Simple solution to one of Ireland’s most common non-compliance issues
| Feb 7, 2019
Herdwatch has partnered with all three approved cattle tag providers in Ireland, Cormac Tagging, Datamars Agri and Mullinahone Co-Op to help farmers counteract a major cross-compliance issue by allowing our members to record and order missing tags directly from the Herdwatch app on their phone.
Instant tag ordering via the Herdwatch app
Most common non-compliance issues – Animal identification and missing tags
‘61% of the non-compliances detected related to tagging irregularities such as animals missing tags, animals not tagged within 20 days of birth or animals missing both eartags.’
Addressing this issue, Ursula Kelly from Cormac Tagging remarks “The recording of tag numbers for replacement tags is a time-consuming job that will be made easier with the use of the Herdwatch App. As Cormac Tagging continue to innovate, we feel this is a great solution using the technology available between the two companies.”
Power to the farmer to record and order missing tags as they identify them
The new partnership between Herdwatch and Ireland’s cattle tag providers gives farmers the power to record missing tags as they identify them, and order them immediately from their preferred tag supplier.
“This new feature continues to deliver on our goal of constant innovation, eliminates duplicate recording and ultimately speeds up the process for farmers.”
General manager at Datamars Agri, Richard Nolan said “Datamars are delighted to work with Herdwatch, as both companies are committed to offering innovative quality solutions to Irish Farmers.”
Designed to meet the real needs of farmers
The ability to directly order missing tags through the Herdwatch app is the latest innovative feature to be added to the app. At Herdwatch, we take all customer requests on board and do our best in making them a reality, and this is a perfect example of that special relationship.
Liam Egan, Eurotags Manager at Mullinahone Co-Op, remarks “Both businesses have a shared long-standing co-op ethos of ensuring the needs of the farmer are front and center and we believe this innovative partnership with Herdwatch will deliver for farmers.”
Herdwatch is fully compliant with Bord Bia and EU quality assurance standards, and allows farmers to register calves and manage cattle movements on their phone. It is fully integrated with ICBF so farmers can see their breeding, milk records and EBI/Eurostar information on Herdwatch.
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