Dairy Farming Benefits

Easy Bord Bia Compliance

Be prepared for your Bord Bia Audit by Recording your Remedies and Feed Purchases in Herdwatch.

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Calf Registration, Anytime, Anywhere

Register calves from your calving shed in under a minute.

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Paperless Cattle Movement Certs

Herdwatch allows you to apply for a Movement Cert on the spot and complete the movement process in a minute.

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No more missed Heats! Record Heat Observations, Serves & Scanning. Information sent securely to the ICBF.

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Herd Management

Keep on top of your herd with constant access to your animal details i.e. Age, TB date when you want. Get daily reminders in the Watchboard and produce reports in seconds.

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Fast Weight Recording

You can record weights in Herdwatch quickly and easily. Herdwatch will then calculate the Average Daily Gain for you.

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Save 3 hours a week on Compliance paperwork

Dairy farmers save 3 hours per week on average meeting Cross-compliance and Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme requirements with the Herdwatch farm management app.

Herdwatch is fully approved by the Department of Agriculture and compliant with Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme (SDAS) guidelines. This means that when an event such as a Remedy treatment or Feed purchase is recorded in Herdwatch then you are fully compliant.

Record farm event as for Cross-compliance and SDAS as they happen using your smart phone tablet or PC even without internet connectivity. The app allows farmers to record events such as animal remedy usage in real-time from the Milking Parlour or the Crush, this information is the backed up the cloud when an interconnection is available which means your vital records will always be safe.

What Compliance information can I record in Herdwatch?

  • Remedy Purchases
  • Remedy Stock Tracking
  • Animal Remedy Treatments
  • Feed Purchases
  • Sprays and Pesticide purchases
  • Sprays and Pesticide Use

Dairy farm management

Herdwatch is a vital aid for Dairy farmers to efficiently manage their farm. All farm events that are recorded in Herdwatch can be easily viewed to make informed management decisions in Herdwatch.

The Watchboard

The Watchboard is a dashboard where Dairy farmers can get daily reminders and views of animals to that might need attention or tasks that need to be completed.

The Watchboard will notify dairy farmers of:

  • What animals are due to repeat.
  • What animals are in milk or meat withdrawal and when they are out of withdrawal.
  • What cows are due to calve in the next week
  • What calves still need to be Registered

Your Herd in Your hand

One of the key benefits of Herdwatch is having all your animal’s details on the spot. As Herdwatch is truly mobile you have access to your information 24/7 even when you don’t have an internet connection. So, if you’re out in the field and want to check the last time a cow got treated for Mastitis you can.

Custom Animal Groups and Filters

Recording events for large groups of animals in Herdwatch is quick and easy. You can create custom groups for your animals when you want. Simply name the group and add your animals.

A treatment for 100 cows can be entered in under a minute as Herdwatch allows you to group and filter animals so you can select the animals you treated quickly.

Herdwatch also comes preloaded with automatic filters which allow you to quickly identify animals that are Bought in, Moved Out, 70+ days in Herd and animals under 30 months quickly.

Herdwatch displays animals in the way you want. You can sort your animals by Tag Number, Age youngest or oldest first, freezebrand and date moved in or out.

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Do away with your Bord Bia book and take the hassle out of calculating withdrawal dates.

Never miss another heat! Herdwatch will remind you when your cow is due to come in-heat or repeat.

Register calves as you tag them, it takes less than 30 seconds.

Breeding Management

The breeding period can be one of the busiest times of the year for dairy farmers. When your managing breeding for cows as well as every other aspect of the farm, it can be difficult to record everything accurately.

Herdwatch makes recording and managing breeding events easier than ever for Dairy Farmers. It will help you manage the full breeding cycle, from Heat Checks to Inseminations and Pregnancy Scanning. Helping you achieve a compact calving season.

All breeding information can be viewed Breeding section of Herdwatch. Farmers can information in easy to understand reports which can also be printed off with a touch of a button. The views in the breeding section are as follows:

  • Heats Observed
  • No Heat Since Calving
  • Serves
  • Served last 25 days
  • Awaiting Scan
  • Scanned (NOT in calf)
  • Scanned (in calf)
  • Due to calve
  • Cows Calved

Easily produce Reports in Herdwatch

Everything that is recorded in Herdwatch can be easily produced as report, these reports can either be viewed in the Herdwatch app or can be produced as Pdf or Excel reports.

Herdwatch is about much more than just recording farm events and meeting basic compliance requirements guidelines. Herdwatch gives you power to make informed decisions using reports that on information that has been recorded over the past year.

You can produce reports for:

  • Bord Bia Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme and Cross Compliance
  • Cows in a Milk Withdrawal Period
  • Animals in Herd
  • Groups
  • Calves born
  • Breeding
  • Weight recording and average daily gains
  • Cost Management

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