This isn’t your Dad’s notebook and paper in the back pocket! We compiled a list of 10 helpful apps you can use while you’re on the go. From farm use to farm news, you’ll find these apps helpful in your daily outing.

John Deere FarmManager

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Enables on-the-go access to all agronomic data and ability to view any map and any report from any year. Farmers can use iPhone’s or iPad’s GPS to track the position in the field and can generate grid zones for soil sampling tasks.

TractorHouse

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

This app offers the ability to browse through listings of tractors that are being sold. The user can narrow down the search results to the make and model.

Herd – Animal and Livestock Management

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

This app helps keep track of animals from the name, sex, species or breed, genetic dam, surrogate dam and sire to on price, off price and profit. It will also keep track of any medication that allows the user to delay the sale of the animal if legally required.

USDA News Reader

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Create news feeds, learn about recovery plans and programs and easily navigate the USDA website.

iLevel Tank Monitoring

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

This app is a remote tank monitoring system that provides accurate “real time” information of the contents of any bulk storage tank—both liquids and solids. It also sends alerts to inform the user of any change in levels.

MooMonitor+

COST: Free

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

This app provides information on a cow’s behavior by showing the heatrelated activity detected and measured by the wearable sensor being worn by the cow. The information includes daily and hourly activity data for animal behavior and alerts highlighting cow health and fertility events.

farmGRAZE

COST: $8.99

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

This app is designed to help farmers save money and time on unnecessary feed and fertilizer. This app lets the user record grass sward height or kilos of dry matter per hectare, choose from a large selection of livestock types, include the type of grazing and supplementary feeding activities and get instant calculations on the level of grazing on the field.

iCalve

COST: $9.99

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android

Designed by Meyer Cattle, Inc., it’s made for farmers to keep track of their cattle operations. It offers the required recordkeeping for beef operations while still allowing simplicity and ease of navigation.

Pro Dairy Event

COST: $10.99

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

This app allows users to view and track current and historical data by herd or individual cow. This app allows users to set reminders for vet calls, milking times and more. Data can also be entered offline.

Pro Cattle Breeding

COST: $10.99

COMPATIBLE WITH: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Track pre-mating heat, first heat, A.I. scan, dry off date, due date and healthy delivery. The app also allows the user to assemble a clear synopsis in graph form of herd breeding data and allows for bull coding to be recorded. Data can be input offline.

Source of information: Apple App Store; farms.com

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