A new software application will help livestock farmers

eherdWith eHerd farmers will have a complete animal track record

CenterMine, a Bulgarian software company,is developing an online platform for electronic livestock management. The innovative product eHerd is in the final phase of development and its official promotion in Bulgaria and the region will soon begin.

The idea of ​​the new system was born thanks to the close cooperation of the company with representatives from the livestock sector who share the major challenges that farmers in Bulgaria are facing. This results in the creation of a system, that assists breeders in their daily work by providing them with complete information about the historical data and the current status of their animals.

The project received funding from the European Commission under the program FRACTALS (7th FP, Project No Project 632874) and its development is based on the most advanced software technologies enabling simple yet flexible functionality and user interface.

In the core of the project’s idea is thecomplete animal’s register, including the following data: ID number (tag), species, breed, date of birth, origin, status, data on pregnancy and reproduction, full medical record, images, notes and others. In addition the system keeps record of key financial indicators and generates various reports to support analysis of business activities. When all the information is organized in one place, it simplifies document workflow and saves a lot of time looking for important data.

eHerd is a web application, which means that farmers have access to it from any device that supports Internet connection (PC, laptop, tablet, smart phone). This mobility greatly simplifies the process of entering informationwhile you are on the go. By eHerd you can manage, track and report data for your pastures and herds as milking, breeding, calving, weaning, movements, medical information, sales and other. The system enables farmers to create and overview different reports that they can structure according to their own needs. There are also a Calender and Notifications that support the farmers to create, track and manage different tasks and events related to everyday activities in their farm, saving time and extra efforts.

eHerd helps farmers to optimize their costs and resources which leads to higher productivity and more time for real business. Soon the farmers in Bulgaria and the Balkan region will have the opportunity to test the benefits of this online platform.

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