Herdwatch

Herdwatch Farming App & Software

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Easy Compliance & Valuable Farm Records. Anytime, Anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC, for just €99 a year!

Be fully compliant with remedies legislation, at all times, with no pen or paper involved.

Compliance made simple!

If you are a cattle farmer, you will be all too familiar with the increasing compliance requirements of traceability, milk/meat quality and animal welfare imposed by the EU, Bord Bia, the Department of Agriculture and the beef factories and dairy co-ops. You will also be familiar with the increasing potential long-term financial consequences of non-compliance with these requirements, with Herdwatch this is all taken care of.

Capturing, Storing and Retrieving data made easy

It’s more important than ever to your farm business that the correct data is captured in a timely manner, stored securely for the required amount of time (5 years for remedies), and retrievable in a format that is acceptable to the Department of Agriculture or Bord Bia.

Replace your Blue Book and paperwork

Most farmers do their very best to be compliant, and up to now most of this was done on the Blue Book (for remedies). Most farmers do not carry around their Blue Book so the remedy information needs to be temporarily stored somewhere and then transferred by hand to the Blue Book.

Farmers then need to keep this safe for any inspection (for 5 years). A dairy farmer once told us he had all his remedies recorded perfectly in the Blue Book, the only problem is that all the pages were stuck together after the book had fallen on the dairy floor…

You can now do away with the Blue Book, with Herdwatch, you can record your remedies from a smartphone or tablet App, anytime, anywhere.

Reports at your fingertips – no stress

You don’t need to worry about your compliance inspections once you have entered your data correctly. In the event of a remedy inspection or audit, you can get a report from Herdwatch which you can print and show the inspector/auditor on the spot.

The report is fully compliant with current EU, Department of Agriculture and Bord Bia guidelines.

Register your calves in 30 seconds or less, on the go!

If you are a Dairy or Suckler farmer (or both), you will be familiar with the requirement to tag and register calves born on your farm within 27 days. This can now be done in seconds with Herdwatch.

Correct Data Sent Promptly

Compliance is a critical part of your farm business, and late registration of calves can lead to non-payment of certain grants, therefore it is more important than ever that the correct calf data is sent on time & in a format that is acceptable to the Department of Agriculture. Herdwatch can do this for you!

Fully approved by the Department of Agriculture

Before Herdwatch there was only 2 ways of registering calves compliantly: by post or by computer, and that usually meant working late at night.

Now you can do away with paperwork or switching on your computer late at night! With Herdwatch, you can register your calves in 30 seconds from a smartphone or tablet App, anytime, anywhere.

Get immediate flag on any data entry errors

Unlike with postal calf registration, you don’t have to pay for stamps & ink, and you get immediate feedback from the Department, which means most inconsistencies or data entry errors can be picked up and corrected immediately, rather than having to wait 3 or 4 days to find out in the post.

6 Simple Steps to Register calves

Apply for Compliance Certs & Notify Cattle Movement, on the go!

If you are a Dairy or Beef farmer (or both), you will be familiar with the requirement to apply for compliance certs before moving cattle from farm to farm (or to/from feedlot). This can now be done in seconds from Herdwatch (Version 2), and you get your cert numbers immediately. You can also notify cattle movements directly from Herdwatch, and the animal(s) appear in your herd immediately.

Correct Data Sent Promptly

Compliance is a critical part of your farm business, and the penalties for moving cattle without permission are too high to even consider, therefore it is critical that the correct movement data is sent on time & in a format that is acceptable to the Department of Agriculture. Herdwatch can do this for you!

Fully approved by the Department of Agriculture

Before Herdwatch there was only 2 ways of applying for compliance certs or notifying cattle movement: by post or by computer, and that usually means having to wait longer than is necessary.

Now you can do away with paperwork or switching on your computer! With Herdwatch, you can apply for compliance certs or notify cattle movement in 30 seconds from a smartphone or tablet App, anytime, anywhere.

Get immediate flag on any data entry errors

Unlike with postal process, you don’t have to pay for stamps & ink, and you get immediate feedback from the Department, which means most inconsistencies or data entry errors can be picked up and corrected immediately, rather than having to wait 3 or 4 days to find out in the post.

Apply for Compliance Certs & Notify Cattle Movement, on the go!

If you are a Dairy or Beef farmer (or both), you will be familiar with the requirement to apply for compliance certs before moving cattle from farm to farm (or to/from feedlot). This can now be done in seconds from Herdwatch (Version 2), and you get your cert numbers immediately. You can also notify cattle movements directly from Herdwatch, and the animal(s) appear in your herd immediately.

