Software from TGM Software Solutions Limited is fully compatible with the Shepherdsmate handling system. There are 2 options for the software.
When an Agrident EID reader is purchased with the Shepherdsmate equipment, basic recording software, AgriDataTransfer (ADT) is provided free of charge with the reader. This allows weights recorded to be downloaded to a Windows computer. The weights report, when downloaded via the ADT software, includes we last weight, days since the last weighing and weight gain per day since the last weighing. A user may apply a filter to the data and set an alert on the filtered animals, so next time the EID reader is used, it will identify those sheep that have an alert set, for example, poor weight gain. Basic management recording can also be done using AgriDataTransfer, for example, record births, with a number of lambs, lamb details including EID, sex of lamb, weight etc. AgriDataTransfer presents this data management in a format similar to spreadsheet format.
The 2nd software option is Select Sheepware (branded Kingswood Sheep in ROI). Select Sheepware is much more advanced than AgridataTransfer, performing the mathematics necessary to calculate 56 day and 90 days weights. These are linked back to dams and sire, allowing the user to produce performance reports for ewes, rams, groups, breeds etc. Select Sheepware builds up a full life history for each animal and the performance reports allow the user to average performance over a number of years, to find, for example, the sheep with the highest average 90-day weights of lambs over a 3 year period.