After months of hard work, we are proud to announce that Herdwatch version 5 is now available for all UK farmers.
This new version introduces our new unified app (1 single app for all regions), which means we will be able to roll out new updates faster to all our members, wherever they are.
Herdwatch Version 5 is here, so what’s new?
The short answer is a lot! We have added over 30 new features plus dozens of small fixes and improvements but if we were to pick the 4 that we are most proud of, they would be the new Scanning Feature, Push Notifications, Animal Movements and the Free-Basic Plan.
Animal Medicine recording is a snap
You can now simply scan medicines into the Herdwatch app using your phone’s built-in camera. This means that any animal medicine with a barcode or QR code can be scanned straight into Herdwatch.
Registering Animal Movements
You can now register movements using the Herdwatch app. This will allow you to:
- Register Movements-On by scanning the animal passport
- Register Movements-Off
- Register Death Movements
Recording a Movement-On Registration by scanning the barcode on the passport
It’s easy to register movements into your herd and update BCMS using the Herdwatch app. It’s simply a matter of scanning the passport using the Herdwatch app and Herdwatch will notify BCMS.
Herdwatch will pull down the animal details from BCMS (.ie Age, Sex, Breed, Dam, Sire)
This will give Herdwatch the power to proactively remind you about tasks that are due.
The Watchboard is central to this, if you have something due on your Watchboard for today, then Herdwatch will send you a notification informing you that you have tasks that require your attention.
The Free-Basic Plan
We have now introduced a Free-Basic plan that that will allow you to;
- Download your herd into the app.
- Register 5 calf births from the app.
- Register movements into your herd.
- Record medicine purchases.
You can start your Free-Basic plan by downloading the app and signing up
Other cool features:
- In App Message Centre
- Daily Automatic Herd sync
- Recording a Weaning Task
- Recording a Body Condition Score Task
- Recording a Hoof Care task
- Recording Natural Dry Off Treatments
- We have introduced a “Due to Dry-Off” filter