Herdwatch and Dovea Genetics have entered a “strategic” partnership with a view to bringing even more efficiency gains to farmers.
Herdwatch claims that its software is utilised on over 11,000 farms in Ireland and the UK, while Dovea says it exports to 26 countries.
Supporting decision-making on farms
Dovea general manager Dr. Ger Ryan, said: “We are very pleased to team up with Herdwatch, as we share a common ethos and are both passionate about supporting our customers in making the best decisions for their farm business.”
“The Herdwatch solution has a full breeding life cycle module, integrated with ICBF, where farmers can track and manage serves, scans and get automatic reminders on due dates through-out their season which are all very important for our farmers.”
The Roscrea-based software company is set to deliver even more innovation as it launched a completely new version of their software this week.
‘Leaner, meaner and faster than ever'
This new app, called “Herdwatch NG” (Next Generation) is “leaner, meaner and faster than ever”, according to Fabien Peyaud, Herdwatch CEO.
“We are very excited about our Next Generation app which has taken 18 months of research and development by a team of 12. Based on farmers’ feedback, we’re confident our members will love it.”
Peter Byrne, FRS Network CEO and Herdwatch Director, commented: “FRS are very excited to be associated with the Herdwatch success story in Tipperary and right across the country.”
“This app has taken significant investment and as a farmer-owned co-op, we are delighted it will make such a difference for farmers.”
Make complicated things appear simple
Rugby legend Rory Best, who uses Herdwatch on his suckler farm in Co. Down, commented: “The Next Generation Herdwatch app will be a great benefit to me as I transition from professional rugby back to looking after our herd at home along with a few other projects.”
“Like in rugby, you have to make things, which are complicated appear simple, and Herdwatch, which was already easy-to-use, will be faster and easier than ever before.” Best added.
The Herdwatch NG (Next Generation) app is available to download in Ireland for free on the Apple App Store and Android Play Store. A UK version of the app will follow shortly.
A free plan is available for all farmers, with yearly PRO memberships starting at €79+VAT.