To share data, users set up either a Bluetooth of Wifi connection between the weigh scale indicator and the FarmIQ app. Both Android and iOS are supported. Once connected, files containing trait and production data (breed, sex, weight, condition score, pregnancy scanning) can flow through into FarmIQ.
Data can be captured against an individual EID or individual measurements made against a mob. In addition to connecting to Gallagher weigh scale indicators, the FarmIQ mobile app can connect directly to Gallagher HR3, 4 and 5 EID tag readers for simple uploading of files that just contain EID tag numbers for NAIT purposes.
How farmers use the integration
You can use FarmIQ and Gallagher weigh scales together to:
- Track animal weights against targets to identify animals that need special treatment
- Perform on-farm trials to compare groups of animals to determine the impact of alternate farm management decisions (eg sire genetics) on live-weight production
- Build a performance history against individual animals within a flock or herd to help identify those animals to retain for breeding replacements, those to mate to terminal sires and those to cull
- Meet NAIT and processor compliance requirements