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Gallagher has been proudly supporting beef producers in Australia for over 50 years.
With a passion for relentless innovation, they have helped generations improve their on-farm productivity through better pasture utilisation and monitoring of individual animal performance.
More recently, Gallagher have partnered with Landcare Australia to support over a dozen producers around the country in promoting sustainability through improved land use by subdivision and exclusion of pest animals.
In February, Gallagher released the latest addition to their growing suite of technology solutions designed to provide customers with meaningful animal performance insights, allowing them to make more informed business decisions with an aim of improving their on-farm productivity.
The Gallagher Animal Performance App completes the Gallagher Weighing and EID ecosystem and allows users to access the same animal data stored on cloud-based software from in the yards using their Weighing and EID hardware regardless of location using a smartphone, or in the office on a computer.
"Gallagher Animal Performance Software is cloud-based, so the beauty of it is that you can synchronise between the smartphone app, your Weigh Scale or EID Tag Reader and the cloud," Weighing and EID Business Development Manager Mike Hemsley said.
"It means that wherever you are you can view your animal performance data, allowing you to make quick and accurate management decisions."
One of the obvious differences between the new Gallagher Animal Performance Software and previous offerings from the company is that the customer is no longer required to run a PC program to be able to view their data - they can simply connect their compatible weighing and EID hardware to Wi-Fi and upload data immediately to the cloud.
The new software has had the same research and development put into it by the in-house product development team at Gallagher, who are responsible for designing the existing range of Gallagher Weighing and EID hardware. This has resulted in a product ecosystem that is simple to use and provides real benefits for customers.
"You can search for a tag number either on your Weighing and EID hardware or on the app on your phone and add in notes against that particular animal, which can then be synched immediately to the cloud for others to view," Mr Hemsley said.
"But the real benefit comes from removing the need to be logged into your computer back at the office in order to do important work, such as completing NLIS transfers".
NLIS database transfers can be completed on the app or using the cloud software. In providing this feature, Gallagher has removed the need to traipse back and forth between yards and office to get real work done.
The simple upload of data can be done at the completion of a session, whilst still in the yards, with immediate access available to anyone, including stock agents, who has access to the app and the customer's account.
"This offers some really interesting possibilities in the future for our corporate clients who run multiple farms, with managers spread out across each location," Mr Hemsley added.
"For all of their animal management data to be stored on the cloud and to be able to be updated and accessed by anyone in the organisation at any time - it really is quite game changing when you think of the possible time savings and ease of decision making."
Importantly, the software can be continually updated as more features become available. The Gallagher Animal Performance Software updates automatically, and users can set up reminders on their smartphone to update the App when needed. Additionally, users will receive reminders to update the software on their hardware, ensuring that they are always working with the most up to date version.
"This is really just the tip of iceberg regarding how our software applications will work within the Gallagher ecosystem. As customers become more familiar with the real farm management benefits available to them through using one App, I think our Reseller partners will see them seeking out a wider range of Gallagher solutions, all of which will be enhanced by our software," Mr Hemsley said.
While the Gallagher Animal Management Software is intuitive and easy to use, it is backed by the same personalised support of the Gallagher Customer Service teams. Customers can be assured that they can receive assistance in getting started and getting the most out of the new Gallagher Animal Performance Software.
You can get started now by heading to Gallagher's website and register for an account. Or you can make sure you visit the team at Beef Australia next month. You'll find them on site with Nutrien Ag Solutions or in the Elders Pavilion.
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The story Gallagher Animal Performance Software sending on-farm decision making sky high first appeared on Queensland Country Life.