Farming apps: 10 must have tools for today's farmer
AS technology increasingly becomes part of farming life, here are ten must have apps:
1 Beef Pricewatch
Launched by the Minister of Agriculture, Simon Coveney, this app for meat prices is a handy tool for all Irish beef farmers. The app provides the weekly national and the factory level prices for Steers, Heifers and Young and Old Bulls, allowing farmers to know the exact value of their animals.
2 Bayer Weed Spotter
This app is an essential for arable farmers. Bayer's app is comprised of over 100 images of individual weed and crop deficiencies and with detailed information of the problem, including why it occurred and how to get rid of it, Weed Spotter is the perfect way to ensure diseased crops are a thing of the past.
The MooMonitor app is a huge time saver for farmers with large herds of cow. The app tracks when a cow is on heat by using heat detection collars and alerting the farmers at any hour of the day, helping you to ensure you never miss this chance and maximise your production.
4 Harvest Loss Calculator