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Farmeron iOS application is live!

Written by Admin on March 18, 2016

The long awaited freestyle event recording version of the Farmeron iOS app is now live on the App Store!

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The latest version of the Farmeron iOS app introduces freestyle recording, allowing farmers to record fertility, health, production and movement events on the fly! This new feature is accessible from the new “Record” tab on the tab bar. Furthermore, the FarmBoard, reminders and the animal list have all been given a refreshed look via a UI redesign.

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The Farmeron mobile app is designed specifically for current Farmeron web solution users. Manage your farm in the barn, not the office. View your animal cow-side where you need them the most.

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So head on over to the App Store and download the application!
Happy recording!

Wanted: SQL Server Database developer (m/ž)

Written by Ivan Stamenković on February 29, 2016

Vođenje farme je kompleksan posao! Jednako toliko kompleksan je i posao izgradnje cloud programskog rješenja koji će prikupljati sve podatke koji se generiraju raznim aktivnostima na farmi, a zatim te podatke pretvoriti u znanje koje će pomoći farmeru donijeti prave odluke. Od liječenja do obrta materijala – Farmeron sve prati i povezuje.

Farmeron je tehnološki leader u specifičnoj industriji proizvodnje mlijeka i upravo zbog trebaju nam novi ljudi kako bi uspiješno pratili stalni rast. Trebaju nam ljudi koji će omogućiti farmerima još lakše, brže i potpunije korištenje našeg sustava. Ljudi koji će kao dio našeg tima pridonijeti razvoju farmi diljem svijeta.

Trenutno tražimo SQL Server Database developera (m/ž) koji bi se pridružio timu i pomogao nam u unaprijeđenju našeg postojećeg rješenja. Ako ti stvari poput pisanja i optimizacije T-SQL upita, dizajna novih shema podataka, pisanja i održavanja ETL procesa, te automatizacije deploymenta nisu strane, onda si na dobrom putu da upravo ti budeš dio našeg rastućeg tima.

Što nudimo:

  • rad u Osijeku ili Zagrebu,
  • stalno zaposlenje te primanja u skladu s doprinosom i zalaganjem,
  • rad u novim tehnologijama,
  • fleksibilno radno vrijeme i godišnji odmor,
  • mogućnost putovanja u SAD,
  • samostalni izbor računala za rad,
  • timske edukacije
  • i besplatno mlijeko! :)

 

Kako bi nam se pridružio/la poželjno je imati neke vještine i znanja kao što su:

  • znanje i iskustvo u MSSQL tehnologiji te povezanim tehnologijama skladištenja podataka (warehousing),
  • praktično iskustvo u pisanju i optimizaciji T-SQL procedura i koda,
  • razumijevanje relacijskog i dimenzionalnog modeliranja podataka
  • i najvažnije: želja za učenjem i razvijanjem znanja i vještina!

 

Ukoliko ti se sviđa gore navedeno i želiš doprinijeti daljnjem razvoju našeg proizvoda, pozivamo te da nam pošalješ prijavu na jobs@farmeron.com. Pošalji nam CV, LinkedIn profil, reference na vlastiti rad i uratke, odnosno bilo što za što misliš da će nam se svidjeti!

Ako te još nismo uvjerili da nam se pridružiš, pogledaj kako izgleda jedan dan u Farmeronu, i otkloni sve sumnje.

Natječaj je otvoren do popunjavanja pozicija, no požuri s prijavom jer ih mi obrađujemo kako dođu!

