The new FMIS that the company is about to use will be beneficial to farmers so that they can make the farm more profitable and productive. The software enables farmers to plan, monitor and analyze all activities on the farm. The main purpose of the software is to manage all the activities easily on the farm.
The software that the company is about to use is very powerful, as it saves time, money, and makes record – keeping easy accessible. In addition, the software includes vast number of functionalities. It provides users with significant functions that include managing tillage, planting, crop protection, fertilization, irrigation and harvesting etc. Moreover, another key feature of the software is it’s able to notify farmers about the disease so that they can immediately take action to protect crops on time.
Task management is another important function of the software, it generates automatically order of the day and schedules which are related to animal records such as pregnancy test, hoof trimming, body condition test etc. For example, it might show the reminder about “checking right rear hoof as last time had a bit of foot rot that was cut out” etc. Storing all the important events, it reminds workers what need to be done, and prevents workers to miss any important tasks.
As mentioned earlier, the farm has been raising not only chickens but also goats and cows, there is a function called production of milk. It allows farmers to get accurate information about milk production related to goats and cows.
The software can be run on both PCs and mobile based applications supporting IOS, Android etc. All the records are stored in one location, where farmers can access from home or office from any device. Key functions of the software that associated with chickens, cows and goats are:
1) Tracks chicken, cow and goat inventories and production events.
2) Supports complete breeding and pregnancy records.
3) Allows farmers to measure overall performance.
4) Manages health of cows and goats and their treatments.
There is no doubt that the health of the animals is very important to the business as it’s the main source of the business to the company. If animals are sick or injured and farmers are not aware of that, the health of animal might get worst and it would be difficult to sustain them in the future.
From this point, the software consolidates chickens’, cows’ and goats’ health and maintenance records into one list so that the farmers are able to access it whenever they need it. With all the saved records, the farmers know exactly about animals’ health and when needed they inform to emergencies.
In addition, the software has weight tracking function which notifies farmers about weight of animals including birth and weaning by recording all the information to the database. It provides farmers with information when animals need to be fed, which animal is gained sufficient weight, and which is gaining slowly.
Better crops management function. The software controls all the parts of the field including condition of crops, planting, records of spray and harvest etc., by providing real-time information so that decisions can be made properly.