Northern Ireland farmers to benefit from simpler animal movements


| General

| Jan 18, 2019

3 farmers using app

Since September 2018 Herdwatch, the market leading farm management app which is now helping over 10,000 farms across the UK and Ireland is available to farmers in Northern Ireland.


Notify DAERA of movements through the app

In the latest release of Herdwatch Northern Ireland users can now use Herdwatch to:

  • Notify DAERA of intentions to move out to a Farm, Market or Abattoir
  • Send a seller confirmation
  • Confirm Movements On
  • Notify a Death

The new Movements feature now available to all Northern Ireland Herdwatch members will send the intention to move out to a Farm, Market or Abattoir directly to APHIS from the app. The app which works off-line simplifies movement compliance for Northern Ireland farmers and allows peace of mind when it comes to farm compliance. 

Herdwatch helps farmers record their farm compliance and management information on the spot, eliminating the need for duplicate recording and ensuring that farm records are 100% accurate.

Herdwatch is fully approved by Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), complete integration with APHIS and complies with Farm Assurance standards, meaning that Northern Ireland farmers have only to enter their information on the app in order to be compliant.

Recording Medicine in a Snap

Earlier this year, Herdwatch introduced another new feature to livestock farmers called the Farm Medicine Scanner.

With this clever innovation you can now simply scan medicines into the Herdwatch app using your phone’s built-in camera. This means that any animal medicine with a barcode or QR code can be scanned straight into Herdwatch.

As each medicine is scanned into the app the quantity purchased is also recorded, allowing the farmer to see how much medicine they have in their cabinet at any time.

Farmers can then see where that medicine was used, what animals were treated with it and it and how much they received.

scanning remedy

Scan the Barcode or QR code on a medicine box to record the purchase.

 Learn More About the Farm Medicine Scanner


Watchboard in your pocket

The Herdwatch Watchboard shows every job that needs attention to in one place. Here farmers can track items like cows due to repeat, cows calving soon, animals in withdrawal, and planned jobs. If you have something due on your Watchboard for today, then Herdwatch will send you a notification informing you that you have tasks that require your attention.

The Watchboard will send you a push notification when you have an item that needs attention.

You too can join over 8,000 happy farmers saving time on farm paperwork and managing their farms more efficiently. Call us today on 020 3773 2763 (GB & NI) or 0505-34400 (Ireland)  or email

Try the app for FREE

Getting set up on Herdwatch has never been easier, farmers can now simply download the app and sign up to the FREE-PLAN.

The Free-Plan allows farmers to:

  • Download their Herd from APHIS (NI), BCMS (UK) or Agfood (IRL) 
  • Record 5 calf registrations
  • Record their medicine purchases
  • Record Heat detection and general tasks


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