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Duncan Family Farms: Improving livestock performance with iLivestock

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Shared by Info • May 01, 2024

Meet the Duncan Family, a family-run farming business with several generations working on the farm, and part of the QMS Monitor Farm Network.

Dedicated to improving the performance of their livestock without harming the environment, the Duncan couple recently started using iLivestock and eWeigh to record and monitor the pregnancy and weight of their animals.

Farm highlights

📍 Lands Of Drumhead, Balfron, United Kingdom
🚜 Sheep and cattle farmers on a 1,250-hectare farm
🐑 1,300 sheep
🐂 180-190 calves

iLivestock features used on the farm:

  • Breeding records
  • Weight recording
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Performance analysis

Discover the innovative and sustainable farming methods of the Duncan Family, and how iLivestock is transforming their on the farm practices 👨‍🌾📱

Photo credit: Photographer Craig Stephen // On photo from left: Sally, Bruce, Rebecca and Shona Duncan.


Affordable farm equipment bundles for British farmers

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Shared by Info • April 03, 2024

Introducing equipment bundles for UK farmers: Get more with iLivestock

Are you a British sheep or cattle farmer? Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand your operations, iLivestock has you covered. The team at iLivestock have over 10 years of experience in the farming industry. With this experience we have pulled together some bundles that we know just work!

Our bundles apply to the Small Grants Efficiency Scheme in Wales and the following Farming Equipment and Technology Fund 2024 (FETF) grants in England:

  • 🚜 FETF82SH / FETF82CA - EID handheld device (stick reader)
  • 🚜 FETF81SH / FETF81CA - EID handheld recorder device
  • 🚜 FETF78SH / FETF78SH - Individual electronic weigh system

The grant scheme packages combine the best weighing and EID reading technology with a competitive price. From nothing to everything you need!

Reader Bundle (£750 ex. VAT)

Simplify tag management with easy EID reading. The perfect bundle to get you started with tag identification on the farm.

Eligible with:

  • FETF82SH / FETF82CA - EID handheld device (stick reader) 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Bundle features:

  • iLivestock eTagReader (+ free app): Simplify tag management.
  • iPad or Android Tablet: Included for data synchronisation.

Reader Plus Bundle (£900 ex. VAT)

Capture electronic identification data effortlessly. This bundle is for those who have the know-how and want to get even better at EID reading.

Eligible with:

  • FETF81SH / FETF81CA - EID handheld recorder device 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Small Grants Efficiency Scheme: EID handheld device 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Bundle features:

  • iLivestock eTagReader (+ free app): Read and manage electronic tags with ease.
  • iPad or Android Tablet: Included for seamless data integration.
  • Armor-X tablet / iPad Case: Protect your tablet during fieldwork.
  • Armor-X Mount: Securely attach your tablet to the reader.

Weighing Bundle (£1100 ex. VAT)

Track and manage livestock weights with ease. This bundle is perfect to get you started with weighing your livestock.

Eligible with:

  • FETF78SH / FETF78CA - Individual electronic weigh system 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Small Grants Efficiency Scheme: Electronic weigh system 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Bundle features:

  • iLivestock eWeigh weigh indicator (+ free app): Seamlessly track livestock weights and manage data.
  • iPad or Android Tablet: Included for convenient data entry.
  • Armor-X tablet / iPad Case: : Protect your tablet or iPad during farm use.
  • Armor-X Mount: Securely attach your tablet to the weighing system.
  • Optional Add-On: Weigh bars and weigh platforms for livestock.

Why Choose iLivestock?

Compatibility ⚙️

Our integrated platform combines software and hardware for seamless livestock management. It also supports third-party hardware. Already have equipment on your farm? No worries! Our technology is fully compatible with Tru-Test, Datamars, Ritchie, Gallagher, Allflex, and Shearwell Data.

Best price in the market 💷

We manufacture our own farm equipment, so you can be sure our pricing is, and stays, competitive. Because our prices are so competitive, you can enjoy a complimentary annual subscription to iLivestock Software, and receive a phone case and mount for free. More bank for your buck.

Made in the UK 🇬🇧

We are passionate about supporting British farming All our products are manufactured in the UK. This way, you can trust in British craftsmanship and quality, not to mention, there is the quick delivery time frame.

All-in-one support ☎️

Comprehensive support is at the heart of our service. Our support hub offers an all-in-one support network where users get direct assistance from experienced staff who can provide help in the field, online, or through in-app chat. The platform also includes support articles, tutorials, and bespoke training to ensure you get the most out of the products.

