8 December 2000

Interface links PC packages

A compu-ter interface (right) designed to ensure complete compatibility between all the different types of software used on a farm, saw the third gold medal winner at the show awarded to Mannebeck Landtechnik.

The Total Animal Controlling System (TACS) means the producer only has to enter data for livestock once, and all the different computer packages, from feeding systems to budget forecasting, will respond, said company boss, Bernhard Mannebeck. "This is precision farming for livestock," he said.

The hand-held unit is waterproof and dust proof, and should give producers more flexibility in choosing different makes of software for computer systems. &#42