Progressive Beef

Digitizing Forms & Automating Feedlot Compliance Processes to Save Time & Effort


Progressive Beef was using manual and paper-based processes to perform tasks which were cumbersome and reactive in nature.


They wanted to digitize their operations, such as helping teams and auditors to track feedlots’ productivity and make day to day tasks paperless.


Audit  & non audit mobile apps, and an admin web app automated data entry processes and helped perform compliance audits smoothly, reducing human error and time to perform tasks.



Progressive Beef

Having partnered with the likes of Costco, Wendy’s, and Tyson Foods, the team behind one of the largest USDA-certified beef marketing programs has certified nearly 6 million cattle through the program and is known for encouraging the entire cattle raising and beef processing industry to follow the best practices as well as prioritize animal welfare and sustainability.

Understanding the Challenge

Paper-Based Processes Affecting Productivity

Manual workflows and processes were making it increasingly difficult to manage feedlot compliance tasks and adhere to different SOPs.
  • Managing paper-based documentation like SOPs was getting difficult for field workers, as referring back repeatedly was cumbersome.
  • Feedlot managers & supervisors were not able to track the performance of workers and performed tasks in time
  • Conducting audits were time-consuming and costly to keep track of SOP adherence.
  • Manual processes made it next to impossible to trace the meat back to the animal

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Why is Digital Transformation

Successful meat producers and processors in the 21st century need to be extremely productive, efficient, and resilient if they are to stand the test of digital, the data driven, revolution in the sector. It plays a pivotal role in driving optimum outcomes by controlling and managing data across the value chain.

Enhanced Efficiency

Digital transformation facilitates the automation of workflow processes that help optimize internal workflows in an organization.


Streamlined Data Management

With the use of automated data management tools KPIs can be tracked effectively for proactive decision making.


Cost Optimization

The use of modern technological tools help optimize cost by prioritizing and optimizing operational process of a company.

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Increased Productivity

Digital transformation helps increase employee engagement by forming a collaborative work environment.

Building the Solution

Automating Workflows & Tracking The Feedlot Management and Auditing Processes

Folio3 helped digitize the entire feedlot compliance management and auditing process with comprehensive compliance management web and mobile solutions. With our solutions, we helped the client entirely eliminate the paper-based system, which helped save time as well as effort.

Our Approach


    Understanding The User Journey

    We first went through a comprehensive discovery process to identify the client’s requirements and any challenges. We created user personas, delved into the requirements, to be able to deliver accordingly. This is also, where we realized the need for two applications: one for the feedlot managers and a separate one for the auditors.
  • Building Wireframes & Designs

    We then built wireframes to conceptualize what we understood from the requirements and after getting them approved, we went on to the actual designs.
  • Development

    Our developers then went on to build two separate applications catering to different users.
  • Deployment, Testing & Training

    The MVP is launched in 7 months and then proceeded to train the employees while simultaneously making improvements.

The Solution


Task Automation​

After digitizing the forms, tasks can now be automated and assigned to relevant personnel. Missing tasks are notified immediately eliminating delays to perform tasks.


Record History​

Every submitted task, review, and audit is digitally saved in the system so that it is easily accessible anywhere, anytime. Records can be searched based on the worker, location, as well as time.


Compliance audits

Audits are performed using digital checklists by internal and external auditors who gauge the workers’ performance and verify if compliance procedures are being followed.


Offline support

Fields would sometimes have little or no bandwidth, but the workers can still fill the forms while offline. They will automatically sync with the system as soon as an active internet connection is found.


User roles

User roles are assigned by program managers, field workers, and supervisors to help everyone get appropriate access to the relevant information.


Multiple feed yards

The solution enables progressive beef to manage different feedlots and tasks in real time.


Corrective actions

Corrective actions are taken when missing tasks are notified. This keeps productivity on track and helps the compliance process run smoothly.


Biometric Login

Fingerprint security and face recognition are added features to help save time and effort for the field workers who may not always have the time to sign in.


The Resulting Transformation

Eliminating Manual Processes & Maximizing Productivity

The solution offered by Folio3 allowed management to leverage a consolidated view of the work being done across all feedlots and also check if compliance is in order. Our custom solution helped add value to the business of the client and helped them overcome their challenges.
Saved time and effort of the management as well as workers with the help of the digital solution. Paper-based processes are completely eliminated.
The client now caters to more than 80 feedlots, after starting with merely 10 to 15 at the time of implementation.
There is an increase in transparency with a centralized reporting system and relevant permissions. Tasks stopped piling up because workers started responding on time.
There were fewer missed tasks because the workers knew their performance was being evaluated on the basis of their completed tasks and there was no way to get around it.
Efficiency and worker performance increased by 100%.
The management can now take immediate corrective actions real-time.

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