Farmers have found a much easier and faster way to register calves to help them through the forthcoming busy caving season – they have found the Herdwatch app.
They have said that the app is easy to use and it has saved them valuable time and hassle, particularly when registering calves.
Registering Calves Takes 30 Seconds
Andrew Darmody is a mixed dairy and beef farmer from Co. Tipperary and he has saved hours on filling out paperwork by using Herdwatch.
Calves Are Registered Before The Kettle Is Boiled
Farmers are extra strapped for time during the busy calving season that is approaching, so now is the time to do something about it.
Herdwatch will have your calves registered in 30 seconds, there and then, straight to the Department of Agriculture’s system.
“Before Herdwatch I would let calf registrations pile up and as a result some calves could go over the 27 day limit which was a real problem.
“This is no longer a problem because I register the calves as I tag them and it’s done before the kettle is boiled.”
Herdwatch is now used by over 4,000 farmers and Declan Buttle, a suckler farmer in Blackwater, Co. Wexford, said he tags the calves and then registers them on his phone while the cow is in front of him.
“There can be no mistakes that way. I would be lost without it.”
Forget About The Paperwork
The last thing any farmer wants to do in the evening is face into hours of paperwork, whether it is calf registration or animal remedy compliance, but this is the reality for many farmers.
“Herdwatch eliminates the need to do evening book work because I record remedy use on the go.
“I tap the dosing records into Herdwatch as the cattle are in the crush, it takes seconds and that way I don’t have to try and remember later what animal got injected or the dose and remedy used,” Declan said.
Recording on Herdwatch also ensures farmers are immediately compliant with Bord Bia and Department remedy recording requirements.
Farmers are using Herdwatch every day to manage their herds and eliminate farm compliance paperwork. Start your 30-day free trial today on the Herdwatch website.