Grassland management software has global appeal
New grassland management software from Irish company AgriNet is attracting clients from all over the world.
Farmers from New Zealand, Britain and the United States, as well as Ireland, have signed up for the web-based package, according to Barry Lynch from AgriNet.
One of the main attractions of the AgriNet package is that it can be used to work online with a discussion group or farm adviser.
Farmers can invite other farmers to join their online group and all information is shared on an invitation-only basis. If a farmer agrees to share his information, other farmers can look at his grass measurements, paddock covers and feed wedge.
Farmers are identified by their mobile number and invitations to share farm data are sent directly to their phone.
The system also includes online messaging.
Other critical information that can be inputted and shared includes milk production figures, such as yield and milk solids, fertiliser application rates, meal intake and stocking rates, temperature and rainfall.
The software can also be used to record information such as spraying, re-seeding and soil sampling.