You are ready to sell some of your animals, but the buyer is hesitant because you don’t have clear medical or breeding records.
You try to decide if this year’s flock/herd/etc is more productive than last year, but you have no way to know for sure.
You want to be taken seriously as a livestock owner, but you don’t have numbers to back up your productivity.
Livestock Record Keeping is more important than you may think…
It can be complicated to jot down all of the information that you need to keep track of all while giving the best care to your animals.
Livestock owners will often grab a pen and a notebook to scribble in, but there is no organization to this method.
What happens when you need to find specific information quickly, but you have to wade through a mess of mix and match records?
I know how frustrating this can be because I’ve been there, too.
When I first started raising animals, I thought that I could keep track of the details in my head…. Hahaha! Laughable, right?
Then I started writing in an all-purpose notebook…until I realized that I couldn’t find ANYTHING that I needed without spending 30 minutes of valuable time searching for it.
I FINALLY realized that there is a better way to keep homestead livestock records!
Imagine having all of your homestead livestock records organized and streamlined…
That would be wonderful, right? You would look & feel more professional, you could care for your animals better, and you wouldn’t have to waste time trying to find the numbers that you need when you need them.
This is where The Livestock Management Planner comes in!
The Livestock Management Planner is the perfect tool to help your organize your homestead livestock records! The LMP is a collection of printable detailed Livestock Record Books for multiple species.
Honeybee Apiary Information- Use this sheet to house the basic information for your honeybee apiary such as: your apiary name, registration number, breed of bees, and the number of hives.
Swarm Capture- When you capture honeybee swarms, enter the details (date, location contact info, etc.) here.
Pesticide Records- Keep track of when and what your local farms spray. Jot down the farmer’s contact info so you can request that they let you know before they spray pesticides.
Winter Checklist- Make sure that your hives are ready for winter with this checklist.
Honey Yields- Each time you extract honey, make a note on the Honey Yield chart with the date and amount.
Hive Inspections- Fill this chart out at each inspection to easily see when your next inspection should be and to keep a record of any issues that your bees may have faced.
Honeybee Additions and Losses– When you lose or add honeybees to your homestead, enter the information on this sheet.
Honey Sales- Keep track of honey sales and customer information with this form.
Honeybee Sales- If you sell honeybee packages or nucs from your homestead, you can use this sheet to keep track of those sales and customers.
Notes– Jot down any additional notes about your bees here.
In addition to ALL of the Homestead Livestock Record Books, you will receive the Livestock Expense and Freed Reports!
This bonus includes:
Feed Schedule- Track your homestead livestock feeding schedule by listing the type of feed given to each species on your homestead along with the amount of feed given in the morning, afternoon, and evening. This is the PERFECT sheet to give to your farm hands while you are away!
Livestock Expenses- Know exactly how much your animals are costing you so that you can adjust spending to ensure quality care for your animals while still turning a homestead profit.
What Are People Saying About these Homestead Livestock Records??
“Perfect for keeping track of my homestead.”
“I absolutely love this farm tracker!
“I absolutely love this farm tracker! Our records are so much better and more detailed!”
Not usually, but occasionally I will make simple custom orders. You can always feel free to message me with requests to see if it is something I can work in.
All you need to do is print out the sheets (one-sided OR front-and-back), hole punch them (or use sheet protectors), and stick them in a binder! You can even laminate the sheets and use a dry-erase marker if you wish.
I do not have options for hard copies at the moment.
Unfortunately, I am unable to offer refunds on any digital products.
Don’t waste any more time with an unorganized livestock management system…
Start streamlining your homestead livestock records TODAY to track your productivity, medical treatments, breeding, and more!!
Who Am I to Talk to You About Homestead Livestock Records?
Hey, there!I’m Jess!
If you haven’t been around the Mama on the Homestead community long, then you may have some questions about my qualifications and credibility in the livestock management realm:
•Did she just throw all of this together based on quick Google searches?
•Does she actually have an idea about what she is talking about?
•Is she providing quality resources or simply fluff information?
To answer these questions, I’ll give you a little background about me.
I attended the University of Tennessee where I majored in Animal Science with a focus on Livestock Production and Management.
I graduated with my B.S. degree in 3 years with honors. As a student, I completed an internship with a large commercial sow unit.
Immediately after graduating, I started working for a local meat processor as the food quality & safety (HACCP) coordinator. I then moved on to become a stay-at-home mom and began my own homesteading journey raising pigs, goats, honeybees, chickens, ducks, cattle, and rabbits.
I would like to tell you that I had it all together from the beginning, but that would be a lie.
When I started homesteading, I was a TERRIBLE record keeper.
I had no idea if I was making a profit from my animals, if we had consistent health issues, and I couldn’t remember where most of the animals had come from (a breeder, a sale, a friend??).
When I FINALLY took the time to dig deeper into the business and production side of homesteading, I realized that an organized record-keeping system would improve my operation significantly!
That’s when I created The Livestock Management Planner. I have updated and improved these record books over the years and I am so excited that I now get to share them with you!