Farmers at this year’s Southern and Northland regional field days have the opportunity to learn more about CRV Ambreed’s new herd recording and management tool, myHERD.
From June this year farmers will be able to subscribe to myHERD. CRV Ambreed Information and IT Manager Andrew Singers says the new tool will provide farmers with a highly functional genetics platform that gives them an integrated option in the market.
“myHERD will give farmers a choice when it comes to herd recording and management. Most importantly, myHERD assures the accuracy, security and ownership of farmers’ data.”
Singers says the development of myHERD reflects the company’s desire to offer farmers a future-focused herd management platform.
“Using data captured on farm, myHERD will provide farmers with practical, accessible information so they can make better decisions across their farming business.
“We joined with FarmIQ, one of New Zealand’s leading integrated farm software providers, to develop myHERD.
“FarmIQ’s Enterprise Dairy product can be integrated with myHERD, allowing farmers to incorporate data from a range of sources and link it all together – from interactive farm maps, environmental plans and health and safety to off-farm grazing and pasture forecasting.”
FarmIQ GM Customer Success Jock Richardson says the launch of myHERD on the FarmIQ platform is important as it will give dairy farmers the ability to manage multiple operations related to their dairy farm in one place.
“Both family and corporate farms tell us they get value out of having all their farm data in one place, so they can easily plan and manage their farm system throughout the season.
“There is no limit to the number of staff or third-parties with whom farmers can connect. The farmer has complete control over who has access to the information and who they want making a contribution to the success of the farm.
“By using the myHERD application, dairy farmers have greater choice and more functionality at their fingertips.
“We have long had a deep interest in the dairy space and the EID (Electronic Identification) foundation of the system made it a natural choice for a herd recording system,” says Richardson.
“CRV Ambreed offers some of the best genetics in the world and we are delighted to be able to help them bring a world-class, integrated herd recording solution to market.”
myHERD is designed to be cost-effective, easy to use and accessible by mobile. Online and offline functionality, means it can be used across properties with poor internet coverage. This has been well tested on the FarmIQ platform.
myHERD will also give farmers comprehensive and easy-to-interpret reporting. They can tailor reports to suit their needs and share them with their breeding consultant, farm advisors, dairy companies, vets and accountants.
Singers is quick to reassure existing CRV Insight customers that nothing is changing just yet.
“Prior to any change, our existing InSight customers will have the opportunity to view and test the myHERD program. This is an opportunity for them to try it out, check out its functionality and see how they could use it to benefit their farm Business.”
Any farmer keen to know more about myHERD should register for updates by visiting www.myherd.co.nz