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Apps for sheepmeat and wool producers


‘App’ is short for ‘application’ - which is another name for a computer program. Normally, when people talk about apps they are almost always referring to programs that run on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablet computers.

Apps can let your phone or tablet do almost anything that the programmers can imagine, within the technical limitations of the device. This means that you can turn your phone into a remote control for a toy helicopter, your tablet into a turbo-charged drawing pad, and much else besides.
— BBC UK

There are SO many farming and agricultural apps out there!

To assist in choosing an app suitable for you — and to ensure your device doesn't become overloaded with irrelevant apps — we have collated those relevant to you as a sheepmeat or wool producer.

For apps relevant to other commodity groups, please refer back the the specific information station relevant to you!


We recommend you visit The Digital Farmer – a new website that has just been launched for farmers to freely access the latest online Products and Apps available, which can assist in running your business.

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Check out their media release!



APPS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

FARM MANAGEMENT

FARM MANAGEMENT

SHEEP CONDITION & HEALTH

SHEEP CONDITION & HEALTH

TOOLS

TOOLS

NEWS & INFORMATION

NEWS & INFORMATION

WEATHER & CLIMATE

WEATHER & CLIMATE



FARM MANAGEMENT

What: "Farmware is an app for smartphones to manage and record your farm data.Farmware is an activities based application. You enter activities for livestock, paddocks and storage. Gone are the days of carrying a notebook and pencil around the farm."
Location: Australia
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac
Cost: 
First 30 days free, Lite ($22 per month for 2 devices), Standard ($44 per month for four devices), Enterprise ($77 per month for 8 devices)
Available offline/without reception: Yes
Where do I get it? Refer to their 
website (do not go to the app store)

What: Comprised of 12 sub-modules — "Collect farm records, cropping, spraying, fertiliser, machinery, irrigation, weather records, crop scouting records (with GPS), view your farm map, collect waypoints, keep your livestock records, pasture monitoring, inventory of farm consumables and more."
Location: Australia
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Andriod
Cost: 
Free Lite Version, Full Version $10.99
Available offline/without reception: Yes (but reception required for parts of the app).
Where do I get it? App store.

What: "Calculate the amount of grass there is in a field for your livestock to graze. Save money on unnecessary fertilisers and bought in feed. Accurately and quickly monitor the performance of your swards in your grazing platform to make best use of your grass"
Location: UK
Platform: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Mac, PC.
Cost: 
Free Lite Version, Full Version $10.99
Available offline/without reception: Yes (but reception required for parts of the app).
Where do I get it? App store.

What: "Q: How many sheep breeds are there in Australia? What do they look like? What do the different sheep breeds produce? Where do they come from? What is their wool used for?  The Sheep Breed Compendium (SBC) answers these questions and more with high quality photographs and details of each sheep breed in Australia. The SBC also provides details about the characteristics of wool – what are they and why are they important?"
Location: Australia
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: Unknown
Where do I get it? App store      Google Play

What: "Pressing bales close to the maximum weight can achieve savings on wool packs, labour, pre- and post-sale freight and testing. Most costs are on a per bale basis, then it is in the best interest of the wool grower to maximise bale weights. This application will help to calculate the optimal bale pressing strategy."
Location: Australia
Platform: iPhone, iPad, Android.
Cost: Free
Available offline/without reception: Unknown
Where do I get it? App store      Google Play


SHEEP HEALTH & CONDITION

Lifetime Ewe Management

Lifetime Ewe Management

Sheep Condition Scoring

Sheep Condition Scoring

Coopers Animal Health

Coopers Animal Health

Flystrike Assist

Flystrike Assist

Veterinary Handbook

Veterinary Handbook

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority


ToOLS

Tractorpal

Tractorpal

Farmsafe Safety Induction

Farmsafe Safety Induction

AGRIplot

AGRIplot

The Shearing App

The Shearing App

Field Notes Pro

Field Notes Pro

Evernote

Evernote

ATO Vehicle Log Book

ATO Vehicle Log Book

Ground Cover

Ground Cover


NEWS AND INFORMATION

 
ABC

ABC

The Land

The Land

New Scientist

New Scientist

ABC Radio

ABC Radio

MLA Market Information

MLA Market Information

Radio 2GB

Radio 2GB

Agri Business: Farm Livestock Reports

Agri Business: Farm Livestock Reports

Radio Australia

Radio Australia

Agri Business: World Trends and reports

Agri Business: World Trends and reports

SBS Radio

SBS Radio

Rabobank Food and Agri Research

Rabobank Food and Agri Research

The Border Mail

The Border Mail

Stock Journal

Stock Journal


WEATHER & CLIMATE

Elders Weather

Elders Weather

Sky News Weather

Sky News Weather

10 Day Weather Free

10 Day Weather Free

Landmark Weather

Landmark Weather

Willy Weather

Willy Weather

Pocket Weather Australia

Pocket Weather Australia

Australian CliMate

Australian CliMate

Rainfall Recorder

Rainfall Recorder

Weather Zone

Weather Zone

Weather Zone Plus

Weather Zone Plus

Rain Log

Rain Log

Disaster Watch

Disaster Watch

Rain Radar

Rain Radar

World Radar - BOM Weather Forecast

World Radar - BOM Weather Forecast

Weather Radar Australia

Weather Radar Australia

Oz Radar Lite

Oz Radar Lite

Oz Radar

Oz Radar

Yahoo Weather

Yahoo Weather

Australian Weather Information 

Australian Weather Information 

Australian Weather Information PRO

Australian Weather Information PRO

Water Storage

Water Storage



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