Leading farm management software company Herdwatch is celebrating a new milestone as they passed two million calves registered on their app. The achievement was reached in early February and is expected to rise even further over the coming weeks, with the spring calving season in full flow.
This landmark number illustrates the impact Herdwatch has had on farming in the British Isles, with more than 16,000 farmers now using the app – all using the latest efficient and easy to use farm management software to replace of the old pen and paper methods for recording their calf births.
Herdwatch member surveys indicate that every farmer who uses the app saves on average 3 hours a week.
Other benefits provided by Herdwatch to farmers include:
- Full herd & breeding management
- Easy medicine & feed records
- Milk records to track cow performance
- Weight recording & average daily gain analysis
- Simple record management for farm compliance
The milestone comes after an exciting few months for Herdwatch, which included the addition of extra features on their app, such as the popular farm mapping feature “Farm Maps by Herdwatch”, which has seen more than 100,000 acres of farm land mapped so far. The company has also announced details for their upcoming new venture “Flockwatch”, which will provide sheep farmers with the same ground breaking benefits and innovations as Herdwatch has delivered for dairy and beef farmers.
Double the workforce
Herdwatch has also revealed plans to double their workforce by 2024, which will enable them to add further enhancements to their farmer focused apps in the coming months and years.
Speaking about reaching the important milestone, Herdwatch Founder and CEO, Fabien Peyaud said, “Spring calving can be a very busy time of the year for farmers with many late nights and worries about cows due to calve. Herdwatch takes some of the stress away by allowing farmers to register their calves in seconds on the app and not have to worry about filling forms later.
“More than 16,000 farmers use Herdwatch because they have seen how much it helps them, how it simplifies their farm management activities and how reliable a service it provides. The calf registration tool is just one of many practical features included in the app, all designed to make farmers’ lives easier and make their farm more profitable.
“We keep millions of digital records safe on behalf of farmers, varying from animal details, breeding records, milk records, weight with average daily gain analysis and more. All this is done with the ultimate aim of reducing paperwork and helping farmers make better farm business decisions. Already the records for 2 million calves have been safely managed through Herdwatch and we look forward to recording millions more as our app evolves to provide ever increasing support for British farmers,” Mr. Peyaud concluded.