Farm Wizard, the Belfast-based developer of innovative farm data management solutions, has launched a new version of its market-leading Farm Management app for beef, sheep and dairy which will improve the ease of data access and interpretation to improve effectiveness of decision making on farm.
FarmWizard is a leading provider of agricultural software for the effective management of farm resources across livestock supply chains. They have developed a series of cloud based farm software solutions that can be easily implemented in minutes with no requirement for new software, hardware, or database creation.
Herd Manager, first launched in 2004, provides instant access to full herd records via a smartphone app. All herd details plus calving history can be downloaded from APHIS in Northern Ireland and BCMS in Great Britain. In addition historical data can be added from milk recording companies, beef processors, weighing equipment manufacturers and milking parlour software which greatly reduces the time manually adding data.
Event and treatment data including details of medicines used can be added to the app immediately at time of use, and is automatically updated to the central data base whenever the app is synchronised with the cloud using 3G or 4G technology, reducing errors and data entry time.
The system allows several users of the app to be operational at any time meaning data can be entered and viewed by various people involved in the management of the herd.
“The Herd Management App is already used by over 1000 farmers in the UK, recording activity for in excess of 2,000,000 events annually and the new version has an improved user interface, making data entry and interpretation easier and quicker,” comments Richard Gower, GB Sales Executive with Farm Wizard.
“The new version increases the ability of users to get the most from their data, improving the timeliness of decision making, while still having access to full functionality such as links to BCMS, HUKI to reduce the time spent entering the data required to run an effective herd.”