Farmers can now use their smartphone to communicate to a sheep's electronic ear tag thanks to a new low-cost management tool.
Countryside FarmWizard have produced a package that provides farmers with a rugged android smartphone containing the FarmWizard software app as well as a Bluetooth stick reader.
The phone comes with the app already downloaded and is paired to the stick reader using Bluetooth. This enables the user to add new sheep to an electronic flock book, record sales and deaths and allows for common flock management operations such as the recording of treatments and stock taking of animals.
Historic information about individual sheep may be retrieved and displayed on the farmer's phone simply by scanning the electronic tag. Information recorded on the phone is then available for the farmer on the main FarmWizard website where it may be analysed or in the case of a flock book printed out.
John Black Countryside Services
"The phone also comes with a unlimited usage contract which means no more expensive phone repairs or unexpected large bills at the end of the month," he adds.
Prices for the new management systems start at £360. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01226 345 390. e_SClB
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