I was using spreadsheets to keep track of the sheep, which did not give me the flexibility and functionality I needed. That’s when I started to research different software options, trying to figure out how I could automate it, and what I could do with it. After an initial chat with Ewen (CEO and Co-Founder of iLivestock Ewen Wardman) about the benefits of a livestock management platform, I decided to give iLivestock a try and moved all my data from spreadsheets to the app.
I was able to get a grant last year to invest in some Rappa equipment and an EID reader from iLivestock. The Rappa system is very useful for creating temporary pens and handling areas for the sheep. My plan is to set up some sort of permanent drafting system on the new farm, where I can use the weight crate and the eWeigh system in one place.
With these goals in mind, I will continue to use iLivestock. In my experience, I have to say it’s a great livestock management software. My tip for anyone who wants to try it is to go at it with an open mind. Do not compare it to what you have used before, because it might be different and better. Be willing to adapt and learn new ways of doing things. Start small and see how it works for you. And don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need help. The support team is very friendly and helpful.