader for more details.
  3. If you have a Bluetooth Weigh Head (Tru-Test ID3000 or EziWeigh7), make sure it is connected or press the Weigh Head's Connect button.
  4. Select the holding CPH where the animal is located and set the weighing date.
  5. Pass the animals through your weighing equipment to read the tag and weight or manually enter the tag and add the current weight. The previous weight and daily live weight gain (DLWG) will also be shown.
  6. You can also provide a condition score and grade.
  7. When you are happy with the information for the current animal, you can either press Next Animal or just read the next tag (entered manually or with the reader). The current animal details will be added to the list at the bottom of the form and the other fields will be prepared for the next animal.
  8. When all animals have been weighed, you can now save or send the request.

If the weight is being read automatically via Bluetooth, you can use the Refresh button to request the weight again.


Cattle Management Groups

Management groups allow your to group animals together by whatever criteria you want. An animal can be in any number of groups.

Viewing, Editing & Deleting
  1. On the Cattle record tab, select the 'Management Groups' button.
  2. The screen will display all groups previously recorded, to update this list with the groups on the NLMD-LT website press the 'Refresh' button.
  3. To view or edit an existing group, press on the group name within the list.
  4. To delete a group, long press on the group name then press 'Delete'.
Adding New Groups
  1. On the Cattle record tab, select the 'Management Groups' button.
  2. Press the 'New Group' button.
  3. Select the holding the group is located at.
  4. Enter a group name.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals within the group.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

You cannot currently use groups within the app to record an event. However you can record or report using the group on the NLMD-LT website.


Sheep Recording

Recording a sheep tag application / birth

Sheep tag application / births can be recorded in two ways. Simple mode can be used if you want to record a group of sheep of the same breed that were born in the same month and year. Otherwise you can use the management info mode to record details such as gender, breed, dam and sire for each individual animal.

Simple mode

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Tag Application'.
  2. Select the tag application date and holding CPH where it was applied.
  3. Select the year and month the animals were born.
  4. Optionally select the breed and enter a comment.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals.
  6. The continuous register running total maintained by NLMD-LT will be automatically increased by the number of animals in this request. If you don't want the number to be adjusted, tick the box to indicate the animals are already included in the annual inventory.
  7. You can now save or send the request.

With management info mode

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Tag Application'.
  2. Tick the 'Include management into' check box at the top.
  3. Select the holding CPH where the lamb was born, tag application date and date of birth.
  4. Record the dam - press Scan to read the dam's EID number or press the enter dam button and start typing the last few digits of the dam's tag - the app will display suggestions of sheep tag numbers on your holding.
  5. If you see the correct tag number in the suggestions list, tap the tag number.  Otherwise press the 'select herd no' button , then select the flock number from the list or enter it if it hasn't been previously entered.  You can now enter the tag and press 'Ok'.
  6. Select the lamb tag and optionally the sire tag in the same way as the dam tag.
  7. Select the breed and gender from the drop down list.
  8. Tick the "Advanced management info" box if you wish to record the animal as breeding stock or an embryo transfer.
  9. The continuous register running total maintained by NLMD-LT will be automatically increased by one. If you don't want the number to be adjusted, tick the box to indicate the animal has already been included in the annual inventory.
  10. You can now save or send the request. If you have multiple animals to record with similar details, the 'Save & Add' button will save the request to your unsent items, then will leave the screen open so you can enter a different lamb tag.

Setup ARAMS

If you have sheep in England, you can configure the app / NLMD-LT to send your sheep movements to ARAMS. You will need to have registered with the ARAMS website to obtain your ARAMS username and password. To set up ARAMS reporting, first make sure you are connected to the Internet and then:

  1. On the home page, select 'Manage Holdings' > 'Setup ARAMS'.
  2. The app will connect to the server and retrieve current settings.
  3. From the list of Holdings, select the item with the holding you have registered with ARAMS.
  4. Enter your ARAMS username and password.
  5. If you have registered any linked holdings with ARAMS, select them from the list of holdings.
  6. Tap the status button to turn 'On' this configuration.
  7. Tap 'Save' to update your configuration. The app will try to contact the ARAMS website and check you have entered a valid username and password.

