A NEW app has been released, enabling producers to manage livestock accreditations and collecting on-farm data, enhancing both management efficiencies and food traceability.
The Geelong-based company Aglive is offering its Aglive IntegriPro software system free to all red meat producers for the Mob Basic package, with the option to upgrade for more added features for a fee.
It integrates farm accreditation and management data onto one platform, in the cloud, to provide a portable, digital resource accessible via smartphone, tablet or desktop.
The app is a new and upgraded version of the company’s former farmer software app, with added features for farm management and the completion of electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVDs) and National Cattle and Sheep Health Declarations.
The Aglive IntegriPro enables producers to complete industry and commercial certifications in one central spot, including unlimited eNVDs and National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) compliance.
Capabilities to complete MSA, EU and National Feedlot Accreditation declarations will also be added to the software soon.
Certifications are then automatically sent on to the next receiver in the food supply chain, whether that be saleyard, transporter, processor or feedlot, or they can be printed if needed.
In December 2016, Aglive was licenced by Meat and Livestock Australia as the first provider of an eNVD for use by producers and processors in Australia.
Aglive managing director Paul Ryan said the technology was designed to support product integrity and traceability for the red meat industry while also simplifying the process.
“Producers can now manage industry declarations, see livestock lifecycle treatments, manage paddock movements and more – all wrapped up in one powerful platform, in the field, on a mobile device and via the cloud,” Mr Ryan said.
“The platform allows you to manage your farm by mapping your paddocks, assigning animals, monitoring feed and treatments and integrating RFID wands for full animal traceability.
“This allows for improved stock inventory management, ownership audit and control.
“It provides complete umbrella accreditation, capturing certifications on the one platform and sending them on to where they need to go.
“For example, as soon as you complete an electronic NVD (eNVD) form using the app, the consignee is notified before the truck even leaves your property. The data is accessible to participants in the value chain who opt-in to the electronic NVD system.
“Importantly, this also has clear potential to assist in food provenance and telling the story of where food comes from to the consumer.”
Mr Ryan said Aglive recognised producers and the red meat supply chain needed to improve efficiencies and boost traceability as it moved from a paper-based system to a digital future.
“We are the pioneers of this technology and the Aglive IntegriPro is the first and only digital software application in Australia to offer a completely paperless, Bluetooth service that integrates seamlessly with national quality assurance programs, to capture your livestock data,” Mr Ryan said.
The Aglive IntegriPro app is available to download through the iTunes App Store and Google Play and users can then sign up to the program via the website.