Cattle records include births, purchases, sales, movements, deaths, services, treatments and weights. Entering cattle data is easy using our intuitive wizards which check you've entered the required information. All cattle records can be be edited or deleted making managing your records easy.
Farm Matters can report your cattle passport and movement notifications direct to British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) using the Internet. Simply enter the birth/movement into your cattle records and click the BCMS send button, it couldn't be easier. There is also a facility to check your cattle records against those held by BCMS, we call this a CTS Cross Check. The cross check displays the differences, if any, between the cattle on farm in Farm Matters and those recorded on BCMS. A real life saver before a cattle inspection! More details...
Scottish farmers can use Farm Matters to submit cattle birth and movement applications direct to ScotMoves and ScotMoves+ using the Internet. As with BCMS there is also a facility to cross check your cattle on farm against ScotMoves. The cross check facility can also be used to add records directly from movements reported to ScotMoves by markets and abattoirs.
A host of cattle reports can be printed from Farm Matters ranging from legislative documents like your Cattle Movement Book & Medicine Book to age, weight and profit reports. All reports show a print preview before printing to avoid waste and can be exported to PDF and other formats.
For cattle keepers in Scotland Farm Matters supports the Beef Efficiency Scheme, ScotMoves and the Scottish Suckler Calf Support Scheme. Farm Matters connects to ScotEID for submitting movements to ScotMoves and reporting calves, weight & disposals for the Beef Efficiency Scheme .For the Scottish Suckler Calf Support Scheme Farm Matters can assist in finding which calves are eligible for the scheme and produce either a printable list of cattle barcodes or an CSV file for submission online. All submissions can be re-printed or exported to CSV at any time. More details...
With Farm Matters you can quickly enter weights or import them from a device such as a Tru-Test weigh head. This data will then be used to show you daily live weight gains, weight progressions, target weights and more. You can also track weaning weights for cow performance.
Take your laptop out on farm and use the Console screen to quickly create a cattle batch. The console shows the animals details including alerts for medicine withdrawal. The console also allows you to quickly enter animal weights. The batch can be used then and there or later to record cattle events such as movements and treatments.
This is only the tip of the iceberg. Farm Matters cattle software does so much more from tracking semen straws to pelvic measurements.
Sheep records include births, purchases, sales, movements, deaths, missing & found, tagging, tag replacements, treatments, retainments and flock transfers. Farm Matters allows multiple sheep flocks across multiple holdings and even allows you create your own custom sheep types while offering full traceability of individual sheep. The grid representation allows you to track your stock numbers easily and highlights any mistakes which would result in a negative number of sheep in your records. For individual sheep
you view their history and analyse their lambing, weight and more.
While Farm Matters can be used as a purely flock/number based system it is equally at home tracking individual sheep. Events are tracked and the history of an individual sheep including it's pedigree can easily found and viewed on screen. Farm Matters sheep software is very flexible.
Farm Matters is compatible with a range of EID readers. Downloading the sheep ear tags from the reader is done in a few simple clicks. Contact us on 0191 3000 189 for details about the readers we support and advice on what we recommend for your farm.
The official sheep holding register can easily be printed and includes customisable features such as which sections you want to print and whether to truncate the sheep ear tags. In addition to the sheep holding register you can print a flock management record, a on farm at snapshot and sheep profit analysis.
Reporting sheep movements electronically can be achieved easily in Farm Matters using the Livestock Information screens. Functionality includes reporting of new movements and the confirming of movements submitted by another party such as a market.
Crop records include cultivations, fertiliser applications, spray treatments, harvests, soil analysis and LERAPs.
Farm Matters allows you keep comprehensive medicine records for cattle, sheep and other livestock. Tracking medicine stock levels and applications is easy whether the medicine comes from your stock cupboard and applied directly by the vet. Medicine costs are applied to the cattle given treatment with a separate entry available for any associated vet costs.
The two key medicine reports are easily produced by Farm Matters; Medicine Book and Medicine Purchase Book. You can set between which dates you would like the report generating and print it or export it to a PDF.
If you are unfortunate enough to be inside a NVZ in England then Farm Matters can help you keep the required NVZ records. Fully integrated with the Fields section keeping your records is made easy. Farm Matters guides you through entering the information about each crop/fertiliser application and it does the complex calculations for you.
Using Farm Matters there is no need to calculate your N Max Limits. Simply by keeping accurate crop and fertiliser application records the software automatically calculates the N Max Limit with full printable reports.
The Fam Matters Web App is included in your Farm Matters subscription and free trial. It includes viewing cattle information and record events such as births, treatments, missing tags, batching and more, all while you are out and about. It also includes recording of spot treatments, deaths and notes for sheep. Note, access to the Internet is required to use the Web App.
For farmers in Scotland we've developed an Android app that works on compatible UHF devices to lookup cattle data or record events like births, treatments and batches of cattle. The app is available from Google Play.