What to do next

Contact us to retrieve a quote for your preferred bundle that you can submit with your grant scheme application. If you want, you can reserve your order with us today, by placing a 50% refundable deposit.

Get in touch

Not sure what it is that you want? Give us a call to talk it over with our team:
📧 [email protected]
☎️ 01383 324 358

Feature update

iLivestock Dashboard: Empowering Your Livestock Management

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Shared by Info • March 01, 2024

Are you tired of drowning in paperwork and struggling to keep your livestock data organised? Look no further! We introduce to you the iLivestock Dashboard: the web based platform for efficient livestock management. With just a push of a button, you can generate comprehensive compliance and performance reports from the comfort of your home. Based on the information you capture using our app in the field.

The iLivestock Dashboard puts you in control, allowing you to make informed decisions with confidence:

  • Monitor health, growth, and productivity metrics—all in one place.
  • Make informed decisions that impact your farm’s bottom line.
  • Analyse your flock and herd performance using a desktop
  • Download reports for detailed analysis and to share with others.

Livestock management on your desktop

  1. Customisable reports: Tailor reports to your specific needs. Whether it’s herd health, feed efficiency, or breeding performance, the dashboard delivers.
  2. Custom filters: Configure filters based on your preferences. View animals by specific criteria such as age, health status, or breeding history.
  3. Individual animal profiles: Dive deeper into specific animals. Get an overview of data, including identifiers, health records, and more.
  4. Weight performance insights: Visualise growth over time. The weight graph provides valuable insights into individual animal performance.
  5. Access anytime, anywhere: Your animal data is at your fingertips, whether you’re in the field or sipping tea in the farmhouse.

Tailor-made dashboard features

iLivestock’s dashboard is tailor-made for you. Let’s dive into the essential features:

Breeding performance

  • Enhance your breeding program.
  • Evaluate tupping performance.
  • Review scanning results.
  • Dive into offspring statistics.
  • Gain an insightful overview of overall breeding performance.

Flock book

Keep meticulous records of your sheep population.

  • Track on and off movements seamlessly.
  • Manage identification and birth details.
  • Record unfortunate losses (deaths).
  • Easily handle tag replacements.
  • Get a comprehensive overview with the “All Sheep Report.”

Herd book

For our cattle farmers, the Herd Book is your go-to.

  • Monitor movements in and out of your herd.
  • Efficiently manage herd movements.
  • Capture vital birth information.
  • Document any losses (deaths).
  • Quickly handle tag replacements.

Medicine book

  • Safeguard your livestock’s health.
  • Log medicine administration for both cattle and sheep.
  • Track disposal routes for safe handling.
  • Stay informed about your medicine stock.


  • Optimise growth and performance.
  • Monitor lifetime weight gain.
  • Calculate daily weight changes.
  • Analyse data in group-based or timeline-based views.
  • Identify top-performing animals effortlessly.

With iLivestock, you’ll have all your critical data at your fingertips. Say goodbye to paperwork headaches and hello to efficient farm management!

Get in touch

For inquiries and a personalised demo, contact our team at [email protected] or call +44 1383 324 358

Customer review

Beskuitfontein’s journey from desert to bounty using iLivestock

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Shared by Info • February 07, 2024

Meet Stefan and Yolandi Erasmus, the owners of Beskuitfontein Farm, a third generation family farm that lies at the foot of Carlton Heights mountain on the border between the Northern and Eastern Cape Provinces in South Africa.

They commercially farm Merino sheep and Bonsmara cattle in a desert-type climate. By using iLivestock, Yolandi and Stefan can identify the animals that are most resilient and profitable for their farm, and improve their breeding and management practices.

Livestock management

Stefan and Yolandi use animal records to enhance their genetic selection, improve their livestock’s performance, and meet the new requirements for biosecurity and traceability in wool production. Their approach to sheep production is to make every lamb on the farm count, while maintaining biodiversity and improving rangeland conditions.

Farm highlights

📍 Beskuitfontein, Middelburg, 5900, South Africa
🚜 Sheep and cattle farmers on a 7739-hectare farm in the Karoo
🐑 2000-2500 Merino sheep
🐂 100-140 Bonsmara cattle

iLivestock features used on the farm:

  • Breeding records
  • Weighing
  • Medicine recording
  • Performance
  • Compliance
  • Inventory check

Read how iLivestock has transformed their farming business 👨‍🌾📱


iLivestock showcasing livestock management platform at Monitor Farm Scotland event

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Shared by Yoni • January 22, 2024

This week we will be attending a farm event organised by Monitor Farm Scotland. The event will provide opportunities for livestock farmers to explore the latest technology and farm management software for data-driven decision-making and easier cross compliance.

