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New livestock procurement system for the meat industry

Date: Nov 2021

Another QCONZ IT development is near completion!  

 Over the last 18 months our team has been working closely with Midfield Meat in Australia to develop a custom-built animal procurement system for their business. In short, the brief was to make it simple, accessible, user-friendly, and allow a high level of data transparency for all users – and we have delivered just this.

Built for all parties involved in the animal procurement process including livestock team, stock agents, farmers, transporters, plant logistics and administration – this system simplifies the complex process of booking, allocating, pickup, tracking, and delivery of animals. The system, comprising of a user dashboard and app provides a high degree of visibility over animals coming in, and when, and whether compliance requirements have been met.

The system is proving to be a hit with all users – a partnership of shared ideas and industry insight from the Midfield team, coupled with QCONZ software and systems know-how.  If you work for a meat processing company operating outside of Australia, we have a version of this system available for you to have a look at.  Contact us to learn more.

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