Register calves faster with this farming couple from the UK

Diarmaid O'Connor

| Cattle & Dairy | General

| Jan 12, 2024

As 2024 begins, it’s time for many farmers to start thinking about the impending spring calving season. The last thing any farmer wants to do in the evening is face into hours of paperwork, whether it is for calf registrations or animal remedy compliance, but this is the reality for many farmers.

Helen Parr and her partner Dan, live in Cambridgeshire and have a 170 head of cattle, the majority of which are Pedigree Herefords. Helen’s dams are brought indoors for calving, where there are cameras to keep an eye on the cows. For The Parr’s January and September are the busy calving months.

Helen uses the Herdwatch app to save time when registering her calves.


“I now register calves as soon as they are born. It’s so easy using the Herdwatch app. You’re automatically logged in and you can have a calf registered using your phone in seconds.”

Streamlining calf registrations not only saves time, but it also eliminates mistakes and ensures your records are accurate for your farm assurance inspections.

Getting prepared for farm assurance audits & inspections

Keeping up with farm assurance audits and inspections can be stressful and time consuming if you are not prepared. Herdwatch helps you to stay ahead of audits by having all the necessary and accurate information at your fingertips, right on your mobile device.

Helen uses the Herdwatch app to register calves, record animal movements and weights, track medicine records and mating, and much more. It is important this information is accurate when it comes to compliance inspections.

Helen has found that Herdwatch has helped alleviate stress and she no longer needs to worry about compliance inspections as the Herdwatch app helps ensure all her records are captured accurately.

“Herdwatch completely takes the stress away, it’s literally – click, print, done! Before it used to take me weeks to sort, and I still hadn’t filled in the right information. An absolute godsend”.

Applying for movement certificates at the touch of a button

A lot of farmers will be selling some calves this spring, and this can be a time-consuming process, you can also use the Herdwatch app to apply for movement certs on your phone when still in the yard. This is just what Helen does, “When I collect or deliver any stock, I just take a moment and do my movements on the spot in the Herdwatch app when still in the car!”

All you have to do is select the animals which are being sold, put in the buyer’s herd number and apply for the movement cert using Herdwatch there and then, it is that easy.

How can I get the app?

You can join Helen and over 20,000 other farmers on Herdwatch by downloading the app and say goodbye to farm paperwork once and for all.

To get started on Herdwatch, click here to download the app from the App store or Play Store, call our office on; 020 3773 2763, or visit for more information.

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