New tool will help producers’ efficiency

A new herd management tool has been created to help producers increase their efficiency.

The AHDB Beef and Lamb Better Returns Programme (BRP) has developed a free online tool to help beef farmers to manage their herd electronically.

The Herd Management Calendar reminds producers about the key production tasks coming up throughout the year.

Producers can add an unlimited number of groups to the facility, with the calving or service date in order to ensure the weekly reminders are timely.

In addition, there is an option for them to add their own bespoke tasks, such as specific veterinary treatments which need to be administered to an individual or a group.

Anyone can register for the BRP Herd Management Calendar by visiting

The herd management facility is part of a range of resources that BRP makes available to English beef and sheep producers to help them identify improvements to their businesses in terms of animal performance and cost reduction.