If you have selected prior land use as pasture and this extends into the first of the assessment years, then further information about the animals grazing that pasture is required. You must specify source, choosing between Farm stock or Non-farm animals.
When deciding which to use it is important to know how grazing animals interact with the rest of the farm.
The preferred method of entry is by selecting Farm stock, particularly if any of the following criteria are true.
1. Farm includes a pastoral block
2. Livestock move between this block and the rest of the farm
3. Livestock are on farm all year
4. Dairy-grazers over-winter on this block
5. Supplements are fed to livestock on this block
The non-farm animal option was added to allow quick data entry of animals that are only on the farm for a short period to be added, without having to supply the additional information required when entering the animals using the enterprise panes eg for crop systems that use imported animals to 'clean up'. These non-farm animals are assumed to be separate to be separate from those entered on the Animals input tab.
Therefore, a large number of assumptions are made when entering stock as non-farm animals.