The event will feature a range of speakers who have a wealth of experience of using different technology and software packages, including Matt Blyth, an experienced innovator in the sheep and beef industry specialising in data recording and software. His consultancy company Blyth Livestock Advisory Services (BLAS) helps livestock businesses achieve their goals using EID and software data.

Ross Robertson, Head of Agri-Tech (Mixed) at the Agri-EPI Centre, will share his experience of implementing practical livestock technology on commercial farms. He will also discuss the innovations being trialled on the Agri-EPI farm network and the development of precision technology that will improve the sustainability, welfare, and productivity of livestock systems.

The Monitor Farm Scotland Programme is a joint initiative by Quality Meat Scotland, AHDB, and the Scottish Government that started in 2003. It aims to help farms achieve sustainable production in terms of economy, society, and environment.

Duncan Family Farms, one of our customers, is part of this program as the Stirlingshire Monitor Farm. The Duncan family operates a mixed farm with over 2,000 sheep and nearly 200 calving cows. They are in the process of switching to iLivestock as their new livestock management system for their farms. Our platform enables them to record breeding stock information, record scanning results electronically, and ultimately, choose the best performing animals.

iLivestock CEO Wardman:

“We are excited to attend this event and meet local sheep and cattle farmers who are interested in our technology. We will be presenting our eWeigh and iLivestock Software, two farm tech innovations that can boost a farm’s productivity and profitability.”

Where and when

📆 Tuesday 23 January
🕙 10am-4pm
📍 United Auctions, Stirling, FK9 4RN

Sign up

Make sure you confirm your booking online: or visit

Company news

iLivestock: A year in review

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Shared by Info • December 29, 2023

As 2023 comes to an end, we at iLivestock would like to take a moment to reflect on our journey and achievements in the past year. It has been a busy and exciting year for us, as we have launched new features, expanded our reach, and partnered with various organisations to improve the businesses of livestock farmers around the world.

New features and integrations

One of our main goals is to make iLivestock the most comprehensive and user-friendly app for livestock management. To achieve this, we have introduced several new features and integrations in 2023, such as:

  • Fresh Farmer Scheme: This is a special programme for smallholders and new entrants to the livestock sector, offering them discounted rates, free training, and access to our online community. We want to support the next generation of farmers and help them grow their businesses with iLivestock.
  • New Breeding Screens: We have added new screens for sheep and cattle farmers to help them monitor and improve their breeding performance. These screens allow farmers to view and record key information such as lambing percentage, calving interval, and genetic traits.
  • New EID reader and weigh heads equipment integrations: We have integrated iLivestock with more electronic identification (EID) reader devices and weigh heads. This means that farmers can use iLivestock with a wider range of devices to capture and analyse data from their animals.
  • Inventory checker: This is a new feature that allows farmers to check the inventory of their animals in iLivestock by managing them in groups. This feature helps farmers to keep track of their stock levels, identify missing or stolen animals, and reduce errors and discrepancies.

Global expansion and partnerships

Another goal of ours is to make iLivestock available and accessible to farmers across the globe. In 2023, we have made significant progress in this regard, such as:

  • Exploring farming practices in Argentina: We have embarked on an exciting project to explore the farming practices and challenges of livestock farmers in Argentina, one of the largest beef and sheep producers in the world. We have visited several farms and met with local farmers, researchers, and government officials to learn more about their needs and how iLivestock can help them.
  • Partnering with Edinburgh University: We have established a partnership with the University of Edinburgh, one of the leading institutions for animal science and veterinary medicine in the UK. We provide training and education opportunities for students and staff, to improve data-driven farm animal practices.
  • Joining the celebration of UK Lamb: We have joined forces with the National Sheep Association (NSA) and other organisations to celebrate the quality and diversity of UK lamb. We have participated in various events and campaigns to promote the consumption and appreciation of lamb, such as the Love Lamb Week, and the NSA Sheep Event.

