News & Updates

It seems that there's never a dull moment here at AgRecord. Below are some articles about some of the clever and interesting stuff that our team and our clients have been getting up to. Just click on 'Read More' to see the full article. And don't forget that you can also follow us on Facebook.

Cloud Farmer an Integral Part of Kereru Farm

Posted in Cloud Farmer Clients

The dog eating the shepherd’s notebook (true story) was the last straw. Simon was over notebooks going through the wash, handwriting he couldn’t read, forgotten notebooks and loose bits of paper. He wanted something that replaced the notebook, but was smarter and less destructible. “We made the move to Cloud Farmer a couple of years ago and haven’t looked back. We have zero notebooks on farm and it’s bloody brilliant.” says Simon. The Right Solution When...

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Today's Shout Out - Tiniroto Station, Gisborne

Posted in Cloud Farmer Clients

Rob and Karen Newman know their stuff—they were named Gisborne-Wairoa Farmer of the Year in 2014 and run a robust operation with a 700ha breeding block plus a finishing farm 40 minutes out of Gisborne. In addition to the information sharing requirements needed between themselves and their Stock Manager, they also deal with large volumes of trade lambs and R2 bulls, which means plenty of stock classes to keep a handle on. Rob and Karen have always understood the benefits of using technol...

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Today's Shout Out - Pakowhai, Wairoa

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Tim Brownlie runs a sheep and beef breeding and finishing farm near Wairoa in Northern Hawke’s Bay. On the property he also grows cash and fodder crops along with kiwifruit and citrus. Detailed record keeping is a really important part of Tim’s operation. Compliance for Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) is a requirement for kiwifruit growers and farming is heading the same way fast. This coupled with Tim’s Farm Assurance Plan (NZFAP) audit due for renewal he knew he neede...

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Our Tips For Orphan Lambs

Posted in Updates & Clever Information

Whether you're vigilant about lambing beats or run a more extensive operation, most farmers who have breeding ewes end up with one or two (or a lot more) orphan lambs to deal with.  In the spirit of 'enabling, empowering and educating' (some of our core values), here are a few tips that our team have recently learnt: Orphan lambs who land on the doorstep: * Energy (food) first, warmth second.  Warming a lamb up without any energy reserves can stress it more and kill i...

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Are you sorted for the end of the financial year?

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Checklist If you haven’t received anything from your accountant, ask for a checklist with the reconciliations needed for the end of financial year. They might want to know wool on hand, up to date stock tallies, shares/dividend statements etc. The sooner you do this the easier it is. And of course, you’ll need to ensure your financial software is all up to date and reconciled, inclusive of payroll, transactions and stock tallies. Using Cloud Farmer to help If you've b...

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