Allan’s app keeps track of flock

Saskia AdystiGreat Southern Herald
Alan Wilson could easily manage his flock from his mobile phone
Camera IconAlan Wilson could easily manage his flock from his mobile phone Credit: Saskia Adysti

Katanning farmer Allan Wilson has designed an application to help him regulate and manage his sheep flock with just the press of a button.

The Wilson family has been farming in Katanning for many generations and Allan has finally found the perfect tool to help him manage his flock.

“I started looking around to find something that would do what I wanted to do,” said Mr Wilson

“What I wanted was a simple application to simplify my job,”

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That’s when he decided to design his own application, calling it “MyMob Tracker”.

MyMob Tracker is an application designed to assist sheep farmers manage their flock.

“It’s basically a modern version of the old notebook in the ute,” Mr Wilson said.

The web-based app will keep track of stock movements, numbers and farming actions such as marking, joining, pregnancy scanning and weaning.

The app also includes a treatment section to record all the dips, drenches and vaccines that have been administered to flocks over the years.

“It’s good for traceability — people should know what they’re getting,” Mr Wilson said.

The app also includes sales and purchase function, to record stock bought and sold and give farmers an indication of how production is going over the years.

Mr Wilson especially enjoys the mobility and simplicity of his application as it gives him the capability to share information with his farm workers.

“It means all farm staff will know exactly what’s happened to every mob as soon as it’s happened,”

“And I will know what they’ve done and when they’ve done it, simply by viewing the activity log,” he said.

The app was launched earlier this year and more than 700 users have downloaded the free trial version.

Mr Wilson planned to further develop his app for Australian cattle farmers as well as sheep farmers in New Zealand to use.

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