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Are you a poultry farmer and worried about how the business is going for you and want solutions? Then this article is just for you.
As a farmer in the poultry sector, you need to align with the 21st century and take technology seriously on your farm as the owner to make life easy for you.
I always preach about record-keeping on the farm and monitor how your farm is doing whether or not you are making a profit.
In this article, I will discuss 3 apps you should have as a poultry farmer.
3 Apps For Poultry Farmers
1. Farm Management App
The first app for poultry farmers that I will talk about is the farm management app.
A farm management app is one that will help keep a daily record of the activities on the farm.
For example, if you run a chicken farm (layers bird farming), you need to record the feed, water, and possibly the number of eggs laid in a day.
If you don’t have a record book, you won’t be able to track the progress of the farm, which is not a good business strategy.
Even if you have a record book (physical copy), I will still strongly advise you to own a digital copy that you can take around anywhere you go and even backup on the cloud all information so you will be able to pull it out when you need it for a business decision.
Over the years, using the physical copy of a record book on the farm, I have also used the digital record system to monitor the day-to-day activities on the farm. I must admit it has saved me a lot of stress.
How? When we lost the physical copy on the farm, the digital record book came to the rescue. Even if you lose your phone or the phone got corrupted, you don’t have to worry cos your files are backed up in space except you didn’t turn on the automatic backup (which you should do).
If you search the Google play store or the Apple store, you will different types of poultry management apps that will suit your need (both paid and free versions) but the app that I have been using over the years is Poultry Manager 2.0.
Download the app using the link below: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mindflow.poultrymgr&hl=en_US&gl=US
2. Money Management App
Next on the list of apps for poultry farmers is a Money management app.
Why do I need a money management app as a farmer? You don’t just want to be making and spending money without keeping track of it.
Although the first app has a section for money management incorporated in it, having a separate application that serves the sole purpose of money management will be good for you.
Just like the farm management app, there are different money management apps that you can use on your farm but recommending one will not be bad.
I personally use the money Manager application which has both the free and paid version. You can even use it on a PC which makes things easy for you.
Using a money management app as a poultry farmer helps you keep track of the income and expenses incurred on the farm. When you need financial advice or more money and they record for your books, you can easily pull up your phone or PC and show them how well your farm has been doing financially.
Download the Money Manager App using the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realbyteapps.moneymanagerfree
3. Savings And Investments App
The last but the least app that you need as a poultry farmer is a savings and investment app.
You’ve got a farm management app and a money management app, do you just keep the money made in a bank and allow the banks to deduct the money little by little, or do you find something useful to do with the money so you save for the rainy days?
Having a knowledge of what to do with your money is crucial because financial literacy will save you a lot when the unthinkable happens and maybe by chance you lose your farm.
Putting some money aside into an investment is something you should consider doing at the end of any farm production cycle.
I have an article on different savings and investments platforms that you can consider looking at. You should check the article HERE.
Some of the savings and investment platforms that you can use are:
Cowrywise – https://get.cowrywise.com/r/DanieTS1
Rise Vest – https://m.rise.capital/qJxWkfeg4NCeqNne8
If you’re thinking of saving, I will say put maybe 10% of the amount realized in a production cycle into savings and maybe 10% into investment.
NOTE: This is not financial advice.
There are different apps that you can use as a farmer to run your poultry business, but the three apps mentioned above should keep you going every day.
If you take poultry farming seriously as a business and not just a hobby, putting technology in place on the farm should keep things up for you and thereby maximize your profit in the long run.