Farm management app includes free sponsored section
Agrinet has launched a farm management app that helps with cross-compliance and inspections.
Herdapp focuses on breeding and AI (this part of the app is sponsored by Progressive Genetics, and is free to all Irish farmers); on veterinary drug records; and on farm reports. A live link to ICBF ensures seamless flow of information such as breeding, fertility, and Ebi/eurostar data, presented in neat reports for accessibility. The breeding function of the app, for dairy and beef enterprises, includes fertility reports and calving screens to help farmers get cows in calf. Herdapp is designed to highlight fertility issues early on.
A jobs list shows cows 35 days calved and not yet served; heifers 365 days old and not yet served; cows and heifers due to repeat (18-24 days served); cows and heifers due a pregnancy test (30 days served); and cows showing irregular cycles.
After an AI technician uses an ICBF handheld device, or after with a farmer with a stock bull or using DIY AI enters the date of the serve and a bull code, Herdapp will calculate when cows are due to be dried off and when they are due to calve.
The calving screen breaks the calving pattern down weekby-week.
The fertility screen shows submission rates and conception rates, which helps farmers trying to improve the calving pattern by highlighting cows not seen in heat, or served and empty.
Agrinet is priced by herd size, from €50 per year for less than 50 animals to €150 for 150 plus, including VAT.
The breeding and AI section of the Herdapp is sponsored by Progressive Genetics, and is free to all Irish farmers.