Getting started

Hit the ground running with Stocktake Plus

  • 1. Register

  • 2. Property Setup

  • 3. Monitor

  • 4. Calculate

  • 5. Reports

  • 6. Backup & Sync

Register your details – for free – through the  ‘Register an Account‘ page.

Registering an account protects the data on your device with a username and password. If you choose to use the website services, a registered account also allows you to backup and sync your data across devices.

Once you have registered, download the free app to your device, as guided by the account confirmation email.

Begin using Stocktake Plus by logging in and setting up your Property, Paddocks, Rainfall Gauges and Monitoring Sites to start recording data.

A Property is a region of land defined by one or more lot on plan numbers. You can manage multiple properties through the app.

Paddocks are areas of land within a property used for stock records and estimating pasture yields. A property can have one or more paddocks.

Rainfall Gauges are points within a property where you collect rainfall measurements. A property can have one or more rainfall gauges.

Monitoring Sites are locations within paddocks that represent a specific land type, used for recording land condition observations and generating property and site carrying capacity reports. A paddock can have one or more monitoring sites.

Start recording property data to assist in evaluating the impact of your management and season on your resources. Recorded monitoring data can be used for future calculations and analysis in the Stocktake Plus reports.

Stock Records track your stock (and other animal) numbers across paddocks, over time.

Land Condition Records track status of your soil, pasture and woodlands (trees) at monitoring sites within paddocks.

Rainfall Records track rainfall measurements across your property’s rainfall gauges.

Want to learn more? View the support section

Forage budgeting is a process for balancing forage supply (existing and anticipated pasture yield) and forage demand (how much the animals will consume) over a defined period. This can be a very useful tool to plan stocking rates over the coming weeks or months, while meeting ground cover and/or residual targets at the end of the grazing period to maintain and improve land condition.

A Forage Budget is calculated using a paddock’s area, a grazing period, a pasture yield and stock class and numbers.

The tools that help you generate a Forage Budget calculation include:

  • Accessible Yield Sheets, to break down paddocks into discrete management units to better estimate yield
  • Pasture Photo Standards, a visual reference to help estimate the start yield for a forage paddock

These calculations can help you plan stocking rates, paddock or stock rotations, and guide other pasture management decisions.

Want to learn more? View the support section

The more knowledge you have about your grazing business and resources, the greater control you have. Use these reports to evaluate, refine and demonstrate the impact of your management.

The information you collect is your own – reports can be generated from your records and exported as a PDF from the app, or a PDF/CSV from the website.

Reports include the Property Carrying Capacity Report, which draws together inbuilt pasture growth modelling, and your stock and monitoring site records to provide a big picture view of your property’s current and potential long-term carrying capacities.

Want to learn more? View the support section

You can choose to backup your data to the stocktakeplus.com.au website for free – see terms of use for more details.

Data is transmitted over an encrypted HTTPS/SSL network connection from the app, and is securely stored with regular server backups. No one has access to your data except the people you choose to give access to –  see our privacy policy.

When you have backed up to the server, you can sync the data to another mobile device. Download the app for that device and log in using your username and password.

Once synced, your family members or employees can use their own devices to record data against the property account.