For a detailed guide on how to configure and use ARAMS click here.


Setup EIDCymru

If you have sheep in Wales, you can configure the app / NLMD-LT to send your sheep movements to EIDCymru. You will need to have registered with the EIDCymru website to obtain a username and password. To set up EIDCymru reporting, first make sure you are connected to the Internet and then:

  1. On the home page, select 'Manage Holdings' > 'Setup EIDCymru'.
  2. The app will connect to the server and retrieve current settings.
  3. From the list of Holdings, select the item with the holding you have registered with EIDCymru.
  4. Enter your EIDCymru username and password.
  5. If you have registered any linked holdings with EIDCymru, select them from the list of holdings.
  6. Tap the status button to turn 'On' this configuration.
  7. Tap 'Save' to update your configuration. The app will try to contact EIDCymru to check you have entered a valid username and password.

For a detailed guide on how to configure and use EIDCymru, click here.


Setup ScotEID

If you have sheep in Scotland, you can configure the app / NLMD-LT to send your sheep tag applications, deaths and movements to ScotEID. You will need to have registered with the ScotEID website to obtain your ScotEID username and password. To set up ScotEID reporting, first make sure you are connected to the Internet and then:

  1. On the home page, select 'Manage Holdings' > 'Setup ScotEID'.
  2. The app will connect to the server and retrieve current settings.
  3. From the list of Holdings, select the item with the holding you have registered with ScotEID.
  4. Enter your ScotEID username and password.
  5. If you have registered any linked holdings with ScotEID, select them from the list of holdings.
  6. Tap the status button to turn 'On' this configuration.
  7. Tap 'Save' to update your configuration.

For a detailed guide on how to configure and use ScotEID, click here.


Recording a sheep movement

Sheep movements can be recorded in two different modes, by default it is configured to allow you to enter the details on the sheep movement document.  If you just want to record the data required by the holding register you can switch to the simple version by selecting Settings then ticking 'Simple Sheep Movements'.

Sheep movements must also be sent to the relevant statutory database. In England this is ARAMS (Animal Reporting and Movement Service), in Scotland it is ScotEID and in Wales it is EIDCymru. If you have correctly configured the forwarding settings for NLMD-LT, sheep movements will be forwarded to the correct statutory database after sending it to NLMD-LT. You should not use simple sheep movements if you want to report movements to a statutory database.

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Movement'.
  2. Select the departure and destination holding CPH. If you cannot find a particular holding within the list, select 'Add new' and enter a Holding CPH and name. Select a Holding Type from the dropdown list.
  3. If you are adding a new destination or departure holding, enter the full address of that holding.
  4. Next enter the name and address of the departure and destination holdings (a postcode is the minimum required information).
  5. If you are moving animals off one of your holdings, you can optionally choose to record a birth / tag application for the animals at the same time. Only tick this if the animals were born on farm and you haven't yet recorded the birth / tag application for the animals involved in the movement yet. If ticked you will need to enter the tag application date and optionally the date of birth and breed.
  6. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals moved.
  7. If it is a movement off one of your holdings, you must select the loading and departure date/time, and the duration of the trip. Press 'Next'.
  8. If the animals are being consigned to slaughter you can confirm the FCI statement, then press 'Next' to move to the next section.
  9. Tick who is responsible for transporting the animals then select the vehicle registration number. Press 'Next'.
  10. For Destination Details tick the box if the move is to a slaughterhouse or isolation unit.
  11. If the movement is on to one of your holding enter the number of animals received, arrival and unloading date/time.
  12. Tick the box if the keeper information of the destination holding is the same, or enter new keeper details.
  13. You can now save or send the request. If you save the request then it will appear under the "Unsent" tab and you can send it later. If you are configured for statutory forwarding, after a sheep movement request is sent to NLMD-LT a new screen will ask if you wish to also forward the movement to the relevant statutory database.

You can view and print a completed movement document form either by using the view sent movements screen within the app or by logging in to the website and selecting Reports > Movements.

To make it easier for you to select holding and haulier details within the app, use the configure favourites page on your computer.


