A top priority for Scott Blair when he took on a new farm management position two years ago was getting good farm software.
In fact, he was so keen that he initially paid for the subscription himself.
Scott manages 1500ha Pukekaroro Station in the far North, running about 2700 cattle – a mix of bull beef, dairy heifers for live export and carryover dairy cows. He works with three other fulltime staff.
The software he has chosen gives him “an electronic filing cabinet” for all the farm information.
“I got the best software I could find that could do everything we would want. We’re getting it set up to record everything. What we don’t want is a heap of different places to put information. This is our go-to place for recording and reporting.”
One particularly valuable feature is being able to use a farm map on a phone. It is "revolutionising" their farm management he says.