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Frequently Asked Questions:
Here are some common questions asked about Ranch Manager Livestock software. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for here, please contact us for further assistance. This page will be updated on a continual basis.

FAQ – General Questions about Ranch Manager Software
FAQ -  Mac OS
FAQ – Microsoft Windows
FAQ – Product Support
FAQ – Cattle Software
FAQ – Sheep Software
FAQ - Goat Software
FAQ – Equine Software (Horse and Donkey)
FAQ – Wildlife Software (Deer, Elk, Exotics)
FAQ – Camelid Software (Alpaca & Llama)
FAQ - Canine Software
FAQ – Livestock Software (Multiple Editions)
FAQ – Mobile Edition Software

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General Questions about Ranch Manager Software:
Why should I purchase Ranch Manager® Software for my livestock operation?
Why is Ranch Manager® so inexpensive, while other ranch management software programs are more expensive?
How can Ranch Manager® help my livestock business?
What are the benefits of using Ranch Manager® software?
Does Ranch Manager work with the new ID tags that we are hearing about on the news?
How many livestock records does Ranch Manager Software allow?
How does Ranch Manager save me time?
How many generation lineages can be created?
Do you have a daily activity report that tracks daily events such as weather, site conditions, etc?
Can I download digital pictures to keep with my livestock records?
What if I have cattle and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Do you have other livestock management products?
Is there a trial version of Ranch Manager Software available?
Can I try everything in the demo program or are some features disabled?
What are the system requirements to run Ranch Manager?
Do you have any customer testimonials?
Does Ranch Manager keep historical data such as when an animal is sold or had died?
Do you have any livestock software for my smart phone or tablet device?
Will you be in business in the next couple of years?

Answers:
Why should I purchase Ranch Manager® Software for my livestock operation?
Ranch Manager is a quality livestock record keeping software program that is affordable, easy to use and produces essential tracking data for effective animal management. Ranch Manager Software assists with record keeping, reporting, and provides valuable assistance in decision-making. Great benefits in using the Ranch Manager Program include:

• Easy to use features (“How Do I” Help section, extensive search capability, Tutorial, Getting Started manual, intuitive interface, etc)
• Detailed livestock management records
• Conforms to animal identification guidelines (USAIP, NAIS, CCIA)
• Animal Identification tracking includes multiple livestock identification tags, tattoo, color, etc.
• Income/Expense tracking – Generate Profit and Loss statement for tax preparation
• Pasture location management (create pastures and track animal movements)
• Calculates Animal Profit and other useful Statistics
• Calendar and Journal
• Event Tracking (vaccination treatments, AI/breeding, sales, births, deaths, etc)
• Breed Planner detects inbreeding
• Complete Pedigree History including picture pedigree, multiple pictures per animal
• Multiple views of animals, multiple animal entry, multiple actions at once (eg. Treatments)
• Customize fields and detailed reports (Profit and Loss statement, ID Manifest, etc)
• Full printable search capability – search by any value
• And so much more…

Why is Ranch Manager® so inexpensive, while other ranch management software programs are more expensive?
Lion Edge Technologies Inc. is a family-run business. We create, develop and produce our software, packaging and website. Ranch Manager® Software was built and tested by ranchers. We survey our customers to ensure Ranch Manager meets their needs to effectively run their livestock operation. Ranch Manager is affordable because everything is done in-house and the savings are passed on to you. We understand the costs of running a livestock operation and the necessity of having a quality affordable livestock management program.  With Ranch Manager, there is no additional charge extra for animal or herd size.

How can Ranch Manager help my livestock business?
By having a complete record of all your animals, you can anticipate trends, make informed decisions and be able to optimize your operation. All our livestock management products work seamlessly together so if you have more than one livestock type, you can combine different livestock into Ranch Manager. We have customers that have diversified farms with cattle, sheep, goat, horses, livestock dogs, alpaca, llamas and wildlife and Ranch Manager gives them the flexibility to record all their animals into one livestock program! Each Edition is tailored to the type of livestock.

What are the benefits of using Ranch Manager Software?
There are so many benefits to Ranch Manager including software that is easy to use, affordable and a quality livestock management product. Ranch Manager makes your life easier by having organized livestock records. By having an easy to use system in one location, you have a better handle on what is going on within your operation.  Plus, Ranch Manager generates reports and statistics that make decision-making much more effective. Free product updates are delivered electronically and there is no extra charge for animal pictures or herd size. Ranch Manager is customizable and has useful filters and customizable search features.  Our easy to use interface contains a built in “How Do I” help system along with Getting Started manual and step by step tutorial.  We also take the time to help our users with free technical support if they need it.

