Herd Management Software

Software package options

One option members with larger herds or with both purebred and commercial herds might want to consider is utilizing on-farm herd management software packages. Some of these packages provide members the ability to track much more information than what is typically submitted to the American Hereford Association (AHA), and this information can aid them in their accounting, taxes, compliance with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) audited programs, etc. and at the same time allows them to interface with the AHA to some extent. Here are a few of the options available and the extent to which they currently interface with AHA's registry system. You can use the contact information provided below to learn more about each system and pricing.

GEM (Genetic & Economic Management)
Benyshek & Hough Consulting Services
www.benyshek-hough.com   913-259-5038

  • Upload initial herd data files to get user started (software provider)
  • Submit TPR inventory (user)
  • Submit registrations to AHA (user)
  • Submit weaning and yearling data (user)
  • Upload calf crop and herd expected progeny difference (EPD) updates (user)

CattleMax
Cattle Soft Inc.
www.CattleMax.com/hereford 877-454-COWS

  • Upload initial herd data files to get user started (software provider)
  • Submit TPR inventory (user)
  • Submit registrations to AHA (user)
  • Submit weaning and yearling data (user)
  • Upload calf crop and herd EPD updates (user)

CowSense
Midwest Microsystems LLC
www.midwestmicro.com  402-323-6969

  • Upload initial herd data files to get user started (software provider)
  • Submit registrations to AHA (user)
  • Submit weaning and yearling data (user)
  • Upload calf crop and herd EPD updates (user)

CattlePro
Bowman Farm Systems, Inc.
www.cattlepro.com  800-204-2002

  • Upload initial herd data files to get user started (software provider)
  • Submit registrations to AHA

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