Thursday, March 18, 2010

Online and PDA Livestock Resources

Hi All!

I know it's been a while, I plan on starting some new farming adventures this summer, so stay tuned!!

In the mean time... Check this out!  I recently got a "Smart Phone" and have been obsessed with finding animal related "apps" for it... I came across this - I am SO using this! (When I have something to enter that is...)

Anyway, I first found this...
Beetight is a free web application for beekeepers and is the best way to manage your hives and track them online or on your phone or PDA. You'll wonder how you ever survived with the old notebooks and spreadsheets!
You can use your PDA or smartphone as a data tracker while you're out in the field!  How cool is THAT?

From your computer you can print out scan labels to put directly on your hives so you can scan them with the barcode scanner on your device and get instant access to that hives records!  This is SO Star Trek!!
After I found this program I searched for something similar that would work with more widely kept livestock, and I found this...

They don't have any graphics on thier site... it doesn't look as impressive as the Beetight site... but I might try that one out too... 

I'll let you know how it goes!!