The company behind the app’s creation, Xcheque, released it to the general public on Thursday.
With the OurFarm.app, farmers can quickly benchmark their operation against the cloud of historical and current Australian industry performance data on their IOS and Android mobile phone or tablet.
The mobile app will be free for single farm use by Australian dairy farmers.
Xcheque’s lead software designer David Hauser said the app would complement and support industry economic research being undertaken by Xcheque managing director Dr Jon Hauser and Mr Neil Lane, managing director of Dairy Consulting Services Australia.
Xcheque has recently published a series of research papers as part of a comprehensive industry economic review examining the Australian dairy industry’s economic performance and provides a pathway to improve on-farm profitability.
“Jon and Neil’s work is exposing some interesting and unique new insights into Australian and global dairy farm economics,” David Hauser said.
“The mobile app will allow farmers and other industry observers to participate in this research and examine these concepts in more detail.”
The OurFarm.app software platform also incorporates a web application that provides sophisticated tools for farm business planning including annual plans, monthly cash flow budgets and long-term strategic planning.
This is complemented by research analysis and reporting tools for industry researchers.
Farmers can download the app from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store.
Search for OurFarm.app in the store.
Xcheque Pty Ltd is a private software start-up company that also provides management consultancy services.
Industry enquiries can be directed to David Hauser at xcheque.com.