Solution or System? The latest in a series by our own Ana Herman…

Written by Ana Herman on February 17, 2016

The Difference between Solution and System

There are lots of solutions to specific problems in the world. The same applies for farming: many solutions for recording events and data analysis are available on the market.
Since each solution provides the answer to a specific need, they are highly specialized and therefore quite limited to more sophisticated and diversified demands. For example, many popular herd management software allow veterinarians to make any kind of records, regardless of their logic and biological feasibility. There is not inherent intelligence in them: you could calve an animal twice a week, leave 10-month heifer in an animal location with milking animals for days, or inseminate a cow with 150 DCC and start new DCC cycle. Solution would allow you to record such things. You could have 1,500 animals active in your herd management software, while actually 700 animals on the farm. How come?
The answer is simple: solution is not the system. It allows you to do almost whatever you want. It does not discipline you. As long as you are satisfied with the answers to your specific demands, such as creation of specific lists and reports, you will be satisfied. However, what would happen if you would like, for example, to add cost to each activity you perform and record on the farm? Or to analyze quality or quantity of work done that really adds value? Or to analyze wasted money due to lack of material when it was needed and in the quantity it was needed? Or to have a more comprehensive overview of process flow? Would outcomes of the solution make you happy and would it reflect the reality? Would they be compatible with the numbers from your accountant? I doubt they would. Because solution is not the system. System, in my words, is a complex set of categories, relations, options and rules with inherent logic and predefined process flows. It prevents you from making illogical errors, from doubling some activities by mistakes, missing some animals, not being prompt or not managing your resources properly, for being neglectful toward your daily activities or future. System is more like a partner that you can rely on for a variety of things and that leads you proactively, while solution is more like a crutch: it will keep you relatively stable, but is not a proactive assistant. Solution is pretty lethargic, insufficiently responsive to your farm’s well-being.
Based on herd management solutions, nutritionists, veterinarians, economists and, say, bankers, could not sit together and have a productive conversation on resources, processes and effects, while a system would be designed to meet exactly the need for multidisciplinary conversation as well as real understanding of farm terminology and reality from many vital aspects. System would enable mutual understanding of processes, their drivers and the whole spectrum of results – especially if and when they affect related areas of responsibilities.
If I would have to say it short, solution would be a helper: something that helps you with specific challenges, while system would be an enabler: something that enables you to think and see beyond specific challenges.

World Ag Expo 2016 & Farmeron

Written by Ivan Stamenković on January 12, 2016

World Ag Expo

This year, Tulare, CA will once again be home to World Ag Expo, the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition.

From February 9th to February 11th you will be able to see over 1500 exhibitors in the International Agri-Center, showcasing the latest advancements in agriculture.

Farmeron will  be there, and if you happen to visit the Expo, be sure to swing by booth 6317 and see what we’ve got prepared for you.

You’ll get a chance to learn about our system and improvements directly from our account managers and experience what Farmeron has to offer first hand.

We’ll show you how you can get all of your dairy records online, accessible from any device, anywhere, and use that data to reduce your costs and boost your herd averages.

See you there!

 

 

Viewing Farmeron data through your iOS devices

Written by Ivan Stamenković on December 11, 2015

As you already know, we have a robust Android app, giving you insight into Farmeron data and the ability to record events on the go.

For a while now we’ve been developing an iOS app to bring further support to our customers, and the first results are here.

We’re proud to announce that the first step to giving our customers using iOS a way to view data and record events in Farmeron is here!

The “View data” part has been completed, and if you go and download the iOS app to your device, you’ll have the ability to view all of the important information for your farm.

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From general overview of animal counts and to do lists to specific event and milking info for each animal, it’s at your fingertips.

The development team here at Farmeron is working hard, and we’ll inform you of progress on a regular basis!

Bull evaluations update

Written by Ivan Stamenković on December 10, 2015

You may remember that back in June of 2015 we released Sire Summaries, giving you the option to search through more than 450000 official records of bulls and filter to find the best semen choice for your reproduction goals.

But the most important thing about this information is to keep it up to date and have the most recent records available.

To that extent we have  imported December 2015 bull evaluations.

Farmeron Sire Summaries

Farmeron Sire Summaries

The CDCB and NAAB evaluations have been used to update records for 437,519 bulls , and we have added 30,576 new bulls to our database. Also the  MACE data for Montbeliarde (MO), Simmental (SM), and Fleckvieh (FL) bulls that was not included in the regular CDCB evaluation file is imported in our database, a total of 22,115 bulls. We currently have a total of 493,826 bull evaluations in Farmeron, available for you.

The evaluations were released recently, and we have imported this important information into Farmeron in a matter of days to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your semen choices.

Log in to Farmeron and browse the new information available, and of course, if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to reach out to us

Android Mobile App updates

Written by Ivan Stamenković on November 12, 2015

Our Android mobile app has been updated recently, and we’re here to give you a quick rundown of the recent changes.

