the beginning of 2011 over eight hundred users
have upgraded to the new HerdMASTER 4. It's been
a massive undertaking and the HerdMASTER team
has so far held over hundreds of courses to
ensure a smooth transition and to get users up
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HerdMASTER 4 has the following features:
● A cleaner
interface throughout. Loading new calves for
e.g. is a lot easier as it uses mating's to
achieve this ensuring that reproduction records
are updated at the same time.
● Ability to
update itself from the webserver (no more CD's
need to be sent as your version is now always
updated). Producer requests are easily
incorporated at the same time.
● Days to
Calving (DTC) recording forms a significant part
of the upgrade.
● Reports are
easily changed on the fly. HerdMASTER has used a
new, modern SQL database that allows reports to
be created a lot easier. The new database is
also a major improvement from the old database.
● Lots of new
functionality; for example Visual farm
(downloaded from Google maps), new reports,
inbreeding functionality in the matings option,
updated crush side recorder, update to mobile
version and a whole lot more.
role of the cattle farmer has changed
tremendously over the past decade. Today
the commercial bull buyer demands performance
records. The famous American beef production
specialist, Clifford Mitchell, recently wrote
the following in one of America’s beef cattle
magazines: “Working smart, trumps working hard.
We simply have to have records. We need to know
what each cow is doing for us. Treat them like
employees and give them a yearly exam to decide
if you want to keep them employed or not”.
With HerdMASTER it is easy.
program has a complete inventory of all the
animals on the farm. As a cattle farmer you have
for the first time complete control over your
record keeping. Other benefits of the herd
management program is:
● Keeps a
complete data base of all the animals on your
farm (stud as well as commercial)
● Full time
with most electronic scales
● Send all
births and weights electronically to the
fully with all systems (NSBA, RSA Societies and