Customer success stories

Of course, none of our achievements would be possible without our loyal and satisfied customers, who are the driving force behind iLivestock. We are always delighted to hear from our customers and share their success stories, such as:

  • Hayden Woolley: Hayden breeds large scale shedding sheep with iLivestock. He has been featured in Farmers Weekly, where he talked about his passion for EasyCare sheep genetics and how iLivestock helps him manage his flock of over 2,000 ewes.
  • Zoe Norton: Zoe is an English sheep farmer who breeds pedigree North Country Cheviots with iLivestock. She has been using iLivestock since 2019 and has seen significant improvements in her flock performance and record keeping.
  • Steve Penberthy: Steve is a sheep farmer from Cornwall who was one of the early adopters of iLivestock. He has been using iLivestock since 2017 and has praised its ease of use, reliability, and customer service. He has also recommended iLivestock to many of his fellow farmers.
  • Damian Barson: Damian is a sheep farmer from England who switched from dog training to sheep farming with iLivestock. He has been using iLivestock since 2020 and has grown his flock from 30 to 300 ewes. He has also improved his lambing rates, reduced his mortality rates, and increased his profits with iLivestock.
  • George Sturla: George farms sheep and cattle in North-Wales with iLivestock. He is a first-generation farmer, and has been using iLivestock since 2021 and has found it invaluable for managing his herd of 150 beef cattle.

Looking ahead

As we look forward to 2024, we have many plans and aspirations for iLivestock. We want to continue to improve our app, expand our market, and partner with more organisations. We also want to engage more with our customers and the wider farming community, and attend more events and shows. Some of the events that we are planning to attend in 2024 are:

  • NSA Scotsheep, 5 June
  • Royal Highland Show, 20-23 June
  • NSA Sheep, 30 July
  • Borderway Agri Expo, 1 November
  • AgriScot, 20 November
  • Welsh Winter Fair, 25-26 November

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at any time. We would love to hear from you.

Happy New Year from the iLivestock team! 🎉

Feature update

iLivestock launches integration with more Tru-Test devices

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Shared by Info • December 06, 2023

We are excited to announce a new feature update for iLivestock users!

Our android and iOS apps now support Tru-Test XRS2i or SRS2i EID readers, allowing you to record and access animal data on the go. This integration enables you to scan RFID tags and ear tags with your Tru-Test device, sync animal information with your iLivestock app, edit and update animal records on your Tru-Test device and transfer them to the iLivestock app, and use the Tru-Test device to sort and draft animals based on your criteria.

To use this feature, you need to have the latest version of the iLivestock app and a compatible Tru-Test device. We are thrilled to offer this new hardware integration, making livestock farming as simple and affordable as possible for everyone.

Hardware support

Have any questions about connecting your Tru-Test devices? These articles in our academy hub might be useful:

  • Here is a guide on how to set up your Tru-Test XRS2i or SRS2i EID reader.
  • Here is a guide on how to pair your Tru-Test XRS2i or SRS2i EID reader with your iLivestock app.

Want to give it a try?

Farmers who want to try out this new feature can contact the iLivestock team for more information.

Company news

UK start-up iLivestock exploring farming practices in Argentina

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Shared by Info • November 22, 2023

Our colleague Anne Wellenberg just returned from a UK trade mission to Argentina, where she was evaluating the potential of use of the iLivestock platform in the local market. This includes our weigh head eWeigh and farm software. The trip was enriching and gave us great insights into the potential opportunities for our company in this vast Latin American country that inhabits over 50 million cattle.

Anne, our Head of Product, was part of a delegation of three UK-based agritech start-ups - including Pastoral and N2 Applied - who were invited by Agri-EPI Centre to participate in a knowledge exchange visit. The trip was organised in collaboration with Movimiento CREA and AgriTIERRA, two leading organisations in the Argentine agricultural sector, joined by the UK Department for Business and Trade, and funded by the UK Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Argentine smart farm innovation

The aim of the visit was to create a global collaborative agrotechnological ecosystem between the United Kingdom and Argentina. To support the development of smart farm innovation, and bridge the gap between people creating innovative agricultural technologies and those who benefit from them. By facilitating market access and knowledge transfer between the UK and Latin American agritech sectors, it is expected to accelerate the entry and growth of products and services that can improve productivity, sustainability, and animal welfare in both regions.

During the two-week trip, Anne had the opportunity to meet with a variety of stakeholders, including farmers, cooperatives, distributors, researchers, government officials and industry experts. She visited different regions and production systems, from the prestigious CENAB (Animal Nutrition Research Center) in the Cordoba province, to meeting with YieldLab LATAM (Venture Capital) in Buenos Aires, to visiting the Rosario Board of Trade in Rosario.

Anne Wellenberg about the trip:

“It was an incredible experience to see the diversity and potential of Argentine agriculture, and to learn about the challenges and opportunities that farmers are facing. I was impressed by the enthusiasm and openness of the people I met, and organisation of the trip. I am very grateful to Movimiento CREA, AgriTIERRA and Agri-EPI Centre for making this possible. I am confident that iLivestock has a lot to offer to the Argentine market, and I look forward to continuing the conversations and collaborations that we started during this trip.”

