Recent figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 1 million calves were registered electronically in 2014.
This number however, is expected to be beaten in 2016.
Our award winning app Herdwatch, is expecting around 200,000 calves to be registered using the app in 2016.
This would represent 20% of all calves registered electronically this year, after only 2 years in circulation.
Sign up to the free trail and be ready to register your new calves.
The trend from last autumn and the beginning of the current spring calving season is showing a seven-fold increase in the number of calves registered through our app.
Farmers are finding it so much easier and faster to register the calves with Herdwatch as soon as they are tagged, it’s a no-brainer for busy farmers.
Hundreds of them are signing up every month.
Herdwatch will soon be releasing new features, including the ability to record sheep remedies for Bord Bia, as well as sprays and fertilisers, which is another compliance headache the app will remove. We are also putting the finishing touches to the Herdwatch Grassland management module which will give farmers an easy way to measure grass and optimise grass utilisation on their farm.
Herdwatch have just recently been shortlisted for an innovation Award at the Lamma show this January which we are thrilled about. LAMMA is currently the UK’s largest agricultural and machinery show.
Herdwatch is a farming APP by FRS Farm Relief Services which saves dairy, suckler and beef farmers hours on paperwork and Bord Bia compliance. Using a smartphone, tablet or computer, farmers can have the app which promises to save time and make life a whole lot easier, for less than €2 a week.
Farmers interested in finding out more about what the app has to offer can visit www.herdwatch.ie, where a free trial is available or else contact their local FRS (Farm Relief Services) co-op (list on www.frsnetwork.ie).