It's official, Herdwatch has been approved by the Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, to offer Calf Birth Registration and Herd Profile Synchronisation from compatible Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops/PCs. This is a momentous occasion for all Dairy and Suckler Farmers for whom Calf Birth administration has been a sore point for years. This upcoming Spring calving season though, for the first time, you will be able to register your Calves electronically when and where you chose, no more paperwork by candle light or night time chores on the auld PC!
The Herd Profile Synchronisation feature also means you won't have to manually enter your animals into Herdwatch, a couple of clicks and all animals are "auto-magically" brought in from the National Database. As you buy or sell animals, all you have to do is sync again to get your latest Herd Profile directly from the Department's database.
Well done to the Herdwatch Development Team on this important achievement, it wasn't easy, in fact it was very hard, but to paraphrase JFK (badly): "We choose to offer Calf Registration and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard!" (and more importantly to make Farmers' lives easier)
We will update again as soon as possible, we are working very hard and hope to go live just before or just after Christmas, following a final Beta phase (more on this soon, if you are interested please register here)
The Herdwatch Team