Animal defoliation's on crop blocks are linked to animal numbers entered into the animal input tab for the same month.
When a crop block is modelled, the cycle is set by the end month of the crop block with the outputs based on the reporting year (the last 12 months of a 2-year cycle). The animal cycle is matched with the crop cycle using actual months. For example, animals present in July are matched with crop defoliation in July of the reporting year.
When using crop blocks, ensure all crop end dates are the same.
Within the model, animal inputs run on a July to June cycle. Crop blocks set with a June end month would match the animal input numbers as the example below shows.
When the crop block end month is different, for example March, animals of the same class need to be entered with extra mobs to reflect the defoliations. When a class of stock is modelled as 2 mobs, the end weight in June should be the same as the start weight in July.
This example below shows the animals that are on the block from May – August are the same animals that are entered in May-August in the animal input tab.
Animals entered April -June and July – October are the same mob/class of stock.