Confirm a sheep movement to ARAMS or EIDCymru

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Confirm ARAMS Movements' or 'Confirm EIDCymru Movements'.
  2. Press 'Refresh' to load any new unconfirmed movements.
  3. Select a movement record. You can now connect to a Stick Reader and scan the animals or you can simply touch the question mark to confirm a tag number. The question mark will change to a thumbs up. Reject a tag number by touching the question mark twice - the thumb up will change to a thumb down. To confirm every tag number press the "Accept All" button on the bottom of the screen.
  4. When importing sheep you can add details to every animal in the group. Press 'Defaults'. Press each box to tick Birth Date, Breed and Gender. Select a month, year, breed and sex to assign to each animal. Press 'Continue' to return to the review screen.
  5. Press 'Continue' to set the arrival date and time. Tick the box if the keeper information is the same, or enter new keeper details.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

Record a sheep on farm death

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Death'.
  2. Select the date of death and holding CPH where it happened.
  3. Select how you disposed of the carcase, you can either tick 'Specify disposal holding' and enter a holding CPH or enter a comment in the 'Approved disposal route' field.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals that died.
  5. The continuous register running total maintained by NLMD-LT will be automatically decreased by the number of animals in this request. If you don't want the number to be adjusted, tick the box to indicate the animals are not already included in the annual inventory and are not included in a tag applcaition or movement.
  6. You can now save & send the request.

Record a sheep tag replacement

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Statutory' > 'Replacement'.
  2. Select the tag replacement date and holding CPH it happened at.
  3. Select the replacement reason and optionally enter a comment.
  4. Press the 'Add' button to enter details about the tags replaced.
  5. If the previous tag number is known, manually enter by pressing the 'Previous Tag' button or press 'Scan' to read the tag's EID. Otherwise if the original tag is unknown, untick the previous tag checkbox.
  6. Enter the replacement tag number by pressing the 'Replacement Tag' button and manually enter a tag number or by pressing the 'Scan' button and reading the tags EID.
  7. Press the 'Add to list' button to add the selection.  If you are replacing multiple tags the above process can be repeated.
  8. Once the replacement identifiers have been added press the 'Continue' button.
  9. You can now save or send the request.

Record a sheep treatment with a medicine

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Administer Treatment'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animals were treated, and the treatment start and end date.
  3. If you want to treat with a Stock Medicine that you have previously purchased, tick 'Medicine from stock' then press 'Choose Medicine' to select the medicine. Otherwise tick 'Non stock medicine', then press 'Choose Medicine' to select the medicine from the NLMD-LT standard list.
  4. Enter the medicine batch number and amount administered per animal. Optionally, select the supplier, person who administered it and the reason for treatment.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals treated.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

Record a sheep treatment for a veterinary procedure

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Administer Procedure'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animals were treated, treatment date and procedure performed on the animals.
  3. Optionally select the person who administered it and the reason for treatment.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals treated.
  5. You can now save or send the request.

Record a sheep comment

You can use comments (notes) to group animals or record that something has happened to particular animals.

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Comments'.
  2. Select the holding CPH where the animal is located.
  3. Enter the comment text to be applied.
  4. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals the comment should be applied to.
  5. Optionally select a colour indicator flag. Use this to group comments into categories e.g. Maybe use the red flag for animals marked for culling or orange for animals with a particular ailment.
  6. If you want a warning icon to be displayed next time you read or enter the tag, tick 'Show comment when next scanned'.
  7. You can now save or send the request.

You can view comments within the animal details screen, or when adding animals to an event (e.g. treatment) you will see any comment colour flags within the tag list and pressing on the tag will display all comments.


