Herdwatch, the farm compliance app currently in use by thousands of farmers nationally, has just announced new features to assist Irish farmers with spray reporting requirements.
Developed in response to farmer demand, the new app allows farmers to effectively manage farm compliance anywhere on any device (smartphone, tablet or computer).
Jim Dockery, FRS Training Manager said ‘We have trained over 12,500 people through our QQI Pesticide Application Course which is compulsory for all professional users, including farmers, under the new Sustainable Use Directive. From experience and feedback from farmers recording the use of pesticides to be compliant is a big issue for them and Herdwatch has developed an easy way for this to be done through the App on your phone saving farmers time and hassle. We will definitely be recommending it at our training courses and are confident that it will solve this spray recording problem for farmers in the future.
With over 3,000 farmers nationally using Herdwatch, the focus is on assisting farmers, not only to accurately report on compliance, but also save time on previously lengthy paperwork requirements.
The app provides assistance not only with spray reporting, but also helps livestock farmers with Bord Bia remedy and feed purchases recording, calf birth registrations, weight recording, and the full breeding cycle.
A free trial is available for those looking to test the app out, with app founder Fabien Peyaud encouraging farmers to embrace technology to help simplify farm management.
“The free trial allows farmers to see for themselves what Herdwatch can do, and we also have a dedicated support team to deal with any queries.” Fabien said. “The app is available for Apple and Android devices and our team are constantly working to develop the features in response to new farmer demands.”
The Herdwatch app was launched in 2014 by FRS (Farm Relief Services), and has since won numerous prestigious awards such as the National Ploughing Championship Award for Software Innovation in Agriculture, and the AIB Start-up Academy award.