Manage your livestock the same way you manage your cash.
After land, livestock is your most valuable asset, so it makes good business sense to manage it well. See at a glance all your livestock information month-by-month in a ‘stockflow’ view to help you track farm performance throughout the year and plan ahead easily. This upgrade brings to life our desire to ensure livestock inventory is managed as a priority.
Farmers looking for computer software designed especially for their farm financials would be wise to consider CRS Software Ltd and their ‘flagship’ program Cashmanager Rural.
The company has prided itself on producing a program that is often referred to as ‘developed by farmers for farmers’, which is undoubtedly part of the reason for its popularity in the rural sector and its success.
To meet NZ IRD requirments for 15% GST Cashmanager RURAL 4.2 is now released.
Preparing Transitional GST returns is a key part of the change, but much work also went into ensuring the program properly manages 15% GST and produces GST returns that meet new IRD requirments.
Details of how to manage the transition to 15% GST can be found in the link below:-
The Cashmanager RURAL opening screen has remained unchanged for the past ten years. With our July release we will be introducing a new look that includes a Digital Dashboard. The digital dashboard provides a summary of information about the performance of your business.
Digital Dashboard for Dairy
Digital Dashboard for Sheep and Beef
Fonterra’s announcement of a lift in income for this season will be appreciated by farmers. But far from taking the pressure off the need to build and use a cashflow forecast, the 55 cent jump in the payout has increased the need, but this time for all the right reasons, says Brian Eccles, owner of Cashmanager RURAL farm management software.
In the current environment every farmer is looking for ways to increase profit. Profit is driven by the cost of production and the easiest way to increase profit is to cut costs, says Brian Eccles, Managing Director of CRS Software Ltd, Masterton.
DairyNZ analysis of the last 3 seasons show that farm working costs between $2 and $3 per kg MS is achievable and that many of the highest profit farmers have costs at this level.
When CRS Software Ltd, recently released an 'online' version of their farm accounting program Cashmanager RURAL, interest from clients quickly followed.
Wairarapa dairy farmer Vern Brasell, was one of the first wanting to know more about CMR online.
Having used Cashmanager RURAL for nearly twenty years, he had always been a strong supporter of the program. With expansion to his business, and additional shareholders CMR online held particular appeal.
Adrienne and Warrick Wilcock have been dairy farming in the Waikato all their married life.
The couple, are both from farming backgrounds, Warrick grew up on the very farm he and Adrienne now own. The property has been in his family since 1932. Although not from a dairy background, Adrienne was only too familiar with farming life, her parents were sheep and beef farmers at Otorohanga in the King Country.
Alec and Ann Webster have been farming all their lives, the past twenty seven years dairy farming in the Wairarapa.
Nestled beneath the Tararua ranges and close to Featherston, their 385 hectare farm, ‘Oakridge’ is noticeable for its rich green pastures, surrounded by rows of imposing and necessary windbreaks. Living close to the ranges, wind is always an issue, with Featherston regularly having some of the strongest winds in the region.
Situated in a beautiful part of the Waikato at Te Kauwhata, is the home of Brian and Natalie Geck. Now in their third season share milking on the property, they have a way of life they obviously love, despite all the hard work. With a young family and a farm to run life is never quiet, as anyone who has done both will know only to well.
The couple met five years ago, Brian was from Te Kuiti and already in farming, Natalie from Pukekohe, had spent the previous twelve years as a children’s nanny, working six of those years in Canada.