Reconciling with your Government Body (UK)

How to reconcile your AgriWebb data with your Government Body data

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Reconciling your data

Ensure you have made a connection to your Government Body, as outlined in the help articles for each connection. Government Reconciliation is currently supported for BCMS and APHIS (NI).

Once connected to the government body you can navigate to Livestock > Government Registrations

Click 'Check for differences with government body'

synching data with bcms system

You will be presented with a confirmation dialog, upon clicking 'Continue' AgriWebb will request data from your government body and then compare this with the data held on AgriWebb.

reconciling livestock records with bcms

The reconciliation process can take some time, depending on the number of animals on farm. An indicator will display there is a reconciliation in progress. You can continue to use AgriWebb while this is processing.

checking for livestock inconsistencies progress screen

If you are no longer on the Government Registrations page, there will be a notification to indicate the reconciliation process is completed. Clicking 'Reconcile' will display the results of the data analysis.

reconciliation complete alert message

If you have stayed on the Government Registrations page you will see the notification bar change to indicate the process is completed. Clicking 'Reconcile data' will display the results of the data analysis.

livestock record keeping error message

Analysis of your Data

You will now be presented with a page showing the differences between the Government data and AgriWebb data.

  1. Animals in AgriWebb only - Animals that are on farm on AgriWebb but not marked as live on your Government Body

  2. Animals in <Government Body> only - Animals that are marked as live on your Government Body but are not on farm on AgriWebb

  3. Animals with conflicting data - Animals that have data on both AgriWebb and BCMS but do not have matching information.

Selecting a section will show the detail, and allow actions to be performed. Each section will allow you to rectify the data on AgriWebb or your Government Body by taking an action.

government livestock reconciliation records

Animals in AgriWebb Only

If an animal is appearing here that is not physically on your farm, you may need to record a movement off, or a death in order for AgriWebb to stay current.

If an animal is appearing here that is physically on your farm, you may need to perform an action to update your Government body. This information may be a pending transaction available on the Government Registrations page.

agriwebb livestock records reconciliation

Animals in BCMS only

If an animal is appearing here that is not physically on your farm, you may need to record a movement off, a sale, or a death, and submit that transaction, in order for your Government body to stay current.

If an animal is appearing here that is physically on your farm, you may need to perform an action to update your AgriWebb. This could be a movement on or a birth. You could also import an updated list from your Government Body.

bcms livestock records

Animals with Conflicting Data

Animals in this section have data that differs between AgriWebb and your Government Body. This could be a variation in the Breed, Sex, DOB, Dam, Sire, Colour (APHIS Only).

You should select the correct row for each animal and press 'Update'. Changes to Animals in AgriWebb will happen immediately. It may not be possible to update the Government Body thus this may have to happen outside of AgriWebb.

screen for reconciling livestock records

Should you need any support on the reconciliation process, please reach out to a member of our Farm Success team for assistance here anytime.

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