How does it work?
Open gate will use the total area of connected paddocks to recalculate your stocking rate and indicate which livestock have access to the multiple paddocks.
Tips for using Open Gate:
- The yellow boundary shows the connected paddocks
- Paddocks and Mobs will show a history of open and closed gates
- Opening a gate will also begin a joining period if there are dams and sires in connected paddocks.
From the Menu tab, select Farm Map Editor.
Add a gate by pressing the green + icon. Select Infrastructure, then select Gate.
Drag the map to position your gate and when you are ready, select Place Gate.
Fill out the gate details.
The gate will automatically connect the closest paddocks, customise these paddocks in the Connected Paddocks section. When you are finished, press Save.
On the Web App, select Farm Map.
Select Add and choose Infrastructure from the drop-down list, then select Gate. Click the location that you want to place your gate.
Fill out the gate details. Select which paddocks the gate connects - the closest two are pre-selected.
Press Save to finish creating your gate.
You are able to open and close gates anytime by selecting a gate and manually updating it from the Gate Summary or selecting the gates from the Paddock Summary. You can also update gates when making a mob movement, check out our full guide to Moving a Mob to learn how.
Open or close a gate anytime by tapping the gate, either from the Mobs or the Paddocks tab. This will open the Gate Summary page.
Press Open gate or Close gate and fill out the date.
Once you have finished press Save. By opening or closing the gate you will notice that the Stocking Rate has been changed to reflect that livestock are now running across both paddocks or restricted to one.
From the Mobs tab, tap on the mob that is in the paddock connected by the gate you wish to open. This will bring you to the Paddock Summary, select Show All from the top-right.
This will display a list of the gates connected to this paddock. Tap the gate you wish to open to view the Gate Summary page. Select Open or Close and fill out the date, once you have finished, press Save.
From the Web App, click on the Gate Icon.
Select Open gate or Close gate. Enter the date and then press Save.