Why do I need a "holding paddock"?
Given that there are very few events in the production cycle which allow an accurate livestock count to take place, it is important to know what to do when livestock numbers change without a purchase, sale, death or natural increase event.
How do I use a "holding paddock"?
When livestock numbers change without a purchase, sale, death or natural increase event, they can be moved into a holding paddock until they are found, or until they are confirmed dead.
The first step is to draw a holding paddock. This is a separate area to the side of your Station's map into which livestock can be moved when they are identified as missing.
It is important to set the holding paddock's total and grazeable/arable areas to 0 ha so that is doesn't contribute to your Station's stocking rate and other grazing metrics.
To learn how to draw a paddock, view the article in the Help Centre below: