BenguFarm-MOBILE for iOS is a mobile application installed independently of BenguFarm on a iPhone or iPad. BenguFarm-MOBILE is to function side-by-side with BEEF/SHEEP & GOATS module and is used to lookup animal data in the field as well as to capture new animal data. BenguFarm-MOBILE can be used for more than one herd (e.g. stud and commercial), whether the herds are on the same or different databases.
Capture Data on your Smartphone or Tablet
BenguFarm-MOBILE's primary function is to record data at the crush, the scale, the kraal or in the field on a iPhone or iPad. Secondly, to look up animals information when and where the need arises. Data exchange between BenguFarm-MOBILE and BenguFarm on a PC/laptop is done via a synchronisation function.
Animal Data and Photos in your Pocket
Data on a user's BenguFarm can be sent from his on his PC/laptop to BenguFarm-MOBILE on his smartphone or tablet. This data can then be viewed and, if needed, edited in the app on the smartphone or tablet. Data such as general animal information, reproduction data, weights, performance test data, traits, breeding values, performance of progeny, pedigree and health data can be viewed.
BenguFarm-MOBILE can be used to capture all important data and animal photos on the spot while working with animals. Data that can be captured include new animals (registration), matings, pregnancy tests, calvings/lambings, weights, general notes, vaccinations, camp/group movements, wool data (sheep), illnesses, treatments, inspections, sightings, measurements, procedures, sales and deaths and camp activities (e.g. feed or lick put out). Please note that recording of data on BenguFarm-MOBILE does not need Internet access recording is done off-line.
User customisable recording screens (Tasks)
An important feature of BenguFarm-MOBILE is its user-friendliness. Each data capturing screen is rendered according to a task definition. These task definitions can be changed by a user to his/her specific needs. Fields can be added or removed and even the order of the fields can be changed. In addition, fields can be marked as common fields. When a new session for a task (e.g. pregnancy tests) is started, such common fields only need to be completed once and will be recorded automatically for all animals during the session. Fields can also be temporarily disabled for a specific session.
In addition to the default list of tasks, a user can also set up their own tasks.
Integration with TruTest EID Readers
BenguFarm-MOBILE integrates with the TruTest SRS2 and XRS2 EID readers in both the animal data view as well as data capturing screens.
Sessions, Entering Multiple Data and Camp Comparisons
A user may select to enable session recording when capturing data. When a session is enabled, all the animals for which data is captured, are placed in the selected session. Such a session can either be used to capture additional information, by entering the applicable fields and then clicking a single button to create records for all the animals in the session. Secondly the animals in the selected session can be compared to the animals in a camp with differences displayed in a color coded manner.
Synchronise with BenguFarm on your Computer
When finished with recording, the information recorded on BenguFarm-MOBILE can be synchronised with the BenguFarm database to bring the data on the PC/laptop(s) up to date. With synchronisation, data recorded in BenguFarm on the PC/laptop is also updated on BenguFarm-MOBILE. Synchronisation of data can be done via Wi-Fi, Internet or a USB connection, depending on which method is available and the method preferred by the user. Synchronisation of data can be done via Wi-Fi, Internet or a USB connection, depending on which method is available and the method preferred by the user.