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Farm software means no surprises

Posted by Team at FarmIQ on 01/08/16 19:04

Using farm management software to track stock and paddocks means “no surprises”, says a Wairarapa farm manager who is part of a corporate farming operation.

Ian Evans runs 4200 stock units on the 518ha hill country property Mangarata for the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Mangarata has been using the farm software for two years, and it’s helping Ian keep his finger on the pulse.

“The information is right in front of you as a manager. I’m setting weight targets for mobs of R1 cattle or the ewe hoggets and 2-tooths. For example, if I want animals up to a certain weight in May, I can set targets for January and every month in between. Then I can compare what’s happening each month. There are no surprises.”

Now the other three farms run by Taratahi are also starting to use the software.

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Software helps steer the farm business

Posted by Team at FarmIQ on 22/07/15 12:11

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operation of a farm – there’s always plenty going on. But there’s a need to keep a hand on the steering wheel and make plans.

This is particularly the case when you want to develop or increase the size of your farm business, says Otago farmer Jeff Cleveland. “We sit down and think about what we want to do. We set goals and then make a plan for how we want to go about achieving them.”   

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Topics: Otago farming, animal health, farm management software, farm information, weaning, feed budgeting, genetics, lamb growth rates, Ewe replacements, farm planning, stock rotations, Cleveland, farm staff, farm governance, Otago, farm business, two-tooths, target weight, facts, BeefEQ, lamb weights, hoggets, twins, top performers, farm with facts

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