In the last year a number of new people have joined the Rezare Systems team. As part of our involvement with local Universities and discussions with others in the industry, we’ve done some thinking about the sort of skills that we think are useful in building a career in commercial software development – and in particular, at Rezare Systems.
The need for better mobility in on-farm technologies is not new. When I started working with livestock recording and farm management tools in the early 1990s, some of the sheep breeders showed me their Toshiba and Compaq “portable” computers which they lugged out to woolsheds for recording.
Can electronic livestock tags and recording make pastoral farming more efficient? In my previous articles we explored some ways that radio frequency identification tags and recording systems can be leveraged in extensive livestock farming systems:
Rezare Systems has been developing a system that can forecast the growth of pasture for any location in New Zealand. We deliver this as a wholesale service to a number of organisations, and it is currently available for both sheep and beef farmers and dairy farmers available as the Farmax Pasture Growth Forecaster.