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FarmWizard discuss Smartphone App with Secretary of State for Education

THE founder of FarmWizard, an Agricultural Software & Agri-IT company, has met with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education during a visit to England.

Terry Canning of FarmWizard discussed developments in 4G mobile technology and their impact on livestock farming and herd management in remote areas.

The meeting coincided with the launch of a new 4G trial network in Threlkeld, Cumbria.

Mr Gove said: “It is fantastic to see technology emerging that makes use of the smartphone handset technology available along with enhanced data networks.”

“FarmWizard is a great example of a small business that can deliver real benefit to its customers by utilising innovative cloud computing technology via their farming apps.”

Terry Canning discussing FarmWizard Smartphone App with Rory Stewart MP and Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education

The company also launched a smartphone web app which allows livestock farmers to access herd & animal information directly on their phones without the need to access a computer.

The launch, at a farm near Penrith in Cumbria, was attended by the area’s Conservative MP Rory Stewart.

Mr Stewart said: “By pioneering the use of technology in a place so sparsely populated as this part of Cumbria, we can show Britain is not in decline when it comes to innovation”.

“It also shows it is not just London leading the way with technology and livestock farming also has a key role to play.”

Robert Craig demonstrates FarmWizard Web app

The FarmWizard web app allows events such as medical treatments, calvings and other breeding events can be recorded using a handset and then synchronised with the main FarmWizard website.

Its offline access ability allows for information to be accessed and recorded, without a data connection, which can then be synchronised when in 3G/4G or Wi-fi coverage.

Project part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.

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