Does Ranch Manager work with the new ID tags that we are hearing about on the news?
Ranch Manager interfaces with Allflex, IDology and SysCan wand readers.  Read tags directly into Ranch Manager, as well as perform animal searches against tag values scanned by the reader. With Ranch Manager's EID support, work your animals through the chute, wanding each animal and when you back at your computer, you can pull up the animals that you wanded in the chute and record the events that you performed against the animals in a couple quick and easy steps. Ranch Manager also allows you to download weights directly from the major livestock scales saving valuable time.

How many records does Ranch Manager allow?
Ranch Manager allows the user to have an unlimited herd/animal size at no additional charge. We do not believe you should be charged extra depending on your herd.

How does Ranch Manager save me time?
Ranch Manager saves time by keeping all your records in one handy place, your computer. Ranch Manager has built-in tools that make the software easy to use and provides valuable statistics and information based on the records entered. This allows you to make informed decisions.  Apply actions to multiple animals. For example, you can treat more than one animal at the same time.  Wand reader interfaces, Google Earth mapping, etc. The Mobile Edition software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices is also a great time-saver.

How many generation lineages can be created?
Ranch Manager allows you to keep an unlimited amount of Pedigree records.

Do you have a daily activity report that tracks daily events such as weather, site conditions, etc?
The Ranch Manager Journal feature allows you to record anything you desire about the day to day operations of your ranch.

Can I download digital pictures to keep with my livestock records?
Yes, you can download digital images and store them in an images folder in Ranch Manager. Ranch Manager accepts the standard formats .gif and .jpg (jpeg) for importing pictures.  Once the livestock pictures are added to the animals in Ranch Manager, you can select the picture pedigree of any animal and it will show pictures within the pedigree.

What if I have cattle and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Ranch Manager was built to accommodate rancher’s needs. If you have cattle and sheep, the (Livestock) Edition for Cattle and Sheep edition works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have cattle terminology for the Cattle Edition and Sheep terminology for the Sheep Edition all in one program. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own Livestock Edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer and Elk, etc), Canine Edition, Camelid Edition (Alpaca and Llama)

Do you have other livestock management products?
Our customers have told us they want more livestock software options for their other types of livestock. We are working on other livestock editions to complement our current livestock programs. For more information or to be updated on these developments, please contact us and we will notify you when they become available.

Is there a trial version of Ranch Manager available?
Yes! Please complete the trial form (
click here), and tell us you would like to evaluate Ranch Manager. Please let us know which Edition you would like to try as we have various livestock management products available. All single edition trials are self service and you can download them after completing the form. The Livestock Edition trials are fulfilled manually. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, we may not have a valid email address.The Livestock Edition software is 2 or more species combined into one program. Any information saved in the trial can be restored upon purchase of the software. 

Can I try everything in the demo program or are some features disabled?
The Demo is the full version of the software and you can enter as much information as you would like.  You will not lose your data.  After you purchase the software, we will provide you with instructions on how to continue using the software without interruption.

What are the system requirements to run Ranch Manager?
Recommended Windows Desktop System Requirements
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X (See below)
500 MHz or Faster CPU (2 GHz or Faster Recommended)
500 MB of available hard disk space
512 MB of RAM
Mouse or Pointing Device
Color display supporting a resolution of at least 800 x 600
CD Drive with burner (optional)
Printer (optional)

Recommended Mac OS Desktop System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.5 or newer (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, & Leopard)
Intel Processor
512 MB RAM
30 MB available hard disk space
Mouse or Pointing Device
Color display
CD Drive with burner (optional)
Printer (optional)

Do you have any customer testimonials?
Please visit our testimonials page to see what our customers say about Ranch Manager. 
Click here

Does Ranch Manager keep historical data such as when an animal is sold or had died?
Yes, this is one of the benefits of using Ranch Manager.  Compare your animals’ pedigree, calving history, sales performance, etc from one year to the next.  This is valuable information that you cannot get from a spreadsheet.

Do you have any livestock software for my smart phone or tablet device?
We have developed the iPhone and iPad Editions, mobile software products that work with all the Windows-based
and Mac OS Desktop Editions of Ranch Manager Livestock products. The iPhone and iPad apps sync via the RM
Cloud service. For more information about the RM Cloud. please
click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPhone or iPod Touch, click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPad, click here


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Will you be in business in the next couple of years?
Lion Edge started with cattle software and now has various livestock software packages.  Nobody can predict the future but Lion Edge Technologies receives so many requests for new livestock software and features that we believe we will be around for quite a while.  We are a growing family business with no plans to slow down just yet.

FAQ - Mac OS X for Macintosh Users:
Is Ranch Manager compatible with the Mac?
How is the look and feel of Ranch Manager with the Mac?

Answers:
Is Ranch Manager compatible with the Mac?
Yes, you can run Ranch Manager on a Macintosh computer, Mac OS X 10.5 or higher (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, & Leopard).  We currently have Mac versions for all our livestock software. We have a separate iPhone and iPad App (available on the Apple App Store (tm)) which is sold separately. 