Correct Data Sent Promptly

Compliance is a critical part of your farm business, and the penalties for moving cattle without permission are too high to even consider, therefore it is critical that the correct movement data is sent on time & in a format that is acceptable to the Department of Agriculture. Herdwatch can do this for you!

Fully approved by the Department of Agriculture

Before Herdwatch there was only 2 ways of applying for compliance certs or notifying cattle movement: by post or by computer, and that usually means having to wait longer than is necessary.

Now you can do away with paperwork or switching on your computer! With Herdwatch, you can apply for compliance certs or notify cattle movement in 30 seconds from a smartphone or tablet App, anytime, anywhere.

Get immediate flag on any data entry errors

Unlike with postal process, you don’t have to pay for stamps & ink, and you get immediate feedback from the Department, which means most inconsistencies or data entry errors can be picked up and corrected immediately, rather than having to wait 3 or 4 days to find out in the post.

‘Breed Easy’ with Herdwatch

Herdwatch makes recording and managing breeding events easier than ever for Dairy and Suckler Farmers. It will help you manage the full breeding cycle, from heat checks to inseminations and scanning, on top of calf registration and remedy recording.

Inseminations / Serves

Simple and user-friendly insemination recording

If you run your cows with a stock bull or do your own AI, you start by recording an Insemination in Herdwatch, and assign the stock bull or AI bull code – Simple!

No need to remember as you get automatic alerts

Herdwatch will automatically calculate the estimated calving date, and you can also easily schedule a Heat Check in your “to do list” to alert you to check that cow for a repeat.

Approved by ICBF

If you already subscribe to the excellent HerdPlus breeding information service by ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeders Federation), your inseminations will automatically be sent to ICBF which means you will get the benefit of better reporting from ICBF. Herdwatch is fully approved by ICBF to provide this integration free of charge to our customers.

Tried and Tested in the Field

Don’t just take our word for it, read this story about a Tipperary farmer who does hundreds of AIs (Artificial Inseminations) and scans every season using Herdwatch, and tells us it saves him up to 4 hours a week!

Pregnancy Scanning

Quickly identify cows awaiting scan, and record scan results on the spot

While pregnancy scanning, you simply call up the animal and “tap and hold” the successful insemination date based on feedback by the scanning operator, and Herdwatch will do the rest, including calculating the estimated calving date.

Solid Information for management decisions

When you look at any cow next year and in the future, you will know exactly what worked and what didn’t. Best of all, you can do all this anytime, anywhere from your smartphone, tablet or laptop/computer.

Weight Recording and Average Daily Gains at your fingertips

With a unique “Fast Mode”, Herdwatch allows you to record Weights quickly and immediately displays the Average Daily Gain (ADG) since the last weight (if recorded in Herdwatch)

Simply create a Weight Recording task, pick the Animal, enter the Weight, and click “Save”. You will see a summary of the Weight record, including Average Daily Gain if this Animal’s weight was previously recorded in Herdwatch.

Animals can be quickly weighted and recorded.

For the next animal, just type the last few digits of the tag or freezebrand, enter the weight, click save.

That’s it, it’s as simple as this! Here is a screenshot showing our “Fast Mode” weight recording screen also showing the ADG after the weight has been entered.

Approved by ICBF

If you already subscribe to the excellent HerdPlus information service by ICBF, and do your own weighing in Herdwatch, your weight records will automatically be sent to ICBF which means you will get the benefit of better reporting from ICBF. Herdwatch is fully approved by ICBF to provide this integration free of charge to our customers.

No more “back of the hand” reminders!

Create reminders for yourself in Herdwatch, anytime, anywhere, and put a date on it! That way, you can no longer lose that piece of paper or forget to act on it.

You probably know the feeling, you’re on the go, maybe in a remote paddock or another location away from the main farm buildings, and you notice something needs to be done, a fence needs mending, or an animal needs care, and you don’t have anywhere to write this down or you have, but then you might lose that precious piece of paper!

Simple as a ‘virtual’ post-it note (that can’t be lost)

All you have to do is open Herdwatch, create a new task, with or without animals on it, and set its status to “To Do” – this will ensure the task will show up in your “To Do List” in Herdwatch until you mark it as done.

Never forget another important job

Should you forget to do it on time, the “To Do List” icon (which conveniently always sits at the bottom centre of your screen) will show you how many tasks are currently overdue using a handy notification icon.

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