Happy Second Birthday Herdwatch

Patrick Bolger

| General

| Feb 5, 2016

Herdwatch birthday party

Celebrating two years this week since the launch of the app, Herdwatch has gone from strength to strength.  An idea which started off as something small now has thousands of users.

Fabien Peyaud himself never predicted such fast success of the app:

“When I started this, I genuinely didn’t know what to expect and that’s the truth, I was hoping that it would be well received by farmers more so than successful.  I was hoping for good feedback from farmers and I guess in my head if that happened it had the potential to be successful.”

The App offers farmers the quickest and easiest way to register calves “as it happens”, record remedies for Bord Bia compliance, and much more, through their smartphone, in seconds.  The success of the app over the two years found thousands of farmers hopping on the Herdwatch bandwagon and also led to the app winning eight prestigious awards.

95% of Herdwatch customers say they would recommend the app to other farmers. Fabien believes it will continue to grow with more hard work: “We will keep innovating for farmers as we have in the past few years, we have some really exciting ideas which will make it into Herdwatch over the months and years ahead.”

Reaching its second birthday is an important milestone for Herdwatch. It has put a new twist on technology and the way farmers register their calves and manage their herd and farm compliance. Fabien expects the future to be promising.

“I would like to thank our thousands of existing users for being so loyal, and I can’t see any reason why in the next few years we wouldn’t have tens of thousands of farmers on Herdwatch in Ireland, the UK and other markets”.

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