International livestock management ambassador

Meeting Lara Giuliani, a.k.a. Agroinfluencer @agrolarus, was one of the many highlights of our trip. Not only is she a role model for good livestock management practices, she also shares the same principles as iLivestock. She uses weight, individual traceability and animal welfare as key indicators to improve her breeding performance. She achieved outstanding breeding results, way above the Argentine average, in a relatively short period. She is a true ambassador and generously shares her vision and knowledge with local farmers, fostering a culture of knowledge exchange. We were inspired by her passion and professionalism.

>> Photo: Lara Giuliana (l) and Anne Wellenberg in Argentina (r)

Agritech opportunities for iLivestock

In a brief video, Anne talks about her experience of visiting Argentina and exploring the agritech opportunities for iLivestock. The interview was conducted by Mark Jarman, CEO and Founder of AgriTIERRA, one of the organisations that facilitated the trade mission.

We are very proud of Anne and her achievements, and we are excited about the prospects of expanding our presence and impact in Argentina. We believe that iLivestock can make a positive difference for farmers who are at the start of the journey to capture important data about their herd and/or flock. Not only in the UK, but also in other countries and regions around the world.


For more information about agritech opportunities in Argentina, please contact our team:


iLivestock exhibiting at AgriScot 2023

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Shared by Info • November 15, 2023

Join us this year at AgriScot 2023, one of the premier events in UK agriculture, attracting thousands of visitors from all sectors of the industry. AgriScot offers a wide range of products, services, advice and information for farmers and agri-business professionals, as well as competitions, seminars and demonstrations. AgriScot 2023 will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2023 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh.

We invite all sheep and cattle farmers to visit us at stand 146 and see how they can improve their farm productivity, and how we can help them manage their livestock with our software and hardware, using features such as performance recording, traceability, and weight management. Admission and parking are free.

Another reason to visit iLivestock at AgriScot 2023 is to see our award-winning eWeigh system, which boasts the features of advanced weigh indicators at an entry level price. The eWeigh system allows farmers to weigh and record their livestock with ease, using a Bluetooth-enabled device that connects to smartphones or tablets. The eWeigh system received high commendation at the AgriScot Product Innovation Award in 2022, demonstrating its value and potential for the sheep and cattle industry.

Special guest

We will also have a special guest on our stand, who will be joining us for a live demo and a Q&A session. The identity of the guest is a secret for now, but we promise that it will be a great opportunity for farmers to learn from an expert and get some valuable insights.

Register today

To register for AgriScot 2023, please visit this link. See you soon at AgriScot 2023!


iLivestock introduces Fresh Farmer Scheme for smallholders

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Shared by Info • November 08, 2023

Exclusive discount on iLivestock Software for ambitious farmers with low flock or herd numbers

Do you have a small flock of sheep or a few cows that you want to manage with a little less headache? Do you want to use the best livestock software in the market, but find it too costly for your budget? Do you want to have livestock management in your pocket?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck! We bring to you: the iLivestock Fresh Farmer Scheme. This is a unique opportunity for farmers like you to access the iLivestock platform at a fraction of the normal price.

How it works

The normal price for the iLivestock Software is £300 for a year. With our scheme, if your application is approved, you can access the iLivestock platform for only £75 in your first year. The following two years more discounts apply, saving you a total of £450

Discount table:

The iLivestock Fresh Farmer Scheme is designed for farmers who have less than 50 breeding ewes or less than 20 cows. If you have more than that, you may still be eligible for the scheme, but it is at our discretion. The scheme comes with free training and support, so that you can become familiar with it in no time!

Why iLivestock?

The iLivestock platform is a powerful app that lets you record, manage, and analyse your livestock data in the palm of your hand. You can use it to improve the health, welfare, and productivity of your animals, as well as to save time and money on your farm.

Meet Sarah, a new farmer from Breage, Cornwall UK. She is just starting out as a commercial farmer and directly benefits from the Fresh Farmer Scheme:

“Farming is a tough business nowadays. Without money, it’s almost impossible to start your own farm. The Fresh Farmer Scheme is a great opportunity for people who can’t afford the full price of the iLivestock platform.”

Join the Fresh Farmer Scheme today

Don't miss this chance to get the best software for the best value and take your livestock management to the next level. To find out more or to sign up for the Fresh Farmer Scheme, visit the Fresh Farmer Scheme page on our website or contact us today by email on [email protected] or give us a call at 01383 324 358.