Orchid Data Systems Ltd

- Beef Cattle Software for Windows PC



Orchid Beef Cattle Software for Windows PC is a fast and reliable program that runs on any version of Microsoft Windows. It offers you new insights into your herd’s performance and cuts tedious office work right down to size.  Legislative record-keeping, performance analysis and a wide range of data import/export options are all included in one easy-to-use program.

Simple Record Keeping
Easy-to-use software with flexible action lists. The software keeps individual animal records on your PC’s hard disk – you don’t have to be connected to the Internet to work with Orchid Beef.

Full Movement Book and Herd Register
Orchid Beef records all purchase and sale records and automatically updates the movement book.  The movement book report can be produced at any time in the correct format for DEFRA, Trading Standards or Farm Assurance inspections.

Today’s farm businesses may need to manage animals and report movements across multiple CPH holdings – either owned or rented. Orchid Beef has the flexibility to handle complex movements.  For example, in situations where the BCMS has granted a shared facility land link.  Orchid’s detailed animal tracing facilities will also help you fulfill the requirements of farm assurance schemes.

CTS Link
The Orchid software is approved to send passport applications and movements electronically to the CTS system – known as “CTS Web Services”.  This facility will save you time and remove the risk of errors because you are only need to record the information once.  To use the CTS link you will need an Internet connection, but does not have to be a fast broadband connection.

Passport Scanning
Enter new animals into Orchid Beef by scanning the long barcode on animal passports.  In this situation, the official “On” movement is also created for each animal purchased or sold.  The movement records can then be sent direct to the CTS.

For larger beef enterprises buying in cattle to finish, this facility will save you a significant amount of time when batches of animals are moved onto the holding.

Weight Recording

  • Manual entry or import from CSV (spreadsheet) file – for example from Tru-Test Link 3000
  • Detailed animal tracing facilities for farm assurance
  • Liveweight gain and sale margin reports

Vet & Med Recording
Orchid Beef provides a simple set of screens for recording routine preventative treatments like wormers, as well as individual animal health problems.  Animals within the meat withdrawal period for a drug show a warning if they are marked as sold.

  • Starter Package
  • Vet & Medicines
  • Beef Cattle Weighing
  • Feeding
  • Fast Passport Scanning

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