Record sheep weights

Weights can be entered manually or by connecting to a Bluetooth enabled Weigh Head

  1. On the Sheep record tab, select 'Weights'.
  2. If you are recording using a Reader, make sure it is connected or press the Reader's Connect button. See how to connect to a Reader for more details.
  3. If you have a Bluetooth Weigh Head (Tru-Test ID3000 or EziWeigh7), make sure it is connected or press the Weigh Head's Connect button.
  4. Select the holding CPH where the animal is located and set the weighing date.
  5. Pass the animals through your weighing equipment to read the tag and weight or manually enter the tag and add the current weight. The previous weight and daily live weight gain (DLWG) will also be shown.
  6. You can also provide a condition score and grade.
  7. When you are happy with the information for the current animal, you can either press Next Animal or just read the next tag (entered manually or with the reader). The current animal details will be added to the list at the bottom of the form and the other fields will be prepared for the next animal.
  8. When all animals have been weighed, you can now save or send the request.

If the weight is being read automatically via Bluetooth, you can use the Refresh button to request the weight again.


Sheep Management Groups

Management groups allow your to group animals together by whatever criteria you want. An animal can be in any number of groups.

Viewing, Editing & Deleting
  1. On the Sheep record tab, select the 'Management Groups' button.
  2. The screen will display all groups previously recorded, to update this list with the groups on the NLMD-LT website press the 'Refresh' button.
  3. To view or edit an existing group, press on the group name within the list.
  4. To delete a group, long press on the group name then press 'Delete'.
Adding New Groups
  1. On the Sheep record tab, select the 'Management Groups' button.
  2. Press the 'New Group' button.
  3. Select the holding the group is located at.
  4. Enter a group name.
  5. Press the 'Add Animals' button to record the tag numbers of the animals within the group.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

You cannot currently use groups within the app to record an event. However you can record or report using the group on the NLMD-LT website.


Medicine Recording

Record a medicine purchase

  1. On the Cattle or Sheep record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Purchase'.
  2. Select the holding the medicine was purchased for and purchase date.
  3. Next select the medicine by pressing the 'Choose Medicine' button. This list is populated by a recent download from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). If you cannot find a medicine or the withdrawal period displayed is different to the box, tick 'Non Standard Medicine' and a screen will appear allowing you to enter the medicine name and withdrawal details for each species.
  4. Once the medicine is selected, enter the medicine batch number, supplier, expiry date and amount purchased.
  5. You can now save or send the request.

Record a medicine disposal

  1. On the Cattle or Sheep record tab, select 'Medicines' > 'Medicine Stock'.
  2. The screen shows a list of all stock medicines, you can press on a medicine for further details and options. If medicine stock records are missing or out of date press 'Refresh' to download an up to date list from NLMD-LT.
  3. To dispose of a medicine, press on the medicine to dispose , then press the 'Dispose' button.
  4. Enter the disposal date, reason and method.
  5. To dispose everything in stock tick 'Remaining amount in stock', otherwise enter the disposal amount.
  6. You can now save or send the request.

Reporting

View animal details

  1. On the Cattle or Sheep reports tab, select the 'View Animal' button.
  2. You can now either select the animal from the list or search for a particular animal using its tag number or EID.
  3. If the animal has an electronic tag, read the EID using your reader.
  4. Alternatively manually enter by pressing 'Find Tag' and entering the tag number and pressing 'Ok' or select the animal in the suggestions list.
  5. The animal details will then be displayed.

If animals are missing, try downloading animal details.


View sent movements

  1. On the Cattle or Sheep reports tab, select 'View Sent Movements'.
  2. The app will display a list of movements previously sent to the NLMD-LT website.
  3. Press on a particular movement to view further details.
  4. To view / share a PDF of the movement document press the 'View Movement Document' button. If you have a Wi-Fi printer and have installed the relevant app from your printer manufacturer you may be able to print the movement document.

Export / share tag numbers

To export / share a list of tag numbers to an email, text message etc:

From scan animals screen
  1. On any of the scan animals screen when you manually add or read the EID's onto the event being recorded (e.g. Sheep / Cattle > Statutory > Movement > Add Animals).
  2. In the green menu bar at the top, press the 'Share' button.
    Share Tags Menu
  3. Select the app to share the tag numbers with e.g. Email.
    Share Tags Target
From existing management group
  1. On the Cattle or Sheep record tab, select the 'Management Groups' button.
  2. Long press on the management group to export.
  3. Press 'Share Tag Numbers'.
  4. Select the app to share the tag numbers with e.g. Email.
    Share Tags Target