How 

it works

DataMuster's Automated Livestock Management Systems (ALMS) are comprised of walk-over-weigh scales, paddock-based auto-drafters and our DataHubs. These micro-computers capture and analyse animal data and transmit it to your web-based DataMuster software account. From your desktop you can interrogate individual or group performance, and direct the auto-drafter to segregate animals for sale or health treatment.

1

WALK-OVER WEIGHING

On their way to the water trough cattle must pass over walk-over-weigh scales linked to an RFID reader. This collects daily cattle weights. Our paddock-based DataHubs link this information to your software account where you can access daily weight gain insights, and instruct the paddock-based autodrafter to segregate animals for sale.

2

PROPERTY MAPPING

Monitor the performance of your paddocks and your different mobs through a simple property map. The DataMuster system links to third party providers to make property mapping as easy as possible. The system uses paddock boundaries and allocates individual animals to paddocks based on RFID scans as they pass walk-over-weigh units.

 

3

HERD BENCHMARKING

Set performance targets for your different animal groups, such as turn-off weights and dates, and track whether you're on target to meet these business goals.

​Though walk-over-weigh systems and RFID tags, DataMuster can accurately determine date of calving for individual animals and measure days to calving - a vital indicator of individual reproductive performance. And by recording when cows and calves come to water, DataMuster can accurately determine cow-calf pairs for mothering-up records.

4

MUSTER AND SELL

From the DataMuster dashboard you can interrogate the weights and daily growth rates of animal groups or individual animals.

 

Simply select the tag numbers of animals that are ready to sell or need health treatments, and direct the paddock-based autodrafter to draft left or draft right into a holding pen.

No more mustering - all you have to do is order the truck and book them in for sale!

 

DataMuster delivers for commercial and stud cattle producers by providing:

Automated individual animal performance recording, reporting & benchmarking

Real-time monitoring of growth rates, reproductive performance & market readiness 

Reduced labour costs, improved herd productivity

Analyses by CQUniversity, Meat & Livestock Australia and CSIRO, have identified that users can achieve:

2.5%

price premiums through increased optimisation of cattle weights to fit with market specifications

5%

increase in average sale weights due to improved timeliness of sale to negate weight loss at muster

EARLY

identification of
non-performing animals requiring health treatment or replacement

 

Three simple steps to get you started.

1

Simply register your name, property address and herd performance targets and a DataMuster team member will be touch to map your property and discuss your business needs.

2

Purchase a DataMuster Automated Livestock Management System (walk-over-weigh with optional autodrafter) through our sales team and we'll create your herd monitoring software account. Or you can simply start with a basic software account to analyse your crush-side data. 

3

Start tracking your live animals in real time through your personalised DataMuster software account, with reports and alerts customised for your business.

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