The Herdwatch farming app was awarded the RABDF Prince Philip Award 2016 at Buckingham Palace this week.

The company won the honour for research and development in the field of dairy farming and for having the most practical, relevant and best technical exhibit at the Livestock Event.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip presents the RABDF Prince Philip Award to the Herdwatch team, from left, Eoin Moloney, Jane Marks, Fabien Peyaud and James Greevy

His Royal Highness Prince Philip presents the RABDF Prince Philip Award to the Herdwatch team, from left, Eoin Moloney, Jane Marks, Fabien Peyaud and James Greevy

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The County Tipperary-based company’s app is designed to make compliance recording easy and allows farmers to save hours on paperwork.

It was launched in 2014 and is currently being used by more than 4,000 Irish farmers. It is now also available to UK farmers.

It can be used by arable, beef, dairy and sheep farmers to record:

  • Medicine use
  • Breeding events
  • Movements
  • Feed purchases

The product is available for £129/year.

“We are thrilled to win this award for our company, which is just two years old,” says Herdwatch co-founder and chief executive Fabien Peyaud.