How is the look and feel of Ranch Manager with the Mac?
The Mac version runs natively on the Mac and has the same content as the PC version of Ranch Manager but with a Mac interface.

FAQ – Windows
Is Ranch Manager compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 8?
I am having problems printing reports. I have Windows Vista, are there any issues?

Answers:
Is Ranch Manager compatible with the Windows 10 and Windows 8?
Yes, Ranch Manager is designed to work with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows. Both Windows 10 and Windows 8 will run Ranch Manager, including both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. You must be running the full version of Windows and not the RT version or versions designed specifically for the mobile phone however.

I am having problems printing reports. I have Windows Vista, are there any issues?
We have fixed the printing issues that were uncovered in Windows Vista. If you are experiencing print problems please ensure you have ugraded to the Version 2 software and have the latest update installed. You can download the latest updates
here.

Cattle Software:
I am interested in your Cattle Management software for my cow/calf operation. Will Ranch Manager work?
Do you have EPDs for the Angus breed?
I would like to record frame score measurements for my miniature Herefords, will your program calculate these?
What if I have cattle and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Can Ranch Manager help with the Canadian CCIA age verification entry?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?

Answers:
I am interested in your Cattle Management software for my cow/calf operation. Will Ranch Manager work?
Ranch Manager’s Cattle Edition Software was specifically designed for both cow-calf operations and registered herds. Ranch Manager is built like a herd book and allows multiple views of your herd and tracks every aspect of your cattle operation.  We have one Cattle program for both commercial herds and purebred operations as some features are beneficial for both cow/calf and registered operations. Whether it’s commercial, purebred or a little bit of both, we are here to help make your life easier.

Do you have EPDs for the Angus breed?
Ranch Manager has animal trait information such as expected progency differences for some breeds including Angus cattle.   Purebred modules allow you to enter specific EPD information for Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Simmental, Salers, Brangus, Braford, Limousin, and Gelbvieh breeders (other breeds added upon request). A default purebred module is available to enter the most common EPDs for your other breeds.  There is no extra charge for the purebred module.

I would like to record frame score measurements for my miniature Herefords, will your program calculate these?
Ranch Manager accommodates measurements for both regular animals and miniatures.

What if I have cattle and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Ranch Manager was built to accommodate rancher’s needs. If you have cattle and sheep, the Cattle and Sheep edition works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have cattle terminology for the Cattle Edition and Sheep terminology for the Sheep Edition. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own Livestock edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer and Elk, etc), Canine Edition, Camelid Edition

Can Ranch Manager help with the Canadian CCIA age verification entry?
You can use Ranch Manager to generate the CCIA birth date report which can be uploaded into the CCIA database through the CCIA website. The process is simple and saves the user time. Ranch Manager detects potential problems with your data and will provide warnings before the data is submitted to the CCIA database. You can keep all their livestock records in a single place, without being required to record CCIA ID tags separately and then later manually enter the information into the CCIA database. The software also allows for easy data correction, as animals can be looked up by entering the CCIA tag value. You can also mark your animals as “age verified”.

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Sheep Software:
Can I use Ranch Manager to enter my Scrapie data?
What if I have goat and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?

Answers:
Can I use Ranch Manager to enter my Scrapie data?
Ranch Manager allows you to record all the necessary information required to conform to the Scrapie regulations. There is also a Genotype field in the program.

What if I have goat and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Ranch Manager was built to accommodate rancher’s needs. If you have goat and sheep, the Goat and Sheep edition works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have goat terminology for the Goat Edition and Sheep terminology for the Sheep Edition. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own livestock edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer and Elk, etc), Canine Edition and Camelid Edition

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Goat Software:
Can I use Ranch Manager to enter my Scrapie data?
What if I have goat and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
I have Boer Goats. Will Ranch Manager’s Goat software program track different purebred percentages like full bloods, ½ bloods, etc.?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?

Answers:
Can I use Ranch Manager to enter my Scrapie data?
Ranch Manager allows you to record all the necessary information required to conform to the Scrapie regulations. There is also a Genotype field in the program.

What if I have goat and sheep, can Ranch Manager be used for both?
Ranch Manager was built to accommodate rancher’s needs. If you have goat and sheep, the Goat and Sheep edition works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have goat terminology for the Goat Edition and Sheep terminology for the Sheep Edition. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own livestock edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer and Elk, etc), Canine Edition and Camelid Edition

I have Boer Goats. Will Ranch Manager’s Goat software program track different purebred percentages like full bloods, ½ bloods, etc.?
Ranch Manager allows you to record percentages including: ½ blood, 2/3 blood, ¾ blood, 7/8 blood, full blood, mixed and purebred.