Hoof Check and Slideout navigation:

We have added our new Hoof check functionality to the mobile app, so all of the things that you can record in the web app are available on the go to, and you can make hoof check recording easier and use the gathered data to plan your future actions.

Hoof check and new slideout menu

Hoof check and new slideout menu

And from this picture you can see one other new thing: our new and redesigned slideout navigation menu, which will help you navigate easily throughout the entire application, and to the latest addition to the mobile app, and that’s Farmboard.

Farmboard:

This section of the application will give you the general overview for your farm.

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Mobile Farmboard

You’ll be able to see the number of animals on the farm, animal numbers by current gynaecological and general status and animal counts by location, to provide you with quick info about the business.

And last, but certainly not least

Floating Record shortcut:

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Floating Record shortcut

Now, whenever you’re viewing an animal profile, looking at the animal list or vet check list, you’ll be able to bring up the record shortcut and record any event in Farmeron, or start a protocol run.

If you haven’t already, head on to the Play Store and download the Farmeron mobile app, and not to fret iPhone users, we’re thinking of you and will have news for you soon!

 

 

 

 

Introducing date of last event and event count parameters in Dynamic Reports

Written by Ivan Stamenković on November 6, 2015

In our effort to improve and make it easier for our users to view the vast amounts of information stored in Farmeron, we’ve introduced Dynamic Reports, a feature that gives you power over your data through columns and filtering, grouping and aggregations.

By using columns to display the desired parameters, and then filtering them to drill-down to the lists you need for your everyday activities, you get the option to create your own custom reports that will give you insight into your business.

Farmeron Dynamic Reports

Farmeron Dynamic Reports

In the past, we used specific columns, like: Days since last heat, Times Mastitis this lactation and so on, to view and filter specific parameters, but these “Days since” and “Event counts” were not available for all events in Farmeron.

To change that and give you the option to view all last events and their counts,  we have removed these specific filters and introduced Date of last event and Count of event columns. And now, when you’re filtering, you will select the specific event you want to view, and some additional stuff, like only for the last lactation, or in a certain time-frame.

Count and last date of events

Count and last date of events

This update has been done to enhance the experience when using the Reports, and to give you a better overview of the available columns.

To try it out, head over to your account, and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!

 

Improve communication with your hoof trimmer via Farmeron Hoof Check

Written by Ivan Stamenković on October 16, 2015

Lameness in your herd can be a big problem, and you want to do everything to prevent it. Among many reasons for this occurrence, there’s one thing that can be easily identified as the main cause: cows walking on hooves (claws) with a compromised or unbalanced weight bearing surface.

And hoof trimming has and will be an integral part of the effort to tackle this issue.

Your hoof trimmer will come in, check the animals and apply treatments as he sees fit, and that’s excellent. But if there only was a way to track these treatments, and draw conclusions about reasons for these problems, preparing preventive actions and better planning your hoof trims?

Farmeron Hoof Check

Well, Farmeron Hoof Check module will do just that for you, and much more.

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When using Farmeron Hoof Check, you’ll be able to track all of the details of the hoof trim event, have the historical data available for reports and analysis and if there was a medicine applied, you will be able to track the exact cost of it.

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Not to mention that using the Dynamic Reports in Farmeron you’ll be able to create the most efficient hoof trim list you’ll ever need.

So head on over to your Farmeron account and see how can you improve the health of your herd by using Hoof Check.

 

 

Farmeron is going to WDE 2015

Written by Ivan Stamenković on September 25, 2015

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From September 29th to October the 3rd, everything dairy related will be happening in Madison, Wisconsin.

And, again, Farmeron will be there, showcasing what we’ve been working on in the past year.

There’s certainly a lot of things that you’ll be able to see and try out, and most importantly – someone from the Farmeron team will be there to answer any questions you may have.

From upgrading the protocols functionality and adding automated triggers for it, redesigning and improving our Dynamic Reports, creating a way for you to delete events in Farmeron, updating our mobile app to including sire summaries in the system to help you with your decision making, there’s a lot of ground to cover.

We’ve prepared lots of exciting stuff for you, so be sure to stop by our booth in the Exhibition Hall at WDE.

If you have trouble finding us, the number of the booth is EH 1613.

See you there!

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