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In the latest chapter of his campaign to improve super-fast and mobile broadband for Cumbria, Rory Stewart MP has in conjunction with Terry Canning of farming software company FarmWizard secured a new mobile phone application trial for Penrith and the Border's dairy farmers.
FarmWizard, who have been developing cloud-computing solutions for livestock dairy farmers since 2004, will be coming to the constituency within the coming weeks to launch their newest application for Android and i-Phones which will allow livestock farms to access animal information directly on their smart phones without the need for computer access. Events such as calvings and other breeding events can be recorded using the handset and then synchronised with the main FarmWizard website, automatically updating the farmer’s movement book, BCMS and, if required, Holstein UK and either NMR or CIS milk records. The new Web App’s offline accessibility allows for information to be accessed and recorded without a data connection which can then be synchronised when within 3G or Wi-fi coverage.
Rory Stewart said: "FarmWizard are one of the UK's most innovative companies working in this field, and I am delighted that we have secured this trial for our dairy farmers. It complements our broadband campaign in a way that is practical, potentially bringing enormous benefits to our farmers and, hopefully, leading the way to more applications that will make farm record management easier and more effective. I'm really excited to be working closely with FarmWizard on this."
All interested farmers can get a free trial of the web app if they pre-register on the website at www.farmwizard.com