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Horse Software:
I have horses and donkeys. I would like to track their breeding. What will Ranch Manager do?
I have horses and cattle, do you have a combo package so that I can have them in one program?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training records for my animals?

Answers:
I have horses and donkeys. I would like to track their breeding. What will Ranch Manager do?
Along with the breeding planner that detects inbreeding, Ranch Manager’s Equine Edition includes a built-in worksheet per horse or donkey. The worksheet is a table that contains a full year of data. Some of the items you can record are: Incoming, Shipped, Teased, Status of estrus, Foaled, Pregnancy check, Ultrasound, Bred, etc.

I have horses and cattle. Do you have a combo package so that I can have them in one program?
If you have horses and cattle, the Livestock Edition for Equine and Cattle works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have goat terminology for the Goat Edition and Horse terminology for the Equine Edition. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own livestock edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer, Elk, Exotics, etc) and our newest products: the Canine Edition (livestock dogs and purebred dogs) and the Camelid Edition (Alpaca/Llama)

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Wildlife Software:
I have Whitetail deer, Elk and Red deer and would like to record antler measurements. Does Ranch Manager do this?
Can I import a picture into Ranch Manager?

Answers:
I have Whitetail deer, Elk and Red deer and would like to record antler measurements. Does Ranch Manager do this?
Ranch Manager allows you to record antler measurements for deer and elk in our Wildlife edition. Ranch Manager has specific antler measurements for Whitetail deer, Elk and Red Deer, as well as other breeds.

I like to have pictures of my deer antlers in my pedigree.  Do you have a picture pedigree option?
Ranch Manager allows you to import pictures of your animals and then select the picture pedigree to view and print the pictures along with the lineage.

Camelid (Alpaca & Llama) Software:
When did you release the Camelid Edition?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?

Answers:
When did you release the Camelid Edition?
Ranch Manager: Camelid Edition was released in the spring of 2009.  We received many requests and have worked with both Alpaca and llama producers to create the software.  The Camelid Edition Software is available in both Windows and Mac OS platforms.

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Canine (Livestock dogs & Purebred dogs) Software:
When did you release the Canine Edition?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training records for my animals?

Answers:
When did you release the Canine Edition?
Ranch Manager: Canine Edition was released in the spring of 2009.  We received many requests from livestock producers who have guardian dogs and purebred dogs to create the dog software.  The Canine Edition Software is available in both Windows and Mac OS platforms.

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Livestock Software:
Do you have other livestock management products?
I have horses and goats, do you have a combo package so that I can have them in one program?
Do you have any mobile livestock software for my smart phone or tablet?
Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training records for my animals?

Answers:
Do you have other livestock management products?
Customers have requested multiple livestock software options for their other types of livestock. Lion Edge creates other livestock tracking editions to complement the current livestock editions. For more information or to be updated on these developments, please contact Lion Edge for more information.

I have horses and goats. Do you have a combo package so that I can have them in one program?
If you have horses and goats, the Livestock Edition for Equine and Goat works seamlessly together in one software program. You will have goat terminology for the Goat Edition and Horse terminology for the Equine Edition. There are other livestock types that you can choose from. Select any combination and build your own livestock edition:

Cattle Edition, Sheep Edition, Goat Edition, Equine Edition, Wildlife Edition (Deer, Elk, Exotics, etc) and our newest products: the Canine Edition (livestock dogs and purebred dogs) and the Camelid Edition (Alpaca/Llama)

Do you have any mobile livestock software for my smartphone or tablet?
We have developed the iPhone and iPad Editions, mobile software products that work with all the Windows-based
and Mac OS Desktop Editions of Ranch Manager Livestock products. The iPhone and iPad apps sync via the RM
Cloud service. For more information about the RM Cloud. please
click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPhone or iPod Touch, click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPad, click here

Does Ranch Manager allow me to record show records and training records for my animals?
Ranch Manager allows you to track all the events that your animal participates in, with detailed notes. Event details and results can also be recorded. Show records and training records are both apart of the program.

Ranch Manager: Mobile Livestock Software
Do you have any livestock software for my smart phone or tablet device?

Can I synchronize my data between my device and the desktop software?

Answers:
Do you have any livestock software for my smart phone or tablet device?
We have developed the iPhone and iPad Editions, mobile software products that work with all the Windows-based
and Mac OS Desktop Editions of Ranch Manager Livestock products. The iPhone and iPad apps sync via the RM
Cloud service. For more information about the RM Cloud. please
click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPhone or iPod Touch, click here

To purchase the Ranch Manager for iPad, click here

Can I synchronize my data between my device and the desktop software?
Yes, Ranch Manager devices use the RM Cloud to syncrhonize between a designated "Master" computer running the dekstop verison of Ranch Manager and any number of additional devices. Devices connected to your own personal cloud require a yearly renewable license. For more information about the Ranch Manager Cloud (RM Cloud),
click here.

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