App to aid Australian livestock farmers

Sheep and cowAn increasing number of Australian farmers and pastoralists are using smart phones to help run their daily operations. (Image: Steven Walling/Wikimedia)Agricultural research firm Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched an app to help the farmers buy and sell their livestock

The research firm said that the app would collect a range of timely information relevant for buying and selling of livestock, which farmers could use for their daily operations.

Damon Holmes, operations manager at MLA, added, “The app has more than 3,000 users. It is quite easy to navigate through the application on the phone. The app collects livestock reports from the international and the local markets, which are updated daily.”

It also features a news section, which keeps the farmers updated with all the local and international livestock news, added Holmes.

According to MLA, the app would continue to be developed with current focus on the users’ ability to customise their needs.

”Using this app producer would be able to access information across different markets, which they haven’t had access to in the past on such a timely basis,” the operations manager noted.

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